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We’ll be at the Sustainable Futures Festival

Sustainable Futures Festival 11 Sept 2022

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
  • OzHarvest


  • 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