On Sunday 6th December 2009 the Manly Environment Centre hosted the 16th Ocean Care Day Festival, a free hands-on family event on Manly Beach. This year's festival celebrated the 'International Year of Astronomy' with activities around tidelines. Astronomers from the Sydney Observatory explained the effects of the moon and the sun on our tides and showed sun spots through a special H-Alpha telescope.
The launch of the 'Beauty of Biodiversity' - Art Exhibition was a great sucess. Around 100 guests admired the work of local artists. The paintings and sculptures captured the beauty of Manly's extraordinary biodiversity.
The combined display of the Manly Environment Centre, Manly’s Penguin Wardens, Eco Divers, Sydney Wildlife, Balgowlah Heights Public School and the North Head Sanctuary Foundation in the ALIVE exhibition at the Australian Museum was a great opportunity to show Manly’s rich biodiversity.
New South Wales Nature Conservation Council annual event Walk Against Warming 2010 attracted 10,000 people to Bellmore Park in Sydney to march around the city to highlight the need to act urgently on climate change. Amongst the participants were Manly Environment Centre, the Wilderness Society and Chip Busters. Manly Environment Centre had penguins and jellyfish and frogs to highlight the International Year of Biodiversity.
Close to 1500 people discovered the 'Living Lab' at North Head Sanctuary, an event for the 'National Science Week' and to celebrate the 'International Year of Biodiversity' organised by the Manly Environment Centre. Gorgeous weather provided a great day out for all ages to enjoy numerous activities.
Located at Manly Dam, the Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (MHL) is a business within the Department of Public Works and Services. It provides consulting services in the area of water, coastal and environmental solutions. MHL's services include:-
Surfers at Queenscliff, North Steyne and Manly do more than patrol the beaches - they are also setting an environmental example. In 2007, on the initiative of then Mayor Peter Macdonald, the clubhouses were supplied with solar hot water and photovoltaic cells, allowing them to generate all the power they need.