Monday, August 16, 2010


Following the success of the inaugural Earth Fest in 2009, Wellington Sustainability Group (WSG) Inc and Stratford Primary School are once again teaming-up for a fantastic event that promotes sustainable living practices in all aspects of our lives: gardening, gastronomical delights, discussion forums, products, community services, entertainment and great activities for the children. 

Friday 15th October - day time
Stratford Primary School will host a schools day which will include cooking lessons, garden and composting demonstrations, the CFA smokehouse and trials of their Human Powered Vehicles

Friday 15th October - evening
Official Earth Fest opening at Stratford Courthouse Theatre. Drinks, nibbles and opening words from event Patron, Tim Lee (refer to separate post introducing Tim as our Event Patron). This will be followed by a film screening (The Yes Men Fix The World ).

Saturday 16th October - all day
Showcase Market day at Stratford Primary School: stalls, workshops, information, music, food, innovations, children's activities and so much more. 

Along with building community, being homemade and homegrown, the key principles of sustainable practices will be upheld in the registration of Participants:

Refuse, Re-use, Reduce, Recycle, Repair

The Wellington Shire Youth Council will be instrumental in sourcing local artists to entertain with music and other busking activities, as well as designing their own stall to encourage young people to think about their behaviours as consumers and explore the potential of recycling clothing and other items.  

Friday, August 13, 2010

Introducing Earth Fest Patron - Tim Lee

As the second annual Earth Fest approaches on 16 October 2010, Wellington Sustainability Group are pleased to announce this year’s patron is locally born journalist, Tim Lee.

In a career spanning more than 20 years, Tim has travelled to almost every part of Australia, exploring and reporting on rural issues for ABC Television and Radio. He grew up at Bushy Park and began his career in Gippsland, where he is well–known for his work as a rural broadcaster for ABC radio and before that, as a television reporter for Southern Cross News.

These days Tim is based in Melbourne and since 2001 he has been a reporter for the award-winning rural and regional current affairs program “Landline”.

Reflecting the growing awareness of the need to conserve the planet’s finite resources, the theme of sustainability has become increasingly prominent in Tim’s work in recent years. From innovation in Australia’s remote deserts to irrigation efficiencies and stories on biological farming and Permaculture, his work has won many media prizes, including a Melbourne Press Club Quill Award, Rural Press Club of Victoria Awards and a United Nations’ Media Peace Award. 

Tim Lee will be speaking at the Earth Fest official opening at Stratford Courthouse Theatre 7pm on Friday 15th October prior to a screening of “The Yes Men Fix the World”.

Tim will also be involved in the festival Market Day at Stratford Primary School on Saturday 16th October, which is a FREE community event.  For more details email: