It’s easy being clean and green

Take your eco-warrior spirit to the streets with more to see and do for Brisbane’s greenest thumbs at events happening across the city in the coming weeks.

Check out our wrap up of the top events and activities and get ready to go green or go home.

Green Heart Fair

Celebrating 10 years of creating a clean and green Brisbane, the 20th bi-annual Green Heart Fair returns on 2 June at 7th Brigade Park, Chermside with free sustainability workshops, markets, kids entertainment and 2,000 free native plants ready to go to their new homes.

Find out why it pays to be green and join eco-exhibitors and entertainers including War on Waste’s Craig Reucassel and zero waste blogger Lindsay Miles as they lead the charge in helping you embrace a more sustainable lifestyle.

World Environment Day

Take a fashionable turn midweek, as local designers Larissa Deak, Robyn Woodrow, Nadine Schmoll, Claudia Williams and Jonathon Pampling demonstrate how they have upcycled single-use plastics as part of a showcase in the Queen Street Mall for World Environment Day on Wednesday 5 June. See how five Brisbane-based designers have interpreted the brief to turn lunch-related single-use plastic materials – think plastic water bottles, straws, cling-wrap and takeaway containers – into wearable garments. As well as marvelling at their creations, it might make you say “No, thanks!” to the straw in your morning iced-latte!

Koala Festival

Join the local community to help plant more than 2500 trees at 335 Pine Mountain Rd (Lambertia Close Park) in Mount Gravatt East on Sunday June 9 to restore koala and glider habitats. This family-fun experience will also have kids’ eco entertainment, live music, food and coffee – don’t forget your keep cup.

Sustainable Living, Made Easy

Drop in to Karawatha Forest Discover Centre every Thursday to learn how you can make a difference by living sustainably. Weekly workshops cover topics for all ages including wildlife friendly gardening, composting, bee keeping, worm farming and much more.

Community Tree Planting

Play a part in making your neighbourhood cooler, shadier and greener. Come along to our community tree planting days, meet your neighbours, enjoy a sausage sizzle and help grow our urban forest. Visit What's on in Brisbane for the next tree planting day in your local area.

Want more inspiration to be cleaner and greener?

  • Take advantage of Council’s free native plants program. Simply visit Downfall Creek Bushland Centre at 815 Rode Road McDowall, to collect plants you are able to plant in your home. These plants are selected to suit Brisbane soils and subtropical climate and support our native wildlife. It’s a win win!
  • Check out our Love Food Hate Waste six-week challenge to help reduce food waste while saving time and money
  • Find your nearest local community composting hub and get your discounted composting caddy and get scrap happy!
Date posted: Friday, 10th May, 2019
Last updated:13 May 2019
Topics: green