Drawing attention to World Environment Day

May 29, 2018Posted in: Environment, Events

In the lead up to World Environment Day Wingecarribee Shire Council will be unveiling a real-time public art piece designed to question our use of single-use plastics. Council’s Environmental Project Officer Michael Rhydderch responsible for the unique artwork exhibition explained the purpose of the temporary display. “As a society we’re still way too dependent on...

Council celebrates World Environment Week

May 30, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Bush walking in the Southern Highlands

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service are celebrating World Environment Week this June with a Week of Wonderful Walks and Talks. World Environment Week is in celebration of the UN-recognised World Environment Day held on June 5. This year’s World Environment Day theme is Connecting People to Nature and encourages...

Local high schools speaking for the planet

May 15, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events

Speaking for the Planet 2016

Wingecarribee Shire Council is proud to support Speaking 4 the Planet – a public speaking and drama competition for secondary school students. Run in conjunction with June’s World Environment Day, Speaking 4 the Planet provides an opportunity for students to engage in and speak about environmental issues. Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Joe Stammers explains that...

Youth photo competition winners announced

June 15, 2016Posted in: Environment, Events

'Colo Vale Waterfall' © Bodhi Todd

As World Environment Week draws to a close, winners of Council’s ‘Go Wild!’ photo competition have been announced. The competition was open to youth aged 18 years and younger and called for images that depicted the wild beauty of the Southern Highlands, particularly our region’s natural landscapes and wildlife. “I would like to thank all...

Go Wild for World Environment Week!

June 3, 2016Posted in: Environment

With World Environment Day just around the corner, Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to participate in a range of events and activities to bring attention to our threatened plants and wildlife and help safeguard them for future generations. World Environment Day is a UN-recognised event held on June 5 each year. This year’s theme,...