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Warrnambool’s Sustainable Living Festival had tips ranging from green architecture to growing vegies using fish.

  • Zac Loney, 3 of Dennington playing during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • Ian McBurney speaking to crowds about a vision of a sustainable future during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • The cockatoo puppet was popular amongst children during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • Murray Dancey of the Warrnambool makers club shows off his hand built drone during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • An Estuary Perch fish was there to help convey the message of animal safety during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • Jack Bryant, 4 of Warrnambool plants a plant whilst being helped by Tanya Ferris of the Mackillop family services during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • Phillip Schultink, 5 of Warrnambool playing one of the many games during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • Lisbeth Cheah and Necia Lynch at the Warrnambool Country Womens Association stall during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • A large display of ornaments made with recycled goods was a huge hit during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • There were many speakers to engage crowds during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • Cody Sheen-Franklin, 11 of Warrnambool and his father, checking out the decorations made from recycled goods during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • One of the puppets that roamed and entertained crowds during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • Lucy the dog went along to the Sustainable Living Festival as she was sick of the paw treatment the environment receives. Picture: Morgan Hancock

  • Robert Roney, 7 and Zac Roney, 3, of Dennington during the annual Sustainable Living Festival, which was held at the Civic Green. Picture: Morgan Hancock

Warrnambool’s Civic Green was greener than usual on Saturday during this year’s Sustainable Living Festival.

Hundreds of people made their way along through the day to browse stalls and watch presentations on topics ranging from sustainable architecture to growing vegetables using aquaponics.

Murray Dancey and his son Jackson were showcasing a drone they built using open source software and hardware.

Mr Dancey, who founded the Warrnambool Maker’s Club, said the process of making it from scratch provided a strong learning experience.

Glenelg Hopkins Management Catchment Authority representative Lucy Cameron was dressed in a specially-designed estuary perch fish costume to promote a project aiming to attract the fish back to the Merri River.

Ms Cameron said adding specially-made timber habitats back into the river using cranes, part of the big fish hotel project, made it more appealing to fish.


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