Nightjar Festival sustainability workshop

Published on 06 January 2020

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The Surf Coast Shire Council is supporting a sustainability workshop at Torquay’s Nightjar Festival on Thursday 16 January, with a program of films documenting environmental action, including a screening of the film 2040. 

The film explores what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream. 

Along with 2040, there will be a screening of the documentary Farmers’ Footprint, which explores regenerative agriculture, as well as a series of short films showcasing local environmental action in the Surf Coast.

Anyone is welcome to attend the workshop, which aims to celebrate environmental action and inspire others to become involved.

The workshop will run from 4pm until 9pm at Torquay Common and will include these screenings:

4pm - 5pm:         A series of short films showcasing local action.

5pm – 6.30pm:   2040 film (90 mins).

6.30pm - 7pm:    Short films showcasing local action.

7.30pm:               Farmers’ Footprint (30 mins), which explores regenerative agriculture. This film will be followed by a panel discussion.

“The Nightjar Festival is an event leader in sustainability and continues to draw large crowds, so this is a great opportunity to reach out to our community, showcase local environmental action and encourage more people to get on board,” Surf Coast Shire Cr David Bell said.

“Our sustainability team will be onsite to chat with people throughout the evening,” he said.

“We’re keen to hear what our community cares about and what environmental action local people are involved in. Our staff will also be able to share information about environmental programs.” 

“We organised a community screening of the film 2040 in July and there was a really positive response, so I’d encourage anyone interested to come along and stay on for the panel discussion afterwards.”

The workshop is part of Council’s Towards Environmental Leadership Program, which aims to recognise existing environmental achievements, build on them and set directions for the future. 

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