Saturday August 6th 2022.
This event is a partnership between Gympie and District Sustainability Alliance, Gympie Regional Council, Gympie Landcare and Gympie Living Magazine.
Visitors to the Region should look at https://www.visitgympieregion.com.au/ to find accommodation and addition options for your time in the Gympie Region.
Aims of Envirotech Gympie include:
- promotion of technologies which will help to make our community more sustainable across a range of economic sectors; Agriculture, Water, Energy, Transport, Education, Housing, Waste and Recycling,
- inform both households and businesses of the benefits of these technologies, and
- celebrate the steps already taken to improve the sustainability of communities.
The 2022 event
- was held on August 6th 2022 between 9 am and 3 pm in Nelson Reserve, Gympie.
- built on our experience in prior three years. Gympie and District Sustainability Alliance, Gympie Regional Council, Gympie Landcare and Gympie Living Magazine work together to make the day a success,
- was funded by exhibitors fees and in-kind contributions from Community Volunteers, Gympie and District Sustainability Alliance, Gympie Regional Council and media support from Gympie Living Magazine,
- asked businesses to download the Sustainability Scorecard from (https://www.gadsa.net/lifestyle/) so GADSA can recognize the steps taken by the business community to make our community sustainable,
- encouraged schools to participate in the sustainable schools competitions. The winnirs were the Tin Can Bay State School and the Gympie East State School (https://www.gadsa.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Sustainable-Schools-Competition-2.docx),
- encourages budding and established musicians to add their name to a Music Chalkboard either on the day or prior by contacting the organizers as below. All will have a minimum of 15 minute time slot to perform. There will not be power available, so ensure you use acoustic instruments only. Busking is permitted for this period, and
- Speakers made presentations with copies accessible here:
- Transport – Possible Futures by David Waterworth, of Cleantechnia
- The Mary River is not a magic pudding by Ian McKay and Brad Wedlock of MRCCC
- Energy Efficient Buildings by Liza Neil FRAIA, of Australian Institute of Architecks
- Carbon Abatement. “The why, when and the hows“by Rob Nap’bleidick of Ecovantage.
If you have technologies, new or old, that will make our society more sustainable and would like to attend and have an exhibit, please complete the application form. Remember, what you write on the form is what will form the basis of the promotional story about your technology and business that will be placed on our facebook page.
Sites are 3 x 3 m. Larger sites may be available, but the additional space will be at additional cost.
The cost per 3 x 3 site varies depending on the nature of the exhibitor:
- Commercial business $50,
- Not for Profit $25, and
- Individual with EV’s $0.
A Covid Safe Plan will be in place for the event. Also, it is plastic free. Do not distribute goods in disposable plastics.
GADSA is reliant on social media to help promote the event. Everyone with an interest in the day, especially exhibitors, are asked to help promote the day. Like the event page on GADSA’s facebook page and help get the message distributed far and wide. In addition, GADSA will spend the Exhibitors contributions on advertising in both social and main stream media.
GADSA will advertise exhibitors details and story on the web site once attendance is confirmed and paid up.
This event grew from a proposed Electric Vehicle day in 2019 to a wider event to include all the technologies to make our community more sustainable. The 2020 event with 40 exhibitors was cancelled due to COVID lockdowns. However, the planning for this event was useful for future events.
The 2021 event was held under a COVID safe plan. However, it was impacted by border closures and fears about COVID which kept potential exhibitors away. Despite this, there were 28 exhibitors, including 4 food stalls and several other EVs on display. These exhibitors are shown in the video below from 2021. It was estimated that 750 people visited the event. The feed back from both Visitors and Exhibitors was positive with most indicating they would return again.