World Environment Day is the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

The 2020 campaign, “Time for Nature,” will educate the public about the remarkable value that our natural world provides and will stress the urgency of acting to protect it.

Join one of our video conferences and be one of the local and global voices calling for strong action #ForNature

Friday, 5th June at 10am (AEST)

Associate Professor Ceridwen “Crid” Fraser from University of Otago. Dr Fraser has diverse research interests including: how physical processes (such as earthquakes and volcanoes) influence spatial patterns of biodiversity; long-distance dispersal, e.g. of coastal marine organisms and their pathogens / parasites; Antarctic and sub-Antarctic ecology and evolution. Her research has included genomic analysis of kelp samples from Tathra.

Join Crid for thoughts on scientific research #ForNature

Dr Ceridwen Fraser in the lab

Friday, 5th June at 12pm (AEST)

Peter Dawe has been the Youth Community Greening Coordinator for the Royal Botanic Gardens for the last 6.5 years and has been delivering environmental education to students and communities for the last 30 years. This experience combined with a Masters of Environmental Management, Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Sustainability provide him with the expertise, knowledge and passion to help communities to garden #ForNature. Join Peter to find out what he has been up to in gardens around the state.

Friday 5th June at 2pm (AEST)

Clive Hamilton is Professor of Public Ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra and a prolific author.

As part of research for a forthcoming book, Clive recently interviewed South Coast youth on the impact of bushfires and climate change.  In this video conference we are handing the job of interviewing Clive to those same young people, so join them for a lively discussion on climate science, climate action and what governments, communities and individuals need to do #ForNature

After a hard day of video conferencing #ForNature, why not join us for the Bournda EEC World Environment Day Dinner at 7:00pm