Promoting positive climate action at Torquay festival


By Jena Carr

A free one-day festival is coming to Torquay to unite the community and promote positive climate action.

One Planet Festival Surf Coast will feature many sustainable food stalls, workshops, kid’s activities, and artists at The Esplanade from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, March 16.

Volunteer co-organiser Laura Grufas said she was excited to bring many local change-makers together and looked forward to connecting with the community to create positive change.

“There’s something for everyone to really engage with, and it’s just a really positive event for everyone to connect and engage with in their own specific way,” she said.

“We’ve been blown away by the response from the community. Over 55 local businesses and community groups have come on board to participate in the festival.

“Being able to create that opportunity for connection amongst the public and all these incredible organisations or businesses doing great things, I’m really excited about that.”

Ms Grufas said she hoped people would come down for the festival and engage in the many activities available.

“We’ve got a tent where you can bring all your hard to recycle items as well and we’ve got a really massive kids’ zone,” she said.

“We’ll have live music on the day with local acts performing. It’s kicking off with a Welcome to Country, and we’ll have talks and demos throughout the day.

“We’ve also had over 40 volunteers step up from the community to make the day a reality, which has just been pretty epic.”

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