Thursday, June 4, 2015

the program



Official Opening 9.30am

Live Entertainment 10am - 4pm

Demonstrations

Raw Food 11am

Bag Making 10.30am and 12.30pm

Sauerkraut 12.15pm

Sourdough 1.15pm

Guitar Pick Punching 2pm

Spinning 10am – 3pm

Workshops

Native Wildlife 10.30am and 1.30pm

Junkyard Dogs Upcycled Marching Band
Rhythms and Parade 11.15am – 12noon

Cute Corky Companions 12.15pm – 2.15pm

African Drumming 1pm


 

this year's stallholders


We welcome this year's stallholders:

BOSS Food Stall

BOSS Plant Stall and Permaculture Display

Green Bean Buggy - Coffee On Wheels 

Cuppalicious

Fassifern Gymnastics Club BBQ and Facepainting

Turkish Gozlemes

Kirabatis Handicrafts

Fassifern Boy Scouts

Days for Girls

Boonah Girl Guides

Scenic Rim Hydrotherapy Pool

Hunni Candles

Sunshine Healing Haven

Doterra Essential Oils

Farmers Fresh Choice

Small Right BIG CHANGES

Denise Summers

Pinkle and Co

Eagle Originals

Peak Organics

Scenic Roots Organic Produce

Greenlee Farm Macadamias and Honey

Liz Hans Healing Crystals

Liz Hans Health Books

Meekz Contemporary Jewellery

Knitting Nannas Against Gas

Dorothy's Salvias

Freshwater Fishing and Stocking Assoc QLD

Tanks A Lot Mate

Nathan’s Natives

Chicken Crossing

Kirri’s Henna Tattoos  

Darryl's Pottery

Jim's Unique Letterboxes

Native Wildlife   

Bill’s Camp Fire Ovens        

REPLAS    

Colleen and Pam's Manchester

Sandy's Confectionary



Sunday, May 31, 2015

multi prize raffle

Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful supporters, we have some amazing prizes.  
 
Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5 and will be drawn at world environment day festival
via  three separate draws at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.


Here's the growing list of fabulous prizes (in no particular order)

Mt Barney Lodge Two Night Midweek Homestead Heaven Stay valued at $640


Cunningham's Gap, candle holder handmade by Terina Smith
from reclaimed timber and hand turned vitreous china insulators, valued at $580
 
Maynards Gift Voucher to the value of $100 for bamboo products

90 min Private Yoga Session for two valued at $90 from Yoga with Jo

60 min Relaxation/Remedial Massage valued at $70 from Marina's Massage
 
45 minute Aromatouch Massage from Trish Mitchell

Dinner for Two to the value of $50 at Wild Grain Restaurant

David Bland Picture Framing $50 Gift Voucher

David Bland Clock Repairs $50 Gift Voucher 

Macadamia Selection from Greenlee Farms

Your Inspiration At Home herb mix from Kate Kovacs

Pinkle and Co handmade Upcycled Coffee Bag Tote Bag

hand painted reclaimed leather ring handmade by Marta Walender 

Scenic Rim Olives Olive Oil x 2

Set of two Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk Glasses

Family pass to the Robotic Dairy Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk valued at $50

Inflatable Solar Lantern from Far Outdoors

20 Native Seedlings of your choice from Trees Land Carbon

Farmers Fresh Choice Bottle of Fermented Hot Chillies

250g bag Montville Coffee Woodford Blend Espresso Ground Coffee
from Green Bean Buggy – Coffee on Wheels

Bag of polished tumbled stones from Liz Hans

Scenic Rim Lavender Gift Pack
 
$25 voucher from Elite Meats 

$20 Gift Voucher from Poppi's Pantry

Jewellery by Denise Summers

15 metre Garden hose from Boonah Mitre 10

 $15 voucher from Fassifern Quality Butchers

$10 gift voucher from the Story Tree
 
BOSS Calico Bag




Tuesday, May 5, 2015

the global theme for world environment day 2015

the well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. Evidence is building that people are consuming far more natural resources than what the planet can sustainably provide.

many of the earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points of depletion or irreversible change, pushed by high population growth and economic development. by 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we'll need three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption.

the world environment day theme this year as set by the united nations environment program is therefore "Seven Billion Dreams, One Planet, Consume with Care."


living within planetary boundaries is the most promising strategy for ensuring a healthy future. human prosperity need not cost the earth. living sustainably is about doing more and better with less. it is about knowing that rising rates of natural resource use and the environmental impacts that occur are not a necessary by-product of economic growth.

see how we're celebrating here in Boonah.


