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.

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: 6:30PM – 10:30PM Saturday 1 June 2019

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

Tickets

Tickets

All tickets include table wine.

Early bird tickets close 15 April

  • Early bird AND Active Transport: bus, bike or walk – $99.00 
  • Early bird – $105.00 

General tickets 

  • General ticket AND Active Transport – $135.00
  • General ticket – $145.00 

Tables

Each table has 10 seats.

If you want to organise a table, please notify the table members of the table name and enter it at registration. 

Theme

The theme is ‘Optimism and Defiance’ – two attitudes which will be critical in 2019. This is the guiding philosophy of our 2019 guest speaker, Dr Bob Brown, former senator and leader of the federal Greens party. Bob has emphasised the importance of optimism in the face of our climate emergency and ecological degradation:
 ‘Pessimism knocks you out; optimism makes you active. Depression is a very warranted reaction to what’s going on in the planet today … we have to be able to find a way to turn it around.” (Source: SMH, 2014) 

The Conservation Council will be celebrating optimism and defiance at the 2019 World Environment Day dinner. This is particularly important in 2019, as Australia it at 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.

The Bob Brown Foundation is organising a Stop Adani convoy, which plans to travel from Hobart to the coal port of Bowen on the Queensland coast over a fortnight starting from April 17. Almost 2000 people have already signed up for the convoy as a community commitment – an act of defiance for the environment's future.

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 dinner