Murwillumbah set to celebrate World Environment Day

Check out Sharon Shostak’s clip of last year’s World Environment Day in Murwillumbah.

What’s going on in the Caldera?

That’s the question posed by the Caldera Environment Centre (CEC) as the theme for this year’s World Environment Day event in Knox Park.

It will be the seventh year the festival has run in the Tweed.

‘The changing environment challenges us to find inspiring positive and productive solutions to reduce our environmental footprint,’ says CEC’s Ari Ehrlich.

The group is inviting the community to ‘join in this harmonious coming together to learn, discuss and debate the opportunities before us in living sustainably,’ Ari adds.

The festival will begin at 10am with an acknowledgement of the region’s Aboriginal custodians by Diedre Currie, followed by a welcome dance.

There will be speakers, demonstrations, information and community stalls, a children’s tent and an Enviro Quest for kids with native seedlings as prizes.

Murwillumbah Library will have a stall, so you can bring your library card and borrow a book on an environmental theme.

Musical entertainment will include troubadours for peace Elizabeth Lord and Leigh James, gypsy celtic music from the Romaniacs and local Indigenous band Guriguru.

The youngest performer of the day, 12-year-old environmental rap artist Lotus, will take to the stage at midday to perform an original song for the occasion.

There will be great food donated by the community, catered by the Caldera Environment Centre volunteers with additional support from Fresh Whole Foods and the New Leaf Cafe.

Sustainable businesses will showcase their environmentally friendly products and Tweed Council’s environmental officers will be available to answer your questions.

‘Get involved and speak out; learn and teach others; show leadership and help clean up; reconnect with nature, our life force,’ says Ari.

Together, we can develop a new vision for biodiversity: Many Species. One Planet. One Future.

World Environment Day 2014 will be held in Murwillumbah’s Knox Park on the corner nearest Sunnyside Mall this coming Sunday, June 1, from 10am to 3pm.

The event is funded and supported by Tweed Shire Council.


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