Gumbayngirr elder and NPWS ranger Mark Flanders will lead bush tucker tours at the Botanica Spring Festival on Sunday in the Botanic Garden.
Gumbayngirr elder and NPWS ranger Mark Flanders will lead bush tucker tours at the Botanica Spring Festival on Sunday in the Botanic Garden.

Sustainable living festival begins

SUSTAINABLE living is within reach of everyone.

That is the key message of the Our Living Coast Sustainable Living Festival which begins today in Coffs Harbour with the flick of a switch at Rigby House.

The State’s largest publicly owned solar power project will be switched on today. The Rigby House rooftop is now covered with 650 photovoltaic panels and 30 per cent of the building’s energy needs will be met by solar power generation.

Sustainable living is about more than just installing solar panels, and a series of events this week in Coffs Harbour is set to inspire us to change our lifestyles.

Today is Ride to Work Day and breakfasts will be held at Coffs Harbour City Square, Park Beach Plaza and Coffs Harbour Education Campus for those who choose to ride to work.

Tomorrow ABC Radio’s ‘garden guru’ Phil Dudman and foodie Julie Ray will team-up to present garden2kitchen demonstrations at the Coffs Harbour Growers’ Markets. Market visitors will learn what can be easily grown in a backyard and how to prepare an easy meal from this produce.

To find out more, visit the sustainable living festival link at www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au.



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