Clear your diary on Sunday 28 October because Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair is on again – this time in a new
spring venue at Carindale Recreation Reserve. The Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s premier sustainability event, promoting innovative green living in a free, fun, family friendly environment and attracting 10,000-15,000 Brisbane residents each time. Over 40 of our leading sustainability organisations will be sharing information and knowledge with everyday Australians on how to live more sustainably and offering vital tips to reduce rising cost of living pressures. Visitors will also be treated to heaps of fun with plenty of activities and entertainment throughout the day – all for FREE.
Details here http://www.citysmart.com.au/greenheartfair
There’s something for all ages and tastes at the Green Heart Fair. An all-day line-up on the Main Stage includes music
from local bands The Wilson Pickers and The Cheap Fakes. Head to the Grow-Eat-Live stage for demonstrations from
the likes of popular chef Tobie Puttock and local garden-to-kitchen experts.
Brisbane City Council will be running activities in its marquee all day so make sure you stop in and talk to Council’s
experts who can give you green living and gardening tips, green waste and recycling advice, CityCycle, information on
bike paths, transport, waterways health, weeds identification and the Native Animal Ambulance.
Your bike not pedalling as it should? Bring it in to Goldcross in the Community Corner and they’ll teach you how to fix it.
Goldcross will also be running some of the many sustainable living workshops that will be taking place in various areas
of the Fair site – learn about everything from composting and worm farming to creative recycling. There will be 3000 free native plants given away, games for all ages and competitions for great prizes like a luxury two-night getaway at
O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat. Locally sourced produce will be the flavour of the day, with farm fresh produce available in the all-day Market Space and local foodies offering their sweet and savoury fare to keep you going throughout the Fair.
Bring the kids because they will be kept busy with all day environmental activities in the Kids Hub including planting a
vegetable patch, native wildlife and oceanic shows, face-painting and the rock climbing wall. ABC’s eco-warrior
dirtgirlworld will be entertaining the kids on the Main Stage and then inspiring them to get their hands dirty with her in
the educational activity centre where they can plant their very own herbs to take home. Active kids can play all day and
can do any of the sports skills clinics on offer with the Queensland Reds’ Rookies2Reds program, Little Kickers in the
Rapid Fire Field and members of the Brisbane Roar at the Fair. There’s even more fun for children and adults in
wheelchairs with the Liberty Swing.
Why not start your day by getting to the Fair sustainably and safely on the Green Heart Family Fun Ride?
There’s so much to do in one day! Plan your day at the Green Heart Fair to make sure you don’t miss out on the activities that interest you the most but be prepared to see and do new and exciting things to help you and your family live more sustainably. The event is nothing without the volunteers who have a wide range of interests and bring an enormous amount of enthusiasm and energy to the day. If you’re keen to join the volunteer team, register your interest at