The Natura team had lots of fun joining in with all the activities at the 2017 LEAF (Logan Eco Action Festival) recently. This was such an incredibly busy event and it was so great to see so many people supporting and enjoying a festival that was focused on all of us becoming more environmentally-minded.
The visitors to the Natura stall didn’t stop all day long and our team had a great time talking to so many families. The kids loved meeting the creatures we had brought along – learning all about lifecycles with our friendly mealworms, organic recycling with our wriggly composting worms, and the importance of healthy catchments and water while getting up close and personal with an array of water bugs. In the meantime we also had many wonderful conversations with parents and other visitors about nature-based learning programs, Natura’s consulting services and, of course, the new GroNATIVE app.
It was fantastic to see the level of interest in the the GroNATIVE app from just about everyone that we spoke to about it, with so many people recognising how important it is to see a shift towards using local native plants in our gardens. Of course, given that downloading the app is free, many people even took a moment to download it to their phones on the spot!
Also inspiring were the array of other exhibitors who were proudly showcasing ideas, products and programs that all focused around protecting the environment and making the world a better place! From the virtues of native beehives with Bee Aware Kids to the amazing work of Substation 33 in recycling e-waste and the ease of organic recycling at home with the crew from Composta, it was so great to see these organisations all coming together in the one place. The crowd were delighted with some awesome live music and performances as well as a visit from the amazing and inspiring Costa who shared his passion and enthusiasm for all things green!
Also on show were the many programs and intiatives being put forward by the Logan City Council such as protection of threatened species, environmental events and activities and the provision of free native plants to festival attendees (find out more on the Logan City Council website). We were very impressed to see the many efforts that Logan City Council are making towards supporting and growing environmental initiatives in their area and were so grateful to be able to part of such an amazing event!
All in all it was a fantastic day, and our team went away feeling enthused and inspired! We can’t can’t wait for LEAF 2018!
LEAF – Logan Eco Action Festival – Facebook page