May 03, 2017

Greens to have a ball at Renew Fest

Media Release
3 May 2017


Earth_Ball_cronulla photo

Tamara Smith, Member for Ballina, will attend the Renew Fest in Mullumbimby this weekend to celebrate and discuss community action on topics such as renewable energy, sustainability, ethical economics, food production and biodiversity.

“I am very proud to support such a great festival with so many wonderful and interesting presenters over the two days,” said Ms Smith.

“This is an inspiring event for anyone interested in the future of our planet and in working to promote zero waste in Byron Shire and beyond.”

Greens upper house members Dawn Walker MLC and Jeremy Buckingham MLC will also be at the event, with Jeremy Buckingham inflating a giant Earth Ball. The ball is five meters in diameter and covered in satellite imagery of the Earth.

“The aim of the Earth Ball is to remind people that we all live on just one planet and we must protect our climate,” said Mr Buckingham.

"Burning coal is the number one cause of climate change, which is why the Greens want a rapid phase-out of coal and a transition to clean, renewable energy,” he said.

Renew Fest attendees are welcome to come to the Greens stall at the event.

The Renew Fest is a child friendly event and takes place on Saturday May 6 – Sunday May 7 2017 at the Mullumbimby Showgrounds. Tickets available at

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