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  • World Environment Day Calendar 2017

    Alex Herse Beenleigh Special School, Grade 1Taking care of this world is in our hands today.

  • CITY OF LOGAN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY POSTER COMPETITIONLogan City Council hosts an annual primary school poster

    competition in celebration of World Environment Day, which

    is observed every year on 5 June. For the City of Logans World

    Environment Day 2016 theme, Local Action, Global Impact,

    primary school students created posters encouraging everyone to

    make small changes in their day-to-day lives to help contribute

    to a healthy environment. Every small local change can have a

    lasting global effect.

    The following winning categories and prizes were awarded:

    Thirteen overall winners each received a cash prize, certificate

    and prize bag, and have their posters featured in the 2017

    World Environment Day Calendar;

    Eight Highly Commended winners each received a certificate

    and a prize bag;

    All registered participants received a participation prize; and

    All participating schools received a school prize and went into

    the draw to win two iPads, which were awarded to Waterford

    State School.

    The 21 winners from the 2016 City of Logan World Environment

    Day poster competition were awarded their prizes at presentation

    ceremonies held at their respective schools. The Highly

    Commended winners posters are shown below.

    If you are interested in entering the next World Environment Day

    Poster Competition, please ask your teacher or school staff to

    check the details on Logan City Councils website,

    www.logan.qld.gov.au. The competition will open in early 2017.

    Ruby Ormsby-Qualtrough Beenleigh Special School, Grade 1

    Samara McCann Browns Plains State School, Grade 5 Ram Sang Chin Lal Nun Thar Groves Christian College, Grade 1

    2016 Highly Commended Winners

    Mia McCullough Harris Fields State School, Grade 4 Liam Smith St Bernardines Primary School, Grade 3 Tiberio Gallo John Paul College, Grade 3

    Jay Fetalaiga Harris Fields State School, Grade 3

    George Nona St Pauls Woodridge, Grade 5

  • The World Environment Day Poster Competition is an initiative of Logan City Council. The competition has been running for more than 10 years and has proven to be very popular with the community and school children. If you are interested in the next World Environment Day Poster Competition, please get your school or teacher to check Councils website for details from January 2017.

    LOCAL ACTION, GLOBAL IMPACT

    MAYORS MESSAGEWorld Environment Day provides an ideal opportunity for the community to acknowledge the importance of

    the environment and sustainability.

    This year Logan City Councils 2017 World Environment Day calendar delivers the important message of

    taking local action to make a global impact. Children from 18 primary schools across our city created

    posters to reflect this message.

    The competition contained many thought provoking submissions, demonstrating a positive message of

    caring for the environment.

    The posters highlight the value of making small eco changes in our day-to-day actions, behavioural changes

    that start with each other, ourselves, our family, friends and community.

    Living sustainably will create a positive difference, not only to

    our health but also to the natural environments that support

    our planet.

    Mayor Luke Smith

    City of Logan

    COUNCILLOR LISA BRADLEYS MESSAGEThe Local Action, Global Impact message is at the centre of our collective responsibility to

    preserving the worlds environment. It is a message that encourages the community to become

    the owners of change and to live sustainably.

    Changing every day habits can create a large scale change with initiatives such as reducing waste,

    energy usage and use of single use plastics. Appreciating nature engages the senses and creates

    communities. The City of Logan provides an amazing array of natural areas and outdoor spaces to

    explore.

    The children that participated in this years World Environment Day calendar competition

    interpreted Local Action, Global Impact message in many creative ways. With each poster as

    imaginative as the next, it was hard to choose the finalists.

    The posters in this calendar provide powerful messages on how

    we can change every day actions to make a positive difference

    on a larger scale.

    Councillor Lisa Bradley

    Councillor - Division 1.

    Chairperson of Health, Environment and

    Sustainability Committee

  • Dustin Howlett Slacks Creek State School, Grade 2

  • JANUARYSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

    1New Years Day

    2New Years Day

    Holiday

    3 4 5 6 7

    8 9 10 11 12 13 14

    15 16 17 18 19 20 21

    22 23World Environment Day

    Poster Competition opens

    24 25 26Australia Day

    27 28

    29 30EnviroGrants

    applications open

    31

    Make a New Years resolution to make small eco changes in your day-to-day actions to benefit you, your family and the environment. Imagine, if you shared your tips with 20 of your friends and family who then shared it with 20 others, then there would be 400 more people taking local actions, collectively making a lasting global impact.

