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Sun shines on Eco-Living Fair
Published: Tuesday, 18 September 2012

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More than 5000 people turned out on Sunday for Randwick City Council’s eighth annual Eco-Living Fair at the Randwick Community Centre – the biggest and best yet!


The Eco-Living Fair, a huge family day out and a celebration of all things green and sustainable, is now firmly established as the premiere green event of the east.


Sammy and Bella flipped thousands of gourmet burgers, kids were thrilled by the Insectus bug show, and loved painting colourful umbrellas in the shade of the trees. The big top circus tent thrummed with the sounds of In Love With You and Greg Poppleton and his Bakelite Broadcasters, and thousands of people got their hands dirty at the composting and wormfarming workshops.


The Council Nursery stall proved very popular, and gave away more than 3000 native plants, and the gypsy caravan was bursting with free entertainment and activities for kids.


Another highlight of the day were the guided tours through Randwick’s hidden gem – the Randwick Environment Park.


Experts were on hand to answer tricky questions about everything from organic food, composting, gardening and green cleaning, and provided lots of easy tips to save money on energy and water bills.


Among the colourful market stalls, a very popular new stall this year was the Book Exchange – keen readers brought along their pre-loved books, and swapped them for ones they hadn’t read. The ultimate in recycling!


A truly green event, the Eco-Living Fair this year was powered using bio-diesel and solar energy, and hungry worms composted all the food leftovers.

To check out photos from the event, visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/randwickcitycouncil