Globally-averaged sea levels have risen over 20 cm since the late 19th century, with about one third of this rise due to ocean warming and the rest from melting land ice and changes in the amount of water stored on the land.
14th, 15th + 16th September 2018
Whether you’re already living an eco-friendly life or looking for a few ways to make a difference, visit the Brisbane Eco Expo and find like-minded people in a marketplace buzzing with proud owners and users of the industry’s best organic, natural and sustainable products.
WHO WE ARE
The ‘Eco Expo’ is Australia’s largest sustainability expo open to the public. Sectors include Home & Living, Food & Health, and Family, Beauty & Lifestyle.
Whether you’re already living an eco-friendly life or looking for a few ways to make a difference, visit the Brisbane Eco Expo this September and find like-minded people in a marketplace buzzing with proud owners and users of the industry’s best organic, natural and sustainable products.
The theme for 2018 is ‘One Eco Step’, as the Eco Expo is not about pushing drastic measures but instead encouraging each of us to take just one step toward a sustainable lifestyle.
Take your #oneecostep at the Eco Expo, with all the information, products and support you need on your path.
Meet exhibitors from all industries as they come together to familiarise you with their one eco step, or to help you take yours.
Initiatives to encourage event attendees to take #oneecostep include the give-away of native trees, ‘Eco Pledges’, ‘Eco Swag Bags’ for the event early-birds, a ‘Chemical-Free’ zone, an ‘Eco Brunch’, plus special guest speakers with sustainability masterclasses, demonstrations and seminars.
Each ticket purchased includes a $2 donation to your choice of one of three featured Eco charities, selected by a recycled token on entry to the event.
The path to worldwide sustainability may be a long one, but it only takes #oneecostep to get start! Take yours at the Eco Expo, Australia’s largest sustainability expo open to the public 14 to 16 September 2018, at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Tickets available online or at the door, includes a $2 charity donation.
THE FUTURE: Kids and Sustainability
The Brisbane Eco Expo is a family friendly event, where child attendance is encouraged. Children are our future and will be responsible for change and sustainable continuity. Families will find kids education and entertainment in the form of ‘How To’ children’s workshops, where kids will learn fun and inclusive ways to play their own part in sustainability, including: recycling, growing sustainable plants, fruits and vegetables, composting, fun natural DIYs, and caring for the environment.
Children under 14 receive FREE entry to the Eco Expo, with a paying guardian.
Home & Living
Green Energy, Sustainable, Renewable and Chemical-Free in areas of technology, finance, solar, transport, energy, renovations, homewares, household and gardening.
Health & Food
Health and Fitness plus Natural, Fair-trade, Gluten-Free, Certified Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Non-GMO food, beverages and wines.
Family, Beauty & Lifestyle
Organic, Natural, Eco and Sustainable businesses in all areas of beauty, fitness, fashion, kids, family and decor.
WHAT’S AT THE BRISBANE ECO EXPO?
NATURAL, ORGANIC, SUSTAINABLE, RENEWABLE, INNOVATION
Read below for a selection of businesses that you might find at the Brisbane Eco Expo
SECTOR 1- Home & Living: ~Apparel ~Bedding ~Biodegradable ~Books ~BPA Free ~Bicycle Repair ~Carbon Management ~Carbon Offsets ~Chemical Free ~Cleaning Products ~Compost ~Community Garden ~Education ~Energy Conservation ~Farming ~Gardening ~Green Building ~Global Warming ~Handmade ~Kitchenware ~Lighting ~Natural /Organic ~Packaging ~Public Transport ~Recycling ~Reduce ~Reuse ~Renewable ~Solar ~Support locally Owned ~Transportation ~Waste Management ~Water Conservation ~Water Tanks ~Xeriscaping
SECTOR 2- Health & Food: ~Artisans ~Beverages ~Biodegradable ~Business assist ~Bulk Buying ~BPA Free ~Chemical Free ~Cruelty Free ~Eco-friendly Retail ~Education ~Efficiency ~Fair Trade ~Guidelines ~Handmade ~Health / well-being ~Healthy living ~Kids cooking ~Natural ~Non-profit ~Non-GMO ~Organic ~Packaging ~Reduce ~Reuse ~Renewable ~Support locally Owned
SECTOR 3- Beauty & Lifestyle: ~Apparel ~Bedding ~Biodegradable ~Books ~BPA Free ~Carbon Management ~Carbon Offsets ~Chemical Free ~Education ~Energy Conservation ~Green Finance ~Handmade ~Health-care ~Hobby shops ~Investing ~Medical ~Natural /Organic ~Recycling ~Reduce ~Reuse ~Renewable ~Schools ~Skincare ~Support locally Owned ~Well-being ~Women’s beauty … & more …
A staggering 51 percent or more of global greenhouse-gas emissions are caused by animal agriculture. According to the United Nations, a global shift toward a vegan diet is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.
In Australia, we produce over 18 million tonnes of waste per year—the equivalent of three million garbage trucks full of compacted rubbish. Each Australian family contributes enough rubbish each year to fill a three-bedroom house from floor to ceiling.
There has been an increase in extreme fire weather, and a longer fire season, across large parts of Australia since the 1970s
Because of the continuous pregnancies and excessive milking, many dairy cows suffer from mastitis, meaning there is blood and pus in their milk. In the US the FDA allows 750 million pus cells in every litre of milk. In Europe, regulators allow 400 million pus cells per litre. In Australia there is NO limit on how much pus is allowable.
According to the report published by Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), human demand on the planet ecosystems goes beyond Earth bio capacity since late 80’s. In short, people are wasting natural resources at a higher rate than nature can actually regenerate.
Studies show that the international market for personal hygiene products made with natural products has average annual growth estimated in 8-25%. The same studies show that the market for synthetic products has a lower growth, oscillating in 30-10%.