Raise your voice, not the sea level
  • Friday 06 June 2014
Council’s display at the Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival will have activities for the whole family. University of the Sunshine Coast. Sunshine Coast Council.

See an ocean creature exhibit. Help save baby turtles. Join an international art project.

You can do all these things, plus more, all in one place this Sunday – at the 35th Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival.

Environment portfolio councillor Jenny McKay said the council display was water-themed, in line with the international theme for World Environment Day 2014 – Raise Your Voice, Not the Sea Level.

“The main focus of council’s exhibition will be our water – including our beautiful oceans, reefs and coastlines – but there will also be educational displays about recycling, weed and pest management, and sustainable living,” Cr McKay said.

“You can touch starfish and have your face painted, crotchet a contribution to The Sunshine Coast Satellite Reef art project, which will be displayed at Caloundra Regional Gallery, and speak to council’s TurtleCare volunteers.

“Council is also sponsoring renowned landscape architect and television personality Costa Georgiadis to attend, and will have a waste truck on site for people to explore.

“Sunshine Coast Council is working towards a sustainable environment, and educating the community – through events and initiatives such as the region’s World Environment Day Festival – is vital in helping to achieve that goal.”

Through its TravelSmart program, council is coordinating family friendly cycling from Stockland Park to the event. Visit www.wed.org.au for further details and registration.

Council is a long-term partner of the Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival, made possible by funding from the Sunshine Coast Environment Levy.