GreenJune kicks off with a bang!
  • Wednesday 02 June 2010

Sunshine Coast Council and the community today kicked off GreenJune—the annual month long celebration of the environment—at the Maroochy Botanical Gardens.

GreenJune highlights council and community programs and activities designed to guide residents to make changes at a personal level to reduce their carbon footprint and protect the Coast’s outstanding natural beauty and biodiversity.

There are heaps of exciting and interactive eco-friendly activities running throughout the month, which kicks off with the Sunshine Coast World Environment Day festival this Sunday, and culminates with the 2010 Living Smart “Glossies” Awards on Saturday 26 June.

Environment Portfolio holder councillor Keryn Jones said the GreenJune festivities aim to promote the importance of environmental sustainability amongst Sunshine Coast residents.

“People tend to think of environmental sustainability and climate change as issues that are out of their control,” Cr Jones said.

“The reality is we can all do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint, and ultimately, protect the environment.”

Cr Jones said she encouraged all Sunshine Coast residents to get involved as GreenJune offered something for everyone.

“There are more than 20 activities planned over GreenJune—catch a Green Flick, learn how to build an eco-friendly home, join a compost, worm farm or chook workshop, attend World Environment Day, or see who wins the prestigious Glossies Awards,” Cr Jones said.

“Coast residents will hopefully leave the events equipped with the necessary skills to implement eco-friendly practices in their lives, and a desire to make a difference.

“Council is going green for June and I encourage everyone to join in to help council achieve its vision of becoming the most sustainable region.”

Registration is required for some events. Visit council’s online events calendar for details or call 5475 7272.