Gold Coast Green Week returns

Gold Coast Green Week returns in June, in a glorious ten day celebration of our City’s unique and fragile natural surrounds.

All who visit and live in our beautiful city would agree that it is a truly magical place. Gold Coast is beyond lucky with its natural environment, from world-heritage listed rainforest to magnificent waterways and subtropical oceans – of course not forgetting our famous, golden beaches.

Gold Coast Green Week is a 10-day calendar of events celebrating this unique natural environment, its flora and fauna, and all the local expertise, passion, and work to preserve and protect it.

“Gold Coast Green Week is a continuation of Gecko’s popular World Environment Day celebration organised for over two decades now,” says Anna Itkonen, Gecko President and Gold Coast Green Week organiser.

“Bringing the calendar together is a collaboration between Gecko and Watergum, two local environmental organisations, and focuses on finding and choosing the best events to participate.

“The real magic of this festival is the coming together of our natural environment and all the local community, businesses, organisations and groups that organise all the participating events.”

The 2021 Gold Coast Green Week calendar consists of over 35 events; from documentary screenings to nature tours and citizen science projects to children’s nature play activities.

The offerings also include groups and events such as Gold Coast Tool Library’s Repair Café, Watergum’s Catchment Crawl, Gecko’s National Parks Forum, Green Week’s nature documentary and film screening series and various wildlife themed workshops and tours for adults and children alike.

“Green Week is an exciting opportunity for the Gold Coast community to celebrate our magnificent natural wonders and connect the locals and visitors alike with the natural assets of our city,” describes Rosalinde Brinkmann, Executive Officer at Watergum and Gold Coast Green Week organiser.

“Our city takes immense pride in its beautiful natural surroundings, and this is what Green Week is about.”

“We want Green Week to be an opportunity for all of us to fall in love with nature again; the 352 bird species that live here and the 4,524.8 ha of world heritage listed Gondwana rainforest in the Hinterland. Perhaps we can remind ourselves that we share our city with extraordinary species such as the platypus and that in August and September 2020 alone, there were 56 recorded platypus sightings in our waterways,” Rosalinde continues.

Gold Coast Green Week runs from Friday 4 June until Sunday 13 June 2021. Visit goldcoastgreenweek.com for further details and a full listing of events.

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