EcoXpo Sydney 2014: 28-30 November at Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills (Central Station)
105 Chalmers St, Surry Hills New South Wales 2010
Over $1000 worth of special offers from our exhibitors. Click on the image below to find out more about these:
Volunteering at EcoXpo is a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun and learn about living green! When you volunteer for at least one 5.5 hour shift, to thank you for your hard work and dedication, we would like to offer you one complimentary workshop ticket (upon availability) to use on a single workshop over the course of the weekend or a lunch voucher per shift. Fill out your volunteer application today.
Friday 28: Outdoor Movie Night (FREE ticket here)
Sean Penn’s latest documentary: The Human Experiment
Movie starts around 8PM. Food and Bar open from 6pm-10pm
Movie presented by:
Our food exhibitors will have delicious raw, vegan and organic food for your discerning palates from 6pm-10pm. We also have a bar open from 6pm-10pm with organic drinks and cocktails… ideal after a hard day at work!
What if the greatest chemical disaster of our time didn’t involve oil spills, superfund sites or nuclear meltdowns? Instead, imagine much lower levels of exposure, inflicted over several generations and affecting every person on the planet. The result: Rising rates of everything from cancer to autism to infertility. This is the shocking reality explored in The Human Experiment, a gripping look at the personal costs associated with the chemicals in our most common household products.
The film follows a band of unlikely activists who are fighting back. Ranging from Howard, a conservative businessman, to Jessica, a teenage radical, they are staking reputation, career and future in this battle to protect our health. And their opposition is goliath. The powerful and well-funded chemical lobby is heavily invested in maintaining the status quo, pulling unseen strings to create an aura of skepticism and confusion.
This mounting confrontation travels from the majestic panoramas of California’s coastline to the crowded hearing rooms in our nation’s capital. Cinéma vérité footage draws us into the lives of people like Jenn & Noah, a young couple in the brutal midst of their struggle with infertility, and Marika, a breast cancer survivor whose chances of staying cancer free are threatened by a chemical used in everything from aluminum cans to plastic water bottles.
With everything on the line, they are desperate to take advantage of a unique opportunity for change. This year, legislation was introduced that would update our country’s chemicals policy, the oldest environmental law in the U.S. to have never been reformed. But will the Democratic sponsors be able to move the bill forward while they still control the Senate? Or will increasing Republican hostility toward the EPA and environmental regulation keep everything stalled until the next presidential election?
It’s an emotionally and politically charged showdown and the stakes couldn’t be higher – for these activists on the front lines, for our country and for every one of us. The Human Experiment is about the complex balances at play between preserving profits and protecting health. But at its core, it’s about the heartwarming and empowering efforts of individuals to shift that balance in the favor of our health.
Saturday 29: Outdoor Movie Night (FREE ticket here)
Divide in Concord: an odyssey about bottled plastic water
Movie starts around 8PM. Food and Bar open until 10pm
Movie presented by:
Our food exhibitors will have delicious raw, vegan and organic food for your discerning palates from 6pm-10pm. We also have a bar open from 6pm-10pm with organic drinks and cocktails… ideal after a nice Saturday day!
Divide in Concord is a feature-length documentary that follows the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America.
In 1775, Concord patriots fired the infamous ‘shot heard round the world’ that began a Revolution and defined a nation. Now a local eighty-four year-old woman has waged another seemingly unwinnable battle. For three years Jean Hill has been trying to rid the town of single-serve plastic bottles of water. Complete with strong opposition from local merchants and the bottled water industry, Jean is once again leading the controversial crusade.
Saturday 29: EcoXpo (FREE ticket here)
Sunday 30: EcoXpo (FREE ticket here)