Family Sustainability Festival 2017

Published : February 27, 2017

Sunday 26 February

The City of Greater Dandenong presents the 2017 Family Sustainability Festival - your go-to destination for great ideas, helpful solutions and a fun day for the family.

If you want to learn how to do more with less and see how relevant the environment is to our lives, the 2017 Sustainability Festival is your go-to destination for great ideas and a fun day out for the whole family.

Come along and take part in the many activities, games, and workshops for all ages. Learn more by visiting the many displays, demonstrations and stalls, including speaking to the experts on hand to help you do more with less. Or just enjoy the fun and friendly atmosphere with our live entertainment.

This is the fourth year of the festival and promises to be even bigger and better with something for everyone. This also includes presentation of the councils third annual Sustainability Awards with the winners and finalists entries on display.

This free, family fun event that celebrates the environment will be action packed with activities, displays, programs, experts and entertainers to help you to learn more, do more and save more.

Come along and learn easy ways to reduce the environmental footprint of your household whilst saving money at the same time, learn some practical skills from the experts or just relax and enjoy the games and entertainment.

For more information, please visit the City of Greater Dandenong website.

Activities include:

  • Face painting
  • Make a puppet with everyday materials with the Trash Puppets team
  • Try some hands-on science experiments with normal kitchen ingredients with Base Camp Kids
  • Make your own Soy Candle with "Lots a scents"
  • Pot your own plant to take home with Bunnings
  • Pedal-powered smoothies with Bike and Blend
  • Live native animal displays and demonstrations

Food trucks and stalls including:

  • The Grill (traditional kranskies in a bun)
  • Welcome to Gozleme
  • Mr Wonder Whip (Ice-cream truck)
  • Von's Vegan Bake House (cakes and pastries with all plant based food)
  • Pretty Mumma (Jamican cuisine)
  • Po-Boy (southern American food)

Live music all day:

  • 10am: La Mauvaise Reputation
  • 11am: Los Soneros
  • 12pm: Terrasur
  • 1pm: La Descarga
  • 2pm: Ousmane Snoko

Live cooking demonstrations:

  • Breakfast:
    Drained yoghurt with vanilla and local honey
    Chai poached peaches                         
  • Kitchen basics:
    Make your own chicken (or veggie) stock
    Nutritious and comforting home-made corn, chorizo and sweet potato soup                                                        
  • Sustainable seafood:
    Easy pea and prawn risotto              
    Quick mid-week zucchini pasta with mussels, tomato and herbs
  • Vegies – the sustainable hero:
    Classic ratatouille and mash for beginners
  • Sweets and snacks:
    Super seasonal smoothies                   
    Stewed seasonal dessert fruits
    Parmesan, onion and roasted garlic yoghurt dip

Event information:

What:    Family Sustainability Festival 2017
Where: Dandenong Market. Corner Clow and Cleeland Street, Dandenong.
When:  26 February 2016
Time:   10am – 3pm
Cost:    Free entry, no booking required


Highlights from previous Family Sustainability Festivals