Category Archive: Sustainability & Climate Change

Federal election environment scorecard

Are you wondering where our local Federal election candidates stand on environment issues?
We asked the candidates in Leichhardt a few questions to find out, and have created a scorecard to compare them.

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/08/29/federal-election-environment-scorecard/

Aquis casino and resort development, Yorkey’s Knob

Chinese developer Tony Fung is proposing a large casino and integrated tourism development at Yorkey’s Knob, Cairns. This project is at the initial proposal stage and does not yet have any of the approvals it would need to go ahead. The site is mostly existing cane farms (about 353 hectares total) with some areas of …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/08/20/aquis-casino-and-resort-development-yorkeys-knob/

Plastic-Free Push

On July 11th, 2013, Environment Minister Andrew Powell confirmed the Queensland Government would be considering a ban on plastic bags, but by the next day the story had changed.  On Friday, 12th July, Minister Powell said, “The Newman Government will not introduce waste or recycling measures that increase the cost of living for Queenslanders.” We …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/08/06/plastic-free-push-for-cairns/

Food Security and Sustainability in the Far North Queensland region

By Chris Gloor – Director, RealFood Network What is meant by these words? The terms food security, safety, sovereignty and sustainability are being tossed around willy-nilly in so many contexts these days that one can easily confuse the implications. Government action and regulation is often predicated on ‘sustainability.’ The words are popping up in corporate …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/12/food-security-and-sustainability-in-the-far-north-queensland-region/

Community Foods – a community-owned solution

By Tula Hewitt, Community Foods Volunteer Once upon a time a group of Cairns locals had a dream. They wanted to create a community place that stocked unpackaged whole foods. They also wanted these whole foods to be better than those on the supermarket shelves. What started with a table at Rusty’s Markets soon grew …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/12/community-foods-a-community-owned-solution/

Transition to a Zero Emissions Economy in 10 Years?

By Pamela McDowell, Beyond Zero Emission Cairns Coordinator Not only is it possible for Australia to become a carbon-free economy, but it is possible using affordable technology that already exists. In early 2009 the volunteers at Beyond Zero Emissions set out to create a road map to take Australia from one of the largest per-capita …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/12/transition-to-a-zero-emissions-economy-in-10-years/

Students for a plastic free paradise

Local primary students from Port Douglas State School are doing their part to spread the message about the harmful effects of plastic bags on marine life as part of the Think Outside the Bag project.

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/05/13/students-for-a-plastic-free-paradise/

Port Douglas Reusable Bag Launch

The new Port Douglas reusable bag has arrived and is now out there in the community helping to reduce the use of plastic bags as part of the Think Outside the Bag campaign.

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/05/13/port-douglas-reusable-bag-launch/

Think Outside the Bag Update

By Mindi Tonak, Sustainability & Climate Change Campaigner, CAFNEC   This is a very exciting time for the Think Outside the Bag campaign as it is gaining a great deal of momentum.  It is moving to see the amount of positive feedback we’ve been receiving from businesses and the public alike.  Recently, The Cairns Post …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2013/03/20/think-outside-the-bag-update/

Creating a plastic free paradise

CAFNEC recently kicked off the Think Outside the Bag campaign, to encourage a phase-out of plastic bags in a couple of trial areas in the far north. One of these areas is Port Douglas, where we’re excited to be working with the Douglas Shire Sustainability Group and Tangaroa Blue. Think Outside the Bag is about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/12/12/creating-a-plastic-free-paradise/

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