World Environment Day
World Environment Day Poster Competition
Between February and June every year Logan City Council hosts a primary school poster competition in celebration of World Environment Day (which is held on 5 June every year).
Logan City Council's 2013 World Environment Day Competition is now closed.
Primary schools were encouraged to participate in the competition and have students create an A3 poster relating to the 2013 World Environment Day's theme, "Think.Eat.Save", which explores the issue of food waste (see the World Environment Day poster competition fact sheet for further information). Primary Schools were then responsible for posting or delivering their 5 best entries from each grade level to Council.
Entries were judged by Council and the following winning categories and prizes awarded:
- 13 Overall winners which feature in the following year's World Environment Day Calendar and each received a cash prize, certificate and prize bag;
- 15 Highly Commended winners which each received a certificate and prize bag; and
- All registered participants received a prize.
Overall and Highly Commended winners were presented with their prizes at an award presentation ceremony held at Logan City Council's annual environmental event, LEAF (Logan Eco Action Festival) on Sunday 2 June. All Overall and Highly Commended winning posters were also displayed at LEAF and the Logan Art Gallery.
The 2014 World Environment Day Calendar is now available. You can pick up your free copy of the calendar from any Council library or customer service centre. Alternatively you can download an electronic copy of the calendar here (PDF 7268 KB).
For further information regarding Logan City Council's World Environment Day poster competition please contact Council's Customer Service Unit on 07 3412 3412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
World Environment Day is an international celebration commemorated every year on 5 June to recognise the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment at Stockholm in 1972.
The purpose of this conference was to formulate 'A Global Agenda for Change'. It envisioned and promoted the notion of Sustainable Development - to ensure that development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
The day's agenda is to:
- Give a human face to environmental issues;
- Empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development;
- Promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and
- Advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.
The 2013 World Environment Day theme is: "Think.Eat.Save" and explores the issue of food waste.
Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)
Council also celebrates World Environment Day by holding the Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) in June every year. Next year's LEAF event will be held on Sunday 8 June 2014 at Griffith University Logan from 10am - 3pm.
See Logan Eco Action Festival for further details.