Sustainability Groups

Join your local community groups for practical tips, workshops and social events:

Conservation and Advocacy:

Waste Reduction

Sustainable Solutions Advice

Sustainability Clubs

Permaculture and Gardening

Bicycle Repair Workshop

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The Queensland Government Plastic Bag Ban commences 1 July. The National Retail Association is in Cairns to support businesses with the transition this Tuesday 17th at: • Smithfield Shopping Centre: 2pm-4pm • Cairns Night Markets (Esplanade side): 9pm-10pm & Wednesday 18th: • Pier Cairns, Cheeky Yam Café: 9am-10am • Cairns CBD: 11am-4pm More information is at: Call 1800 RETAIL or email to arrange a one on one meeting.
Fully-subsided Sustainability in Business Workshop: Save your business money while reducing your impact. 6:00-7:30PM, 19 April, Babinda Taskforce,51 Munro Street REGISTER NOW: CIQ ecoBiz is a fully-subsidised program that has helped businesses save thousands of dollars across energy, water and waste bills. ecoBiz provides access to a number of free tools and events including one-to-one coaching, a site survey, benchmarking tools, workshops and webinars.
Earth Hour 2018 starting at 8:30 pm today!
Just one day to go until Earth Hour. Cairns Regional Council will join with millions of climate-conscious people worldwide in “switching off” for Earth Hour this Saturday evening from 8.30pm-9.30pm. Council has permanently changed its operations to ensure that all non-essential lighting is turned off every night.
💡💡 Want to see savings in your business? The Energy Efficiency Council has energy management training in Cairns on the 20th April at a subsidised rate, as supported by the Queensland Government, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland and NSW Office Environment and Heritage. REGISTER HERE:
Do you have a sustainability solution you can share? Does it have a festival flavour? We want to hear from you to help grow a vibrant Cairns ECOfiesta 2018! Email: to tell us all about it.
Reef Guardian Stewardship Grant applications will open from 1 March to 1 May 2018. Reef Guardian Councils, schools and other entities with an ABN are encouraged to apply for grants from $500 to $4,000 for projects which will improve the health of the Reef. Applicants can be made at:
❤️ Your Bike? Cairns Regional Council is updating its Cycling and Walking Strategy for the next 20 years and is seeking your input! Have your say at:
Your business can increase its profit margin with improved energy management. Learn how with BDO Nth Qld, ecoBiz and Cairns Regional Council. Register at:
The EcoArts Grant is now open! Up to $1,500 is available for arts & cultural projects that celebrate our natural environment or highlight a sustainability challenge. Applications close March 9th: Apply at: Made possible by Arts Queensland​ Regional Arts Development Fund and Cairns Regional Council
Last updated: 15 December 2017