World Environment Day Calendar 2017

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<ul><li><p>World Environment Day Calendar 2017</p><p>Alex Herse Beenleigh Special School, Grade 1Taking care of this world is in our hands today. </p></li><li><p>CITY OF LOGAN WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY POSTER COMPETITIONLogan City Council hosts an annual primary school poster </p><p>competition in celebration of World Environment Day, which </p><p>is observed every year on 5 June. For the City of Logans World </p><p>Environment Day 2016 theme, Local Action, Global Impact, </p><p>primary school students created posters encouraging everyone to </p><p>make small changes in their day-to-day lives to help contribute </p><p>to a healthy environment. Every small local change can have a </p><p>lasting global effect.</p><p>The following winning categories and prizes were awarded:</p><p> Thirteen overall winners each received a cash prize, certificate </p><p>and prize bag, and have their posters featured in the 2017 </p><p>World Environment Day Calendar;</p><p> Eight Highly Commended winners each received a certificate </p><p>and a prize bag;</p><p> All registered participants received a participation prize; and</p><p> All participating schools received a school prize and went into </p><p>the draw to win two iPads, which were awarded to Waterford </p><p>State School.</p><p>The 21 winners from the 2016 City of Logan World Environment </p><p>Day poster competition were awarded their prizes at presentation </p><p>ceremonies held at their respective schools. The Highly </p><p>Commended winners posters are shown below.</p><p>If you are interested in entering the next World Environment Day </p><p>Poster Competition, please ask your teacher or school staff to </p><p>check the details on Logan City Councils website, </p><p>www.logan.qld.gov.au. The competition will open in early 2017.</p><p>Ruby Ormsby-Qualtrough Beenleigh Special School, Grade 1</p><p>Samara McCann Browns Plains State School, Grade 5 Ram Sang Chin Lal Nun Thar Groves Christian College, Grade 1</p><p>2016 Highly Commended Winners</p><p>Mia McCullough Harris Fields State School, Grade 4 Liam Smith St Bernardines Primary School, Grade 3 Tiberio Gallo John Paul College, Grade 3</p><p>Jay Fetalaiga Harris Fields State School, Grade 3</p><p>George Nona St Pauls Woodridge, Grade 5 </p></li><li><p>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.</p><p>LOCAL ACTION, GLOBAL IMPACT</p><p>MAYORS MESSAGEWorld Environment Day provides an ideal opportunity for the community to acknowledge the importance of </p><p>the environment and sustainability.</p><p>This year Logan City Councils 2017 World Environment Day calendar delivers the important message of </p><p>taking local action to make a global impact. Children from 18 primary schools across our city created </p><p>posters to reflect this message.</p><p>The competition contained many thought provoking submissions, demonstrating a positive message of </p><p>caring for the environment.</p><p>The posters highlight the value of making small eco changes in our day-to-day actions, behavioural changes </p><p>that start with each other, ourselves, our family, friends and community.</p><p>Living sustainably will create a positive difference, not only to </p><p>our health but also to the natural environments that support </p><p>our planet.</p><p>Mayor Luke Smith</p><p>City of Logan</p><p>COUNCILLOR LISA BRADLEYS MESSAGEThe Local Action, Global Impact message is at the centre of our collective responsibility to </p><p>preserving the worlds environment. It is a message that encourages the community to become </p><p>the owners of change and to live sustainably.</p><p>Changing every day habits can create a large scale change with initiatives such as reducing waste, </p><p>energy usage and use of single use plastics. Appreciating nature engages the senses and creates </p><p>communities. The City of Logan provides an amazing array of natural areas and outdoor spaces to </p><p>explore.