World Environment Day Calendar 2017
World Environment Day Calendar 2017Alex 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 1Samara McCann Browns Plains State School, Grade 5 Ram Sang Chin Lal Nun Thar Groves Christian College, Grade 12016 Highly Commended WinnersMia McCullough Harris Fields State School, Grade 4 Liam Smith St Bernardines Primary School, Grade 3 Tiberio Gallo John Paul College, Grade 3Jay Fetalaiga Harris Fields State School, Grade 3George 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 IMPACTMAYORS 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 SmithCity of LoganCOUNCILLOR 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 BradleyCouncillor - Division 1. Chairperson of Health, Environment and Sustainability CommitteeDustin Howlett Slacks Creek State School, Grade 2JANUARYSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday1New Years Day2New Years Day Holiday3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23World Environment Day Poster Competition opens24 25 26Australia Day27 2829 30EnviroGrants applications open31Make 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 holidaysPublic holidayLogan City Council event/programPaige Warwick Springwood Central State School, Grade 1FEBRUARYSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2World Wetlands Day3 45 6 7 8 9 10 1112 13 14Valentines Day15 16 17 1819 20 21 22 23 24 2526 27 28Business Clean Up Australia DayHave 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 4MARCH Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday1 2 3School Clean Up Australia Day, World Wildlife Day, Logan Wildlife Volunteers Celebration45Clean Up Australia Day6 7 8International Womens Day9 10 1112EnviroGrants applications close13 14 15 16 17Ride2School Day St Patricks Day18Land for Wildlife Celebration Day19 20 21International Day of ForestsHarmony Day22World Water Day23World Meteorological Day24 25International Earth HourCity of Logan Earth Hour 8.30pm - 9.30pm26 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/programIsabella Taslida-Wilson Groves Christian College, Grade 1APRILSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday30 12 3 4 5 6 7World Environment Day Poster Competition closes89 10 11 12 13 14Good Friday15The day after Good Friday16 17Easter Monday18 19 20 21 22Earth Day23 24 25Anzac Day26 27 28 29Save the Frogs DayThe 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 holidaysPublic holidayLogan City Council event/programMia Dobele Slacks Creek State School, PrepMAYSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1Labour Day2 3 4 5 67 8National Volunteer Week (until Sun 14)9 10 11 12 13World Migratory Bird Day14 Mothers Day15 16 17 18 19 2021RSPCA Million Paws WalkWorld Fish Migration Day22International Day for Biological Diversity23World Turtle Day24 25 26 2728Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)29 30 31Come 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 holidaysLogan City Council event/programAurelia Gallo John Paul College, Grade 5JUNESunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday1 2 34 5World Environment Day6 7 8World Oceans Day9 1011 12 13 14 15Global Wind Day16 17World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought18 19 20 21 22 23 2425 26 27 28 29 30Did 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 emissions - so eating locally has a global impact. School holidaysSeth Giles Beenleigh Special School, Grade 3JULYSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday30National Tree Day 31 12NAIDOC Week(until Sun 9)3 4 5 6 7 89 10 11World Population Day12 13 14 1516 17 18 19 20 21 2223 24 25 26 27 28School Tree Day29This month celebrates NAIDOC week, a great opportunity for everyone to learn from and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of our Indigenous residents. In the City of Logan, the two major language groups of local Aboriginal people are the Yugarapul (Yagara) and the Mununjali (Yugambeh). School holidaysJack Sailes Harris Fields State School, Grade 3AUGUSTSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday1 2 3 4 56 7 8 9International Day of the Worlds Indigenous People10 11 12National Science Week(until Sun 20)13 14Royal Queensland Show Day for Logan15 16Royal Queensland Show Day for Brisbane17 18 1920 21Keep Australia Beautiful Week(until Sun 27)22 23 24 25 2627 28 29 30 31Help Keep Australia Beautiful by endeavouring to do a quick litter pick up every time you visit a park. You could make a game of it by seeing who can pick up the most items within five minutes. Remember, safety first - wear gloves and beware of sharps.Public holidayBrooke Morris St Pauls Woodridge, Grade 6SEPTEMBERSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday1National Biodiversity MonthNational Wattle Day23Fathers Day4 5 6 7National Threatened Species Day8 910 11 12 13 14 15 16International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer17 18World Water Monitoring Day19 20 21 22World Car-free Day2324World Rivers Day25 26 27 28 29 30Celebrate World Car-free Day this month and commit to making a difference by walking, cycling or using public transport instead. You may be surprised as to how easy it is to make this small change to ditch the car and embrace a healthier start to the day. School holidaysBrooke Gillman St Bernadines Primary School, Grade 4OCTOBERSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday1 2Queens Birthday3 4World Animal Day5 6 78 9 10 11 12 13 1415 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 31Did you know that plastic bags should not be placed in the residential recycling bin because they clog the processing machines and cause contamination resulting in the whole load having to be discarded into landfill? Plastic shopping bags and other types of soft plastics such as pasta and rice bags, lolly and biscuit packets, fresh fruit and vegetable bags and frozen food bags can be returned to some supermarkets for recycling. School holidaysPublic holidayKerubin Padernos Harris Fields State School, Grade 3NOVEMBERSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 11Remembrance Day12 13National Recycling Week (until Sun 19)14 15 16 17Queensland Year 12 finish school1819InternationalMens Day20 21World Fisheries Day22 23 24Queensland Year 10 & 11 finish school2526 27 28 29 30Cool recycling facts: Recycling one aluminium can saves enough