Inaugural Blue Sky Festival brings sustainability to the Hills this Saturday

Local identities Simon Cherriman, pictured with a manmade native nest, and Peter Holland will each play a major role at the new festival.
Local identities Simon Cherriman, pictured with a manmade native nest, and Peter Holland will each play a major role at the new festival.

GROUPS interested in sustainability will come together to hold the first Blue Sky Festival on Saturday in the Hills.

Visitors will learn how to reduce their impact on the environment at presentations, workshops and stalls, from 10am to 4pm, at the Sculpture Park in Mundaring.

Parts of Jacoby and Nichol Streets will be closed from 7am to 5pm for the event.

Steering group member Jim Thorn said the focus was to create a more sustainable future for current and future residents of the Hills.

“There are about 40 groups involved in sustainability locally and the event is about improving the impact we have,” he said.

More than 20 speakers will cover the topics of fire mitigation, environmental protection, recycling, the built environment, water efficiency and energy systems.

There will be activities for children, outdoor entertainment and food vans.

The event is supported by the Shire of Mundaring, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, Mundaring Community Bank and Lotterywest.

For more details, visit the Blue Sky Festival Mundaring Facebook page or email blueskyfest@gmail.com .

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