World Environment Day | Let's take care of it

On Sunday 5 June, the United Nations celebrates World Environment Day (WED) – the world’s 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.

This year’s WED theme #OnlyOneEarth. Let’s take care of it, is a great opportunity to educate ourselves on how we can look after our planet. 

 Highlights from World Environment Day 2021 | UN Environment Programme

If you want to do more but do not know where to start, check out these library resources covering climate change, global warming and sustainable living. Drop into your local library to find more environmental resources.


Check out the World Environment Festival happening from Wednesday 1 June to Thursday 30 June 2022. Visit Jack Morgan Park in Coolum Beach, right next door to Coolum Library. Watch the video from the 2021 event.

Online resources

National Geographic
All National Geographic magazine content from 1888. It also includes National Geographic books, images, maps and videos as well as National Geographic Traveller magazine from 2010. Sign in with your member number.

Gale Interactive Science
Explore science’s most popular subjects through interactive activities and virtual resources. It is suitable for independent or instructor-led learning and a range of ability levels. Sign in with your member number.

ProQuest Central
Largest periodical database across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, language and literature, social sciences, education, science and technology, performing and visual arts, history, religion, philosophy and full-text newspapers from around the world.


Download a free eBooks:

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Libraries love these eMagazines 

Get started using free eMagazines online or download the Libby app. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. 


Listen anywhere, anytime to eAudiobooks:

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Stream eMovies on Beamafilm:

  • 2040 (G) – Award-winning director Damon Gameau explores what the future would look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions currently available to improve our planet and shifted them to the mainstream.
  • Living the Change: Inspiring stories for a sustainable future (PG) – Explores solutions to the global crises we face today, through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities.
  • Growing Change – A documentary by Simon Cunich on how to grow a fair and sustainable food system.
  • Time to Choose (PG) – Are solutions already available to the climate crisis? Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions.

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More resources

Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC website)
Sunshine Coast Environment Council (Events)
World Environment Day Festival 1-30 June 2022 | Coolum Beach 
World Environment Day – Global (United Nations)


2040 – Official trailer | Madman Films

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