Festival focus on sustainability

The Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival, presented by Green Skills and supported by the GSDC, was launched in mid-March in association with a micro film festival of short films made in the Great Southern. The films focused on culture, innovation, food and fun.

A provocative look at food chain vulnerability was one of the highlights of the 2018 Festival program. ‘Eat the City’ was a participatory workshop that included an all-day lockdown scenario examining what happens when the food supply chain is broken.

The festival’s flagship event was the South Coast Sustainable Living Fair and Expo, on Saturday 24 March in the Albany Town Square. It featured creative stalls, informative exhibits, entertainment, guest presentations and speakers, workshops, educational activities as well as food and music.

Other events on the festival program included Art Not Waste, the Autumn Harvest Food Workshop, an inter-school cook-off and the Great Cocky Count.

GSDC Chair Ross Thornton said the festival was an opportunity for regional residents to get involved and learn more about living sustainably.

Festival coordinator Dawn Atkin said that, to the best of her knowledge, the event was the only truly regional sustainable living festival in Australia.

The Festival also incorporated the South Coast Festival of Birds Program.

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