SUSTAINABLE LIVING FESTIVAL SCREENS DOCUMENTARY
Drying For Freedom has hung out at festivals worldwide and now the documentary premieres in Australia on 16th Feb as part of the Transition Film Festival running alongside the Sustainable Live Festival in Melbourne. We are really excited about the screening in the country where rotary clothes lines are a common day fixture and would like to thank Hills Home & Lifestyle for all their support which has helped to make the film possible.
In 1998 a small group of people converged in the regional township of Musk, just outside Daylesford in Australia for the first Sustainable Living Festival. For many it was the first opportunity they had to share information and knowledge about sustainable living. Not only did this groundbreaking event initiate a unique gathering, it also triggered the formation of a hosting organisation, the Sustainable Living Foundation, in later years.
In 2001, due to increased audience and volunteer numbers, the event relocated to the Alexandra Gardens in the City of Melbourne. With a new audience and an urban flavour, the event showcased more than two hundred exhibitors and presented over one hundred seminars. In 2003 the Festival was on the move once more and turned to Melbourne’s newest landmark, Federation Square. With a new emphasis on developing a cultural, creative festival, the event reached out to an awakening mainstream audience. It is here that the Festival has settled for the past seven years, experiencing rapid audience growth with crowds of over 100,000 people.
Not surprisingly, the Festival has evolved much since its inception, yet it continues to reflect the growing momentum and cultural dynamics within the community. If there is one thing we can say for sure about the future of the Sustainable Living Festival, it is that it will continue to change shape as we continue to learn about more sustainable ways to live on the planet.
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