Make your green heart beat faster

It’s easy be­ing green when the best sus­tain­abil­ity ideas go on show in Bris­bane

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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.

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