Celebrating all things environment on World Environment Day

30/05/2019

Georges River Council will celebrate World Environment Day 2019 by hosting the inaugural Speaking 4 the Planet competition on Wednesday 5 June 2019, with a theme of Beat Plastic Pollution.

Mayor of Georges River Council, Kevin Greene said St George Girls High School will host the event, which will include competitors from high schools throughout the local area.

"The event will support the great work of the Georges Riverkeeper Program and will increase awareness of the global environmental issue plastic pollution is, while promoting the importance of local and regional actions to protect our local waterways from plastic pollution,” said Mayor Greene.

“We all can make a great difference by disposing of our plastic waste in the right way so it avoids becoming discarded as litter.

“The Georges Riverkeeper teams collect 130 tonnes of waste from the Georges River each year, there’s still a long way to go in terms of plastic waste reduction.

Mayor Greene also added this year, Council is encouraging residents to come along to Council’s Civic Centre, located in Hurstville on World Environment Day (5 June 2019), and simply bring five plastic bags in exchange for a free reusable shopping bag.

Event details: Free reusable shopping bag giveaway (while stocks last)
World Environment Day
Wednesday 5 June 2019
8.30am-4.00pm
Georges River Council, Civic Centre
Corner of MacMahon and Dora Streets, Hurstville