World Environment Day activities

30 May 2016

AlburyCity libraries will host a number of community events to encourage local awareness in the lead up to World Environment Day on Sunday, 5 June.

Environmentally-themed storytime and arts and craft activities will be held at Lavington Library on Wednesday 1 June from 10.30am and at the LibraryMuseum on Thursday 2 June from 11am.

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ campaign for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment and is celebrated in more than 100 countries. The theme this year is "Go Wild For Life and Against Wildlife Crime".

As part of the activities, AlburyCity’s Sustainability and Environment Team will hold an information session at the LibraryMuseum on Thursday 2 June between 11am and noon.

Deputy Mayor David Thurley said World Environment Day is the "people’s day" for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that creates a positive impact on the planet.

“Local World Environment Day activities were a great chance to learn more about Albury’s unique flora and fauna, our trails and parklands and how you can do your part to protect the environment,” Cr Thurley said.

“Residents who would like to learn how to be more energy efficient at home can also bring in their electricity bills and our staff will break it all down and show you what each charge and section means.

“I encourage Albury residents to come down and discover how you can make a positive change towards a greener future.”