Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)
The next big LEAF event will be held on Sunday 31 May 2015 so lock it in your diaries and we hope to see you there! Watch this space for more updates!
Thank you to everybody who attended and supported this year's Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF). It was another huge success and a great day all round. Over 6000 people turned out to learn about conservation, health and the environment. Check out the LEAF Facebook page for some of this year's photos.
LEAF is Logan's most successful environmental event promoting eco-living tips in a free, fun, family environment. The last three LEAF events have attracted approximately 15,000 people who were eager to learn how to live their lives more sustainably.
At LEAF we are dedicated to reducing the waste produced at the event as well as ensuring everyone is provided the correct information to dispose of their waste appropriately. For the last two years we have undertaken a complete waste audit during and following the event. Although we provide both general rubbish and recycling bins, there is still a lot of contamination of waste.
We continuously work to come up with new ideas to try and reduce the amount of contamination. It is up to all of us to think before we put our rubbish in the bin. All of our food vendors supplied their food in biodegradable packaging.
So much to see and do
There is always heaps of activities and rides for the little kids and big kids. LEAF 2014 activities included face painters, live wildlife and marine creature displays. People pedalled their own smoothies and enjoyed some a variety of delicious treats from our array of food vendors. All this plus a rock wall, giant slide, segways, henna tattoo, science experiments and much much more.
We are dedicated to reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfill. This year we had a small water refill station so people could help the environment by bringing their own water bottle and even their own plate and cutlery rather than using disposable ones. Check out the factsheet (PDF 152 KB) for more tips. Please remember, LEAF is a plastic bag and balloon free event.
There was plenty of prizes to win for everything from walking to the event to making a pledge on how you contribute to saving the environment. Congratulations to all our winners for 2014.
Kick back with some cool beats at LEAF
Each year LEAF sees up-and-coming musicians and bands perform at LEAF. The Twine, our LEAF staples, are a joyous roller-coaster of wild rhythm and groove that will get all ages stomping along to the infectious beat.
Will Day & The Alibis are a 4 piece urban country outfit based in Brisbane. We were very lucky to have Will Day and the Alibis return this year to play some of their songs from their new debut EP 'Tales and Beginnings'.
Local band, The Lyrical, are becoming rising stars in the music scene after winning the Byron Bay Bluesfest 'People's Choice Award' in both 2010 and 2011. We were very excited to have them along to perform their unique blend of beat-boxing and folk guitar along with their inspiring, socially conscious lyrics.
Soulman O'Gaia also joined us to perform his high energy show. Soulman O'Gaia drew on his dynamic groove-laden rhythms on guitar, didgeridoo, mouth-harp, slide and assorted percussion.
Getting to LEAF
A free guided 2km walk to the LEAF event will take place from the Loganlea Railway Station on the morning of the event. Walkers who participate in this event will all receive a prize. Meet at the Loganlea Railway Station at 9.30am and get healthy.
The Loganlea Railway Station is the closest station to the Logan Campus. A dedicated FREE LEAF Shuttle Bus will also be regularly running from Loganlea Railway Station to the University. Alternatively, the Loganlea railway station is 2km from the campus and it would take about 25 minutes to walk from the station to the campus.
For timetable information visit Translink (www.translink.com.au) or phone on 13 12 30.
Bicycle racks are available
Logan City Bus Service route 560 operate every 60 minutes on a Sunday between Browns Plains Grand Plaza and Logan Hyperdome, via Griffith University Logan campus. Both routes provide connections at Loganlea Station. Passengers travelling to and from Brisbane can catch Logan City Bus Service route 555 to Logan Hyperdome or QR Citytrain services to Loganlea Station and transfer onto route 560 for travel to Logan Campus.
University Drive comes off Loganlea Road (Loganlea Road exit from the Logan Motorway & from Pacific Motorway northbound or Winnetts Road exit when driving southbound on the Pacific Motorway). Free carparking.
Sponsorship opportunities for 2014 are now closed.
LEAF needs the support of its sponsors to ensure the community are offered an exciting, entertaining and educational event that clearly communicates the messages of environmental conservation.
Sponsors of LEAF will enjoy high profile exposure prior to and during the event, which will provide a platform on which to communicate key messages to target markets.
If you have any queries with regards to sponsorship at LEAF 2014, please contact Council on 3412 4979.
Exhibitor and food vendor opportunities
Exhibitor opportunities for 2014 are now closed.
Each year, up to 50 environmental exhibitors and organic food vendors come from miles around to showcase their eco-friendly and innovative products at the Logan Eco Action Festival.
Volunteer at LEAF
Volunteer opportunities for 2014 are now closed.
Would you like to gain more experience in public events? Do you love helping out and pitching in to get the job done? Come and help Logan go environ-MENTAL for the environment at this year's big event. LEAF volunteers receive:
- Certificate of appreciation
- Letter of reference (if required)
- Some food and drinks provided on the day
- Knowledge and insight into a local government run environmental event