Valuable prizes up for grabs for winners of Eco Warrior competition!


Valuable prizes up for grabs for winners of Eco Warrior competition!

Have you made a change to your lifestyle to better the environment?

Gladstone Regional Council has partnered with Gladstone News to host an Eco Warrior competition for residents who have made a conscious effort to help the environment.

Residents are required to nominate online via the Gladstone News website and provide a brief outline of what measures they have taken to make the environment more sustainable.

The competition, held in the lead up to the marine-themed Ecofest 2017 event, will open on Thursday, May 4 to all ages.

Prizes will be awarded to children under the age of 18 and adults.

Gladstone Region Mayor Matt Burnett said the winner of the children’s category would win a day trip to Quoin Island, courtesy of Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.

“The trip will be valid for six months and will involve feeding and working with the rehabilitated turtles, with the help of volunteers and under parent supervision,” Councillor Burnett said.

“They will also receive a turtle adoption pack from the Sea Turtle Foundation which includes a toy, an adoption certificate and other novelty items.”

Councillor Desley O’Grady, a member of the Gladstone Region Environmental Advisory Network, said the winner of the adults’ category would receive a Matthew Evans’ prize pack valued at $166.

“Matthew Evans will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Ecofest 2017 event and is best known as the host of popular SBS television programs Gourmet Farmers, What’s the Catch and For the Love of Meat and, is also the owner of Tasmania’s Fat Pig Farm,” Cr O’Grady said.

“The prize pack will include seasons one, two and three of Gourmet Farmer, the Gourmet Farmer Afloat DVD, a Gourmet Farmer Goes Fishing book and the Matthew Evans’ Kitchen Basic cookbook.”

The competition will close on Thursday, May 25 and the winner of each category will be announced at Ecofest at 1.50pm under the GREANhouse Tent.

Nominate yourself or someone you believe deserves to be the Eco Warrior of the year by clicking here!

Ecofest is Central Queensland’s largest free environmental awareness event held at the Tondoon Botanic Gardens on Sunday, June 4 from 9 am to 3 pm.