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Environment Day aims to connect people to nature

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The Greens will have their Giant Earth Ball on display at the Caldera Environment Centre's 2017 World Environment Day Festival. Photo supplied
The Giant Earth Ball will be on display at the Caldera Environment Centre’s 2017 World Environment Day Festival. Photo supplied

This year’s UN theme for World Environment Day invites us to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship.

In our region the Caldera Environment Centre’s annual World Environment Day Festival will be on again, weather permitting, on Sunday June 4 at Knox Park from 10am-3pm.

Speakers include Steve Harris the CEO of ENOVA, our north coast community-owned electricity retailer.

Enova now has close to 2,500 customers and is the industry leader in offering 12 cents per kilowatt hour. The team is working on new plans to support local energy generation. Your questions will be answered at the presentation or at the Enova stall.

 

Mullumbimby inventor Sapoty Brook's solar trike will be on display at the 2017 World Environment Day Festival in Murwillumbah. Photo supplied
Mullumbimby inventor Sapoty Brook’s solar trike will be on display at the 2017 World Environment Day Festival in Murwillumbah. Photo supplied

Greg Reid from Tweed CAN (Tweed Climate Action Now) will offer the latest information about solar generation.

Mullumbimby inventor Sapoty Brook will demonstrate and offer rides on an electric trike he built and show a video and photos of a model renewable energy flight propulsion system.

Tweed Shire Council will offer tips and advice on the natural resource management and waste management.

The Pitts Family Circus, whose newest one-year-old addition to the troupe has already been part of several performances when in the right mood, will be on stage.

Music from Taraf Tambal Balkan Gypsy band, local bands Monkey and The Fish and Broadfoot, who put a smile on everybody’s face.

There will be space for the kids too, with Hoopla Circus and workshops especially for them.

Great healthy yummy, vegetarian food, sourced from local growers and producers, will be on sale.

There will also be environmental stallholders, sustainable businesses and community groups. And environmental books may be borrowed at the library stall.

World Environment Day Festival Sunday June 4, Knox Park, Murwillumbah, 10am-3pm.
For info and updates please go to the Caldera Environment Centre website or follow them on Facebook.

 


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1 COMMENT

  1. That huge humungous Ball is NATURE.
    Mnnmmm and a brick and concrete building is the same thing.
    Where is the Big Pineapple?
    We are certainly getting commercial and off the subject of what nature is.
    This 21st century has lost its way.

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