Workshops, street food and bike races at eco event
Workshops, street food and bike races at Auckland’s biggest eco event!
Get your upcycled and sustainably-made glad rags on and join the fun - EcoDay is back! Taking place Sunday 15 April at EcoMatters Environment Trust and the surrounding park in New Lynn, this free event is packed with entertainment for all ages. This year’s edition will feature some surprising new elements.
We are proud to be hosting the first ever EcoDay Velodrome Bike Party! Hold on to your helmets as the Velodrome buzzes with bike activities, races and information on everything you need to know to commute these city streets.
“The whole city is talking bike lanes and we’re seeing the dawn of a golden age in Auckland for cyclists. We want to celebrate that by creating something special for our biking community - so bring your bike down and put your talents to the test,” says Event Manager Ella Mizrahi.
This year we are also introducing a second stage, jam-packed with inspirational speakers, workshops and panel discussions. Speakers will include Cameron Sims from Plant Culture on using hemp-based products, Zero Waste Josephine, and EcoMatters’ own Sarah Jane Murray, who will present ‘The Ultimate Guide to Recycling’. The seminars and panel discussions will explore localising food economies, ‘What Are We Doing with the Waitākere Ranges?’ and the future of architecture.
We will also have the usual crowd-pleasers of course - music, kids’ activities, food trucks and eco-friendly market stalls all nestled in our beautiful park.
“It’s a great chance to connect with local groups doing some incredible work in West Auckland,” says Mizrahi. “EcoDay is for people to discover what’s on offer in their local area, and find know-how and inspiration to take action.”
Quality upcycled, organic and fair trade products will be sold by local businesses alongside an array of food and coffee to tempt the taste buds. Like previous years, EcoMatters is lucky to be working with local Kelston Boys High School in running a ‘Wash Against Waste’ food court, one of the initiatives in place to achieve a zero waste event.
As a great family day out, there will be plenty of activities to get the little ones involved, including the chance to get up close with reptiles and insects as well as kid-friendly activations throughout the day.
With something on offer for foodies, music-lovers, greenies, crafty people, whānau and friends, EcoDay promises to be an awesome day out for all, so make sure to come and check it out on Sunday 15 April.
Check out what else is on as part of EcoWest festival at www.ecowest.org.nz
When: Sunday 15th April, 11am- 6pm
Where: EcoMatters Environment Centre & Olympic Park, New Lynn
Bring: Cash, BYO coffee cup & water bottle
Public transport: 9 minute walk from New Lynn Transport Centre