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Live Green in 2016

Mia Swainson

Canberra’s celebration of all things vegan and sustainable is on 2 October at Albert Hall. 

The annual Living Green Festival features more than 80 stalls, a program of workshops and entertainment, the popular kidzone and delicious vegan food. This year’s festival has a multi-cultural focus, with food and entertainment from around the world. This year, Event Manager Jess Ferry is excited about “sampling food from places like El Salvador, India, Malaysia and Mexico.”

The international focus will celebrate 2016, the International Year of Pulses. Jess likes to think of pulses as ‘super’ foods – “They’re delicious, while also being low-carbon, eco-friendly and cruelty-free.” The festival’s speaker program will showcase topics from sustainable diets to climate change and Helen Vaughan from ACT for Bees will share the buzz on backyard bees.


Live entertainment features Lucy Sugerman, Liam White a.k.a GhostNoises, Georgia Bennett, Ariana Strmota, and the renowned Hope Street Band. 

The festival is family friendly and the free kidzone program will keep your children happy with craft activities, face painting, puppet shows, reading trees, chess corners, and a rock climbing wall.

the essentials 

What: Living Green Festival 2016
When: 2 October at 10am – 4pm
Where: Albert Hall
How much: Free
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Mia Swainson

Mia Swainson is passionate about creating a more sustainable world and believes that everyone can make a difference. Trained as an environmental engineer, Mia has worked in sustainable development with the Australian Government and community sector for more than 15 years. Mia’s work has taken her around the world to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and back to Canberra. She currently tends her kitchen garden and cares for three young boys. More about the Author

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