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RESET Festival

Fed Square is championing planet-friendly living with a Zero Waste Festival, vegan market and hands-on workshops from Brunswick community favourite CERES.
By Ellen Seah and Libby Curran
August 17, 2023
By Ellen Seah and Libby Curran
August 17, 2023
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Need some inspiration to live a more sustainable lifestyle? You'll find plenty of it at Fed Square's RESET Festival, happening next month as part of the precinct's focus on sustainability in September. From Saturday, September 2 to Wednesday, September 27, this celebration of planet-friendly living will feature a Zero Waste Festival (September 2), a vegan market (September 9) and hands-on workshops from Brunswick community favourite CERES (September 10).

Expect to find panel discussions, installations and fun activations during the Zero Waste Festival, all designed to get you hooked on the idea of a waste-free future. You'll hear passionate zero-waste innovators chat tips, tricks and key topics, or you can BYO pre-loved threads and hit the Clothes Swap to give your wardrobe a refresh.

RESET Fed Square

Image: Liam Neal

There'll also be film screenings, a Mending Circle that'll teach you skills to restore your old things to their former glory, and a Repair Cafe where you can refresh and renew your broken or damaged items.

Meanwhile, a vegan market on Saturday, September 9 will feature cruelty-free fashion, talks and plant-based food vendors throughout the day. There'll be plenty of food and coffee vendors slinging their wares, so visitors are encouraged to bring their reusable cups and containers. Stalls will also be offering reusable plates, cleaned onsite by the folks from Green My Plate.

Image: Liam Neal

Other events throughout September include a close-up program on the life of bees (September 10), pedal-powered picture fest which will screen environmental docos and Studio Ghibli films (19–22 September) and an interactive, mechanical garden (22–24 September). Entry is free but you can register online for certain events and talks.

Top Image: Damien Raggatt

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