World Environment Day Dinner

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our global environment. As part of this worldwide environmental action, the Conservation Council ACT Region holds an annual celebration of sustainable food and environmental advocacy to raise support for our work protecting the environment.

2019 World Environment Day Dinner


The Conservation Council ACT Region’s 2019 World Environment Day Dinner will be held Saturday 1st June at the National Museum of Australia. We raise funds for the ongoing activities of the Conservation Council through ticket sales, sponsorship, auctions and raffles.

Where: Gandel Atrium, National Museum of Australia

When: 7pm Saturday 1 June 2019

Why: It is the major fundraising event for the Conservation Council and it is a lot of fun.

Theme: Optimism and Defiance

Our theme is ‘Optimism and Defiance’ – two attitudes which will be critical in 2019. Australia is entering a turning point on environmental issues. The federal election is looming, and it is set to focus the nation’s attention on climate change, energy policy and our high rates of biodiversity loss. Moreover, we will see the momentum from the recent School Strike for Climate Action and Stop Adani movements ramp up. In this exciting time, join us to celebrate optimism and defiance in Canberra’s environment community, who are, and have always been, vocal and strong and empowered.

Guest speaker

Who better to give us an insight into why optimism and defiance is important than our Guest Speaker, Dr Bob Brown?

Bob is an acclaimed author, photographer and lifelong activist, who rose to prominence when he led the campaign to save the Franklin River in the 1980s.

After 10 years in the Tasmanian Parliament, Bob was elected to the Senate in 1996 where he served for 16 years. He was leader of the Australian Greens from 2005 to 2012, when he retired from the parliament to establish the Bob Brown Foundation.

We are very excited to have Bob attend as our guest speaker.

Our Major Partner

We are joining forces with the wonderful Broadbean Catering, who will provide us with a stunning 3-course meal. The dinner will start with canapes and champagne, followed by a three course meal with table wine included. All dietary requirements will be catered for.

If you would like to attend, volunteer, donate prizes or be a sponsor please contact [email protected].

Visit our World Environment Day Dinner archive to view our previous dinners.