Eco event showcases fun and new technology

Date published: 31 May 2018

Aria award-winning artist Dan Sultan will headline Townsville City Council’s Eco Fiesta this Sunday where locals can learn how to cut their household bills and protect the environment.

The annual event will host a range of exhibits and market stalls throughout the day.

Community Health and Environment Committee Chair Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said people could learn about the environment and save money by learning how to use electricity and water more efficiently.

“Eco Fiesta gives people a chance to check out stalls from different businesses with products to save water all the way through to information about solar installations and the Tesla Power Wall,” Cr Greaney said.

“There will be a range of new technology on show and kids will be able to get involved in the drone zone – where they can fly drones in a controlled environment.”

Councillor Greaney said Eco Fiesta is an important annual event in Council’s yearly calendar.

“You don’t have to be a greenie to get the benefits from being more environmentally friendly,” Cr Greaney said.

“Eco Fiesta will have the best money-saving tips from a range of experts.

“There will be Dan Sultan performing and Ranger Dan from hands on Wildlife doing a wildlife presentation and lots more – so there is something for everyone.”

Townsville City Council’s Eco Fiesta is held at Queens Gardens from 9am to 3pm, Sunday, June 3.

Eco Fiesta is a free event, however gold coin donations can be made upon entering. All donations are distributed and presented to environmentally-focused non-profit organisations at the following year’s event.