Cairns Eco Fiesta
After a year’s hiatus, the Cairns Ecofiesta is back and in a new home at the lush Munro Martin Parklands.
Hosted by Cairns Regional Council, it’s a event where the community comes together in the name of sustainability to share ideas, expertise, skills and enthusiasm.
The kid-friendly festival includes roaming performances, interactive workshops and all the latest green-tech and sustainable living solutions.
The free event will run this Sunday at MMP, 10am to 6pm.
Here’s Tropic Now’s guide on what to do, see, eat and acquire.
Go on a digital adventure
The Cairns-based makers behind the globally-renowned app Questagame will be holding a special ‘QuestaTags’ competition, in which participants use the app to tag sightings of flora and fauna at the venue.
Players can view other people’s finds and if they’re able to identify the species, it’s counted as a ‘capture’.
Prizes include passes to Rainforestation and the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.
Upcycle for fun
Make a prop from recycled and reclaimed junk, which you can then use to take a selfie in Tropical Steam Punk’s purpose-built photo booth.
Save your money and your skin at the same time! Tracey from The Source Bulk Foods is giving a demonstration on how to make homemade skin care products using natural, cheap and readily available kitchen ingredients.
Make eco-friendly wraps
We all know beeswax wraps are a great alternative to plastic cling wrap, but do you have any idea on how to make them?
The crafty sustainability services professional Celina Padilha is there to share the recipe and method.