Sustainable Living Festival

The Sustainable Living Foundation (SLF) will once again host Australia’s largest sustainability event, the Sustainable Living Festival, held at Federation Square and Birrarrung Marr from February 20th to 22nd, 2009.


Festival 2009 incorporates the theme ‘Sustainability – Taking it to the Streets’, and marks 10 years of spreading the message of sustainability to the broader Melbourne community. 


Luke Taylor, Festival Director said, “To reach our 10th year birthday celebrations is a huge milestone for the Sustainable Living Foundation and for Victoria.”


“It’s amazing to think the first Sustainable Living event in Daylesford attracted a little over 3000 people, last year we had 129,000 visits to the Festival. It’s such a testament that the local community has become much more aware of the urgent issues such as global warming and is now working towards making sustainability a priority.”


“While the current uptake of sustainable living is growing, we need to get everyone on board fast and take sustainability to their streets, neighbourhoods and homes.”


Over 100 sustainability focused innovators and leaders will present over the three days of the core festival on numerous topics around sustainability, including home, garden, food, travel, finance, waste, water, renewable energy, economics and more. 


Around 150 exhibitors will showcase a wide range of programs, products and services to help people reduce their environmental impact.


Satellite events throughout Melbourne and regional Victoria will run from February 9th until 19th in the lead up to the main weekend celebrations.

Event highlights include:

• Paul Kelly sings a song for indigenous artist Queenie McKenzie
• Tim Costello and World Vision presentation
• Music that Rocks Our World concert
• Sustainable Fashion Parade
• Eco Clothing Exchange
• Design Market
• NGV Sustainable Art Space
• Sustainable Gardening Australia seminar series
• Twilight Films


Entry to the Festival is free, or by purchasing a voluntary ticket.  Further information about the Festival can be found at or by calling 03 9249 1888.

When:  20 February 2009 - 22 February 2009

Time:  10am - 6pm ...but visit the website for specific program times

Where:  Federation Square and Birrarrung Marr, Melbourne

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