I spent the day on Saturday manning a sustainability stall at the Kiama Show, and really enjoyed getting to talk to the many people that stopped by. I was wearing a few hats on the day – representing Jamberoo Community Growers, Kiama FutureCare and Jamberoo FutureCare.
The three groups pooled our resources and had information on all the various government rebates and incentives for improving the sustainability of households. We also had handouts and giveaways from Kiama Council.
The Kiama FutureCare group organised for some local businesses to have stalls – there were low-energy-use computers, wind generators, local organic vegetables, aquaponics kits, and ceiling insulation options on display, as well as Business Treading Lightly.
Kiama’s deputy mayor, Ben van der Wijngaart, helped out on the day as well with his Vectrix electric motorbike on display. That generated a lot of interest – many people didn’t realise that such things were already in production and were practical right now.
I enjoyed checking out the produce displays in the pavilion too. Who knows, perhaps next year I might be organised enough to enter something!