The Big Green Festival is an environment community sharing event held biennually at Carrum Primary School.
We held our first Big Green Festival in December 2008 and celebrated with performances by Stephen Cummings, Lisa Miller and Rebecca Barnard. Environmental activists, short films and gourmet food filled our School Oval.
In December 2010, our second Big Green Festival included performances by Lisa Miller, Jordie Lane, Broderick Smith, Matt Walker, and The Sand Pebbles. Environmental activists, short films and gourmet food filled our Oval and School Hall.
In 2012, our third Big Green Festival featured a two day environment event. On Day One, 23 March, we hosted a Big Green Schools Conference for Students and Teachers. They listened to & questioning Environmental Guru, Arron Wood (2007 Prime Minister’s Environmentalist of the Year Award Winner), joined a Q&A session with Mark Dreyfus (Federal Member for Isaacs, Cabinet Secretary and Parliamentary Secretary for Change & Energy Efficiency), judged the Big Green Short Film Competition, experienced ‘Hands On’ Action in a Stephanie Alexander Kitchen & Garden, Farm & Wetlands Zone, Developed Big Green Ideas for the City of Kingston & the World. On Day Two, 24 March, the Big Green Festival featured music by the Merri Creek Pickers, July Days, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, The Spoils Duo and The Rich Family, Environmental Activists & Artwork, Skateboarding Exhibition & Skill Clinic.