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Green Activities To Do With The Kids in Brisbane

by Sally Foster (follow)
Inspire your kids to care for the planet

World Environment Day is Wednesday 5th June. It is a reminder that there are small things each of us can do each day to make a positive impact on the environment. It is so important more than ever to live as sustainably as possible. The theme is help us #BeatPlasticPollution around the world. I couldn't think of anything more important!

Brisbane has events all year round, a lot of them free, that you can bring your children to learn about gardening, organic food, planting trees and making the most of our products and the environment.

Here is a list of just some of these events:

Green Heart Fair

Head to the beautiful 7th Brigade Park at Chermside on Sunday 2 June from 9am to 3pm for this years Green Heart Fair. It is Brisbane’s biggest free bi-annual community and sustainability festival, welcoming over 100 of Brisbane’s leading sustainability organisations, community groups, artisans, foodies, green-thumbs, conservationists, businesses and eco experts to share information and knowledge with Brisbane residents on how to live more sustainably.

It is a family friendly event with fun activities and entertainment throughout the day.

Credit: Green Heart Fair Website

To learn more about this event, see here.

World Environment Day Festival

The World Environment Day Festival is being held at Maroochydore and is a free event on 2 June 2019. It is a family friendly event, aimed at raising awareness and educating as you have fun combining arts, fashion, food and sustainability. It is an annual event with plenty of entertainment. There is a kids program where little ones can paint vegetables, plant tree, enjoy wildlife shows and explore playgrounds.

Location: Memorial Park, Cotton Tree, The Esplanade, Maroochydore

For more information on this event, see here.

Night Adventures

The Brisbane City Council is hosting 'Night Adventures' for World Environment Day on June 7th at 6pm in Brisbane's Koala Bushland. It is a free guided walk for kids over 6 years old and their adult, Participants will walk 1.4 km on a guided trail and learn about the Koala Bushland.

For more information on this event and to book, see here.

Canoe Discovery

Enjoy a free guided canoe paddle to rescue Norman Creek in East Brisbane from rubbish. As well as cleaning, participants will learn about waterways, wildlife and wetlands. It is suitable for kids over 8 years and their adults.

To learn more about this event and to book, see here

Bushcare in the Moreton Bay Region

Bushcare is a voluntary conservation program, which provides community members with the opportunity to participate in hands-on conservation and restoration activities. Activities include plant and weed identification, tree planting, mulching, weed removal and control.

To find your local Bushcare Group, download the fact sheet for information on dates, times, locations and activities. The council provides all tools and equipment, plants, mulch and refreshments. It is a great way to get kids involved in hands on environmental activities.

If you want to learn more about World Environment Day and the global movement, you can find more information here.

What does your family do to reduce sustainability? Please let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!

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