Eco Festival a Great Success

It is finally here !!  We will be taking part in this year’s Footprints Eco-Festival this Sunday 21st of August at Whites Creek Valley Park in Annandale….a wonderful community event organised through council and we hope to see you there.

The Eco festival is a family friendly event on environmental and sustainable issues. Our children are our future, and hold a lot of power to help protect our planet.  Our aim is for it to become  common practise for them both whilst here at MSS, and in their own personal lives. 

Being a part of the festival will also assist MSS learn about new sustainable ideas and network with people in our extended community to help us continue on this sustainable journey.

About the My Stepping Stones Stall

The aim of our stall is to capture the interest and educate  young children at the festival in sustainable practices-

  • A gift show bag for all children with organic fruit and a take home planting kit ( thankyou Door Step Organics)
  • MSS Guinea Pigs to handle and feed scraps to
  • Worm farm for worm juice demonstration
  • Our new compost bin for composting talks
  • Children’s clothing recycling stall ( thank you for your donations)
  • Organic fruit and vegetable display which will be raffled at the end of the day ( free raffle entry- Door Step Organics)
  • A possum home counting competition and prize (thankyou Pippa- Jacks mum)
  • Herb garden display
  • MSS Sustainability Policy and photos of MSS children practising everyday sustainable practices

For more information on the festival and other activities which will be present visit:
http://www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/News-and-Events/Our-Events/Footprints-Ecofestival

After the festival

I would like to begin by expressing a huge word of thanks to our very dedicated Eco Festival committee- Chao, Mel, Ying, Maria and Elizabeth for all their efforts both leading up to the Eco-Festival on Sunday and for your time and enthusiasm on Sunday at the festival.

The festival was a great success and it was so beautiful to see so many MSS families on the day supporting us. We congratulate Lucy from pre-school room,  the winner of our possum home counting competition (thank you to Pippa – Jack’s mum for making this happen) ,and to a local resident Hannah as the winner of the magnificent Doorstep Organics fresh fruit box.

The day also allowed for MSS to meet new people with some great networking having occurred with our extended community such as other centres, meeting up with our Indigenous  liaisons officer Deborah Lennis from council ( an opportunity for educator Ying to get in the Indigenous spirit and join in with the dancing) and meeting Cameron Little from the Sydney Sustainability Centre whom has offered to come and visit us for tips and training with the educators. Sounds like a great program we will definitely look into.

Everyone’s clothing donations were also very well received by the community.
Thankyou.
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