World Environment Day
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.
For further information about International theme, please see the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) website.
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 2014 World Environment Day Competition is now closed.
Primary Schools were encouraged to participate in the competition and have students create a poster relating to the World Environment Day's theme, 'Logan's Creeks, Rivers and Wetlands' which aligns with the international theme for 2014, 'Small Island Developing States'. 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 will receive a prize and certificate and their poster will feature in the following year's World Environment Day calendar;
- 6 Highly Commended winners which will each receive a certificate and prize; and
- All registered participants will receive a prize.
Overall and Highly Commended winners will be 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 8th June. All Overall and Highly Commended winning posters will also be displayed at LEAF and the Logan Art Gallery.
The 2014 World Environment Day Calendars will be available for free from any Council library or customer service centre in November 2014.
For further information about the poster competition please see poster competition fact sheet (PDF 473 KB), or contact Council's Customer Service Unit on 07 3412 3412 or email email@example.com.
Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)
Council also celebrates World Environment Day by holding the Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) in June every year. This year 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.