EcoTown

The Brisbane Home Show team is excited to present EcoTown, an interactive and educational feature focusing on sustainability and making homes more eco-friendly! Learn how to make more sustainable choices, whether you’re buying new furniture, renovating a kitchen, or building a whole new home!

EcoTown Demonstration Area

Want to learn how you can make every room in your home more sustainable? Then visit the EcoTown demonstration area for live presentations from industry experts.

 

Our April 2022 timetable will be updated weekly, keep checking back for updates!

ECOTOWN AMBASSADOR - WOMBAT

Wombat is a self-confessed sustainability nut who lives on the South Coast of New South Wales. As a kid he spent as much time outdoors in the environment as he could, but it wasn’t until he had kids of his own that he started to wonder if we were doing enough to keep this planet pumping.

So, as any pondering man would, Wombat challenged himself to live a life with as little impact on the earth as possible. He even lived off the grid in a shipping container for 2 years, with no connection to power, water or sewer.

The idea was to show people that it was possible to live like this; and encourage others to do the same. But he soon realised this wasn’t realistic for most people and he needed to find something everyone could do, something that was relatively easy and accessible.

Now, he travels with our Home Shows (among other things), sharing his wealth of knowledge, tips and advice for the everyday household. Wombat is passionate about encouraging others that it is possible to live a life using sustainable; recycled & upcycled materials. His home renovation is currently underway using just these reusable materials.

Wombat is so excited to meet you in EcoTown, to share his own experiences with like-minded people and advise you on some of the best sustainability life-hacks for your own homes.

Brisbane Home Show Grown - Giveaway Competition!

Visit our EcoTown feature between 11:30am – 12:30pm each day, where you’ll find our EcoTown ambassador, Wombat, showing you all how easy it is to plant seeds! PLUS you’ll go home with a cardboard egg cartons, soil and Home Show Grown seeds!

 

After the Show, we are opening entries on social media for you to take away your newly planted seeds in your egg carton, so that you can share your Home Show Grown progress and go in the draw to win an amazing full-size Vegepod from our friends at Vegepod Australia! All you need to do is grow your plants and tag the following accounts: @BrisbaneHomeShow and @VegepodAustralia.

 

Perfect for those green thumbs wanting to try a new planting project at home – we can’t wait to see you there!

EcoTown Timetable - April 2022

9:30am

Mandy Blyss - rePodder

Coffee Capsule Recycling At Home

10:30am

Kevin Redd - Sustainable Cuisine

How To Start Your Own Edible Garden

11:30am

Home Show Grown with Wombat

Wombat - EcoTown Ambassador

12:30pm

Sian Murray - Pleasant State

The Cleaning Revolution

1:30pm

Giorgio Venturieri - Nativo Bees

What's The Buzz About Bees?

2:30pm

Jessica Clark - Earth Worthy

Sustainable Living With Impact

3:30pm

Wombat - Binfluencer

Recycling Right

9:30am

Sian Murray - Pleasant State

The Cleaning Revolution

10:30am

Kevin Redd - Sustainable Cuisine

Learn How To Grow Edible Plants in Brisbane

11:30am

Home Show Grown with Wombat

Wombat - EcoTown Ambassador

12:30pm

Jessica Clark - Earth Worthy

Sustainable Living With Impact

1:30pm

Giorgio Venturieri - Nativo Bees

What's The Buzz About Bees?

2:30pm

Mandy Blyss - rePodder

Coffee Capsule Recycling At Home

3:30pm

Wombat - Binfluencer

Recycling Right

9:30am

Jessica Clark - Earth Worthy

Sustainable Living With Impact

10:30am

Kevin Redd - Sustainable Cuisine

Cooking With Edible Plants

11:30am

Home Show Grown with Wombat

Wombat - EcoTown Ambassador

12:30pm

Bronwyn Holm - Earthfood

Earthfood, Naturally Better

1:30pm

Giorgio Venturieri - Nativo Bees

What's The Buzz About Bees?

2:30pm

Sian Murray - Pleasant State

The Cleaning Revolution

3:30pm

Wombat - Binfluencer

Recycling Right

EcoTown Residents - April 2022

Earthfood

EARTHFOOD™ is an all-in-one 100% USDA and OMRI certified organic plant 'grow' and soil improver concentrate. EARTHFOOD is an all-natural, 100% organic growth enhancer that has zero negative impact on plants, foods and soils.

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Earth Worthy

More than pretty products, Earth Worthy makes gifts that give back. From handloom blankets - which are 100% cotton - to compostable jute bags, every product sold by Earthy Worthy is sustainable and ethically produced.

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Nativo Bees

Nativo Bees is an experienced native bee company based in Brisbane, ready to supply beehive box, colonies, native bee honey, and pollination service. Nativo Bees specialize in bee biology, we understand the bees' life, their necessities and their interactions with the environment.

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Pleasant State

Pleasant State is changing the way we clean our homes. Cleaning products are no longer a necessary evil that's hidden under the kitchen sink. Instead they're beautiful, waste-free and non-toxic products that you can proudly display in your home.

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RePodder

This World First Home Coffee Capsule Recycler is set to reduce your carbon footprint while you continue enjoying the convenience of quality capsule coffee at home. rePodder™ will process ANY brand of Nespresso-compatible aluminium coffee pod (capsule).

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Resolute Construction Solutions

Resolute Construction Solutions Pty Ltd was founded in 2018 to provide training, materials and construction solutions using healthy and sustainable building systems and products.

Using hemp and rice straw, natural limes and water to create stunning and healthy living spaces limited only by imagination.

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Sustainable Cuisine

Sustainable Cuisine is a boutique plant nursery and demonstration garden on the Sunshine Coast. They grow a wide range of subtropical plants- most of them with a culinary purpose! They love educating gardeners on what to do with these ingredients and get excited about sharing their passion for making delicious dishes from homegrown produce.

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World's Biggest Garage Sale

WBGS are in the business of the circular economy. Providing office and retail fit outs, custom furniture, homewares, corporate gifting and so much more.

Their mission is to activate dormant goods for good as a way to make purposeful profit that creates positive impact on people and the planet.

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