Ollie helps celebrate World Environment Day 2007
Celebrating World Environment Day on 3 June, Moorabool Shire Council hosted the very successful event MooraFest with a focus on a sustainable environment. A temperature range of 8 – 15 degrees did not dampen community enthusiasm for this event on the Council lawn in Bacchus Marsh, with over 400 people attending.
Sustainable water and energy, catchment, environment, a energy efficient vehicle and live birds of prey were supported by live performance, African drumming, Ollie, The Connies and Rob Gell as guest speaker. Schools also contributed to the event with an environmental art display in the shopping centre.
Given an overall rating of 8.5 by community, stallholders and volunteers, feedback comments include:
- Amazed at the amount of flora/fauna surrounding Bacchus Marsh
- The kids are learning lots, loved the Connies, Birds, interactive displays.
- Kids are learning without realising
- You’ve done a marvellous job
- Very informative for a local community
- Educational for the kids and 8 even year olds are engaged!
- Listened to a lot of Rob Gells’ talk
- Enjoyed the Aboriginal music and the small child dancing
- Really good plus educational
- Great crowd, interesting stalls
- Getting better every year
Attended by many Moorabool councillors, the event has continued to receive press through the local papers.