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Green Drinks

Interested in the environment and sustainability?

Come along, relax and enjoy some good company at Cairns Green Drinks – an informal monthly networking event for people working or interested in the environment – everyone is welcome.

The aim of Green Drinks is to encourage networking, creativity and thought on environmental issues and projects. You can come to make new partnerships, learn about ways to volunteer with us, or just learn about a new topic from our guest speakers. Green Drinks is 100% volunteer-run, so we are keen to hear your input too. 

Green Drinks Event Registration

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Event Details:

When: Last Thursday of every month (except December), 5:30 to 7pm
Where: Cairns and Far North Environment Centre, Cominos House, 27-29 Greenslopes Street, Cairns North
What to bring: Cash for your drink donation; nibbles to share if you’re feeling extra generous!

Due to COVID-19 regulations registrations will need to be made. 

Stay up to date on our upcoming speaker or musician by going to our Facebook events page, or signing up to the CAFNEC email newsletter at the bottom of this page. 

Past Speakers

Gudju Gudju Fourmile & Jenny Lynch

Gudju Gudju Fourmile & Jenny Lynch

Co-founders of Abriculture

The Abriculture Team is a gathering of intellectual minds with a shared vision and an understanding of the important role Tribal Ecologists play in modern ecology, sustainability and global food security. The Abriculture Team’s unique skillsets bring together tribal ecological knowledge (TEK) and western science in a culturally sensitive way.

Heidi Tait

Heidi Tait

CEO of Tangaroa Blue

Exploring the new plastics life cycle by Rethinking Polymer
“To be a climate change partner a cup should always be a cup, time and time again, round and round = circular, to be anything else is not circular as the polymer was designed to be a cup. We need to change the concept of recycling to one of reclaiming polymer material”.
Jock MacKenzie

Jock MacKenzie

Coordinator-Director and co-founder of MangroveWatch

A conversation around community perceptions of tidal wetlands, volunteer experiences and feedback, and adiscussion on the results from our 2019 monitoring season, where we captured the health and threats of the Barron River, Russell Mulgrave River, and Trinity Inlet.

Jacob McMillan & Aaron McDonald

Jacob McMillan & Aaron McDonald

Co-founders of RootBound Festival

“RootBound signals a new path forward in the FNQ festival culture. We’re working alongside local council, community, arts, and landcare organisations, creating strategic partnerships focused on strengthening community growth and social cohesion.  We’re addressing environmental issues and taking real on-ground action in the fight against climate change, placing education at the forefront of the event and celebrating innovative ways of approaching the world we live in. “

Andy Howe

Andy Howe

Ecologist with Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Andy will be discussing AWC’s response to the bush fire crisis and the projects they are assisting with across the country, covering fieldwork and project information from NE NSW and Kangaroo Island.


We are always searching for more volunteers to supercharge our events. Specific opportunities will be advertised below but to make a general enquiry about how you might be able to help, get in touch with Cory our projects and events coordinator by sending her an email at projects@nullcafnec.org.au 

Wanted: Green Drinks event manager

About Green Drinks: Cairns Green Drinks is an informal, monthly social event for people who care about conservation, sustainability and all things environment. The aim of Green Drinks is to encourage networking, creativity and thought on environmental issues and projects. Green Drinks are agendafree, nonpolitically aligned and everyone is welcome. 


Green Drinks is an international phenomenon; check out the Green Drinks Website to see how many cities all over the world host a Green Drinks event.

Green Drinks happens thanks to a lot of behind-the-scenes work of volunteers. They contact speakers, find musicians, source drinks, and much more. Email projects@nullcafnec.org.au or chat to us if you’d like to join the team! 

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