Celebrating sustainability at Moffat Beach
  • Friday 28 March 2014
Gratitude Rock Painting by artist De Greer – Yindimincarlie

Sunshine Coast Council is celebrating sustainability on Saturday April 5, with a free family fun event at Moffat Beach for all the community to enjoy.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said the Living Smart event has been planned around the annual Earth Hour event when millions of people around the world make a conscious decision to turn off their lights.

“The Living Smart program encourages our community to be energy efficient and is another example of Sunshine Coast Council supporting projects and events that lead to a more sustainable community,” Cr Dwyer said.

“We have a terrific afternoon of entertainment planned at Eleanor Shipley Memorial Park starting at 4pm.”

  • Join in one of the creative sustainability workshops – weave with coconut leaves, paint a gratitude rock or create sculptures with weeds
  • Get your hands wet in the Ocean Life Touch Tanks that house a wide array of curious creatures from the sea
  • Herbie Derbie is an inventor and musician and combines the two to create ‘Musical clunk from junk,’ – come along and play on Herbie’s eclectic collection of musical instruments
  • Ride the smoothie bike and taste a terrific treat, dress up as an underwater creature and win a prize or take part in the Living Smart 3 Good Things challenge. For the early birds there will be free neon LED candle giveaways
  • The ever popular Finding Nemo will be played on an outdoor moonlight cinema starting at 6.30pm - bring a picnic blanket and kick back with the whole family (we’ve even got free popcorn you can munch your way through)
  • And from 8.30pm live rhythmic music will start up at Moffat Beach – what better way to spend the evening?
  • Enjoy the ambience of the fresh sea air and the rhythmic sounds of the Caribbean with the Pantastic Steel Band
  • From 8pm the documentary It’s Lights out for the Reef: an Earth Hour special will be screened with two of Australia's most famous YouTube sensations, Natalie Tran (community channel) and Axis of Awesome, sent on a mission by Dr Karl to travel to the Great Barrier Reef to find out how it can be saved from climate change, and how we can all help

Sunshine Coast Council’s Living Smart program is a free online resource with information on sustainable living including how to save on household bills, learn about backyard biodiversity, reducing your ecological footprint and much more.