The 2017 EnviroFest (2nd – 23rd of October) is a festival of awareness, connection and motivational initiatives to show how Palmerston North is fighting climate change and contributing towards achieving global sustainability goals. The EnviroFest captures the uniqueness of the global sustainability initiatives through its partnership with many institutions ranging from the arts, education, science and the environmental community.
This year EnviroFest will explore the two largest contributors to New Zealand’s gross emissions – energy and agriculture – and will acknowledge the significance of the Manawatu river to our community.
The programme is designed to help kids, youth and adults to learn more about our environment and how we can each make a difference. Every week there will be thought-provoking talks, hands-on workshops, and guided tours. During the school holidays, we planned activities for the whole families: workshops on cooking, gardening, engineering, science, arts and crafts, guided tours to the water dam and wastewater treatment plant and to the wind farm. In the evenings you will enjoy discussions about our oceans, lakes, and rivers, sustainable agriculture and energy efficiency. Please check our event page to see the details of all activities. New events will be added to the PNCET website and a Facebook page, as they are confirmed.
If you would like to volunteer at EnviroFest, helping to host and work at events, do get in touch; festivals of this size need a lot of community support!