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Event – World Environment Day 5 June

Posted in Events by Ferne Edwards on May 31st, 2007

As more people become aware and concerned about the state of the environment, events such as World Environment Day on June 5, grow in number and popularity. Rather than being depressed about bad news, many of these activities celebrate the actions that people are already doing or serve to educate people  to understand the issues and become more involved in the solutions. World Environment day events include:

  • The United Nations Assocation of Australia Branch will announce the winners of the World Environment Day Awards on the evening of Friday 1 June at The Grand Hyatt, Melbourne.
  • The Gould Group are inviting all schools to a FREE celebration at Federation Square on Monday 4 June at 11am to celebrate worms in their contribution to reduce climate change.
  • On June 4, The Age will produce a 16-page environmental resource kit about environmental change.
  • For staff and students at the University of Melbourne, there will even be a lunch to celebrate World
    Environment Day on Tuesday 5 June at 12 midday, in Gryphon Gallery, Graduate Centre (1888 building). Keynote speaker at the lunch is Steven Malcolm from the Department of Sustainability and Environment, who will speak on ‘Learning to Live Sustainably, Victorian Government initiatives in Higher Education‘.
  • There’s also a number of planting days for the weekend, including those held by the City of Whittlesea and City of Melbourne.

Check out the Sustainable Living Calendar for more events.

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