Media Release – 26 September 2011

The Old Bus Depot Markets will host its environmentally focused theme day, Green Savvy Sunday, next Sunday 9 October 2011.

“Green Savvy Sunday will be even bigger and better in 2011 with participants showcasing ways we can all get a little greener including recycling, upcycling and products made using low energy or organic techniques, “said Old Bus Depot Markets co-owner, Diane Hinds.

“We can all gain from leading more sustainable lifestyles and it’s with this in mind that our market will share green information, advice on solar technology, organic food production and lots more,” she continued.

Green Savvy Sunday stalls will feature green products and displays to inspire and entice. Experts will give advice on green products and services, and Government departments will also be on hand to assist with advice on programs they are running to help improve our carbon footprint.

The markets will feature an additional 30 stalls on Green Savvy Sunday including businesses such as ACT No Waste and ActewAGL, stallholders selling environmentally friendly cleaning systems, sculptures, homewares and clothes made from recycled materials, children’s books with a sustainable/green message, water wise gardening solutions and plants, and much more.

For those keen on learning more about greening your life, the markets will feature an all day speakers program called Green Savvy Speakers. Keynote speaker, Dr Richard Denniss, Executive Director of the Australia Institute, will present his views on why we need a carbon tax, why it won’t destroy the economy and why the polluters are so afraid. Justin Ryan, Director of Armada Solar will discuss the future of solar in Canberra after the Feed In Law, and present a new environmental product that makes houses more energy neutral. David Hocking from One- Eco will present on sustainability in the garden, and Nick Mayo will also be sharing information about Canberra’s Sustainable House.

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