Tired of environmental doom and gloom, with problems seemingly too complex to solve? Feeling helpless and exhausted by it all? You’re not alone!
World Environment Day events occurring across the region this weekend from Lismore to Kyogle and Murwillumbah are focussing on the positive and a celebration of what has been achieved so far.
This year’s World Environment Day (an annual global event hosted by the United Nations) celebrates the huge number of environmental restoration projects around the world, and launches the UN’s Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.
The first event will take place at Lismore’s renowned Serpentine Art Gallery on the night of Friday 4th June, with the 6pm launch of their ‘Let’s Go Green’ month-long exhibition of environmentally themed works.
On Saturday 5th of June, Kyogle Environment Group will host a stall from 7.30 to 12 noon at the Farmers Market in Stratheden Street, Kyogle (next to the library). The stall will feature free tree giveaways and the announcement of prizes for a school art competition.
Also on Saturday 5th of June, the Lismore Environment Centre will be hosting in Pride Plaza from 12 noon to 5pm its inaugural World Environment Day event with a Bundjalung smoking ceremony, speakers, live music from Chris Fisher, Luke Vasella and Myki Jay, all live broadcast on River FM radio from 12 noon to 5pm.
Connect with local environment organizations and don’t miss the Q & A with a local waste collector/ recycling truck operator, and face painting by Brittany for the kids.
Pride Plaza is located next to the Lismore Transit Centre at the corner of Molesworth and Magellan Streets.
Caldera Environment Centre will follow on the next day (Sunday 6th June) in hosting their annual event held in conjunction with the Nimbin Environment Centre and the Northern Rivers Guardians. There’ll be a workshop by the Hoopla Kids Circus, stalls and speakers amongst many other attractions. It’s in Knox Park, Murwillumbah from 10am to 3pm.
For further information;
Serpentine Community Gallery,
Phone 0492 964 819
Kyogle Environment Group,
Tori Bail 0467252601
Lismore Environment Centre,
WED event page; https://fb.me/e/2AYF1t5TP
Jodi Adams 0402 577 690
Caldera Environment Centre,
Nimbin Environment Centre,
Northern Rivers Guardians,
WED event info,
Scott Sledge 0417194788