This Saturday the Green Earth Festival is on in the city botanic gardens. There will be stalls from "green" businesses, NGO's and community groups (including Transition Brisbane), food, speakers, music and hopefully fine weather.
Some of the speakers look quite interesting including Tim Lang from Northey St city farm talking permaculture and Dr Sarah Lantz from the University of Queensland talking about her book Chemical Free Kids, as well as people talking on a variety of topics from animal rights to climate refugees.
The event runs from 10am to 6pm so plenty of time to go after the permablitz for people who have the energy. Here's the flyer, click on it to enlarge.
From the site:
"Green Earth Festival is a free, family orientated, community event which aims to stimulate awareness by bringing environmental, green, health and lifestyle, cruelty-free, recycling and sustainable issues into the public eye; encourage people to make simple changes in their everyday lives to help our environment and the world we leave for generations to come.
The festival will comprise live bands/performers, a second stage for demonstrations and speakers, a food zone, kids' zone, video zone, art and fashion displays, roving entertainment and many stalls to create a full-filled festival atmosphere strongly supporting the promotion of local grassroots communities, multiculturalism and the Indigenous people and their culture."