Anyone looking for a fun and informative day out will enjoy the City of Greater Dandenong’s Sustainability Festival, which returns to the Dandenong Market in March.

Now in its fifth year, this free-entry 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 do more with less, helping to create a better environment. Some steps may even help save 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 and 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 festival and Council will present the winners of the annual Sustainability Awards.

This exciting day will also feature:

Free kids activities including face painting; puppet making with the Trash Puppets team
Make your own Soy Candle with “Lots a scents”
Pot your own plant to take home with friendly City of Greater Dandenong team members
Pedal-powered smoothies with Bike and Blend
Live native animal displays and demonstrations
Food stalls and vans, including vegan and vegetarian options
Live music on stage throughout the day
Cooking demonstrations with sustainable, locally grown ingredients
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 the Sustainable Living Foundation.

Family Sustainability Festival
Sunday 4 March from 10am – 3pm, Dandenong Market
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