May 6th & 7th, 2017 - 2ND RELEASE TICKETS ON SALE!
CROWD FUNDING FOR THE 100% COMMUNITY-OWNED RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSITION!
UNLIMITED FILTERED WEEKEND WATER PASS $5 on the door | $4 to COREM, $1 to 'Charity Water' to provide filtered wells for global communities in need. Courtesy of We-Refill.
ZERO WASTE festival. BYO Cups, plates and cutlery. Limited hires available. FREE wash station at our 'Water Lilly Wash Pod' all weekend.
“I am heartened that RenewFest is the first festival of its kind to recognise child-rearing as a pivotal driver of social destiny, and to make this a centerpiece of its evolutionary agenda. I am so proud and privileged to be a part of this initiative.”
ROBIN GRILLE, RENEW FEST PATRON 2017
RENEW FEST is a celebration of sustainable change in ACTION happening Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7, 2017 in Mullumbimby, Byron Shire, NSW.
Set under magnificent fig trees in the lush foothills of Mt Chincogan, this community collaboration brings together an inspiring collection of hearts and minds to showcase cellular intelligence for sustainable futures. Feeding your heart and mind Renew Fest will ripen your world.
Renew Fest, seeded by COREM, is the start of a potent movement to renew many facets of our communities livelihood and this beautiful earth. With your support it has grown into a 2 day lived experience festival of sustainability in May 2017.
We together can create the future our children and the next 7 generations deserve.
It is our collective and individual responsibility, to tend to and preserve the world in which we all live. ~ Dalai Lama
RENEW FEST is a 100% drug and alcohol free festival.
RENEW FEST is a ZERO WASTE festival.
Please bring your own cups, plates & utensils. Free wash station available throughout the festival.
KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS • WORKSHOPS • PANEL DISCUSSIONS • CREATIVE ARTS • MUSIC • ENTERTAINMENT • FAMILY & KIDS ACTIVITIES
Robin Grille (Australia)
Visionary, Psychologist, Internationally acclaimed Author, Parenting Educator, Peace Advocate, Facilitator, Lecturer. Read more.
Helena Norberg-Hodge (Australia)
Visionary, Founder and Director of Local Futures / International Alliance for Localisation / Global Village Network, Alternative Nobel Prize Winner, Goi Peace Prize, Author. Read more.
Lesley Hughes (Australia)
Distinguished Professor of Biology, Former federal Climate Commissioner, Councillor with the Climate Council of Australia, Director for WWF Australia, Director of the Biodiversity Node for the NSW Adaptation Hub, Advisory committee for Future Earth Australia. Read more.
Robert Pekin (Australia)
Executive Director Food Connect Foundation, Driver of New Creative Food Economies, Director of Open Food Web Foundation, Farming System Consultant Read more.
Anja Lyngbaek (Denmark)
Rural Resource Management and Agroforestry Expert, International Localisation Advocate, Educator, Facilitator, Change Agent. Read more.
Dan Schreiber (Australia)
Gardener, visionary, father, inspirational storyteller, speaker, lecturer and Creative Director of Starseed Gardens. Read more.
Alejandro Lopez-Musalem (Mexico)
International NGO Director, Tropical Agroforesty Expert, Farmer, Educator, International Speaker. Read more.
and many more…
Zan Boag (Byron Shire)
presents Amusing Ourselves to Death
There’s little doubt that the media – from traditional to social media – influences who we are, how we think, and what we discuss. Simply put, it defines which topics and ideas are most important to us. However the problem is not simply that it influences us, but how we are influenced – and how much. Read more.
Zan Boag is Editor of New Philosopher and Editorial Director of Womankind magazine. Ethics Coordinator with Primary Ethics, helping promote critical thinking skills in children from a young age Read more.
A festival focused on the future of our sustainable world.COLLABORATION. ACTION. CELEBRATION.
Rob Passey (Byron Shire)
Senior Research Associate, Centre for Energy and Environmental Markets, Faculty of Engineering, UNSW Australia. Board Representative COREM. Read more.
Sequoia Krop (Australia)
Writer, doula, Shamanic witch, a blood priestess and energetic healer. Read more.
Judy Atkinson (Australia)
Human Rights and Mental Health Expert, Researcher, Writer, Advisor, Director, Indigenous Rights Advocate, International Award Winner. Read more.
Jaiia Cerff (Byron Shire)
Youth Leader, NGO Youth Leader for COP21 UN Conference, Earth Guardians International Representative, Change Agent, Musician, Speaker. Read more.
Local and global youth activist, gratitude advocate, nature lover. Read more.
Amanda Cahill (Brisbane)
Director and Founder of the Centre for Social Change, International Advocate for Community Development, Enterprise development, Health promotion, Climate change adaptation. Read more.
Denise Love (Australia)
International NGO Director, International Doula Trainer, Death Doula, Undisturbed Birth Advocate, Registered Nurse. Read more.
Steve Harris (Byron Shire)
CEO of Australia’s first community owned renewable energy retailer, Enova Energy, Community Advocate, Business Planner, Strategist. Read more.
Joel Orchard (Byron Shire)
President of Mullum S.E.E.D, Found of Future Feeders & Byron Fair Food, new school farmer, food systems activist, passionate advocate for young farmers and local agricultural industry networker. Read more.