World Environment Day Festival

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  • Location: University Of The Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs 4556 Queensland
World Environment Day Festival

The World Environment Day (WED) Festival has been held on the Sunshine Coast each year since 1979, making it one of the longest running environmental events in the world.

Growing out of the grass roots environmental movement of the 1980s the WED festival has been a celebration of and for the environment movement for most of this time.

As environmental issues have become more mainstream and environmental sustainability has become a key issue for business, academia, government and the community, WED  organisers have embarked on a journey to turn the festival into an event that is relevant to people from every sector of the community and which draws people from well outside the region.

To celebrate the unique Sunshine Coast natural environment while showcasing initiatives that promote low impact lifestyles. Our goal is for every visitor to walk away thinking “ I had a great day and I never knew that”

To deliver a regionally significant event that is fun and engaging, and attracts over 15,000 people from the Sunshine Coast and the 3 hour drive market.

Time Activity Location

USC Buttefly Walk - Grand Opening

USC Exhibits

Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast
10am - 4pm Representatives from Facilities Management, Faculty of Arts and Business and Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering chat about their projects. Includes short documentaries from the Sustainability Research Centre. Under the Library
10am - 4pm SUS101 Student poster competition display Under the Library
11am - 12 Noon

USC Hour: Shine the light on sustainability

USC academics share their environmental projects

• Media and port development in the Great Barrier Reef — Marina Guedes
• Designing an award-winning sustainable classroom — Troy Stretton
• The Moving Feast: Growing a sustainable USC — Angela Cleary
• Meet the Mob: Beth Brunton
• Shape-shifting worms eating grubs eating trees — Dr Helen Nahrung
• Environmental art: More than just basket weaving — Megan Marks
• Choking the Great Barrier Reef — Takahisa Furuichi
• Nest site selection of turtles in the Sunshine Coast — Dr Javier Leon
• Ubiquitous measurement of streamflow and rainfall — Dr Helen Fairweather
• Sustainable seafood on the Sunshine Coast — Associate Professor Wayne Knibb
• Great triton snail research may halt starfish wars — Dr Scott Cummins

The Red Tent

World Environment Day Festival
University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
June 7th 2015

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90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
07 5430 1234
07 5430 1124
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