Welcome to the Eco Expo
“Let’s Save the World”
The Eco Expo is not forcing you to take drastic measures, but instead encouraging each of us to take at least one eco step toward being more sustainable. If we all take one step then as a whole, we can make a significant difference.
Free eco workshops and sustainability seminars are open to the public, including notable guest speakers such as legendary Sea Shepherd Captain Peter Hammarsted; sustainable gardener, Kate Wall; vegan activist, Scott Wallace; and Isabella Morand speaking on the Australian Conservation Foundation’s strategy to put climate damage on the agenda at the next Federal Election.
TV climate change guru and documentarian, Khory Hancock, known as the ‘The Environmental Cowboy’, will host the ‘Progressive Picnic’ each day, a dining experience where guests can enjoy delicious foods accompanied by organic and vegan wines.
For foodies wanting to find new products that are the eco-friendly choice to every day alternatives, a dedicated sector offers food and wine options in chemical-free, natural, fair-trade, gluten-free, certified organic, and non-GMO.
Who loves the idea of a gourmet three course ‘progressive picnic’, paired with wine!? The Progressive Picnic is held daily in the Eco Expo VIP lounge, hosted by Brisbane eco event superheroes The Commune Space, along with The Environmental Cowboy, with an asian inspired menu designed by recent TV winners and celebrity chefs Alex and Emily.
People conscious about their health, wellbeing, and how diet impacts the environment will find the ‘Vegan Pop Up Market’ run by the Brisbane Vegan Market crew, along with vegan cooking demonstrations on stage by vegan celebrity chef, Alejandro Cancino.
The RecycleMan Show activities and performance teaches children about the importance of environmental awareness and sustainability by educating them on the council’s colour code bin system and what can and can’t be recycled. Through the use of songs, costumes, games and visual aids with the energy and passion that is expressed by Recycleman, the children are engrossed and engaged throughout these activities and performance.
Meet mini movers and shakers such as 14 year old environmentalist and worldwide eco activist, Holley Somerville Knott, and Arlian Ecker known as the Plastic Free Boy, who’s just been on The Project for his documentary film on the problems and solutions of plastic pollution.
Join the Eco Expo
Australia is facing unprecedented social and environment changes, with climate change threatening epic disruption and hardship on a global scale. The Eco Expo is set to operate as a gateway to the flourishing green market in Australia and will be host to over 150 local and national exhibitors, offering both products and services to help our region make greener choices.
The aim of this event is clear- visit the Eco Expo to find exhibitors taking one or more steps toward making their company and products more sustainable. In turn, you as the consumer can learn about, and purchase products, to help take your one step towards sustainability.
Brisbane is Australia’s most biodiverse and sustainable city. It is also Australia’s fastest growing region, meaning we need to continually be smarter about how we manage finite resources, our space and waste, as well as looking to sustainable systems.
Brisbane City Council