Category Archive: Urban Sustainability

Addressing urban water pollution – Cairns Drain Stencil Project Launch

Get in on the ground level. Get outdoors, get creative, meet people and do your bit to protect our local marine environment! Join us on World Environment Day, FridayJune 5th, to help launch the Cairns Drain Stencil Project. Our community volunteer group – the CAFNEC Marine Response Team – are excited to be coordinating this project with the support …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/06/02/addressing-urban-water-pollution-cairns-drain-stencil-project-launch/

Vote for the Environment – what has happened in the last 3 years?

In the lead up to the 2015 election CAFNEC is encouraging everyone to Vote For The Environment and Vote for the Reef. Queensland Conservation Council and The Cairns And Far North Environment Centre are sharing the following summary of the environmental policies enacted in the last three years of Government. This leaflet is being distributed …

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2015/01/27/vote-environment-happened-last-3-years/

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: https://cafnec.org.au/2014/08/10/aquis-environmental-impact-statement-public-comment/

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: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/08/20/aquis-casino-and-resort-development-yorkeys-knob/

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: https://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: https://cafnec.org.au/2013/06/12/community-foods-a-community-owned-solution/

Cairns Green Drinks

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

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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/09/12/green-drinks/

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: https://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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Permanent link to this article: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/08/09/sustainable-house-day/

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: https://cafnec.org.au/2012/07/12/retrofitting-for-sustainability-a-guide-for-far-north-queensland/

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