In 1974 the United Nations announced World Environment Day (WED) a day to platform, celebrate and encourage efforts to help preserve, protect and renew our planet. Since 1979 we here on the Sunshine Coast have made sure to do our part by holding an annual World Environment Day – a day where we as a community can come together to learn, share and grow.
Since 1979 The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) and environmental advocates of the Sunshine Coast have been getting together in the first week of June to celebrate World Environment Day. WED has been celebrated all over the coast, from the first time at Fairhill native nursery, many years by the Maroochy River at Cotton Tree, Eumundi Markets and the University of the Sunshine Coast. The festival has grown into the region’s biggest environmental event and holds the title of the longest running event of its kind in South East Queensland. The 2012 Festival took out one of five categories in the UNEP WED challenge, giving the Sunshine Coast’s WED Festival international recognition.
The Sunshine Coast Environment Council’s WED Festival is a celebration of our unique environment with live performances, wholesome food, sustainable stall holders, a fun kids program, live music, innovative displays, community and environment groups to meet and learn from and more activities than you can poke a stick at. Each year the Festival offers a talented line up of musicians. This year’s line up includes Z-Star Trinity, Dan Horne Duo, Alisha Todd and more. Take part in an engaging journey of environmental discovery as you explore the elements of air pollution, how it affects you and how you can help improve air pollution in your community. The Children’s Forest is a space buzzing with kids activities and performances with a theme focused on the environment so that your little terrors can help do their part too, while still having some fun. It’s all going down this June 2nd at Maroochydore’s Rotary Park, Cotton tree, ’doors’ open for this completely FREE event from 10am, with the experience continuing right through until 5pm that evening. It truly will be an amazing and unforgettable time – but with a conscience.
For more information on the event and its programs, visit the official website here and get ready to have your world recycled.