Green June 2012 – 30 days of fun, green events
  • Wednesday 30 May 2012

Sunshine Coast Council’s month of environmental events, Green June, will include 20 fun, educational and sustainable events for the whole family.

Climate Change and Environment Initiatives Coordinator, Sally Wright, said Green June is a month-long sustainable living initiative which brings together a calendar of signature eco events.

"The month of June has become the biggest environmental celebration on the Sunshine Coast calendar year, with more than 9,000 people attending Green June events last year," Ms Wright said.

"Green June events allow the community to discover the latest green technologies, practical hands-on solutions, relevant local information and a diverse range of fun-filled events and activities."

Following from last year’s success, council has organised a spectacular array of events including:

World Environment Day Celebrations:

Now in its 31

st

year, this festival – being held on Sunday, 3 June, at the Sunshine Coast University – celebrates environmental sustainability in an educational and entertaining atmosphere..

2012 Living Smart Glossies Awards: With ABC Gardening Australia’s Costa Georgiadis as MC and The New Inventor’s judge Veena Sahajwalla as the keynote speaker, the Awards will honour the Sunshine Coast’s sustainability champions. Enjoy locally produced food and a fabulous evening on Friday 15 June at Novotel Twin Waters Resort.

The Noosa Festival of Water: This annual festival will be held at the Noosa Botanic Gardens, Lake Macdonald. The event highlights the importance of conserving water and protecting aquatic biodiversity. Boat tours, wildlife displays, music performances and children’s activities on Sunday 24 June.

Treeline for Kids: Arts and Ecology: A program that includes an exhibition (16 June – 8 July), school holiday program (24 – 29 June), and family fun day with closing ceremony on Sunday 1 July. Featured work by artists Shannon Garson and Rebecca Ward, Claudine Marzik and Tijn Meulendijks, along with art by students from eight local schools.

Green Movie Festival: Displays, local food showcase dinner, documentaries, forums and feature films at the Nambour Civic Centre on three nights (22 – 24 June).

Living Smart members Geckoes Wildlife Show: A free chance to get up close and personal with a collection of furry and feathered friends on Sunday 17 June at the Maroochy Botanical Gardens. Learn about local native animals you might find in your own backyard.

More details about Green June events is available on council’s website.