    School holidays

    Public holiday

    Logan City Council event/program

  • Paige Warwick Springwood Central State School, Grade 1

  • FEBRUARYSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

    1

    2World Wetlands Day

    3 4

    5 6 7 8 9 10 11

    12 13 14Valentines Day

    15 16 17 18

    19 20 21 22 23 24 25

    26 27 28Business Clean Up

    Australia Day

    Have you picked up your copy of Logans Nature Play Passport? It contains heaps of fun and adventurous activities that aim to get kids playing outdoors. The City of Logan has more than 400 beautiful parks and natural bushlands scattered throughout our city, many equipped with barbecues, picnic areas, playgrounds and walking tracks - perfect for your next family outing.

  • Claire McAllan Springwood Central State School, Grade 4

  • MARCH Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

    1 2 3School Clean Up

    Australia Day, World Wildlife Day, Logan Wildlife Volunteers

    Celebration

    4

    5Clean Up Australia Day

    6 7 8International Womens

    Day

    9 10 11

    12EnviroGrants

    applications close

    13 14 15 16 17Ride2School Day

    St Patricks Day

    18Land for Wildlife Celebration Day

    19 20 21International Day of

    Forests

    Harmony Day

    22World Water Day

    23World Meteorological

    Day

    24 25International Earth Hour

    City of Logan Earth Hour

    8.30pm - 9.30pm

    26 27 28 29 30 31National Youth Week

    (until Sun 9 April)

    Council provides residents with practical information on how to adopt a lifestyle that contributes to conserving our environment. Check out the back page of this calendar for more information on available programs.

    Logan City Council event/program

  • Isabella Taslida-Wilson Groves Christian College, Grade 1

  • APRILSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

    30 1

    2 3 4 5 6 7World Environment Day

    Poster Competition closes

    8

    9 10 11 12 13 14Good Friday

    15The day after

    Good Friday

    16 17Easter Monday

    18 19 20 21 22Earth Day

    23 24 25Anzac Day

    26 27 28 29Save the Frogs Day

    The average Australian family of four people makes enough rubbish in one year to completely fill a three-bedroom house from floor to ceiling, and this waste is made up of 47% organic (food and garden) waste! Try this: Live the Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot (i.e. compost) lifestyle for a week and see the difference it makes in the amount of rubbish you put in the general waste bin.

    School holidays

    Public holiday

    Logan City Council event/program

  • Mia Dobele Slacks Creek State School, Prep

  • MAYSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

    1Labour Day

    2 3 4 5 6

    7 8National Volunteer Week (until Sun 14)

    9 10 11 12 13World Migratory Bird

    Day

    14 Mothers Day

    15 16 17 18 19 20

    21RSPCA Million Paws

    Walk

    World Fish Migration Day

    22International Day for

    Biological Diversity

    23World Turtle Day

    24 25 26 27

    28Logan Eco Action

    Festival (LEAF)

    29 30 31

    Come along to the City of Logans FREE Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF). LEAF is about educating our community on the small steps we can take locally which collectively make a global impact. Theres a whole lot on offer during the day, including great music, delicious food, loads of fun educational activities, stalls, workshops and more.

    Public holidays

    Logan City Council event/program

  • Aurelia Gallo John Paul College, Grade 5

  • JUNESunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

    1 2 3

    4 5World Environment Day

    6 7 8World Oceans Day

    9 10

    11 12 13 14 15Global Wind Day

    16 17World Day to Combat

    Desertification and Drought

    18 19 20 21 22 23 24

    25 26 27 28 29 30

    Did you know that the City of Logan and greater Brisbane region produces around $800 million worth of local produce each year including vegetables, fruit, nuts, poultry and cattle? Eating locally grown food cuts down on food miles, thus air pollution and carbon emis