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The North Sydney Living Futures Sustainability Festival is happening this April with lots of family fun and planet-saving information.

The North Sydney Living Futures Sustainability Festival is being held this month, and will feature a unique, week-long, thought-provoking speaker series around North Sydney, before culminating in a full-day festival of activities for the whole family to enjoy at The Coal Loader.

Bringing together some of the best speakers across multiple aspects of sustainability to tackle the curly questions facing the world and our future, the speaker series will open your mind, get you thinking and get you inspired.

Then to cap off the week a massive one-day celebration will take place at the Coal Loader on Sunday 30 April, 10am to 4pm.


The North Sydney Living Futures Sustainability Festival, happening at the Coal Loader on Sunday 30 April, will be an event not to be missed – so pop it in your diary now! This is a day not only for inspiration and information but for entertainment and fun.
Stage entertainment, workshops, stalls, kids’ activities, guided walks and tours are just a few of the things that will be on offer for a great day out at one of Sydney’s most iconic harbourside sites.

Be sure to meet our amazing festival ambassadors and MCs: TV favourite Costa Georgiadis, Olympian and youth oceans sustainability champion, Sam Fricker, and Indigenous educator and performer Charleen Aguiar Dos Santos.

Eco Kids area:
There is so much for children to enjoy at the festival with a whole stage and secret garden dedicated to Eco Kids!
There will be plays from The Kings and Queens of Green, live music from The Vegetable Plot, bubble play and eco face-painting from Little Feet, Storytime from Stanton Library, discover sessions from Sydney Wildlife Displays, art from The Sydney Seahorse Project, a scavenger hunt, and maybe even a drop in from everyone’s favourite gnome, Costa! Plus there’s kid-friendly (and planet-friendly) food and a solar-powered ice cream truck!
The Vegetable Plot via https://www.facebook.com/events/928535645253458
EV Display Day:
Festival attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with a number of different types and brands of EVs. EV experts from Good Car Co will be on hand to answer any questions you have on the day as they share their first-hand experience of owning and driving EVs. The EV display will be located next to the main stage on the south-side of the Platform.
Free bike valet parking:
Bike valet parking is like a coat check for bikes. We’ll give you a ticket when you drop off your bike. You get to enjoy the festival, stress free, whilst we guard your bike in secure bike racks. When you’re ready, return your ticket and we’ll bring your bike to you.Located on Balls Head Drive at the entrance to The Coal Loader. https://bikesydney.org/bike-valet-parking/
Free bike tune ups:
We’re doing free bike tune ups to keep you riding smoothly. Our tune ups are free and offered on a first come first served basis. Cyclists will be offered this free service until we have reached capacity. Drop-in sessions available 10am to 4pm. Located on Balls Head Drive at the entrance to The Coal Loader. https://www.pedalsetgo.com.au/

E-bike demo: This is your chance to ride an e-bike and try before you buy! Electric bikes or e-bike popularity has skyrocketed over the last couple of years. Many users would say they travel further, faster and ‘funner’ than regular bikes and e-bikes are fast becoming the preferred form of transport for many residents living in the city.Lug & Carrie will be providing a variety of e-bikes on the day and they will be made available on a first come, first served basis, and no reserved bookings are required. Located on the northside of The Platform.

For a full list of events please visit the website: www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/LivingFutures


All events are free however bookings to the talks are required as these are expected to sell out.

Please consider taking public transport, walking or cycling to each event. No need to print your ticket, we can scan your barcode straight from your phone.

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