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We live in one of the most biodiverse regions in Australia and to ensure the same environment and opportunities are available for future generations, we can each take small steps today for a more sustainable tomorrow.

See the resources below for opportunities to reduce your household's impact whilst making it more economical to run.


Resources

Saving Energy

Saving energy is not only good for your bank balance, it can reduce your household's carbon footprint. Find out about energy efficiency and renewable energy options for homes and body corporates.

Reducing Waste

Helpful tips to reduce, reuse, recycle and responsibly dispose of the things we use.

Backyard Biodiversity

Information to support our local environment with landscaping, pest control and responsible pet ownership.

Low Carbon Travel

Tips for efficient vehicle use, public transport and active travel to reduce green house gas emissions.

Saving Water

Ways to conserve water in the home and garden (as well as the electricity used to treat and pump water across our region).

Food and Shopping

Tips to make your dollar count, reduce waste, environmental impacts and support local businesses.

Tropical Building Design

Resources for renovating and designing in our tropical climate, while keeping the local environment, character and community in mind.


  • Your Energy Savings-  save on energy, water, waste and transport with information from the Australian Government, available in a range of languages.
  • Renters Guide to Sustainable Living- a handy checklist by the Alternative Technology Association for those who don't own their home.
Last updated: 07 February 2018

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https://events.jcu.edu.au/UTCEvent UN Urban Thinkers Campus Event on this Friday. Examining Urban Health and Liveability in Tropical Australia
It seems like some people's belongings wanted to party on after them at the Cairns ECOfiesta 2018! Call 4044 3384 if this lost property is yours :)
Celebrate the reef and rainforest at the Cairns ECOfiesta 2018 with over $5,000 worth of prizes up for grabs! Simply post your pic on the day to the event page with the #ecofiesta to be in the running. Prize winners will be announced at 12:45, 1:45 and 2.45 on the Main Stage. Special thanks to our 2018 prize partners Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises Cairns Harbour Cruises Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Day Tour - Cairns Australia The Woolshed The Cotton Club Mission Beach Dunk Island Water Taxi Mission Beach Dive Paronella Park Ocean Free Ocean Freedom Great Barrier Reef Tours The Adventure Company Cairns BILLY TEA SAFARIS Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Behana Canyoning Ocean Safari Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns Mondo on the Waterfront Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas Salt House Cairns Canyoning Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours Thala Beach Nature Reserve
This Cairns ECOfiesta 2018, take the Plastic Free July pledge at the Cairns Regional Council stall and you could win a single-use plastic free survival set! How do you #choosetoreuse? #ecofiesta #cairns #worldenvironmentday #beatplasticpollution
Forecast for Sunday at Cairns ECOfiesta 2018: Fun with an amazing atmosphere. Strong workshops rolling in all day, and a dazzling array of kids activities. Hundreds of local eco-business and organisation stalls shining throughout the day. Significant possibility of dancing predicted. #ECOfiesta #Cairns
Catch you at the Clothes Swap, returning to the Cairns ECOfiesta 2018, June 3rd at the Cruise Liner Terminal. #beatplasticpollution #choosetoreuse #ecofiesta #cairns
A massive thank you to Cairns ECOfiesta 2018 event sponsor, JJ Richards who collect waste & recycling bins from around the Cairns region. Give them a wave next time you catch one of their trucks! #cairns #ecofiesta Cairns Regional Council
We're looking forward to MC Nannarchy's Plastic Wrap spoken word, on the Cairns ECOfiesta 2018 Main Stage from 3pm! The Cairns ECOfiesta requires all stallholders not to bring any plastic bags, cutlery, straws or cups on site, it's just one way we can start to #beatplasticpollution #ecofiesta #worldenvironmentday #cairns
🚲🚲🚲☕☕☕ This June 3rd is World Bicycle Day & the Cairns ECOfiesta 2018! So starting getting your crew into gear to ride down to the Cruise Liner Terminal this Sunday and you'll even receive a free drink voucher. Just show your helmet at the Info Tent.
Ever washed up after 10,000 meals? We will be! It’s just how much we love you & hate waste. Reusable crockery will be available with all meals at the Cairns ECOfiesta 2018 - just bring your dishes back to the Flying Saucers Dish Wash Station. Sunday, June 3rd at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal 10am-7pm. #choosetoreuse #ecofiesta #cairns #beatplasticpollution
The Cairns ECOfiesta 2018 music line-up has dropped! This June 3rd, celebrate sustainability down at the Cruise Liner Terminal with tropical treats from OKA, Koahlition Reggae Band, The Montgomery Brothers, Sunny Ray, nico, Robbie-V, Leon Tussie Drums and Joshua Wendt.
🌱❤️Join the growing social entrepreneurship network in FNQ! Hear from keynote speaker, Cheryl Kernot from the Centre for Social Impact and other local legends working across business, policy, NGOs and academia. Registration is free: https://events.jcu.edu.au/SocialEntreForum (This is a plastic free event, with catering delivered by a local social enterprise - so be sure to fill your tummy and your heart!).
This Thursday, 6pm at Cairns City Library Free registration: https://www.actforbirds.org/town-hall-meeting-cairns?utm_source=Master+list&utm_campaign=4bdb22cd49-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_05_08&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1297921781-4bdb22cd49-78552985
Ditch the rat-race and dig the earth this Saturday... it's Permaculture Day at Endeavour Foundation, Manunda.
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: www.qldbagban.com.au Call 1800 RETAIL or email qldbagban@nra.net.au to arrange a one on one meeting.