Turning green with environmental envy
  • Wednesday 04 June 2014
Green June

The start of winter heralds the beginning of Green June and a month-long calendar of eco-events that make us all aware of the environmental footprints we leave behind.

Understanding how each of us impacts the environment will be the focus of the festival, which includes forums, activities and workshops for all ages.

From living simply workshops to tree planting days, learning about slowing down and enjoying life to children’s workshops, Green June  ‚Äčencourages small, positive changes in the things we do every day - at work, at home, at play.

Sunshine Coast Council Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay encouraged the community to make the most of this year’s extensive Green June program.

“Green June is the perfect time for people to focus on sustainable living, sharing ideas and exploring new technology and opportunities,” Cr McKay said.

“It’s great to see the community and council working together on so many fantastic environmental events that have a common goal.

“Sunshine Coast Council is working towards a sustainable environment and is achieving that goal by supporting this important event and being involved in similar initiatives.

“Green June is all about education. By understanding how our actions impact this planet, the better choices we will make.

“And that’s a win for the environment, our community and future generations.”

Green June events are held across the region and are a mix of council-run, council-supported and independent community events.

One of the largest events held during Green June is the award-winning Sunshine Coast World Environment Day festival. 

Held at the University of the Sunshine Coast on Sunday, June 8, the festival is one of the oldest and most successful celebrations of its type in South East Queensland.

For more information, visit council’s website www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au.