Find out how to live ‘green' with a solar-panel dream home and a car that runs on biodiesel, without breaking the bank, at this year's Perth Sun Fair on Sunday April 6.
More than 72 exhibitors ranging from individuals to businesses, not-for-profit and government organisations will promote sustainable living concepts, technology and its many benefits at the annual event, to be held on the Oak Lawn at The University of Western Australia.
This year's event, the biggest event held to date, will focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, environment conservation and natural living, with stalls, interactive working models, seminars and activities to run throughout the day.
The Sun Fair aims to share information and experiences with community members so they can return to their homes armed with the knowledge they can make a difference to the future of the planet and its living systems.
Earlier this month, State Environment Minister Fran Logan announced the Perth Sun Fair had won $20,000 funding through the State Government's Sustainable Energy Development Office.
Fair coordinator Jonathon Thwaites, a finalist in the 2007 Western Australian Environment Awards for the Community Achievement Category, said people needed to change their individual behaviour to meet environmental challenges.
"There is compelling evidence that true change will happen only when government, business and individuals act together to achieve the goal of sustainable living," he said.
Mr Thwaites' passion for sustainable living and alternative fuels extends to his day-to-day life where he practises what he preaches, including running his car on biodiesel, using greywater systems in his home and installing solar panels on his roof.
He said the same event in Victoria drew 250,000 people over five days and about 15,000 people were expected to visit the Perth Sun Fair. For more details on Sun Fair events, visit http://www.perthsunfair.com.au/