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And the winners of our 'Re-think Waste Film Competition' are: 🏆 Cairns State High School (secondary school category) Cairns State High School’s winning entry shows students’ reactions to an educational tour of Council’s Materials Recovery Facility and resulted in students emptying out rubbish bins to remove recyclable items. 🏆 Edge Hill State School (primary school category) Watch their film here: https://www.facebook.com/189546621066952/posts/1960696823951914/
And the winners of our 'Re-think Waste Film Competition' are: 🏆 Edge Hill State School (primary school category) Edge Hill State School’s winning film highlights the students’ involvement in a school vegetable garden and the strong emphasis that is put on reuse of everyday items. 🏆 Cairns State High School (secondary school category) Watch their film here: https://www.facebook.com/189546621066952/posts/1960691010619162/
Voting is now open for the 'People's Choice' category of the 2018 Tropical North Queensland Innovation Awards. 👉 Cast your vote at http://bit.ly/2J0EkQA The nominees are: All Fish For Dogs Beach Harvest Australian Coconuts The Brain Room Cairns Aquarium Edoc.net Freedom Prosthetics Funki Trunki Gathar Kuranda eCohousing MaxTrac The Narrow Trencher Pac and Pop PropIntel Swipe-n-Like Toadanator
Coffee van ✔️ Councillor Cooper ✔️ community ride ✔️ Come and join us at Ryan Weare Park, Freshwater. Rolling out regos from 8am.
MOVIE NIGHT CANCELLED Due to the sudden very wet weather we’ve had to call off tonight’s screening of Coco at Yorkeys Knob. We’ll let you know the new date when we can.
Earlier this week Students from Whitfield State School, Freshwater State School and Gordonvale State School presented their Science and Sustainability projects to Council. The projects were created as part of the Holloways Beach Environmental Education Centre's Student Enrichment Program. The program partners talented Year 5 science students with industry mentors to develop environmental and sustainability projects in their schools and community. The presented topics included raising awareness to the impacts of sunscreen on our oceans, raising awareness to the impacts of plastic pollution, using public art to deliver sustainability messages as well as inspiring behavioral change by encouraging students to travel to school by bike to reduce carbon pollution. 👍 Well done to all the students and the educators and mentors who supported them along the way!
The new Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) is on track for the official opening on December 15, after expert testing and analysis of cladding and associated materials confirms safety compliance. More details at: https://bit.ly/2CxCKVE
🐕 This is me with my mum Sarah. She's really nice, but she's not my real mum. She adopted me at an event called Operation Fur-Ever Home last year. This is us on the way to my new home after she picked me up. Love my new flamingo harness!!! You can get yourself a cutie like me at the next Operation Fur-Ever Home event on October 27. #reinasdogdiary #cairns #operationfureverhome ℹ️ Reina is a Kelpie/Husky cross who found a new home through one of our Operation Fur-Ever Home events. The next event is on 27 October 2018, where you might find your fur-ever pet. https://www.facebook.com/events/1039969152843455/
Our last two Great Northern Clean Up sites are on this Sunday. Kewarra Beach https://www.facebook.com/events/291520738298489/ Redlynch https://www.facebook.com/events/247630272496553/ A big thank you to all the volunteers who attended our sites throughout the month of September and our staff members who organised the clean up sites.
Mayor Bob Manning today formally congratulated the Cairns region's newest OAM and AM recipients. Pictured with the Mayor are Raymond Fry OAM, Terrence Newman OAM, Her Honour Judge Josephine Anne Willis AM, Honorary OAM Lotte Bullerjahn, Associate Professor Henrietta Marrie AM, Terry Cranwell AM and Ross Dunkerton OAM. Absent are Peter Graham OAM, Dr Jacqueline Mein OAM and Jim Blakeney OAM.
Eight sustainable homes open their doors in Cairns and surrounding regions for Sustainable House Day this Sunday. Get inspiration and ideas on how to make your home more energy efficient and save money along the way. Visit www.sustainablehouseday.com to register for the open home locations.
Are you odds or evens? Permanent sprinkler times are in place to help conserve our water during the dry season and are based on odd and even house numbers. Remember - your garden can survive and thrive on less water than you think!
Join one of our two clean up sites this Saturday. Aeroglen https://business.facebook.com/events/874655596062050/ Caravonica https://business.facebook.com/events/315841735818386/
🎬 🎥 Calling all Cairns educators and students! Our Re-Think Waste film comp is still open for submissions. Main prizes include a trip to the reef with Reef Magic Cruises - Marine World - Great Barrier Reef and a visit to the Cairns Aquarium for your whole class. 👉 Get all the details at http://bit.ly/2MyTSzi