Environment is front and centre
THOUSANDS are expected to flock to the Sunshine Coast Environment Council’s 39th World Environment Day Festival.
Held as part of the United Nations’ World Environment Day celebrations, the annual festival is a free, family-friendly event jam-packed with community groups, speakers, local farmers, great music, sustainable fashion, live art, a Renewable Energy Expo and sustainable businesses.
Sunshine Coast Environment Council coordinator Jacki Boyce said the event is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of environmental issues on the Sunshine Coast and beyond.
This year’s theme is Beat Plastic Pollution highlighting the worldwide movement to clean up plastic from our planet.
“To change this future, we each need to play our part,” Ms Boyce said.
“Whether it is a bottled soft drink, a bag from the supermarket, or produce wrapped in plastic, single-use plastic has become embedded in our daily lives.”
This year the festival will introduce some exciting new features. Local organic farmers Good Harvest will host a small-scale organic farming expo, and Sunshine Coast Climate Action Now will host a renewables village including a ‘tiny home’, solar display, and electric bikes and cars.
The festival will be held at Cotton Tree on June 3.
For more information visit, scec.org.au.
FUN TIME: Crowds enjoying the entertainment at the 2017 festival.