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Eco Village at Wynyard Tulip Festival 2023

Eco Village at Wynyard Tulip Festival 2023

Waratah-Wynyard Council (WWC) is excited to announce that this year’s Wynyard Tulip Festival will focus on minimising waste, in a step towards achieving a zero-waste event in the future. Sustainability has been a huge focus for the festival, to be held this Saturday 14th October, with the introduction of an Eco Village and festival organisers encouraging vendors to move away from single-use plastic.

“Anything to reduce plastics has the potential to be a great thing. Hopefully, visibility through this festival partnership will inspire wider community involvement in reducing everyday plastic use.” – said the Sustainability and Environmental Advisory Panel for Waratah-Wynyard Council

Nestled into the natural beauty of Gutteridge Gardens, the Eco Village will support conversations about the local environment, clean energy, and upcycling waste. Below is the site map for year’s Tulip Festival, which highlights where to find the Eco Village, and the other festival highlights. 

In the lead up the Tulip Festival this year, the Plastic Free Places (PFP) Tassie program were engaged to support and educate vendors to minimise waste. Vendors and other participating businesses were offered free tailored support to reduce single-use packaging, money saving strategies and techniques, Instagram promotion ideas, and signage recognising them as a sustainable business at the festival.

PFP have had a positive impact on the Tulip Festival and the Waratah-Wynyard business community so far with approx. ten businesses becoming members in just one month.

“There has been a positive attitude from local businesses towards the program [and] the uptake has been quicker than other Councils.” said Dan Broun, Plastic Free Places Tassie – Tasmanian Coordinator

“Plastic Free Places Tasmania are really excited to be working with businesses in beautiful North West Tasmania and look forward to growing the program here.” – said Dan

The Tulip Festival Eco Village is thanks to sponsor Blackley Pipelines & Irrigation and the Waratah-Wynyard Council Sustainability and Environmental Advisory Panel (SEAP), with contributions from the following businesses:

  • Plastic Free Places Program
  • Sustainable Living Tasmania
  • Waratah-Wynyard Council Youth Leaders
  • Biosecurity Tasmania
  • NW Raptor Care
  • Department of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Australian Parents for Climate Action
  • Live Well Tasmania
  • Wynyard Landcare
  • Sisters Beach Wildcare
  • TasNetworks
  • Interactive Art Activities

This year’s Wynyard Tulip Festival event will be held on Saturday 14th October, 11am – 9pm, at Gutteridge Gardens in Wynyard. Be sure to visit the Eco Village and take the time to support the many fantastic business at the festival.

For more information on the Plastic Free Places program, click here.

Download a copy of the Bloom Time – Tulip Festival & Spring Loaded Program below. 

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