 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

seven billion dreams, one planet, consume with care

this year's World Environment Day Festival will again showcase a huge array of exhibitors, workshops, displays, demonstrations, discussions, art and performances to celebrate and inspire sustainability.

we're celebrating again on Saturday 6 June 2015 at the Outlook, 4001 Boonah Ipswich Road, Boonah between 9am and 4pm.

if you're a food vendor, stall holder or workshop presenter who is interested in getting involved, please get in touch with us. this is a plastic bag free event, and participants must be associated with the theme of sustainability in some way (in its broadest sense - social, ecological, community etc). you can find the participant info pack online here, if you'd like to be a part of this great day, please complete the application and email it to us.


expect lots of great food - organic, raw and real, vintage and upcycled wares, and loads of innovative ideas for sustainable living.


stay tuned to see this year's entertainment program, and check out last year's program
online here.

similarly, you can check out details of last year's free creative workshop program
online here.

read more about the theme here.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

clothes swap 2014

We'll be celebrating National Recycling Week again this year with a community Clothes Swap at the Cultural Centre on Saturday November 8 between 9am and 1pm.

Held simultaneously with the Bookfest, another great recycling event, the Clothes Swap includes women’s, men’s, children’s clothing, shoes and accessories. 


Bring along some clothes, shoes or accessories and it's free to swap, or only a gold coin donation to buy.

Upcycled bags will be available to purchase, and there'll be displays and demonstrations of some great upcycled textile ideas.

Local upcycler Anita Egginton will show visitors how easy it can be to sew shopping bags and library bags which can then be used to carry home ‘new’ clothes or books from the next door Book Fest. Anita is also demonstrating how to easily refashion men’s shirts into women’s summer tops.

Other demonstrations include local artist Sal Hart showing innovative weaving techniques to create bags from used baling twine via extra large French knitting devices.
There’ll also be a small suitcase rummage with lots of bargains to be had from a suitcase.

 
Clothes Swaps promote the perks of reuse and recycling and are great for the environment, but they’re also a fun and interactive way to refresh your wardrobes and cleanse your collections for free, making it a budget-friendly alternative to buying new.

Swapping just one suitcase (20kg) of clothes saves enough energy to run a TV non-stop for 1.7 years.

We invite people to participate and bring along a few items to swap, or just come and talk to us and learn more about the broader theme of minimising waste.

As well as the focus on clothes, it's a great opportunity to bring along things which BOSS collects for recycling initiatives, which include

  • mobile phones and accessories for the mobile muster
  • corks and household batteries for recycling
  • old plastic store cards to be upcycled into guitar picks
  • old running shoes for the nike re-use-a-shoe campaign, and
  • bras and swimmers for project uplift
  • fabric for bags and other crafts, including tablecloths, curtains and sheets,
  • old metal kitchenalia for the JUnkyard Dogs Upcycled Marching Band.

We’ll also have information there on recent innovations in recycling, including where people can take household batteries, soft plastics and ewaste.


  

Friday, July 25, 2014

AGM and general meeting


the BOSS AGM is scheduled for Sunday August 17, and we're looking forward to reports from all subcommittees.

if you are interested in nominating for a committee position, please complete the
nomination form and return via email to the secretary by Wednesday August 13. 

to be eligible, nominations must be from current financial members.

the meeting will be held at the Outlook at 2 for a 2.30pm start in the conference room. the AGM will be followed by a general meeting.

please bring a plate to share, and let us know by email if you are coming.