World Environment Day 2024 - Accelerating Land Restoration, Drought Resilience & Desertification Progress.
WED, 5 JUNE 2024
World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June and encourages awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It is supported by many non-governmental organisations, businesses, government entities, and represents the primary United Nations outreach day supporting the environment.
The 2024 day is focusing on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience.
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WED FEST 2024 - Expression of Interest
To Be Part of This Festival, Please Click on The Link Below to The Wed Fest 2024 Expression of Interest (EOI) And We Will Assess and Be Back in Touch to Let You Know the Outcome.
WED FEST 2024 - Program
A Month-Long Program of Events Connecting Communities and Ecosystems
Sunshine Coast, Qld
Protecting the Sunshine Coast environment since 1980
Since 1980 the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) and environmental advocates of the Sunshine Coast have been getting together in the first week of June to celebrate World Environment Day.
The WED Festival has been celebrated all over the coast, from humble beginnings at Fairhill Native Nursery and later expanding to include venues such as Cotton Tree Park by the Maroochy River, Eumundi Markets, and the University of the Sunshine Coast.
The festival has become the region's biggest environmental event, holding the title of the longest-running in South East Queensland. It connects the community with local environmental organisations and community groups, inspiring new volunteers, donors, and supporters.
SCEC has garnered several awards and remains proud to uphold its commitment to positive environmental action. These accolades include:
2021 Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare Award
2017 National Finalist and State Winner Australian Event Awards
2015 UNEP prize
WED - A platform for action!
World Environment Day (WED) stands as the United Nations' paramount initiative to promote global awareness and action in protecting our environment. Originating in 1974, it has evolved into a worldwide platform for public engagement, celebrated in over 100 countries.
- THE PEOPLE’S DAY
Above all, World Environment Day (WED) is known as the 'people's day' for individuals to contribute to Earth's well-being or enact change. This action can be directed locally, nationally, or globally, and it can range from individual efforts to collective endeavors—offering everyone the freedom to choose their level of involvement.
- THE THEME
Every World Environment Day (WED) revolves around a specific theme, directing attention towards an urgent environmental issue. The 2024 day is focusing on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience.
- EVERY ACTION COUNTS
Over decades of World Environment Day (WED) celebrations, millions worldwide from various societal sectors have participated in environmental initiatives. Through collective effort, WED possesses the potential to create significant positive impacts on the planet.
THE HUMAN MIND KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES. BUT OUR PLANET DOES. PROTECTING IT IS A GLOBAL CHALLENGE AND RESPONSIBILITY. WE HAVE LESS THAN TEN YEARS TO MAKE REAL CHANGE, SO WE NEED TO SCALE UP OUR ACTION FOR THE PLANET. WE HAVE THE SOLUTIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY TO LIMIT CLIMATE CHANGE AND AVOID ECOLOGICAL COLLAPSE.