Ola to you muchacho,
Welcome to the 20th annual Envirofair with our new blog, with information about this years event which falls on Saturday June 11th from 9.30am until 3.30pm, once again to be held in Taree Park the home of Envirofair & the backyard of 2bob Community Radio in the Manning Valley. 2BOB has sponsored this event since its inception by Jo-anne Wallace 20 years ago. I will give as many regular updates as I can with all the latest inclusions of enviro stalls, performers, enviro flicks, hands on workshops, inspiring envirotalks and speakers, must see demonstrations, green gate prizes plus loads more happenings for this years celebratory Envirofair.
This year we launch Enviroblog with the announcement of guest speakers for our continuing series of envirotalks, and with the very urgent subject of coal seam gas mining and the very real threat to the Manning River and the entire region because of it, we would like you to join us in learning more about this urgent issue.
Our first big treat for this years Envirotalks is that we will be showing GASLAND * see the trailer below - the award winning documentary on this very same topic & the detrimental effects it has had on communities across the U.S.A. It is a very important must see film as it's now happening in the Manning Valley.
To accompany the GASLAND film, as part of our series of envirotalks, Bruce O'Connor from Lock The Gate Alliance Inc. Gloucester is bringing John Thomson from Lock the Gate Alliance Inc in the Hunter to talk on the actions landholders & citizens have taken to stop the prospect of mining their properties and environment in the Hunter Valley NSW
For more info go to: http://lockthegate.org.au/
Also Erinn Masters from JR RICHARDSON & SONS will be answering the main questions they get asked
"What really happens to my recycling once the truck empties the bin? Does it really not go to the dump?" and Erinn will be also speaking about the waste centre in Tuncurry a year in operation since the major upgrades, how well it is functioning, and how are we doing as a community in our waste disposal efforts. I am guessing we can always do more, but I am still keen to find out.
If you would like to come to envirofair as a speaker please leave a message via contact us on this page, I am running out of available time slots for the Envirotalks series, so quick sticks if you want to get in to get you message out there.
Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find. ~Quoted in Time