Tag Archive: sustainability

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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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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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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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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History of the 2031 Regional Plan

The 2031 Regional Plan (originally named the 2025 Regional Plan) took effect in 2009. For many years prior to this CAFNEC had been advocating for a regional approach to planning that could deliver a sensible and sustainable long term development framework for the region. In 2006 CAFNEC was successful and the QLD State government began …

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Taylor Point spared from development – for now…

Cairns’ iconic coastal headland, Taylor Point, has been spared from development yet again, at least for the time-being. Judge Everson found the proposal was in “significant” and “flagrant” conflict with the Council’s 1996 planning scheme, which was in effect when the development application was lodged in 2004. Judge Everson also concluded that there were insufficient grounds to approve the proposed development notwithstanding these conflicts. …

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Think Outside the Bag: Keep paradise plastic bag free

CAFNEC are about to launch a plastic bag campaign, to phase out single use plastic bags in three trial areas in the far north. These trial areas will most likely be Babinda, Port Douglas and a portion of Cairns CBD. We recently ran a competition on Facebook to name the campaign, and after many great entries, the winning name for the …

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Reinventing Progress Sustainability Conference: A sell-out success

CAFNEC’s Reinventing Progress: Sustainability Leadership for a New Era conference on April 17th this year was a sellout success. The conference featured an excellent line up of high profile speakers including Professor Ian Lowe, Dr Paul Downton and Professor Peter Newman. Attendees included staff from local and State Government departments, local Councillors and Councillor Candidates, staff and students from JCU as …

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Update on the Wet Tropics Water Resource Planning Process

CAFNEC, as a member of the Community Reference Panel (CRP) for the Wet Tropics Water Resource Plan process, met with Minister Andrew Cripps at South Johnstone on the 18th April 2012 along with other community representatives. This meeting was held by the new Minister for Natural Resources and Mines partly in response to a recent Land and Environment Court decision in favour of …

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