Costa steps up to World Environment Day challenge

Volunteers sort rubbish during a previous environment day. sur
Volunteers sort rubbish during a previous environment day. sur
  • Organisers of the various events planned for tomorrow will be aiming to raise awareness of the urgent call to action to restore our ecosystems

The Costa del Sol will be marking World Environment Day tomorrow, 5 June, with a series of events around the city and province.

Since it was founded in 1974, each year the organisation has come up with a different theme.

This year's message calls for urgent action to revive damaged ecosystems, with the hashtag #GenerationRestoration. "What will you restore?" - asks the website.

In Malaga, both the city and some other councils across the province have organised programmes of activities to celebrate the day.

The city's La Concepción botanical gardens will be holding an open day with free entrance and a series of activities aimed at both children and adults.

Malaga city hall announced earlier this week that from this year onwards, entrance to the gardens will be free every 5 June.

Also in the city, the fountains of La Malagueta, Gitanillas and Las Tres Gracias will be lit up in green from tonight until tomorrow morning.

The University of Malaga has two exhibitions which can be visited for free. Bees and other Pollinators can be seen in the hall of the School of Industrial Engineering building until 11 June, while the Living without Biodiversity exhibition can be visited until 22 June at the Faculty of Education Sciences from 9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.


A number of events have been organised in Marbella, with Rotary Club Marbella-Guadalmina, Diving with Nic and Mi Moana set to be at the Plaza de Puerto Deportivo in Marbella from 10am to 3pm, with information stalls and a beach cleanup.

Plastic Free Seas Worldwide (PFSW) is holding a special day about oceans at the Playa del Faro (west of the Puerto Deportivo) from 10am to 12.30pm. The event also includes a beach cleanup and children and teenagers will be given a certificate. Volunteers are invited to join the PFSW team near the Bocano Beach bar afterwards.

A photography exhibition - Marbella and the Environment - can be seen at the Real de la Misericordia hospital until 11 June.

In Istán the local council is organising a "cultural and environmental" theatrical performance aimed at children, which will take place on the village's Plaza de Andalucía.