Category Archive: Sustainability & Climate Change

CAFNEC Environment report card – election 2015

CAFNEC have released a summary report card on the political parties policies on the environment for the 2015 Queensland state election on Jan 31st. The scorecard can be downloaded as a pdf here: CAFNECElectionReportCard_web, and can be viewed below. Full detail of the parties responses to our survey are available here. Late breaking news: Labor has …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/23/cafnec-environment-report-card-election-2015/

Reef Hour – Election Special

The Reef Hour – Election Special event will feature political candidates discussing their positions on issues relevant to the protection of the Great Barrier Reef. Event Details: When: Tuesday 27th January. 12:30 – 1:30pm Where: Salt House, Marina Point Who: Micheal Trout MP (LNP), Rob Pyne (Labor candidate), Noel Castley-Wright (Greens candidate) What: Introduction to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/13/reef-hour-election-special/

Aquis Resort Environmental Impact Statement – CAFNEC submission

Comment on the Aquis Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) closed 5th August 2014. The EIS presented a wide range of potential large scale impacts. CAFNEC has raised a number of concerns in it’s submission, including that: repeated references to strategies and plans that will be developed is an inadequate demonstration, of how impacts of a project of unprecedented …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/10/aquis-environmental-impact-statement-public-comment/

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Presentation

Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project 7pm, Thursday August 7th Cominos House, 27 Greenslopes St, North Cairns Help power the revolution for climate action! The urgency of addressing climate change has not reduced as the coal mining corporations and conservative politicians would have us believe. Join us for a presentation by Wayne Branden on the impacts, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2014/07/31/al-gores-climate-reality-project-presentation/

Cairns calls for climate action – Global Cooling Party 2013

Congratulations to GetUp Cairns and everyone who participated in the successful Global Cooling Party at the Esplanade lagoon last weekend! Over 400 Cairns residents joined thousands of Australians nationwide on November 17, 2013 to call for stronger action on climate change. The last month was the hottest on record! The last 12 months were the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/11/21/cairns-calls-for-climate-action-global-cooling-party-2013/

Media release – CAIRNS RESIDENTS JOIN NATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION

Sunday 17th Nov, 11am at Cairns Lagoon Residents of Cairns will join thousands of Australians in towns and cities around the country on November 17 to call for action on dangerous climate change. Get Up Cairns explained, “We took part in this huge national day of action because we wanted to make sure Cairns was on the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/11/20/media-release-cairns-residents-join-national-day-of-climate-action/

GetUp! National Climate Change Action Nov 17

On 17th November, tens of thousands of Australians will gather in capital cities and hundreds of regional towns to make it clear: the majority of Australians want stronger action on climate change. Join us at the Cairns lagoon this Sunday at 11am for the Cairns Global Cooling Party!  Wear orange or red (the colours of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/11/11/global-cooling-off-party/

Oh My Gok!

Retail giant, Target Australia, has announced it will reintroduce plastic bags in to its stores!!! In 2009, Target lead the way and announced its national ban on single-use plastic bags, with its Managing Director stating: “We all have a role to play in reducing our impact on the environment.  One way is to reduce the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/10/08/oh-my-gok/

FNQ Solar Hub Launch

The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre has created the FNQ Solar Hub project to promote the uptake of solar power by the households and businesses of Far North Queensland and to direct people to participating solar providers. The FNQ Solar Hub will provide clear and unbiased information to the community about the benefits of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/09/27/fnq-solar-hub-launch/

Seabirds and plastic pollution

By Mindi Tonak, Sustainability and Climate Change Campaigner Marine debris is a major threat to biodiversity worldwide as the impacts are rapidly intensifying.  More than 270 of the world’s marine animal species are affected by marine debris, but the full extent is unknown.  Plastic pollution has spiralled out of control.  It is estimated that 90% …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/09/17/seabirds-and-plastic-pollution/

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