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 list of the entertainers, musicians and dancers as well as the stallholders from wildlife, landcare, marine and conservation 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!
Download your copy of the program
here. Music and Dance – main stage
Children’s activities and entertainment
Short activities for the whole family to help you enhance your garden ecosystem
Port Stephens Council
Sustainable Futures Festival Activities Passport for kids.
Great prizes to be won!
Paint your own shorebird, an ultra marathon flyer, with Hunter Region Landcare Network
11am & 2pm Stalls and displays
Artisan Collective present The aRRRRRt awards. Let’s put the R into aRt:
Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle.
All finalists will be on display at the school on Festival Day – just ask at the information stand. Vote for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice category.
Allegro Energy Power a greener future with efficient, sustainable, and safe energy storage.
Artisan Collective Sharing in the creative arts of the area and supporting our artists
AussaveEnergy Saving on energy and making a smart, sustainable investment in our future
Boomarang Bags – Raymond Terrace New members are always welcome, we’d love to meet you!
Climate Action Port Stephens Locals committed to living sustainably and preserving the beautiful environment we call home.
Clean Energy Association of Newcastle and Surrounds Driving the uptake of clean energy use and generation
Community Environment Network Bringing us Land for Wildlife.
Corethics An independent volunteer charity established creating sustainable and thriving communities in the developing world
EClass Marine Powerful and portable electric outboards
Eco Edition Explore the latest and the most inspiring sustainable architecture and design projects
EcoPollinators – EcoNetwork Port Stephens What’s the buzz about the birds, bees, butterflies and beetles?
Fixer Electrical Electric vehicle charging specialists
Friend of Tomaree National Park & Port Stephens Walking Group
Hunter Jobs A l liance The people of the Hunter deserve a prosperous, safe and sustainable future.
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens Managed and maintained by volunteers for the people of the Hunter region
Hunter Region Landcare Network Shorebirds of the Hunter Region
Lions Club of Raymond Terrace Recycling batteries in partnership with ecycle Australia
LuLu’s Gelato Creating something that brings joy and happiness to everyone
Marine Rescue Port Stephens Providing 24-hour Marine Radio and Search and Rescue response to the community
Midnight Dreaming Nurturing Connection to Country and Cultural Confidence
Marine Parks Association Come to see and name The Humpback Whale!
Mambo-Wanda . Wetlands Conservation Group
Natural Tucker the home of organic bulk foods in Port Stephens
OzHarvest Australia’s leading food rescue organisation
Oz Tukka Discover Australian Native Foods
Plastic Free Port Stephens Finding innovative ways to reduce the use of single-use plastic
Port Stephens Council
Port Stephens Koala Hospital We provide best practice care for sick and injured koalas
Port Stephens Packaging & Workwear Working with clients to minimise waste and select the most environmentally friendly products.
Rainbird Farm Growing vegetables, fruits and herbs based on soil health and responsible land management to producing nutrient dense flavourful produce.
Renew – Hunter Region Branch Inspiring, enabling and advocating sustainable living
Resourceful Living Proudly manufacture all products in NSW from recycled plastic
St Johns Ambulance Provider of first aid services, training and equipment.
Salamander Bay Recycling An independent, not-for-profit recycling centre creating positive environmental outcomes.
Sea Shelter Dedicated to the Ocean
Soldiers Point – Salamanfer Bay Landcare Group Helping to conserve and maintain the area’s natural bushland and to protect its plant and animal life
Tomaree High School Part of Tomaree Education Centre, a unique educational facility in NSW.
Totally Independent Solar Consultants Helping navigate the information about residential solar power.
Trash Pixie A sustainable arts and culture collective educating people to leave no trace and eco-conscious living.
Tree Frog Permaculture Provide assistance, inspiration and empowerment to garden with confidence with an emphasis on sustainable living.
Wilderness Society Let’s change the laws for nature.
Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council Seeking opportunities for Aboriginal people to regain their cultural identity, financial independence and self-determination.
Wonder of Nature Solar Ovens Using heat directly from the sun to cook food, the oven needs to reflect and absorb solar energy Join us as we celebrate the core themes of the Sustainable Futures Festival:
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, 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.
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
EcoNetwork Port Stephens acknowledges the Worimi People as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and water where we work, live and learn. We pay our respects to all First Nations Peoples of Australia and to Elders past, present and emerging.