26 October 2019
St Kilda Town Hall

This festival is in its second year and our aim is to provide attendees with ideas and skills, guiding strong sustainable habits, inspiring change, sharing practical resources and connecting with the community. This event will feature inspiring presentations, information stalls, music, and workshops showcasing ways to creatively and economically reduce waste, rethink the way we reuse resources, and to empower community focused environmental actions.

The day will kick off with an in conversation discussion on “What is the formula for a Zero Waste city?” The panel, facilitated by Zero Waste Victoria represents three sectors associated with waste – community, industry and government. The panel will include Lauren and Oberon Carter, authors of “A Family Guide to Waste-free Living; David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture, author of a number of books, most recently, RetroSuburbia; The Downshifter Guide to a Resilient Future. Bianca Cottle, founder of BYO Containers; Veronica Shannon co-founder of Retub, who provide reusable takeaway containers; and Nina Taylor MP who is passionate about tackling climate change, and fighting social justice issues. There will also be an audience Q&A. There is limited seating available for this presentation, so this is a ticketed event.

clothes swap will be held from 11:30am to 1:30pm. If you would like to participate, purchase a clothes swap ticket and bring up to 10 items to swap and refresh your wardrobe. There will be a sustainable fashion styling presentation. More information in the ticketing section. This event is supported by The Clothing Exchange.

Don’t forget to bring your items that need fixing as the St Kilda Repair Cafe will also be there from 10am!

The day will be jam packed with workshops, activities and entertainment including Repair Cafe, plogging, workshops turning waste and preventing waste, such as making dishclothes, mosaic art, clothing mending and much more..



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You can see details here from our inaugural Zero Waste Festival in 2018