Adelaide will become the nation’s environmental hub next month when South Australia hosts the inaugural World Environment Fair on June 3 and 4.
The Adelaide Showground will host Australia’s largest environment fair, with keynote speaker Professor Ross Garnaut, AO headlining the event.
More than 15,000 people are expected to attend over the weekend, which is being celebrated in the lead up to World Environment Day (Monday, June 5).
The Fair has attracted more than 30 speakers and presenters and more than 50 exhibitors from across Australia - each highlighting how positive change can make a difference.
Speakers across the weekend include Professor Ross Garnaut AO, Professorial Research Fellow in Economics at the University of Melbourne; award-winning Australian environmental campaigner, author and broadcaster Tanya Ha and Adelaide’s Dr Deane Hutton, one of Australia’s best known science educators and recognisable from his time on The Curiosity Show, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Channel Seven News and The New Inventors.
The weekend will include the creation of one of Australia’s largest indoor nature play areas, showcase displays of water and energy saving ideas, talks and debates on issues concerning the environment, a bush cafe, reptile and native animal displays and activities for the whole family.
Supported by the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, the Fair will celebrate the natural environment, raise awareness about conservation and encourage people and communities to think about how they can contribute to changing their habits for a positive impact.
Event Director Brian Haddy said the Fair would help bring the community together to promote lifelong positive engagement with the environment.
“Whether you have an interest in sustainable living, home, garden, food, touring, conservation, biodiversity, or simply the environment The World Environment Fair offers something for everyone – music, food and wine, animal and wildlife displays, childrens’ activities, guest speakers and markets,” he said.
“It is designed to be interactive, interesting and challenging – we really want people to take home some practical hints that they can introduce into their day to day lives, and ways they can contribute to safeguarding our environment.”
Saturday, June 3 and Sunday June 4, 2017
9am until 5pm
U18’s are FREE
Goyder and Jubilee Pavilions, Adelaide Showground
- Around 15,000 people are expected to attend over the two days
- More than 50 exhibitors have registered
- A Green Theatre featuring keynote speakers including Professor Ross Garnaut AO
- Two speaker stages with over 30 speakers providing informative talks across both days
- Designed to provide fun, interactive and positive engagement with our environment
- Free admission for those aged under 18
- Features live music, food and wine, nature based activities, conservation and biodiversity displays and children’s interactive play zones.
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Brian Haddy - 0413 156 172