From 23-29 October it's Birdlife Australia's National Bird Week when the 4th Aussie Backyard Bird Count is on. You're encouraged to become involved. You can plan now - simply register at www.Aussiebirdcount.org.au Birdlife Australia's Sean Dooley says "The information we collect each year not only shows how much Australians care about birds, but also provides clues to what's happening with different bird species." #aussiebirdcount2017 #australianbirds White plumed honeyeater.
USC Environment Collective (USC Eco) is a student club affiliated with the Student Guild at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
They're running a family-friendly event to raise awareness of plastic waste, its effect on marine environments, and how to reduce every day dependence on plastics at Alex Surf Club on the weekend of 22-24 September.
Nice initiative! ...
Prevent Plastic Pollution
September 22, 2017, 6:30pm - September 24, 2017, 11:00am
A family-friendly weekend of events to raise awareness of plastic waste, its effect on marine environments, and reduce every day dependence on plastics.
*Parking available at 3 Mari St*
Friday 22 September
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Screening of 'From the Waste Up' film and presentations from the Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast and Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign. Screening and presentations will be held in the function room at the Alexandra Headland SLSC. Please arrive early for a 6:30 PM start. Drinks will be available for purchase on the night.
Saturday 23 September
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM: Workshops for all ages to upcycle and repurpose plastic waste and reduce the need to buy new plastics. Includes waxed food wraps, bee hotels, bird feeders, t-shirt bags, a bottle top mural, carton wallets, refillable deodorant and tooth powder. All workshops will be held in the training room at the Alexandra Headland SLSC. *Participants, please bring an old t-shirt and empty clean glass jar(s).
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Trivia Night to test participants knowledge of the waste cycle, the effects of plastic on marine environments, and the different ways to reduce plastic waste. The Trivia Night will be held in the training room at the Alexandra Headland SLSC. Vegetarian and vegan refreshments will be provided on the night. Please note this is an alcohol free event. Prizes for first, second and third place. *Please register as an individual or group for this event via Eventbrite prevent-plastic-pollution.eventbrite.com.au
Sunday 24 September
9 AM - 11 AM: Beach Clean Sunshine Coast: Clean up: Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign to survey and remove marine debris, including plastics. At La Balsa Park on Harbour Parade, Buddina. Please arrive for a 9AM start with your reusable water bottle, a bag or bucket and gloves or tongs to pick up rubbish. This is a single-use plastics free event.
See more info about these events on our website: www.usceco.com/portfolio/prevent-plastic-pollution/