Let’s chat – come and join us!
The Sustainable Futures Festival will include displays and presentations based around the core themes of land, water, energy and community.
Here is a selection of the displays by landcare and marine groups, sustainability entrepreneurs and government agencies.
Come along and have a chat to our local groups and businesses who will share their insights and experiences with you. There’s something for everyone – so be inspired by what is possible!
Land: Make yours a sustainable garden for yourself and for wildlife. Discover how your property can become a useful stepping stone for wildlife passing by, or how you can help local threatened species like koalas, shorebirds and orchids.
Water: Create ripples of positive change. Help our aquatic environments become free of waste especially plastic, find new ways to manage water wisely – whether it’s too wet or too dry, how about creating mini-wetlands or ponds in your garden? Join a dolphin census or become an intrinsic part of the Human Whale!
Energy: Would you like to save on energy bills? How does community power work? Inspect an electric vehicle or see the latest in electric outboard motors.
Community: Community action starts with us. Find out how your local volunteers, organisations, businesses and Council are planning a sustainable future for Port Stephens. To care about community is to have a sense of place.
- Mambo-Wanda Wetlands – Alliance of Local Groups
- Friends of Tomaree National Park & Port Stephens Walking Group
- Soldiers Point – Salamander Bay Landcare
- Tree Frog Permaculture
- Marine Parks Association – come and see The Whale and name him!
- Marine Rescue Port Stephens – it wouldn’t be a community event without a sausage sizzle!
- Hunter Water
- DPI Fisheries NSW
The Wild Zone
- Hunter Region Landcare Network – Shorebirds of the Hunter Region Display
- Port Stephens Koala Hospital
- Land for Wildlife
- Wildlife-friendly gardens
- Port Stephens Council
The Renew Hub
- Resourceful Living
- Eco Edition
- Boomerang Bags, Raymond Terrace
- Renew – Hunter Region Branch including making a portable solar panel for your caravan.
- Salamander Bay Recycling
- E Class Outboards
- Allegro Energy
- Fixer Electrical – Electric Vehicle Charging Specialists
- A special electric vehicle display by local owners for all your EV Q & A’s – organised by EcoNetwork Port Stephens.
EcoNetwork Port Stephens is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run organisation working in partnership with local community groups, government agencies and businesses for nearly 30 years to protect the biodiversity of our region