</p><p>The children that participated in this years World Environment Day calendar competition </p><p>interpreted Local Action, Global Impact message in many creative ways. With each poster as </p><p>imaginative as the next, it was hard to choose the finalists.</p><p>The posters in this calendar provide powerful messages on how </p><p>we can change every day actions to make a positive difference </p><p>on a larger scale.</p><p>Councillor Lisa Bradley</p><p>Councillor - Division 1. </p><p>Chairperson of Health, Environment and </p><p>Sustainability Committee</p></li><li><p>Dustin Howlett Slacks Creek State School, Grade 2</p></li><li><p>JANUARYSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p>1New Years Day</p><p>2New Years Day </p><p>Holiday</p><p>3 4 5 6 7</p><p>8 9 10 11 12 13 14</p><p>15 16 17 18 19 20 21</p><p>22 23World Environment Day </p><p>Poster Competition opens</p><p>24 25 26Australia Day</p><p>27 28</p><p>29 30EnviroGrants </p><p>applications open</p><p>31</p><p>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.</p><p>School holidays</p><p>Public holiday</p><p>Logan City Council event/program</p></li><li><p>Paige Warwick Springwood Central State School, Grade 1</p></li><li><p>FEBRUARYSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p> 1 </p><p>2World Wetlands Day</p><p>3 4</p><p>5 6 7 8 9 10 11</p><p>12 13 14Valentines Day</p><p>15 16 17 18</p><p>19 20 21 22 23 24 25</p><p>26 27 28Business Clean Up </p><p>Australia Day</p><p>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.</p></li><li><p>Claire McAllan Springwood Central State School, Grade 4</p></li><li><p>MARCH Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p>1 2 3School Clean Up </p><p>Australia Day, World Wildlife Day, Logan Wildlife Volunteers </p><p>Celebration</p><p>4</p><p>5Clean Up Australia Day</p><p>6 7 8International Womens </p><p>Day</p><p>9 10 11</p><p>12EnviroGrants </p><p>applications close</p><p>13 14 15 16 17Ride2School Day </p><p>St Patricks Day</p><p>18Land for Wildlife Celebration Day</p><p>19 20 21International Day of </p><p>Forests</p><p>Harmony Day</p><p>22World Water Day</p><p>23World Meteorological </p><p>Day</p><p>24 25International Earth Hour</p><p>City of Logan Earth Hour </p><p>8.30pm - 9.30pm</p><p>26 27 28 29 30 31National Youth Week</p><p>(until Sun 9 April)</p><p>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. </p><p>Logan City Council event/program</p></li><li><p>Isabella Taslida-Wilson Groves Christian College, Grade 1</p></li><li><p>APRILSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p>30 1</p><p>2 3 4 5 6 7World Environment Day </p><p>Poster Competition closes</p><p>8</p><p>9 10 11 12 13 14Good Friday</p><p>15The day after </p><p>Good Friday</p><p>16 17Easter Monday</p><p>18 19 20 21 22Earth Day</p><p>23 24 25Anzac Day</p><p>26 27 28 29Save the Frogs Day</p><p>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.</p><p>School holidays</p><p>Public holiday</p><p>Logan City Council event/program</p></li><li><p>Mia Dobele Slacks Creek State School, Prep</p></li><li><p>MAYSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p> 1Labour Day</p><p>2 3 4 5 6</p><p>7 8National Volunteer Week (until Sun 14)</p><p>9 10 11 12 13World Migratory Bird </p><p>Day</p><p>14 Mothers Day</p><p>15 16 17 18 19 20</p><p>21RSPCA Million Paws </p><p>Walk</p><p>World Fish Migration Day</p><p>22International Day for </p><p>Biological Diversity</p><p>23World Turtle Day</p><p>24 25 26 27</p><p>28Logan Eco Action </p><p>Festival (LEAF)</p><p>29 30 31</p><p>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.