power to run your TV for three hours. Glass can be recycled over and over again, which saves carbon dioxide being released for the creation of new glass. By recycling one plastic bottle, students can save enough energy to power their computer for 25 minutes. Many different things can be recycled, including electronics, batteries, and old X-rays. Recycling counts! Learn how to make the most of your recyclables on Councils website.Jayden Stevens Beenleigh Special School, Grade 4DECEMBERSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday31New Years Eve1 23 4 5 6 7 8 910 11International Mountain Day12 13 14 15 1617 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25Christmas Day26Boxing Day27 28 29 30Become a Sustainable Santa and endeavour to have a low-carbon Christmas this year. Consider using reusable plates and cutlery, making your own Christmas paper from recycled newspaper, buying experiences or donating to charity instead of purchasing physical gifts or perhaps visiting the Logan Recycling Market at the Browns Plains Waste and Recycling Facility for gifts or decorations. School holidaysPublic holidayEnvironmental events and activities Logan City Council runs interactive and fun environmental events, workshops and activities to educate residents and encourage an appreciation for Logans natural environment. Make sure you dont miss Logans annual environmental festival - Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF). Coinciding with World Environment Day international celebrations, LEAF promotes eco-living tips in a fun, family environment. This free event attracts over 5,000 people who are eager to learn how to live their lives more sustainably and enjoy live music, organic food, childrens activities and environmental workshops.Native Fish ProgramLogan City Council provides native fish to residents wanting to control mosquitoes breeding in their own backyard ponds and dams. As well as being annoying pests, mosquitoes can carry diseases such as Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus and dog heartworm. Freshwater mosquitoes can breed in just about any stagnant pool of water (including pot plant saucers, birdbaths, ornamental ponds and water features). Council conducts routine larval mosquito control; however, the hardest mosquitoes to access are those producing larvae in your own backyard. Logan Rivers and Wetlands Recovery The waterways and wetlands that connect the City of Logan have integral social, economic and environmental values and are an important part of the citys landscape. It is recognised that healthy waterways and wetlands play a pivotal role in supporting a communitys liveability and are central to developing and sustaining a sense of place and community identity, while providing habitat and wildlife corridor connections. With increasing pressure on our waterways, it is essential we celebrate and look after these natural assets to ensure their future protection and enhancement. Free treesAll Logan City ratepayers can receive three free trees each financial year. Schools and community groups based on Council-owned land can receive 50 plants per financial year.Conservation Incentives ProgramLogan City Councils voluntary Conservation Incentives Program (CIP) provides local landowners with assistance to manage bushland on their properties. Council provides both financial and technical support through a range of informal and formal partnerships with landowners who are willing to integrate conservation management with their existing land uses.The Conservation Incentives Program includes:Benefits of the program include: Free to join; Free annual incentives package (e.g. free plants, nestboxes, books, mulch and more); Free ongoing land management support and advice (e.g. habitat restoration, weed management, wildlife and vegetation identification); Free environmental workshops, field days and networking opportunities; Free technical land and wildlife management notes and quarterly newsletters; and Free property sign.Environmental grants program Logan City Councils EnviroGrants program aims to enhance and protect the natural environment and foster environmentally sustainable practices across the City of Logan through community awareness and participation.If you are currently involved in an environmentally-based project or are thinking of starting one, you may be eligible for assistance through the EnviroGrants program. Logan City Council offers grants of up to $5000 per environmental project/research/education and up to $2000 for Wildlife Carers each financial year. Community bushcare programBushcare is a community-based program supported by Logan City Council. Bushcare enables you to play a role in helping to protect your local bushland. Volunteers work in Councils bushland parks to restore bushland by controlling weeds and planting trees, observing and recording native plants and animals and undertaking a range of tasks planned in consultation with Councils Bushcare Officer. If you have a keen interest in caring for bushland and the environment, enjoy working outdoors and meeting new people and welcome new challenges, then why not join a local Bushcare group and help to care for one or more of Logans bushland parks (there are over 400). Application forms can be found on Councils website.Sustainable living By investing in solar PV, LED lighting, an innovative air conditioning system and other upgrades, Logan City Council has led the way in reducing energy costs and saving CO2 emissions. By proving the effectiveness of these technologies and promoting their benefits, Council has sought to build community confidence to make similar investments, to enjoy lower operating costs and to help reduce our citys carbon footprint.150 Wembley Road, Logan Centralp: 1300 1 LOGAN* or 07 3412 3412e: firstname.lastname@example.org w: www.logan.qld.gov.auVOLUNTARY CONSERVATION COVENANT (VCC)LAND FOR WILDLIFE (LFW)VOLUNTARY CONSERVATION AGREEMENT (VCA)This calendar is printed on 100% recycled stock.For further information on any of the above Council programs, please contact Logan City Council's Customer Service Unit on 1300 1 LOGAN* or visit www.logan.qld.gov.au * Council's 1300 number is only for use by customers within Logan City from a landline. When contacting Council from a mobile phone or from outside Logan City, please phone 07 3412 3412.