Newtown Festival Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability

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This year we are excited to welcome Environmental Enterprises, our newest community partner, to ensure that all stallholders’ service ware products at the festival are 100% compostable. This family- owned and operated wholesalers of compostable and biodegradable packaging will be supplying the festival with cutlery, cups and bags.

Sydney Water is again assisting the festival to go bottled-water-free. Festival goers are encouraged to bring reusable drink bottles and use one of our free refill stations throughout the day. We will also highly applaud those who choose a sustainable form of transport to the festival, either by taking the train to Newtown Station or making the most of our free bicycle valet parking along the Bike Boulevard.

Waste management is a key focus for Newtown Festival in order to reduce the festival footprint. Monitored by Eco Ambassadors to educate attendees, bin stations separate waste into streams. There is also a large worm farm on site which removes a significant proportion of compostable food waste.

Environmental education and promotion is integrated into festival programming, with an edible garden, recycled-craft session and live entertainment from the Eco Faeries planned for the Kids Zone.

The Festival’s Eco Oasis, hosted by The Green Living Centre, will see live demonstrations of turning pre-loved shabby chic upholstery into re-loved furniture. Sydney City Farm will also be there to share their plans, design and volunteer opportunities for the proposed City Farm coming to Sydney Park soon.

All power on site is provided by bio-diesel generators, and the festival program is printed on sustainable stock, using soy based ink.

With an estimated 90, 000 attendees, these initiatives are guaranteed to make a big impact. All donations from attendees at the gate will go directly towards the NNC programs and services it provides for the local community.

What: Newtown Festival 2015
When: Sunday, 8th November 2015, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Where: Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, Newtown
Further Info: www.newtownfestival.org

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