Sustainability is about meeting the needs of our communities without jeopardising the ability of future generations to meet their needs, and without degrading or destroying the natural systems on which we all depend.
Sustainability has four elements: environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability. So when we talk about the idea of sustainable communities, we are talking about communities which exist without degrading the natural environment, which provide for ongoing economic resilience and which nurture healthy, creative and culturally diverse societies.
We have a vision for creating a sustainable future for far north Queensland and we are working to encourage this transition to a safe and prosperous future for our region.
Our work in this area includes:
Campaigns and projects
- Running a plastic bag campaign Think outside the bag
- Published Retrofitting for Sustainability: A guide for Far North Queensland
- Organising the Reinventing Progress sustainability leadership conference in April 2012
- Participating in the national 100% Renewable Energy campaign and the Big Solar campaign
- Working to raise awareness of climate change
- Helping to organise Sustainable House Day each year
- Providing information on products and tips for sustainable living
- Participating in the Sustainable Living Expo each year
Alliances and partnerships
- Supporting and participating in the Tropical Green Building Network
- Supporting the Cairns Climate Action Network