Over the last five years local community group Macleay Living Sustainably (MLS) has raised awareness about living sustainably locally and climate action.
Most recently, in cooperation with Kempsey Shire Council, MLS initiated two screenings of the film 2040 at Kempsey's Majestic Cinema. Loclas can catch the film at 12 noon on Sunday May 23, featuring guest presenter Dr Mark Byrne - Energy Market Advocate from the Total Environment Centre.
In June, MLS will be holding the Sustainability Festival, set over two days.
On June 5 MLS is inviting everyone to celebrate World Environment Day, by coming along to the Sustainability Showcase from 8am to 1pm at the Kempsey Riverside Markets.
"Local businesses and organisations will be advocating sustainable lifestyles, encouraging to reduce waste, reuse and recycle resources," MLS media spokesperson Dr Ella Dixon said.
"There will be information and demonstrations about sustainable building, plastics, natural body care, chemical-free cleaning, nest boxes, electric cars and more.
"Native plants and bush tucker will be available. Community organisations such as Save Our Macleay River and Landcare will also be there.
MLS will also be presenting the Sustainability Forum, an all day event at Melville High School on June 19.
"The forum will be packed with powerful speakers, educational and inspiring workshops, all leading to community resilience and action on sustainability and climate justice," Dr Dixon said.
"The morning panel and the workshops will give successful examples of sustainable living and grassroots action on climate change.
"The aim is to connect our community by bringing diverse local voices into conversation."
There will also be representatives of the Dunghutti Nation on the panel and as workshop facilitators.
"The afternoon will focus on joining the dots on climate related problems and solutions to them.The aim is to create momentum for new community projects and ongoing discussions.
"Guest speaker, Amanda Cahill, founder of The Next Economy, will be discussing the economic tools and practices we can use to ensure the long-term well-being of both people and planet, but also to support communities across Australia to implement these approaches to strengthen and stimulate their local economies," Dr Dixon said.
- For more information head to: https://www.macleaylivingsustainably.com.au/
- Sustainability Showcase: https://fb.me/e/hNKLnzzSu
- Book tickets for Sustainability Forum: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-forum-the-future-we-want-tickets-149433488587