Helen Hannagan from the Caldera Environment Centre gets ready for World Environment Day.
Helen Hannagan from the Caldera Environment Centre gets ready for World Environment Day.

Festival for environment awareness

IF you have ever wondered how you can help the environment but do not know where to start, make it a date to get along to Knox Park in Murwillum- bah this Sunday.

The Caldera Environment Centre is hosting the annual World Environment Day Festival, with workshops and talks aimed at promoting environmental awareness.

Centre volunteer Helen Hannigan yesterday encouraged everyone to attend the day, which is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.

“People can take part in workshops, information stalls, environmental sculpture and the children's tent, or check out the performances, music, entertainment, food and displays,” Miss Hannigan said.

Workshops include chemical-free bush regeneration, organic food production, a climate truth stranger than fiction, food walks for children and adults and kids' Hoopla Circus workshops.

“There will be talks on the environment and sustainable economy, Tweed Shire Council's strategies for sustainability, uranium and no rally in the valley,” Miss Hannigan said.

“It's definitely a very good day for people who aren't very environmen- tally educated.

“They can come along and find out how to help.”

Miss Hannigan said there will also be sustainable products, plants and compost bins for sale, and a worm-farm raffle.

“This annual event is a coming-together of the community to learn, discuss and debate the pressing issues of climate change and the environment in a manner designed to be encouraging, and inspiring positive and productive solutions,” she said.

The event, which runs from 10am to 3.30pm, is supported and funded by the Tweed Shire Council, with extra funding from the NSW Department of Environment and Climate Change through the Great Eastern Ranges Connectivity Initiative.

Festival program available at www.calderaenvironmentcentre.org



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