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This issue follows the World Environment Day theme, Air Pollution.

World Environment Day is an annual celebration encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment. It is celebrated on 5 June in over 100 countries and this year calls for action to #beatairpollution. Learn more

“Humankind only has one planet. Environmental conservation and sustainable development are the common responsibility of all countries.”

That was the call from China’s President, Xi Jinping as they hosted the 2019 World Environment Day celebration calling on world leaders to #BeatAirPollution. Each year, 7 million people die from air pollution, caused by agriculture, household products and activity, industry, transport and waste (worldenvironmentday.global).

Everyone can play a role to beat this global problem and we’re pleased to share your stories demonstrating the important role you all play as environmental educators around our country.

“We can't stop breathing, but we can do something about the quality of air that we breathe,” (greeningtheblue.org).

In this issue, we learn how AUSMAP’s citizen science program contributes to our understanding of the microplastics issue in Australia (page 3). We hear about the effects of a recent heatwave in tropical north Queensland (page 5) and how film is being used to protect biosecurity in the Great Barrier Reef (page 6).

Kate Keary also shares how to get ready for another annual celebration, as SeaWeek approaches in early September (page 11).

Thank you to all our members who contributed their stories.

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About ozEEnews

ozEEnews is the member publication for the Australian Association of Environmental Education. Published quarterly it showcases member stories and projects from around the country highlighting advances in environmental education sector.