July 16, 2020

A NEW festival at Bingara encouraging people to adopt more sustainable living practices has received support from the State Government, with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today announcing a $10,000 grant for 2021 Pulse of the Earth – A Festival of Regeneration.

Mr Marshall said the inaugural Pulse of the Earth Festival, which took place last year at Bingara’s Living Classroom, helped to generate a local discussion around ways people can make small lifestyle changes for big environmental benefit.

Pulse of the Earth Festival regenerates in 2021 with the President of Bingara and District Vision 2020 Meaghan Stamer, left, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall and Treasurer Sarah Traverse welcoming a $10,000 State Government grant.

“As water became scarce during the drought, many of us had to make adjust our way of living to ensure every drop counted,” Mr Marshall said. “Through a number of expert speakers, workshops and demonstrations Pulse of the Earth is an event which aims to educate the community about regenerative agricultural practices, while encouraging people to adopt more sustainable ways of living.

“The support for this event has been delivered through the 2020 Regional Event Fund and will be helpful to reawakening the local tourism industry following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It has been incredibly tough for residents and businesses in recent years, so this NSW Government support is most welcome and will play a part in getting Bingara back on track to be the vibrant community it’s known to be.”

Bingara and District 2020 President Meaghan Stamer said last year around 1,000 people attended the three-day event.

“Pulse of the Earth – A Festival of Regeneration, is the first of its kind in this region, and aims to encourage planning, education and general awareness of what can be done to bring renewal and sustainable practices to our land and communities,” Ms Stamer said.

“Our aim is that attendees will take away specific knowledge to optimise a regenerative future in terms of land, flora and fauna management, as well as having a very good time.

“Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we were forced to postpone the festival this year, but come September 2021 we hope to be back in a big way.”