Sustainability Fair 2018

The 2018 Sustainability Fair was fabulous.

A record number of participants (exhibitors, workshop providers and speakers) provided action to keep the large crowd of attendees at the Sustainability Fair for longer. There were twice the number of speakers, new workshops and 15 more stalls. See more detail on our Sustainability Fair 2018 page

We had such a great response from people wanting to contribute to the Fair that we filled all the opportunities well before the Fair.

For any questions about the Sustainability Fair, please email admin@sustainabilityfair.com.au

Upcycling Competition

New and beautiful or useful things made from something people were no longer using were part of our upcycling display.

Our upcycling was judged in our classes -Most Beautiful, Most Useful or Most Creative. Voting for the People’s Choice award was well supported.

Scarecrow competition

New Scarecrow Competition categories challenged creativity

Primary Students: Junior Primary (K-3), Primary (4-7)

Open:  Oldest and boldest, Most hipster, Most spikey

 

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2018 Sustainability Fair Highlights

Speakers

Living off the grid (Nigel Levings)
Granny Skills (Rebecca Sullivan)

Retro fitting houses (Andrew Marsh)
Native Bees (Dr Katja Hoogendoorn)
Understanding Solar Options (Finn Peacock, Solar Quotes)

Workshops

Encouraging Native Bees (Jenny Kemp)
Beeswax wraps (Megan)

Music

The Hypotheticals
Uraidla Concert Band
Alex Harris

Things to see and do

Recycled Fashion Parade
Auction and Raffle Draw
Upcycling competition
Scarecrow competition

Solar companies continue to be a key attraction to our visitors.  This year Allstate Solar, Tru Blu Solar and Solar Warehouse all showed their latest products.  Adelaide Geo Exchange also joined us this year.

Many of our favourite activities and exhibitors returned to the Fair.  There was keen interest in the recycled fashion show, the tool remakery, the snake catchers and the Hills Harvest Exchange.  Shopping opportunities were provided by Earthings, FunGuy Funghi, Priscilla’s Emporium, Botanical Curiosities, Earwigs and other stalls.

Refreshments were enjoyed at our SustainabiliTea Bar, Hutt St Coffee cart, Locapops iceblocks, Kokochi pancakes, Quince catering Paella and the famous Sustainability Fair pizza oven.

Creating sustainable lives

Our theme for the Sustainability Fair on  4th November 2018 was living sustainably.
Visitors were able to explore sustainability in our homes, in our gardens and environments and in the choices we make about products, about reusing, recycling and repairing.  Our exhibitors were keen to talk about their sustainable practices and how people can live more sustainably.

Thank you

A very big thank you to all who joined us at the 2018 Fair and to the fabulous team of orange shirted volunteers who made it all work.

Thank you also to the local businesses who supported us. In particular thanks to Lost in the Forest, Left Barrel Brewing, Kersbrook Hill Winery, Adelaide Hills winery, Lobo Cider, Pike and Joyce, Ceravolos, Crafers Garden Centre, Nicol Orchards, Carey Schultz and Bremer Cafe.
A huge thank you to Uraidla Primary School for again allowing us to use their beautiful space.

The generosity of the Uraidla Hotel allowed us to auction a number of tickets to upcoming performances by Bon Jovi, Shania Twain and Rudimentals. Thank you very much.

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If you are interested in being involved in the 2019 Sustainability Fair please email us on admin@sustainabilityfair.com.au.