Dirty hands for cause

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

THE Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil and Planet Ark en­cour­age Caloun­dra res­i­dents to get their hands dirty for Na­tional Tree Day.

Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil Com­mu­nity Na­ture Con­ser­va­tion Of­fi­cer Rhonda Bor­donaro said it is guar­an­teed to be a great day.

Whether you con­sider your­self a green thumb or not, many help­ing hands will make light work.

What bet­ter way than to spend the day out­side con­nect­ing with neigh­bours and na­ture.

“The more, the mer­rier,” Ms Bor­donaro said.

The Ro­tary Club of Caloun­dra is jump­ing on board to help com­bat cli­mate change and cap­ture car­bon from the at­mos­phere.

Ro­tary Club Caloun­dra mem­ber Roger Todd said with 1.2 mil­lion ro­tary mem­bers if they all plant a tree it’s quite sym­bolic and at the same time makes a dif­fer­ence.

“The equip­ment is supplied, you just need to turn up,” said Mr Todd.

With a goal of plant­ing one mil­lion more plants na­tion­wide the Sun­shine Coast event is aim­ing to con­trib­ute 1500 plants.

Aus­tralians are urged to find ways to spend more time out­doors, how­ever com­bin­ing tech­nol­ogy and the en­vi­ron­ment may be the way of the fu­ture.

Na­tional Tree Day will also of­fer a free bar­be­cue, live mu­sic, face paint­ing and a train ride to the site.

Na­tional Tree Day will be held on Sun­day at Lamer­ough Creek En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­serve in Pel­i­can Wa­ters. Reg­is­tra­tion is es­sen­tial.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, visit tree­day.plan­e­tark.org.

PHOTO: ADAM CREWS

GREEN THUMBS UNITE: Sun­shine Coast Coun­cil and Planet Ark are mak­ing it easy for the Sun­shine Coast to get in­volved this Na­tional Tree Day.

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