World Environment Day sees long weekend of green events

A series of events, running Friday 2 – Monday 5 June and coinciding with World Environment Day, will give Gold Coasters a chance to reconnect with the natural environment.

The handpicked, curated long-weekend of events includes a climate change actioneers forum, koala tree planting day, catchment crawl, wildlife expo and World Environment Day banquet at The Borrowed Nursery.

Jenny Madigan from Gecko Environment Council is the event organiser and she said the Gold Coast Green Weekend offers people an opportunity to get to know and fall in love with our unique natural environment.

“The calendar of events has a more serious side to it as well and doesn’t only showcase the wonderful work done here to preserve and better our natural environment, but to educate and inspire all event visitors to do their bit and understand the importance of protecting the environment,” Jenny said.

Coordinated by Gecko Environment Council, the Gold Coast Green Weekend aims to inspire people to better care for the natural environment.

The program of events is as follows: 

Friday 2 June

Climate Change Actioneers Forum, Burleigh Heads, 5.30pm 

Saturday 3 June

Koala tree planting, Tallebudgera, 9.00am

Austinville Valley catchment crawl, 9.15am

Sunday 4 June

Wildlife expo, Nerang, 10.00am

World Environement Day banquet, Mermaid Beach, 6.00pm

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