Townsville Eco fiesta was a big success in 2010, held at Queens Garden on Sunday 29th the event was the ideal way to start Environment Week.
The Eco Fiesta provides the ideal opportunity for local Environment groups to showcase their activities to the general public.
It also helps to ensure these groups can continue their fantastic work by encouraging locals to get involved, or at the very least make some changes in lifestyle to reduce the impact we can have on our surroundings.
This event was a great way spend the afternoon, with heaps of information from people like Ranger Dan of Billabong wildlife Sanctuary fame discussing the animals and critters around the backyard.
There was also be a screening of Al Gore`s An Inconvenient Truth, and a talk on Climate Change by Mark Davis, who was trained by the famous Al Gore himself.
The Townsville City Council were well represented on the day too, giving away local native plants.
There was also the annual baby welcoming ceremony to officially welcome our local newborns into the world.
Other important groups included Conservation Volunteers Australia, Reef Check Australia, Sea Turtle Group, plus many more.
Plenty of games and activities for the kids too, with colouring in and puzzles, Samantha was kept busy for quite some time, she loves turtles, but then don’t we all?
This picture is now on the fridge at home.
There were many Environmental groups represented, plenty of food available as well, and in only a slight deviation from the theme, “Alternate Health Options” of Townsville were on hand to show folks how to use natural products to help us in our pursuit of personal health as well.
I was assured by the proprietor Jenny that all the products she uses are made using sustainable processes and are a great way to help you repair and restore your body in a natural way.
Photo: Michael Palmer
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Townsville is the largest regional centre in North Queensland and is in fact considered the Capitol of North Queensland (even though the North is not a state in itâ€™s own right). With a population of about 200,000 people Townsville is a bright and vibrant destination that visitors will certainly enjoy.