Make your green heart beat faster
It’s easy being green when the best sustainability ideas go on show in Brisbane
Brisbane City Council’s Green Heart Fair returns tomorrow (September 9), with an action-packed day of sustainability workshops, free kids’ entertainment, live music and more than 2000 free plants.
IKEA North Lakes will be an exhibitor at the 19th bi-annual fair, with the Swedish furniture company aiming to have 100 per cent of its products sourced from recyclable or renewable materials by 2030.
IKEA Queensland’s sustainability ambassador Donna Morawiak (pictured) said she was proud to work for a company that had social responsibility at the heart of its values.
“In North Lakes, we have an amazing opportunity to be part of our local communities – from sending our composted food waste to the Yandina community gardens or turning old fabrics to Boomerang Bags, we want to inspire our co-workers and customers to live a more sustainable life at home,” Ms Morawiak said.
“Being part of the Green Heart Fair is an amazing opportunity to connect with our local communities, let people know what IKEA is doing and find out what people would like us to do more or less of.”
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the fair combined fun with tips for residents to make simple changes in their lives to reduce their environmental footprint.
“Brisbane City Council has been a leader in sustainability for more than 20 years, however we all play an important role in keeping Brisbane clean, green and sustainable,” Cr Quirk said.
The event will be held at Carindale Recreation Reserve from 8am to 2pm.