The Living Green Festival is back on 14 October

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Back by popular demand after its successful launch in 2011, the Living Green Festival on 14 October brings innovative green and carbon-reducing practices to the Canberra community.

Held at the historic Albert Hall on the last day of Floriade, there will be awesome live music and dance performances, sustainable, fair-trade and cruelty-free food, products and services, market stalls, talks on environmental, animal protection and health issues, free yoga, cooking and gardening workshops, a children’s area and much more!

The Festival aims to raise awareness of the environmental consequences of human choices and show Canberrans how simple and enjoyable it is to live a sustainable and compassionate lifestyle.

“The UN has been telling us for years that plant-based foods are the least greenhouse intensive. So we want to show the community how our food choices can reduce greenhouse gas emissions; how eating locally, sustainably and humanely can be both extremely delicious and great for the planet – hence the festival’s motto, ‘a kinder shade of green,’” says Festival Spokesperson, Jess Ferry.

“All food and drink available at the festival will be completely plant-based – pies, burgers, curries, stews, ice cream, cupcakes, cappuccinos – the lot!

“And while this might be unusual here, in some places, like India and Ethiopia, they’ve had a low carbon, plant-based diet for centuries – so those cuisines will really be featured,” she adds.

Almost 70 stallholders have registered this year compared with 40 last year, and festival organizers expect many more people to attend than the almost 2,000 who walked through the door last year.

“It is also exciting to be supporting the local music industry this year, with an impressive line-up of Canberra and interstate bands performing, including Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens, Beth ‘n’ Ben and Pocket Fox. And of course there is plenty of entertainment for the kids,” says Jess.

When? Sunday, 14 October 2012, 10am-4pm.

Where? Albert Hall, Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra – easily accessible by bike, on foot or by public transport.  Limited parking available.

Entry is FREE


Jess Ferry 0400 029 487



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