is about full community participation in creative
energy, new ideas and working together to win
the race against climate change. Get into Greenfest!
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.
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.
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.
festival also meets current best practices in
green event management through:
Use of green power
Recycling and waste management
Fair trade uniforms
Minimizing production beyond function
Carbon neutral event
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.
a place for fresh energy! (Credit:
Man Australia Facebook
news story - Channel Seven News Brisbane
- Channel Seven News Brisbane - YouTube
drives green agenda - The Courier-Mail
fresh energy to win the race against climate change
letter from Jane Goodall
a place for fresh energy! - OurBrisbane.com
Unique Existence - Rave Magazine
comes to Brisbane - Greenbang
drives green agenda, By Mark Hinchliffe - 13th
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
42, of Brisbane, has pumped $250,000 of his own
money into the October 10-12 festival in the Southbank
the area I worked you come across new ideas constantly,"
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."
will be free to the public and a non-profit venture
with funds raised for habitat protection and green
will feature displays of green products, jobs,
foods, power, habits and lifestyles, including
practical exhibitions to encourage greener consumer
will also be a grassroots culture and entertainment
component of music and dance, speakers, film and
don't expect a macrame and hemp hippy festival.
Most of the exhibits are mainstream.
respect what the hippies stand for but what we've
put together is more inclusive and mainstream,"
highlight will be a green motor show with displays
of current production hybrid and diesel vehicles.
year, Ridge hopes to bring to Australia the Tesla
and Venturi high-performance electric sports car.
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.
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."
and the environment
Media Man Australia is delighted to be assisting
Greenfest in a media, publicity and talent management
Man Australia conducted an off the record interview
with Colman Ridge on the 14th June 2008