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November 2 – Strathfield hosts Cooks River Eco Festival

2 November 2011

Strathfield Council will host the 2011 Cooks River Eco Festival on Sunday 13 November at Freshwater Park from 10am-3pm.

The Cooks River Eco Festival has previously been hosted by Marrickville and Canterbury councils, and this year will feature a range of environmentally focused activities, workshops, entertainers and stalls.

The Cooks River Eco Festival is a sustainable, waste wise, carbon neutral green energy event with something for all the family.

“Strathfield Council is proud to host this year’s Cooks River Eco Festival, to celebrate the great natural environments of Strathfield and to provide a 100 per cent eco and environmentally friendly community event,” Cr Paul Barron, Mayor of Strathfield said.

“The Eco Festival is also a great opportunity to educate the community about sustainability initiatives in Strathfield, the Cooks River and health of our local waterways and how the community can be involved and incorporate eco concepts in their own homes.”

The Eco Festival will feature live entertainment, sustainability workshops and community talks, arts and crafts, free bike checks, an eco Q&A booth, children’s activities including a wildlife show, video games and a jumping castle, plus walking tours of the Cooks River and a bushcare planting site.

A GreenPower event, the Eco Festival will use only renewable energy sources – solar and 100% biodiesel generators, all service containers will be made from compostable or biodegradable materials and all waste will be recycled or composted rather than sent to landfill. On top of this, a bushcare planting activity will aim to plant over 500 small shrubs and participants are being encouraged to ride their bikes or catch the free shuttle bus from Strathfield Station to Freshwater Park.

The Cooks River Eco Festival is supported by the Cooks River Alliance partner councils.

For more information and all the details, visit