Category Archive: Sustainability & Climate Change

A change of plan – What’s on the horizon for our coastal areas?

To those of us who aren’t planners or legal specialists, changes to planning legislation can seem pretty dull and incomprehensible, but it’s worth persisting through the pages of confusing terminology, as the implications of these changes can be dramatic. The Newman government recently repealed the Queensland Coastal Plan which governed development and environmental protection in coastal areas, …

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Learn stuff – check out this great plastic bag infographic

Suffocating The World by LearnStuff.com is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Based on a work at http://www.learnstuff.com/suffocating-the-world/.

Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/12/06/learn-stuff-check-out-this-great-plastic-bag-infographic/

Local artist on board for a plastic free paradise

Anyone walking down Shields St recently may have noticed an unusual shop front window display. The enticing, glowing world of plastic on display at Community Foods is an art installation created by local artist Kevin Mayo as part of the Think Outside the Bag project. The Think Outside the Bag project is being run by …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/27/local-artist-on-board-for-a-plastic-free-paradise/

Help us power towards a renewable energy future!

The Cairns branch of the 100% Renewable Energy Campaign is looking for volunteers to step up to leadership roles to continue our local involvement in this nationally significant campaign. By connecting with people around the country to have an impact on national, state and regional politics you can make a difference.   The 100% Renewable Energy Campaign …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/13/help-us-power-towards-a-renewable-energy-future/

Sign here – keep the Sunshine State nuclear free

Sign here to join our petition to Premier Campbell Newman to say no to uranium mining in our precious state. Why? Uranium puts our health and environment at unnecessary risk Saying NO to uranium will: Protect water quality Protect community and worker health Avoid risks of contaminating the natural environment   A better outcome economically, environmentally and socially is …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/11/10/sign-here-say-no-to-uranium-mining-in-qld/

Cairns Regional Council background papers – 31 Oct 2012

Cairns Regional Council will be considering some important decisions at their October meeting. Read these background papers for more information.

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/10/30/cairns-regional-council-background-papers_31-oct-2012/

PUBLIC RALLY – Cairns Regional Council:‘BACK TO BASICS’ or BASICALLY BACKWARDS?

8am Wednesday 31 Oct outside Council, Spence St (prior to Council meeting and the re-vote on the Esplanade cycleway) Defend our cycleway Demand environmental protection Demand a Council accountable to all the people – not just developers Our new Council has set out to dismantle cycling facilities, turn the clock back on planning laws, and …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/10/23/public-rally-cairns-regional-councilback-to-basics-or-basically-backwards/

Singing for sustainability – plastic invasion song

We recently partnered with the Heyday Festival and Song Connection choir to facilitate the singing for sustainability project. This project was funded by Festivals Australia and involved workshops to develop and rehearse what has now become the “plastic invasion” song. This song was performed at Heyday Festival Heyday Festival on October 6 2012, inviting and encouraging participation from …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/10/22/singing-for-sustainability-plastic-invasion-song/

Competition for creative Port Douglas locals – “Think Outside the Bag”

Calling all creative Port Douglas residents… You’re invited to create a design for an iconic Port Douglas reusable shopping bag on the theme of “keep paradise plastic free” as part of the Think Outside the Bag project. The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre, Tangaroa Blue and the Douglas Shire Sustainability Group are currently running …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/10/03/competition-for-port-douglas-artists-to-think-outside-the-bag/

Have your say on the carbon tax

Our local Federal MP Warren Entsch is currently running an online poll to gauge community views on the carbon price. The poll may be a little simplistic, but consider taking a moment to register your opinion so that Mr Entsch can accurately represent our community. Visit http://warrenentsch.com.au/ and look for the poll on the right hand side column. There …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/10/01/have-your-say-on-the-carbon-tax/

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