South West Youth Fest

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South West Youth Fest begins this weekend, with a series of live and in-person events aimed at stretching the legs and broadening the mind.

There’s a documentary about Warrnambool, an art show using coasters instead of canvases, the Warrnambool and Moyne Youth Awards, a book club, a mental health workshop and two scavenger hunts.

2021 Warrnambool and Moyne Youth Award winner and member of leadership program Green Futures Now Le Lou Berger said that she hoped people would get out, appreciate what they have in Warrnambool and think about what they can do to enhance it.

“We decided to do a scavenger hunt because we wanted to show people that what they were doing was effecting the climate and what you can do to change it,” she said.

“The scavenger hunt has little tips and tricks that you can do every day, it’s an eye opening thing. And at the end there’s a special save the planet prize.

“We were wanting to get the word out there that there are things we can all do now (to help the environment), simple things.”

The Green Futures Now scavenger hunt begins at the Civic Green and takes participants through Lake Pertobe and along the foreshore, learning handy tips to help them live a greener lifestyle as they go.

Running throughout the school holidays, anyone who finishes the hunt can claim a free reusable travel cup and a free beverage from The Pavilion.

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