Ecofest 2021 Wrap Up

Ecofest 2021 Wrap Up

Around 6000 people from around the region joined in the eco-fun at this month’s Ecofest at Tondoon Botanic Gardens.

The event featured guest speakers from Rockhampton and Bundaberg botanic gardens, the Plastic Free Mermaid and Rusty from Rustle in the Trees.

Kids enjoyed a range of free activities including face painting, craft, Gladstone Region themed mini-golf, a reptile show and a botanical paper workshop.

Gladstone Regional Councillor Desley O’Grady said the event was a huge success with this year’s theme Ecosystems Restoration sending a “loud and clear message that we need to drastically reduce our usage on plastics”.

“With new laws coming into effect in September banning single-use plastics such as straws and cutlery, it was great to hear about all the ways we can live more sustainably and reduce our plastic consumption,” she said.

A plaque was also unveiled at Ecofest 2021 in memory of Ruth Crossen, who was instrumental in the development of Tondoon Botanic Gardens, and a stalwart of many local environmental organisations.