Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Brisbane’s newest environmental event, Green Earth Festival, made its green mark on Saturday 13 March at the beautiful Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. After almost 2 weeks of pouring rain, the skies cleared with only a few drops from the heavens just in time to cool off the mass of festival attendees, estimated at around 3000 to 4000.

The wide-ranging festival comprised live bands and performers including Emma Dean, Quinn band and teenage newcomers and crowd favourite wheeleR. Also roving entertainment, green cuisine, demonstrations and speakers like Tim Lang from Northey Street City Farm. The very popular Kids’ zone was run by local children’s entertainer, Renata, with the video zone featuring the Green Earth Festival short film winner Shiny Alumina, also art and fashion displays from other competition winners, plus a huge variety of stalls from many companies including local not for profit organisations.

Green Earth Festival was organised by the not-for-profit environmental awareness group, Green Earth Group Inc that began early 2009 when like-minded friends of singer/poet and author Leigh-Chantelle’s saw the need for the uniting of environmental and animal rights groups. Green Earth Group Inc plans to continue with its green education, focusing next on a mini Kids Day Out.

Leigh-Chantelle Koch, the one-woman powerhouse and driving force behind Green Earth Festival is extremely pleased with the amount of support, assistance and dedication she has found in many of the volunteers. “People understand that Green Earth Festival is coming from a sincere and positive place and therefore so many people want to get involved from the grassroots up in helping us enact the positive changes that are needed in our society,” says Leigh-Chantelle. “Every single person involved with Green Earth Festival volunteered their time, energies, skills and expertise. Without all the amazingly committed volunteers, both young and old, Green Earth Festival would not have been possible.”

“My goal with Green Earth Festival and beyond is to encourage all people from all backgrounds to be involved in a positive way to help our environment and to meet other like-minded individuals,” says Leigh-Chantelle. “We proved with Green Earth Festival that there is a strong market in Brisbane for environmentally friendly and cruelty free products, goods and services.”

It’s easy being green, ethical and cruelty-free with Leigh-Chantelle and her comrades here to show you how.

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Media/PR enquiries:
Jaylene Musgrave
Public Relations Manager
Green Earth Festival
Email: [email protected]

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Green Earth Group Inc.

Green Earth Group Inc is a not-for-profit environmental awareness group who aim to promote a better way of living – for us, for our animal friends and for our planet.
Leigh-Chantelle Koch
P: 0412 357 051
M: 0412 357 051


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