Bupa backs the return of 'Sustainable September' in Melbourne

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Bupa is the major partner of 'Sustainable September' during which thousands of people in Melbourne will take part in a festival of family-friendly events and activities aimed at promoting a healthier and more environmentally friendly planet.

The festival in Melbourne’s Federation Square, which follows a two-year hiatus, will include events such as a devoted Vegan Market, Zero Waste Festival, clothing swaps and ethical fashion panel discussions, art installations and workshops.

On 20 September, visitors will have the opportunity to take part in Bupa’s ‘Healthier Cities Family Fun Day’ with activities delivered by Bupa Foundation partners, UNICEF Australia, Kids Helpline and Conservations Volunteers Australia.

Bupa Asia Pacific chief sustainability and corporate affairs officer, Roger Sharp, said Sustainable September will bring to life the idea that having healthy people relies on having a healthy planet; and that we all have a role to play.

“As a health and care company, whose purpose is to help people live healthier, happier lives and make a better world, we are committed to partnering with organisations and events that share our passion for sustainability, biodiversity and creating healthier cities," he said.

Melbourne Arts Precinct Corporation director and CEO Katrina Sedgwick OAM added, “There are simple things that we all can do in our daily routines that will make a significant impact to the health and sustainability of the land and waterways of Victoria.

“Sustainable September is an important festival to distil information and resources on sustainability into helpful and practical tools to live a greener life, and we’re proud for Fed Square, in partnership with Bupa, to be providing this platform for discussion and learning.”