World Environment Day festival

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  • Location: The University of the Sunshine Coast, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

What sweeter words are there than 'Free Festival'

Saturday 21 June, Sunshine Coast Uni is throwing open the doors for the massive World Environment Day festival.

Get info on sustainable homes and green technology, meet conservation groups working across the coast and join in the forum where you have your say about the regions future.

We've got worm farming, no-dig gardening and recycled fashions, as well as solar cookers and grow your own food demos.

There's heaps for kids too with didgeridoo making, hoola-hoop workshops, arts & crafts, wildlife shows, and giant twister.

Take a stroll around the farmers market and enjoy the medley of live music and entertainment.

Travel by one of the three free shuttle buses departing Nambour, Caloundra and Tewantin, hail the buses en-route. For your chance to win one of five family passes to Australia zoo just come to the festival by bus and keep your ticket stub. For those who prefer two wheels, there's a cycle bus leaving Caloundra Council office at 8.30am. All cyclists receive a complementary drinks voucher when they arrive.

For your chance to win a free holiday, gym membership, plant vouchers, compost bins and an eco meter, cut out the coupon in the Sunshine Coast Daily on Saturday 21, pick up a brochure from your local library or the info desk at the Sunshine Plaza.

This event is proudly brought to you by Sunshine Coast Environment Council, Sunshine Coast Council, SEQ Catchments, and University of the Sunshine Coast, sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Daily, Channel 7 and Sea FM.

World Environment Day
Sunshine Coast University
21 June 2008

Sunshine Coast Environment Council, Sunshine Coast Council, SEQ Catchments, and University of the Sunshine Coast, sponsored by the Sunshine Coast Daily, Channel 7 and Sea FM.

NOTICE:  Was originally on May 31, has been postponed until 21 June due to wet weather

The Sunshine Coast Environment Council together, with the Sunshine Coast Regional Council, the University of the Sunshine Coast and SEQ Catchments are hosting the 2008 World Environment Day Festival as part of the United Nations World Environment Day international event, themed CO2 KICK THE HABIT! Towards a Low Carbon Economy.

'SMALL FOOTPRINTS MALL - BIG STEPS, our regions future' - is a free event for all, celebrating innovative Green Technology, Forums and Workshops, Live Music and Schools Programs.

Speakers and Forums
Implementing Sustainability - The Way Forward for the Sunshine Coast Regional Council Come along and hear our new mayor Bob Abbot leading a forum on regional sustainability.  Professor Ian Lowe will enlighten on the the environmental challenges we all face. Numerous workshops and discussions feature how you can reduce your environmental footprint.

Green Technology Exhibits - range from all things solar, to water tanks, cars, wind generators and information on building sustainable homes.

Schools Program - including wildlife presentations, displays and workshops. The Gubbi Gubbi people will conduct workshops in painting and playing the didgeridoo. There will be Social Stingless Native Bees, info discussions on the Bilby - one of Australia's unique inhabitants, Geckoes Wildlife presentations, an interactive 'Oceanlife' display, Sunshine Coast Catchment Groups water monitoring demo and identification of creek bugs, ET Circus workshops and performances, sustainable schools exhibits, jumping castle, giant twister, pony hops, extensive displays provided by the Queensland Museum and the opportunity to create your own nesting boxes.

Live Music and Entertainment - well known live performers, including poets, and special musicians will feature on the main stage. Plus roaming street entertainers

Natural Resource Management - SEQ Catchments, Landcare and Waterwatch Groups.

Community Groups - Wildlife volunteers, Wilvo's, Bat Rescue, Permaculture and much more.

A Farmers Market - Locally grown and produced products from around the region.

Food Vendors - locally produced wholesome fare and organic coffee will be available on the day.

We look forward to welcoming around 5000 people on the day
Events such as this educate and empower people

Downloadable: 'World Environment Day 2008' flyer

World Environment Day 2008
The University of the Sunshine Coast
Saturday May 31st 9am - 4pm.

Sunshine Coast Environment Council
3 Porters Lane, Nambour Q. 4560 Ph: 5441 5747

Following the Indigenous Welcome to Country and Opening ceremony at 10am local musicians will entertain on the Main Stage throughout the day.

• Barry Charles - a unique singer, and songwriter renowned for his exceptional vocal range and unique style, incorpoating some innovative scatting.
• Mark Righele - extremely versatile and sensitive trumpet player who enjoys taking beauty and feeling to the audience.
• Mettaphor - fuse live luscious vocals, sublime saxophones & acoustic guitar over loopz n beatz taking on the universal language of groove. • Multi talented Sunshine Coast environmental songwriter Steve Hutch is not afraid to voice a strong protest message.
• The Famous Jimmies are four talented Sunshine Coast musicians from different backgrounds who have blended jazz and African rhythms with traditional Irish tunes to create a fresh and unique sound.
• John Malcolm - Legendary, innovative guitarist, John is a mesmerising performer who stirs your soul and moves your feet at the same time.
• The 'different drummer', Peter Hudson with an innovative style - an artistic and respected musician.
• Ian Mackay - witty and topical poetry by this great local environmentalist.
& M.C. Angel Satchwell - radio show producer and Master of Ceremonies.


World Envrironment Day 2008 Festival
Saturday May 31st 9am - 4pm
The University of the Sunshine Coast

NOTICE:  Was originally on May 31, has been postponed until 21 June due to wet weather


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