The Sunshine Coast would have looked very different to how it does today if SCEC, its member groups and a critical mass of people had not joined together to oppose unsustainable development across the Sunshine Coast. From a gondola chairlift stretching up Mt Coolum, to a main road and residential estates joining Noosa National Park to Sunshine Beach, to a rock lined harbour in the Caloundra estuary - the coast we know and love today would have been a very different place were it not for the local conservation movement.

Click the button below to read more about what the Sunshine Coast might have looked like without the ‘wins’ for the environment achieved by conservationists, including many SCEC members, over more than three decades. You can also learn about the evolution of our World Environment Day Festival since it's inception in 1979, and more about our Green Legends book should you fancy a good read!