Ecofest 2019

Event held Sunday June 2, 9am to 3pm, in line with World Environment Day


Ecofest is an annual environmental festival established to celebrate World Environment Day. It aims to promote positive environmental actions in the Gladstone Region and improve environmental awareness within the community. Ecofest links people with environmental products and services whilst being a fun, interactive family event.

2019 World Environment Day message: BEAT PLASTIC POLLUTION

Ecofest is coordinated by Gladstone Festival and Events on behalf of the Gladstone Regional Council.  To go to the Gladstone Regional Council's Ecofest page please click here:

The Ecofest concept was developed by the Boyne Island Environmental Education Centre ( BIEEC) after staff heard world environmental expert David Bellamy, speak in 1998.  Mr Bellamy commented on the surprisingly good balance that existed between industry and the environment in the Gladstone Region. He was also impressed by the level of community involvement and suggested that the Region should promote its environmental performance.

Ecofest has been a part of the Gladstone Region for over 15 years. It has received continued support from the community and industry alike. So, what keeps people coming back year after year?

  • Sense of pride and achievement gained from contributing positively to the local region’s environment.
  • Creates positive local role models through which family and community members demonstrate the importance of community participation and environmental responsibility.
  • Establishes a sense of belonging to the community, and promotes local environmental groups.
  • Helps to educate and inform the Gladstone Region community about the environment, and local industry environmental initiatives.
  • A social day where you can spend time with your family, friends and neighbours.

A green event

Gladstone Regional Council aims to reduce the environmental footprint of Ecofest. 2018 saw "Banning the plastic bag" come into play.  The 2019 initiative was all stallholders using compostable items.

The festival has a unique hands-on and interactive focus, with a range of activities PLUS a variety of environmentally focused stalls and displays featuring the region’s major industry, local businesses and volunteer organisations.

  • Sunday 2nd June 2019
  • Tondoon Botanic Gardens
  • Free
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