Green Earth Day (the brainchild of Leigh-Chantelle Koch) will delight Brisbane greenies this Saturday 12 March at a new venue: Albion Peace Centre, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Brisbane. This free, family orientated, community event aims to stimulate awareness by bringing environmental, green, health and lifestyle, cruelty-free, recycling and sustainable issues into the public eye.
Green Earth Day could not be possible without the passionate volunteers of the Green Earth Group (founded by Leigh-Chantelle Koch). It’s a team of like-minded individuals who have come together to make a much needed platform to provide education and encouragement to the community. This helps to plant the seeds of change needed to ensure that we’re protecting the health and integrity of our environment for future generations.
This diverse festival is focused firmly on family and includes everything you need for a great day out such as stalls, food, speakers, live music and entertainment, video zone, as well as short film, art and fashion competitions and an action-packed kids’ zone. There’s yoga for kids with the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga, face painting, bubble blowing, games, storytelling and kids gardening. What better way to make a change than by reaching out to the young generation to engrain their belief structure at an early age.
Despite the lack of sponsors & contributions due to the recent Brisbane floods, Leigh-Chantelle’s dream has not been quashed. “The time has come for everyone to step up and take responsibility for our actions. With the devastation that Queensland, Australia and other countries are experiencing, we are being called to action, to work together to create the changes that our universe is crying out for,” Leigh-Chantelle said.
The passion, commitment and dedication one person has, when combined with other likeminded people is, according to Leigh-Chantelle, what makes the magic really happen.
“My goal is to encourage people from all backgrounds to be involved in a positive way to help our environment,” she said.
“People see that Green Earth Group is coming from a sincere and positive place and want to get involved from the grassroots up in helping us enact the positive changes that are needed in our society. We have had an overwhelming response from people young and old who want to be involved.
“Every single person involved with Green Earth Day volunteers their time, energies and skills to our yearly environmental event.”
Come along this Saturday for a day of fun and learn how you can help to save our earth.
Yours for the Environment,
Amber van Sloten