MEDIA RELEASE – 28 September 2010

 Canberra’s famed Old Bus Depot Markets will be a green hub hosting stallholders with the best and most unique green products, services and ideas at the inaugural Green Savvy Sunday, to be held on Sunday 17 October.

“This is the first time a market in Canberra has held a day completely dedicated to making people’s lives more sustainable,” said Old Bus Depot Markets co-owner, Morna Whiting.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with the response and the quality of stallholders who are taking part in our first Green Savvy Sunday.

“We came up with the idea as a response to community awareness and the need for information, products and services that are environmentally based,” she continued.

Green Savvy Sunday will feature green groups and speakers who can talk to market visitors about green smart alternatives for living, plus food and wine, jewellery, fashion, craft, clothing, skin care and more – all following the themes of recycle, reuse and low use of energy. For those keen on learning more, the markets will also include an all day speakers program called Green Savvy Speakers, headlined by famed author and sustainability guru, Jackie French.

For more information visit www.obdm.com.au/news-events/green-savvy-sunday/

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Specialist stallholders include:

FOOD & WINE –  

  • Rosnay Organic Wines – winery focusing on organic wines and biodynamics.
  • Organic raw chocolate kits – to make your own raw chocolate. It is a HEALTH FOOD!
  • Stephen Hogwood Organic Preserves – discover or rediscover how organic food used to be preserved, and marvel at the way food used to taste!
  • Lindsay and Edmunds Organic Chocolates – try their new range featuring slabs of roasted cacao in Fairtrade organic Belgium milk chocolate; and cointreau and Grand Marnier liqueur chocolates.

FASHION AND JEWELLERY – 

  •  Karen Monson – range of unique handmade bags using vintage recycled material.
  • Tahlia Downes – upcycled clothing and home décor. 
  •  Miso Chic – turns antique Japanese kimonos into exquisite brooches.
CRAFT –
 

  • Liz Wright and Tony Lemerle  – garden art and sculpture made from recycled materials.  
  • Annie Storey – beautiful fountains from recycled copper.   
  • Tamsin Rushbrook – homewares, jewellery and art made from recycled materials including jewellery from old typewriter keys.

 Specialist green groups and other stallholders include:

 
 

  • ACT NO WASTE — what the ACT Government is doing in sustainability for waste management.
  • Australian nappy Network — Reusable cloth nappies.
  • ClimateXChange – provides access to the latest information and views on climate change and sustainability.
  • Enjo — chemical free cleaning system.
  •  Greenhouse Emporium — a one stop shop in Fyshwick for the householders green needs including solar power, irrigation, rainwater tanks, garden equipment.
  • Nick Mayo — Canberra’s Sustainable House.
  • OzHarvest Canberra — Leftover food collection and distribution.
  • Molongolo Catchment Group — Landcare: onground environmental projects and education.
  • Ecolour — Climate friendly, carbon neutral, non toxic paints.
  • SEE Change – supports and inspires people to act in a sustainable way.
  • Southern ACT Catchment group — landcare information.
  • Cam Wilson — permaculture education and design.
  • Redbrow Garden — Eco-tourist retreat.
  • Robin Johnson — author of a book on sustainable gardening

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