Category Archive: Sustainability & Climate Change

SOLARdarity walk in Cairns

This Sunday 30th September, 4pm
Cairns Esplanade, opposite the hospital

Come along this Sunday to show your support for a renewable energy future for Australia, and more specifically for a revolutionary shift to renewable energy for Port Augusta in South Australia.

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Politics in the Pub – 100% Renewable Energy for Australia

6pm Wednesday 3rd October, Green Ant Cantina, Bunda St

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Support a ban on plastic bags

Over 4 million plastic shopping bags are used in Australia every year. Each of these bags will take up to 1000 years to break down, and has the potential to injure or kill marine life for decades to come. The good news is, the solution is simple – we just need to stop using these plastic bags.

There are many alternatives, so there’s no excuse for allowing this pollution to continue. IT’S TIME FOR QUEENSLAND TO BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS. South Australia has banned the bag, and we can too. Please act now to protect our precious marine life and prevent this needless waste of natural resources.

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/09/18/take-action-on-plastic-bags/

Port Douglas plastic bag surveys

In August 2012, volunteers from the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre, Tangaroa Blue and the Douglas Shire Sustainability Group hit the streets of Port Douglas to survey customers and business owners and staff about plastic bags. This was the first step in the Think Outside the Bag campaign, which aims to trial a phase …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/09/18/port-douglas-plastic-bag-surveys/

Cairns Green Drinks

2nd Friday of every month 5.30pm, at the Green Ant Cantina

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Beyond Zero Emissions free presentation in Cairns, Wednesday 15th August

This week at the Cairns Library Beyond Zero Emissions presents their exciting ‘Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan’. This award winning report shows how Australia could make an economically viable transition to 100% renewable energy using only existing, proven technology. Exciting stuff! The team will also be presenting an update on renewable energy developments around …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/08/13/beyond-zero-emissions-free-presentation-in-cairns-wednesday-15th-august/

Sustainable House Day

Sunday September 9th 2012
An annual national event to promote sustainable design principles and sustainable living practices. The houses open to the public in our region will each display a different array of sustainability features.

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Retrofitting for Sustainability – A Guide for Far North Queensland

Retrofitting for Sustainability was produced by CAFNEC to encourage improvements in energy and water efficiency in the home. We hope that this guide will fill the gap in available locally relevant, information for residents. The Guide was produced with the support of NRMA Insurance and local sponsors. The Guide was written by Sophie Barrett and published …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/07/12/retrofitting-for-sustainability-a-guide-for-far-north-queensland/

Retrofitting for Sustainability: A Guide for FNQ – FREE booklet launch and workshop

Thursday 12 July 2012, 6-7.30pm Meeting Room 1, Cairns City Library, 151 Abbott Street, Cairns Written by Sophie Barrett of Green at Heart and published by the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre for the tropical climate of far north Queensland including Cardwell to Cape York and the Tablelands. The FREE guide has been compiled …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/28/free-retrofitting-for-sustainability-a-guide-for-fnq-launch-and-workshop/

Sustainable Living Expo – 15 July 2012

This year’s annual Sustainable Living Expo will be held on Sunday July 15th on the Cairns Esplanade. This event is a great day for the family featuring live music, children’s activities, information and product displays and recycled fashion displays. CAFNEC will be exhibiting at the Expo again this year as well as running a food …

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Permanent link to this article: http://cafnec.org.au/2012/06/26/sustainable-living-expo-15-july-2012/

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