Invitation to Exhibitors,
Speakers, Sponsors and Workshop Conveners
Dear Eco-Innovator and Thinker,
You are invited to be part of an exciting and innovative
eco-festival to be held at Narara on the NSW Central Coast, on
Saturday 26 April 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Read on!
The 2014 Narara ECOBURBIA Festival will be the
inaugural festival of what is planned to become a major annual
event on the Central Coast.
ECOBURBIA will celebrate and promote suburban
sustainable living. We have all heard about green inner city
residential developments, 10-star corporate offices and
self-sufficient communities in the bush. So what about the suburbs
- where most Australians live? ECOBURBIA introduces the
Why Narara? This regional suburb is 90 minutes north of Sydney
and 5 minutes northwest of Gosford, on the NSW Central Coast.
Surrounded by the hills and wildlife of the Strickland State
Forest, Narara is on the main Newcastle-Sydney rail line, allowing
commuters to work in Sydney while living next to nature. It is also
the site for the pioneering Narara Ecovillage project, which is
being developed in consultation with the Gosford City Council.
The festival will be held at the Narara Valley High
School, in Fountains Road Narara, on Saturday April 26th
2014, from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free.
The festival is the initiative of the Narara Ecoliving Network
Inc. (N.E.L.N.), the not-for-profit outreach arm of the Narara
Ecovillage Co-operative. The festival will be organised
and managed by Brad and Bianca Cardis of Fixx Events, creators of
the very successful Avoca Beach Markets.
The event is sponsored by the Lisarow Bendigo Bank and other
sponsorships are currently being negotiated.
The themes for exhibitors, speakers and workshops are:
People-friendly, smaller-footprint suburbs for the future;
Designing suburbs for the new climate; living safely with
Innovations in transport and mobility
Retrofitting for sustainable living - lighting, heating,
cooling, painting, plumbing, furnishing and fireproofing; Managing
your own water and power;
New housing - the cutting edge (including modular homes)
Permaculture; compost; growing food; planting for wildlife
Fresher food; healthier cooking
Electric bikes and trikes; buggies and cars; car share and
Acting local with global benefits - buying local, upcycling,
recycling; freecycling and exchange
Living with local wildlife, how to share your
property with birds, insects and reptiles; wildlife and ecology on
the Central Coast.
What does a sustainable community look like? How does it
How can youth lead us to a new future?
Music, Food and Fun
We haven't forgotten these essential ingredients! It's too soon
to list them yet, but the promotional material and website will be
constantly updated. Contact Fixx Events if you would like to
perform at or provide food for the festival
An exciting programme of keynote speakers is being arranged.
Stay tuned! There will also be a programme of workshops
and presentations, in which you can apply to participate - please
see Expression of Interest form below.
- Central Coast and Sydney home-owners interested in sustainable
- Central Coast and Sydney "greeners" (people already changing
the way they live);
- Future residents of the Narara Ecovillage.
Target markets will be reached by N.E.L.N, Fixx Events, local
newspaper stories, radio interviews, social media and the Facebook
sites of our sponsors. Festival participants will spread the word
(i.e. you!) and there will be direct mail drops to local
Facebook and web.
The brand new Ecoburbia Narara Facebook site is: www.facebook.com/Ecoburbia
and the web site is just getting up (http://neln.org.au/ecoburbia/).
Expressions of Interest
If you are interested in being part of this unique and
special event, don't delay! Reply as per below. We will give
priority of site choice to those potential exhibitors and workshop
conveners who reply earliest.
For information about exhibiting and running workshops, please
Brad and Bianca Cardis, Fixx Events, ph: 0416923655, email: email@example.com
For information about sponsorship and speaking, please
Joan Cassels, ph. 0478 636 033, email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Send in your expression
of interest NOW to get priority!