World Environment Day Festival 2015

The Caldera Environment Centre (CEC) is pleased to announce that their Green Energy and waste wise event will highlight the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

“International Year of the Soil”.

The CEC with support from Tweed Shire Council will run an environmentally affirming Family Fun Day in Knox Park, Murwillumbah on Sunday 7 June, from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Entertainment on the day will include live music from:

Bunya – a seven-piece Bellingen group who create a uniquely spiced fusion of world music, roots, blues, global percussion, and dance inducing world drum rhythms.

Luna Junction – performing an eclectic extravaganza of Gypsy, World, Folk and Jazz

rhythms both traditional and original, incorporating brass, flutes, acoustic guitar, double-

bass, banjo, percussion and more; and

Further entertainment will be provided by:

The Pitts Family Circus – real family circus performing a spectacular, funny and heart

warming show

Be entranced by the muscular acrobatics, and the curious art of human foot juggling, lighting fast

upside down banjo playing and maybe even a bit of baby juggling!

A Kids’ activities tent

A performance and workshop with Hoopla kids Circus

A range of tasty vegetarian food will be available along with

fresh baked cakes, biscuits and chai and quality espresso coffee.

Among the environmental and sustainable business stalls, there will be:

Landcare, the Wildlife carers, bird observers, Northern Rivers Guardians, Tweed Climate Action Now, Farmer’s choice organics, Solar Tek, Sunbeam Solar, Solar Trailer and Tweed Shire Council’s Natural Resource Management and Waste Management stalls among many more.

The CEC through this year’s festival will also seek to enable local people in a practical sense by providing information about how soil health can be improved and what solar energy options are available, through guest speakers who are soil and solar scientists.

Early in the day There will be a facilitated Solar Energy Experts panel/discussion /Q&A session.

Three presenters will each speak for 10 minutes about solar energy generation, including solar thermal plants, battery technology and rebates. They will be:

Syd Welling from Sunbeam Solar, Vincent Selleck from Solar Tek and Andy Yeomens from Echotech. Afterwards, They will be available at their stalls.

On Organic growing, sustainable land use and the changing climate impacts on local food production we have these scientists, growers and educators.

Dave Forrest from Tweed Richmond Organic Producers Organisation;

Gerard Wedderburn Bishop on Soil Health and Sustainable Land Use;

Greg Reid president of Tweed Climate Action Now will speak about adapting to the coming changes in climate.

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Special! Pics from last year-

Cameron Pitcher took some great pics at our last event you can see them and others on this link..

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