Visit council at World Environment Day festival
  • Thursday 27 May 2010

Using native plants, like eucalypts, paperbarks and lilly pillys, council’s backyard biodiversity display at the Sunshine Coast World Environment festival shows how to create a little piece of paradise in your own backyard.

There will be free native trees to get you started! The kids don’t miss out either—they can join in the cardboard sculpture workshops and marvel at the life size Glossy Black-Cockatoo sculpture.

Chef Laurent will give cooking demonstrations using local produce and all who visit the display will go in the draw to win a worm farm.

The Sunshine Coast World Environment Day festival will be held at the University of the Sunshine Coast, from 9am on Sunday 6 June 2010.

Council’s Environment Portfolio holder Keryn Jones said there will be plenty of other useful tools at council’s display to help people to live more sustainably.

"Council officers will help festival goers to identify weeds and pest plants that could be taking over their backyard, and explain the best ways to remove them," Cr Jones said.

"More importantly, they can recommend native plant species that will not only thrive on the Coast, but also attract some of the amazing native wildlife that lives in the region.

"Festival goers can also learn how little inexpensive changes make a big difference to not only our carbon footprint, but also to the hip pocket by exploring council’s living smart program."

Council’s environment teams will be ready to answer questions about how to reduce waste, water and electricity at home and explain smarter travel options to provide a real interactive learning experience.

Festival goers can look forward to a great free family day out with live music, a wide range of local food displays, a youth program, craft stalls, green biz expo, wildlife displays, garden workshops, a bug display and much much more.

For more information on the world environment day festival visit www.scec.opg.au