</p><p>Public holidays</p><p>Logan City Council event/program</p></li><li><p>Aurelia Gallo John Paul College, Grade 5</p></li><li><p>JUNESunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p>1 2 3</p><p>4 5World Environment Day</p><p>6 7 8World Oceans Day</p><p>9 10</p><p>11 12 13 14 15Global Wind Day</p><p>16 17World Day to Combat </p><p>Desertification and Drought</p><p>18 19 20 21 22 23 24</p><p>25 26 27 28 29 30</p><p>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 emissions - so eating locally has a global impact. </p><p>School holidays</p></li><li><p>Seth Giles Beenleigh Special School, Grade 3</p></li><li><p>JULYSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p>30National Tree Day </p><p>31 1</p><p>2NAIDOC Week</p><p>(until Sun 9)</p><p>3 4 5 6 7 8</p><p>9 10 11World Population Day</p><p>12 13 14 15</p><p>16 17 18 19 20 21 22</p><p>23 24 25 26 27 28School Tree Day</p><p>29</p><p>This 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). </p><p>School holidays</p></li><li><p>Jack Sailes Harris Fields State School, Grade 3</p></li><li><p>AUGUSTSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p>1 2 3 4 5</p><p>6 7 8 9International Day of </p><p>the Worlds Indigenous People</p><p>10 11 12National Science Week</p><p>(until Sun 20)</p><p>13 14Royal Queensland </p><p>Show Day for Logan</p><p>15 16Royal Queensland </p><p>Show Day for Brisbane</p><p>17 18 19</p><p>20 21Keep Australia Beautiful </p><p>Week(until Sun 27)</p><p>22 23 24 25 26</p><p>27 28 29 30 31</p><p>Help 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.</p><p>Public holiday</p></li><li><p>Brooke Morris St Pauls Woodridge, Grade 6</p></li><li><p>SEPTEMBERSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p>1National Biodiversity </p><p>Month</p><p>National Wattle Day</p><p>2</p><p>3Fathers Day</p><p>4 5 6 7National Threatened </p><p>Species Day</p><p>8 9</p><p>10 11 12 13 14 15 16International Day for </p><p>the Preservation of the Ozone Layer</p><p>17 18World Water </p><p>Monitoring Day</p><p>19 20 21 22World Car-free Day</p><p>23</p><p>24World Rivers Day</p><p>25 26 27 28 29 30</p><p>Celebrate 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. </p><p>School holidays</p></li><li><p>Brooke Gillman St Bernadines Primary School, Grade 4</p></li><li><p>OCTOBERSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p>1 2Queens Birthday</p><p>3 4World Animal Day</p><p>5 6 7</p><p>8 9 10 11 12 13 14</p><p>15 16 17 18 19 20 21</p><p>22 23 24 25 26 27 28</p><p>29 30 31</p><p>Did 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. </p><p>School holidays</p><p>Public holiday</p></li><li><p>Kerubin Padernos Harris Fields State School, Grade 3</p></li><li><p>NOVEMBERSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p>1 2 3 4</p><p>5 6 7 8 9 10 11Remembrance Day</p><p>12 13National Recycling </p><p>Week (until Sun 19)</p><p>14 15 16 17Queensland Year 12 </p><p>finish school</p><p>18</p><p>19International</p><p>Mens Day</p><p>20 21World Fisheries Day</p><p>22 23 24Queensland Year 10 &amp; </p><p>11 finish school</p><p>25</p><p>26 27 28 29 30</p><p>Cool 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 </p><p>for the creation of new glass.</p><p> By recycling one plastic bottle, students can save enough energy to power their computer for 25 minutes.</p><p> 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.</p></li><li><p>Jayden Stevens Beenleigh Special School, Grade 4</p></li><li><p>DECEMBERSunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday</p><p>31New Years Eve</p><p>1 2</p><p>3 4 5 6 7 8 9</p><p>10 11International Mountain </p><p>Day</p><p>12 13 14 15 16</p><p>17 18 19 20 21 22 23</p><p>24 25Christmas Day</p><p>26Boxing Day</p><p>27 28 29 30</p><p>Become 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. </p><p>School holidays</p><p>Public holiday</p></li><li><p>Environmental 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. </p><p>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.</p><p>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. </p><p>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. </p><p>Free treesAll Logan City ratepayers can receive three free trees each financial year. Schools and community groups based on Council-owned...</p></li></ul>