The Tropfest screening at Stage88 in Commonwealth Park this Sunday is a Seriously Green Event and hopefully, the initiatives implemented at this gig will become the norm for all other outdoor events in the ACT. With more than 23,000 people expected, the impact on sometimes sensitive public areas can be pretty harsh and, with that thought in mind, the event managers have decided prevention is more effective than cleaning up afterwards!
This arvo the Big Screens are being erected and ****connected**** to GreenChoice renewable energy which will supply all power needs for the duration of the event.
Attendees are requested to take a little more personal responsibility and bring their own water bottles as the SES are providing a tanker-full of fresh water and, for a once-only gold-coin donation, bottles can be re-filled.
The Waste Busters – students from the Orana School’s River Health and Stars of Hope programs are volunteering at the new Waste Sorting Station to advise the film-buffs where to dispose of their waste – into compost, recycling and rubbish so it doesn’t all have to go to landfill.
As a condition of trading, all food and refreshment concessionaires are required to use only biodegradable packaging and utensils with emphasis on the use of locally sourced organic and fair-trade produce wherever possible.
To minimise the use of printed paper, the Tropfest program can be downloaded from the ACT Government Event’s website – www.events.act.gov.au
Attendees are encouraged to use public transport, cycle, walk or car-pool and to bring their own reusable rubbish bags to take their waste home and dispose of appropriately – into your own worm-farm or compost heap!
2010 Tropfest is on Sunday 21st February at Stage 88 in Commonwealth Park, commencing at 3.00pm and
concluding at 11.00pm. This is a free event and absolutely stunning sitting under the stars watching fab films and cheering on our own Canberra film-makers……Shannon [Fishlips], Liam [Awakening] and Scott [Every Second Weekend]……..see you there!!