Sun 26 Feb – Dandenong Market
Families looking for a fun and informative day out will enjoy the City of Greater Dandenong’s Family Sustainability Festival, which returns to the Dandenong Market in February.
Now in its fourth year, this free event celebrates and promotes environmental sustainability in a friendly and enjoyable way with activities, demonstrations and information that will appeal to all ages, and with innovative ideas that can be implemented in everyday homes.
Families can learn the simple steps they can take at home or in their backyard to help them do more with less, that will not only help create a better environment, but may also save them money.
Last year’s event had a record number of attendees, and this year’s event promises to be even more popular with new hands-on activities, demonstrations and displays, as well as some of the more popular elements from past festivals.
Attendees can learn gardening skills, meet native animals and discover new ways of growing, preparing and cooking food. There will be spot prizes given out throughout the event, and Council will present the winners of the annual Sustainability Awards.
This exciting event will also feature:
> Free kids activities including face painting; puppet making with the Trash Puppets team; and hands-on science experiments with normal kitchen ingredients with Base Camp Kids.
> Make your own Soy Candle with “Lots a scents”
> Pot your own plant to take home
> Pedal-powered smoothies with Bike and Blend
> Live native animal displays and demonstrations
> Food trucks, including vegan and vegetarian options
> Live music on stage throughout the day
> Cooking demonstrations with sustainable, locally grown ingredients
> Energy efficiency, lighting and solar experts and building design experts on hand
> Information and support services from community groups and Council staff
The Sustainability Festival is proudly presented by the City of Greater Dandenong, sponsored by the Dandenong Market, and supported by Leader Newspapers, Solgen Energy Group, LEDified
Family Sustainability Festival
Sunday 26 February from 10am – 3pm, Southern Upper Level Carpark Dandenong Market