Perth Sun Fair 2010, to be held this Sunday at The University of Western Australia, will demonstrate that a sustainable lifestyle is environmentally sound, cost-effective and achievable.
Fair project manager Leonie Wight said this year's fair would be aimed at ‘mums and dads' interested in getting basic information about sustainable living without the hard-sell.
"For instance, if you want to know about solar panels you can come along and start making inquiries while the kids play. You won't need to make lots of phone calls or worry about who to believe," she said.
"There will also be experts who can help you set up a waterwise garden. You'll be able to get advice on the soil in your suburb and, if you want, buy the right native plants and seeds for your area."
Seminar themes include Food Ecosystems: starting a patch from scratch; Designing for our Climate: buying the right block of land and retrofitting existing homes; From the Fryer to the Freeway: how to run a diesel vehicle on vegetable oil; and Aquatic Food Ecosystems. The seminars are free.
Children will be able to see how exercise bikes connected to generators can power appliances such as light bulbs or drills as well as get involved in craft activities using recycled materials.
Organisers expect more than 7,000 people to attend this year's fair. The University of Western Australia is a major sponsor of the event, which has been held on campus every year since 2004.
WHAT: Perth Sun Fair 2010
WHEN: Sunday 28 March 9am-5pm
WHERE: Oak Lawn, UWA (nearest carpark 3, Hackett Entrance 1)
COST: Gold coin donation for people over 16
Leonie Wight (Fair Project Manager) (+61 4) 04 942 443
Janine MacDonald (UWA Public Affairs) (+61 8) 6488 5563 / (+61 4) 32 637 716