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Celebrate World Environment Day at Coolum this year with free family fun!

This Sunday June 5 will see the Coolum Civic Centre and adjoining Jack Morgan Park transform into a family friendly fun day to celebrate the 50th United Nations, World Environment Day (WED).


Come and enjoy some of the finest eco-tainment on the Sunshine Coast with local musicians, including the highly energised guitar artistry and heartfelt melodies of SoLar, indie-folk duos’ JC and the Tree plus Anna & Jordan, as well as the soft silky tones and high energy rhythms of Solua.


A jam-packed program will let you choose from a range of hands-on eco-art experiences designed to delight the young and young-at-heart.


Or you can wander the exhibits and soak up the latest in ideas for sustainable living and local environment and sustainability programs. Make sure you visit the team to give a final cheer for our Sunshine Coast biosphere nomination.


Stay for an hour or stay for the day – this event will keep the whole family entertained.
Sunshine Coast Council Division 9 Councillor Maria Suarez said the region was lucky to have so many dedicated environment groups.


“They have been undertaking transformative actions for many years and this significant day is an acknowledgement of the great work they do,” Cr Suarez said.


“They contribute to the environment and start conversations for future ideas and actions.
“It’s exciting to think that this year marks 50 years of this event and that’s certainly something to celebrate.”


Venue 114 and Community Spaces Manager Louise Thompson said she was pleased to see Coolum Civic Centre host the event.


“This adds to Venue 114’s EarthCheck Evaluate Status and our community spaces working towards a commitment to supporting sustainable outcomes,” Ms Thompson said.


Green art activities will run throughout the event and include:
Glossie Cockatoo Mural with Damien and Jarrah Kamholtz – Live mural painting inspired by the iconic and special Glossie black cockatoo. See this work come to life and get involved in large-scale colourful fun!


Darn it! Upcycled fashion with Shaye Hardisty and Ketakii Jewson-Brown – Make a cloth badge, learn to mend, plus tips and tricks for rebellious and recycled fashion.


Weaving Time with Kilagi Nielsen and Renè Baloo – Two of the Sunshine Coast’s most respected weavers share their skills and passion for fibre art.


Collective Collage with Chony Bowden – Contribute to a shared visual story of the Sunshine Coast. Celebrating past, present and the future of our environmental values through mixed-media mark making.


Milk-bottle Micro-Sculpture with Yanni Van Zijlm- Make baby-turtles and other crafty critters from everyday household waste.


Be a Birdwing with Liz Capelin – See a super-sized butterfly and get your photo taken as the magnificent and vivid Richmond bird-wing butterfly.


Clay Bugs with Kim Schoenberger – Come and play with clay. All ages will enjoy the tactile delight of making take-home invertebrates from air dry clay and natural materials.


Plus, you can take home free plants from the lovely team at BushCare Sunshine Coast.


The 2022 WED campaign #OnlyOneEarth calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.


Sunshine Coast Council is proud to host this event as part of the month-long 2022WED Fest program.


For further information on this event and more, visit www.wed.org.au.


If you’d like to learn more about sustainable living on the Sunshine Coast visit the Living Smart website and Sunshine Coast Council’s website.


When: Sunday 5 June, 10am–4pm
Where: Coolum Civic Centre + Jack Morgan Park
Free


Supported by Sunshine Coast Council as part of the 2022, Sunshine Coast, World Environment Day Festival.


Image: World Environment Day celebrations will feature a line-up of local musicians including singer-songwriter SoLar.

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