Discover the green behind the gold.
Less than two weeks to go until Gecko Green Week and Wildlife Expo kicks off! Events and activities will be hosted by individuals, businesses, and groups, showcasing current environmental practices and activities on the Gold Coast.
Gecko – Gold Coast and Hinterland Environmental Council (Gecko) will co-ordinate these events from Saturday, June 2nd to Sunday, June 10th. 2012, with some support from the Gold Coast City Council.
Gold Coast Green Week and Wildlife Expo provides the Gold Coast community with opportunities to connect with environmentally like-minded people and participate in different activities that give back to the environment, while also learning about sustainable practices and values.
The activities range from an ‘Eco Cook-off Challenge’ at Bond University to a ‘Transitions Town Film Festival’ presented by Palm Beach Currumbin Transition Town, right through to ‘Gecko Wildlife Expo’ where families will have the chance to get up close and personal to native animals and their carers.
Lois Levy, President of Gecko said, “Environmental caring is no longer just about a few so-called greenies, it is part of our mainstream society and people everywhere are doing things to live more sustainably and to protect and regenerate our amazing natural environment.”
While providing fun and inspiring activities for everyone, this event also aims at uniting the community, organisations and businesses who share an environmental focus.
“It sends a message to our representatives that we want and expect them to follow our lead and be ‘green’”, said Lois.
This environmentally focused event is an expansion of the highly successful, Green Day Out event, which was hosted in previous years by Gecko – Gold Coast and Hinterland Environmental Council.
Gecko aims to actively promote, protect and restore the natural environment, and improve the built environment of the Gold Coast region in partnership with our Member Groups and the wider community.