Think.Eat.Save For World Environment Day

This year’s theme for World Environment Day will have you thinking twice about everything you eat.

Think.Eat.Save is the theme for the 5 June event, and is an anti-food waste campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. Every year, 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted; the equivalent to the amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time, one in every seven people in the world go to bed hungry, and more than 20,000 children under the age of five die daily from hunger.

Given this enormous imbalance in lifestyles and the resultant devastating effects on the environment, this year’s theme – Think.Eat.Save – encourages you to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices you make and empowers you to make informed decisions.

To teach you more about this year’s theme, Bass Coast Shire Council will be running a World Environment Day event, featuring guest speaker Peter Cleary from Phillip Island Nature Parks. Having attended the International Rangers Congress in Tanzania last year called ‘Healthy Parks, Hungry People’, Peter will speak about the challenges facing protected areas, capacity building, and ranger challenges and solutions.

After the congress tour, Peter embarked on a ‘Rangers without Borders’ project to provide some management recommendations in both Lake Manyara National Park and the World Heritage listed Ngorongoro Crater. His presentation will also outline the incredible natural and cultural assets these areas boast, and some of the challenges these areas face. It promises to be an incredibly enlightening and extraordinary exhibition of the treasures found in Africa!

If you would like to attend this free evening on 5 June at 7pm in the Newhaven Visitor Information Centre, please RSVP to Diana Whittington at Bass Coast Shire Council on 1300BCOAST(226 278) by 31 May.