Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - OPINION -

THE in­au­gu­ral com­mu­nity-led Blue Sky Fes­ti­val on Satur­day brought a feel­ing of hope, ap­pre­ci­a­tion and cel­e­bra­tion to the Hills and there is al­ready much talk of mak­ing this an an­nual event.

Over­heard in the street: “An in­cred­i­ble ef­fort. Just amaz­ing to see so many in­spi­ra­tional peo­ple and ideas com­ing to­gether!”.

Though they can­not list here all the folk who pro­vided sup­port, en­cour­age­ment and in­volve­ment through­out many months of fes­ti­val plan­ning and on the day, the or­gan­is­ing team would like to par­tic­u­larly thank Mun­dar­ing in Tran­si­tion, Lot­tery West, the Wild­flower So­ci­ety, Bendigo Bank, the East­ern Met­ro­pol­i­tan Re­gional Coun­cil, Ro­tary and the Shire of Mun­dar­ing.

The area around Mun­dar­ing Sculpture Park was abuzz with ac­tiv­i­ties fo­cus­ing on min­i­mal waste and max­i­mum com­mu­nity in­volve­ment.

The fes­ti­val drew to­gether many lo­cal sus­tain­abil­ity and en­vi­ron­men­tal groups and in­di­vid­u­als who pre­sented a huge range of talks, ac­tiv­i­ties, work­shops and dis­plays.

Peter Hol­land was mas­ter of cer­e­monies for the day, keep­ing fes­ti­val­go­ers in­formed of the day’s events and high­lights.

Pre­sen­ta­tion top­ics in­cluded bush­fire readi­ness and mit­i­ga­tion,

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