Support for Hume Sustainability Fair

La Trobe University’s Albury-Wodonga campus is partnering with the Hume Building Society annual Hume Sustainability Fair to promote a ‘greener’ more environmentally friendly border region.


Albury Wodonga Open Day 2011 Sustainability FairLa Trobe's sponsorship of the fair, alongside Hume Building Society and Albury City Council, is part of a wide range of sponsorship programs within the Albury-Wodonga community.

‘La Trobe’s Albury-Wodonga campus is committed to working with the community in a variety of ways, including to create an environmentally conscientious community and promote sustainable living,’ says Dr Guinever Threlkeld, Head of the Albury-Wodonga Campus of La Trobe University.

With over 30 stalls, the family friendly fair will offer a diverse range of environmental products and green savvy advice on sustainable power generation and conservation, responsible gardening and water use practises, viable home heating and cooling solutions and new environmental innovations to name a few.

Additionally, the fully electric Hume and Baker Motors’ Mitsubishi i-MiEV car, one of the only fully electric cars in Australia, will also be on show.

‘The fair is a great way to bring community and business together to celebrate sustainability and Albury-Wodonga’s precious resources while educating the community about environmentally responsible practises,’ says Dr Threlkeld.

‘Education about sustainability and responsible practises will benefit not only our community and the environment but the generations to come who want to enjoy the natural beauty of Albury-Wodonga.’

Local musicians Grooveyard Hammond Combo will be performing some smooth tunes in QEII square and face painting and a jumping castle will provide entertainment for the whole family.

‘By teaming up with Albury City Council and La Trobe University, we will create an event for local businesses and community groups to come together,’ says Mr Andrew Saxby, CEO of Hume Building Society. ‘It’s not only to help educate families on sustainable living – we are also keen to celebrate it.’

The Sustainability Fair coincides with ‘Earth Hour’, a global movement used raise awareness about climate change where lights all around the world are switched off for one hour at 8.30pm on March 23. The event, organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), has seen many iconic buildings and cities switch off their lights in support of a greener future.

To show support for this initiative Albury will hold its own Earth Hour 2013 event at Albury Royal Botanic Gardens in the evening accompanied by an acoustic candlelight event 'Music by Moonlight'.  The music will start at 7pm on the 23 March near the Japanese Pond with gold coin donations to support WWF.

For more information about the Hume Sustainability Fair visit Hume Building's website.

What? Hume Sustainability Fair

Where? QEII Square, Dean Street, Albury

When? 10.00am – 2.00pm, Saturday 23 March 2013

Contact:

Suzi Macbeth
Communications Officer
T 03 9479 5353 | E s.macbeth@latrobe.edu.au

Rob Woodward
Campus Operations, Albury-Wodonga campus
T 02 6024 9712 | E r.woodward@latrobe.edu.au 

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