Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Greenfest

Coinciding with both World Environment Day and Queensland Day was a three day event called Greenfest, which was presented by Brisbane City Council. Greenfest was held at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens from the 5th to 7th June, with over 200 exhibitors, 60 bands, 50 speakers, film screenings, art displays, and a range of fun workshops all aiming to help raise awareness about the importance of environmental sustainability.



Much loved Aussie actor Jack Thompson was one of the featured speakers opening the event


The Sunshine Reggae Band from Alice Springs entertaining the crowd






Enjoying the glorious afternoon sunshine and tunes provided by Perth band, Tame Impala



This obsessive gum leaf munching cutie tagged along with the Australian Koala Foundation crew


A well organised event and having the different sections spread around the gardens worked really well. All areas were only a short stroll away from each other, allowing plenty of room to freely move around without anywhere being overcrowded. And the Brisbane Botanic Gardens have never looked so good due to the recent rain Brisbane has experienced. Everything was beautiful, lush, clean and so very very Green!

33 comments:

art ache said...

It looks like a tropical paradise with all the palm trees and perfect weather! I want to move to where you live! And I want to see a koala in real life. He's very cute! A fun and very colorful looking festival. I just watched a movie the other day with Jack Thompson in it. Glad you had fun at GreenFest :)

Sarah said...

This looks so lovely-I want some organic ginger beer being sold by that dragon! Also the koala is so cute!

bobbie said...

You do have some wonderful celebrations over there! It is also the day to celebrate our oceans!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

It looks so beautiful! You're right, looks green and lush and so sunny:D Must have been a very fun day. I would have liked just laying in the middle of it all listening to the music:)

Gabbi said...

Looks like great fun with a perfect cause... I want a pet Koala! :)

Bentley's Photoblog said...

Now that's a great idea for a festival. A cause well worth getting behind and celebrating. It also looks like a fun event!

melanie said...

I was there! On the same day as you! I know this because a couple of friends I went there with are in one of your photos! How cool! What a small world!

sunnymama said...

This looks such a fantastic event! The koala is definitely a cutie :)

Victoria said...

Looks like such a great event! Everything seems so interesting and fun in your neck of the woods... I mean come on, you have koala's AND organic ginger beer! How freakin' cool is that!?!

Hey Harriet said...

Melanie - Ha! That is cool! Hope your friends don't mind their pic being posted. If they do I'm happy to remove it. Thanks heaps for visiting :)

Tracy said...

What a great event--thanks for taking us there! Green matters are close to our hearts, so it's great to see these days of celebration and awareness. Happy Day :o)

Jenn said...

Wow what a fantastic festival! Looks like it was quite a successful event too. Hooray for the planet and for cutie koalas :)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

This is a great event.

Hope it helps many to open their eyes to help protect our environment for a better and greener planet.

Well done...

Sam said...

Koalas really are sweeties, aren't they? Looks like a great day you had there complete with Aussie acting royalty!

XUE said...

Wonderful venue for a concert! I love the row of spotlights, the flirty sway of Aboriginal Art, the row of obedient coconut trees. Well they do look very obedient, standing at attention like that !

Shannon said...

What a great idea for a huge event! I'd love to see something like that here! Thanks for sharing - especially the picture of the koala... they are so CUTE!

Greyscale Territory said...

Such an interesting collection of photos! You certainly have some fascinating events in Brissy!

Ali said...

It's good to be green! It was nice having a stroll around green fest - thanks for sharing your photos too. A colleague of mine chaired the talk on 'green education', but unfortunately I missed her ... but the music was good and I've got 2 new little plants in the garden thanks to BCC ;)

cabin + cub said...

What a great event... yay for going green!

There are a bunch of car-free festival events going on this weekend here around our Vancouver neighborhoods... so should be good!

Martha said...

Looks like a good time! Send over some of that organic beer please :-)

Twinkle Star Art said...

Thanks for sharing the goodness of Greenfest. It looks like a wonderful day :)

Chris said...

Happy green Thursday~

Looks like you had a great day:)

Janis said...

It looks like so much fun -- and that koala! Can't imagine anything cuter, ever! Love your pics.

Catherine said...

Looks like a great event...is this a one-off or a regular occurrence??

Sweets 'N Greets said...

Wow! Another celebration!! How lovely it is :-D Looks like a wonderful time!

Mary-Laure said...

Oooooooooh,that koala is just to die for!

Rosebud Collection said...

I have to tell you, you have the best places to visit..I am living in the dead zone..nothing here.
I think Koalas are so cute..

Helen said...

Who would have thouth that it was winter? Thanks for capturing all the green goodness of the fest xox

xh

High Desert Diva said...

Looks like a perfect day for such an event...but I thought it was winter over your way now. I'm confused.

Paz said...

Very, very nice. A good day it looks like and a good reminder for us to think green.

paz

M.Kate said...

Aw...I love that Koala! I have one..a stuffed one given to me by my Aussie biz partner last year. I do love this eco and green post and wish we have more at our place. We are plagued by haze again, nothing new, happens every year when the Indonesians start burning to clear land, they have more than 300 hotspots this year. Their haze is choking us..no kidding. Have a great week T..I'll have to read that few hundreds emails now and try to do up my post. Oh, I got my underwater casing, took some lousy pics, got water into the camera when I took it out and again..it went busted...stooooopid me :(

UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

oh my!! i love the koala!!!
i am so jealous, i would love to see one in person! :)
great post!

littlebird said...

probably a total tourist thing to say but, oh Lord how cute is that koala, i wanna cuddle it!
Looks like a great day.