The Festival raises awareness and provides tools for change by showcasing tangible solutions to the ecological and social challenges we face.
In 2009 the Festival at Federation Square attracted over 124,000 visits and engaged more than 450 community volunteers.
In its eleventh year, the Festival is getting even bigger!
The 2010 Festival will include 2 programs, the Main Event at Federation Square (19-21 February 2010) and the Local Events Program (6-21 February 2010). The new 2-week format will enable individuals and communities across Australia to host and promote their own sustainability event, extending the reach of the sustainability message even further.
The Main Event at Federation Square in the heart of Melbourne will continue to celebrate the very best examples of ecological and social sustainability. The event will fuse interactive workshops, talks, demonstrations, artworks, exhibits, films and live performances. In recognition of the climate situation, the Main Event will be inspired by the theme: Get Ready for the Safe Climate Decade!
‘The Sustainable Living Festival is a manifestation of a commitment to healing our environment, a demonstration of diverse proposals for changing our behaviour and reducing the damaging impact we are having’.
nDr Moss Cass, Australia’s first environment minister, SLF patron