Green Festival

Greenfest is about full community participation in creative energy, new ideas and working together to win the race against climate change. Get into Greenfest!

An emerging green generation may be our first psychographic generation, a grouping of like minds from many ages and origins, committed to finding a new consensus that protects diversity of life on earth.

The knowing of this feeling however, is most unmistakable and uncompromised in the art and music of younger people. Greenfest provides a stage for this fresh energy to engage all of us, around inspired consumer products for a greener future and respected speakers taking a fresh approach.

Greenfest is free, outdoors, participation based and experimentally presents tomorrow’s leaders to share the stage today. It’s a formula for resonance between different elements of the community and by just turning up you will have taken action for a greener world.

The festival also meets current best practices in green event management through:

Use of green power
Recycling and waste management
Green printing
Fair trade uniforms
Minimizing production beyond function
Carbon neutral event

Greenfest Pty Ltd (ACN 125 745 913) is a privately owned independent Australian business with a constitution for non-profit. No exhibitor or sponsor owns shares in Greenfest Pty Ltd.

Greenfest, a place for fresh energy! (Credit: Greenfest)




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Greenfest drives green agenda, By Mark Hinchliffe - 13th May 2008
(Credit: The Courier-Mail)

Two years ago, successful marketing director Colman Ridge opted out of the corporate world, sold his $90,000 Audi TT and is now organising Brisbane's first Greenfest.

Ridge, 42, of Brisbane, has pumped $250,000 of his own money into the October 10-12 festival in the Southbank forecourt.

"In the area I worked you come across new ideas constantly," he said.

"There are a lot of festivals going on with a bit of a green emphasis, but I have brought all those green ideas together with a cultural element in the one show."

Greenfest will be free to the public and a non-profit venture with funds raised for habitat protection and green education projects.

It will feature displays of green products, jobs, foods, power, habits and lifestyles, including practical exhibitions to encourage greener consumer preferences.

There will also be a grassroots culture and entertainment component of music and dance, speakers, film and photography.

But don't expect a macrame and hemp hippy festival. Most of the exhibits are mainstream.

"I respect what the hippies stand for but what we've put together is more inclusive and mainstream," he said.

A highlight will be a green motor show with displays of current production hybrid and diesel vehicles.

Next year, Ridge hopes to bring to Australia the Tesla and Venturi high-performance electric sports car.

"I want to show that the future of motoring can be green and still perform," said Ridge who now drives a Prius petrol-electric hybrid car.

"I'm the perfect guy to be involved in this; I was involved in marketing consumer products, now I'm marketing a change in habit for the planet."



Colman Ridge

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Media Man Australia conducted an off the record interview with Colman Ridge on the 14th June 2008