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We’ll be at the Sustainable Futures Festival

Sustainable Futures Festival 11 Sept 2022

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

Give our humpback whale a name & save the oceans.

Marine Parks Association

Lively Show for preschoolers and primary children

11.30am & 1:30pm on basketball court

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!

Curious Legends street entertainers

A quirky mix of clowning, musical gymnastics and wicked dance moves.

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. Read More.

EcoNetwork members have organised a Electric Vehicle display by local owners for all your EV Q & A’s.  At 1.30pm, you can also attend a tent talk on Electric Vehicle Charging by Fixer Electrical.

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
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.
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 Alliance
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
Hunter Water
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!
Wetlands Conservation
Natural Tucker
the home of organic bulk foods in Port Stephens
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
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

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

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

Published: 14 Aug 2022