Sustainability

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ECOfiesta

A festival of fun, friendship and eco-inspiration. The ECOfiesta celebrates and showcases our unique natural environment, tropical lifestyle and green economy. More

Sustainability at Council
ECOlogic Council

From policy to practice, Council is working towards environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability. More

Sustainability education
ECOlogic Schools

Supporting sustainability from kindergarten to Year 12 and beyond. More

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ECOlogic Home

ECOlogic Home is a portal of resources for sustainable living in the tropics. More

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ECOlogic Business

Resources, programs and support for a sustainable and prosperous business. More

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ECOlogic Community

Find out about local sustainability groups, on-ground programs, grants, how to run a sustainable event and the annual ECOfiesta. More

ECOlogic is Council's flagship sustainability program. It has two key objectives:

1. To support triple bottom line (economic, environmental and community) decision making in Council operations

2. To support a prosperous community that values and protects the environment.

Connect with sustainability solutions today with the ECOlogic resources below or contact the Council's sustainability team at sustainability@cairns.qld.gov.au.

Last updated: 14 February 2018

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🎬🎞️📽️ Re-think Waste Short Film Comp!🎬🎞️📽️ Cairns Regional Council is calling all Cairns primary and secondary student film makers to showcase new ways to reduce waste, entries close 20 September. Find out more: https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/water-waste-roads/water/water-and-waste-education/short-film-competition
Congratulations to Tammy Berry who has won the Plastic Free July Photo Comp with a massive 254 votes! Tammy took out the top prize with her photograph of her dad who uses his Stockman's Quart-Pot in place of disposable cups. Thanks to everyone for entering! You can continue your waste reduction journey with more tips & tricks on their website: www.plasticfreejuly.org/living-plastic-free A massive thanks to Thala Beach Nature Reserve & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas for providing this year's prize.
Do you know of a public spot that deserves a good clean up? 🚮We'd like to identify the best spots to tackle when we undertake the Great Northern Clean Up. 🚮Let us know your suggestions! Read more about the Great Northern Clean Up on their website: https://www.cleanup.org.au/the-great-northern-clean-up, or ours: http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/community/clean-ups
Plastic Free July Photo Compitition Show us how you #choosetoreuse in Plastic Free July and you could win a stay at Thala Beach nature Reserve & Breakfast with the Birds at Nature Habitat. Make sure you re-share, the post with the most votes wins! https://www.facebook.com/ECOeventsCairns/app/36495350702/
Plastic Free July​: Week 3 ☕☕☕ Do you have a takeaway coffee each day? That's 365 times this year you could #choosetoreuse! Simply dine in or B.Y.O cup - your local café may even offer a discount! Show us how you're turning the tide on the 1 billion single-use coffee cups used each year in Australia and you could even win a stay Thala Beach Nature Reserve​. Enter at: https://woobox.com/xwvcvf
Plastic Free July: Week 3 ☕☕☕ Do you have a takeaway coffee each day? That's 365 times this year you could #choosetoreuse! Simply dine in or B.Y.O cup - your local café may even offer a discount! Show us how you're turning the tide on the 1 billion single-use coffee cups used each year in Australia and you could even win a stay Thala Beach Nature Reserve. Enter at: https://woobox.com/xwvcvf
Plastic Free July: Week 2 Next time you order, make sure to hold the straw. You could even ask your local cafe to join the The Last Straw on the Great Barrier Reef and make the switch, with alternatives available only on request. In the words of the Straw No More Project, straws really, do suck.
Plastic bags, bottles and packaging are among the top items found in litter clean ups around Cairns. You can help turn the tide by stopping it at the source - simply #choosetoreuse. A great time to start a new habit is in Plastic Free July. You could even clean up with prizes, including a stay at Thala Beach Nature Reserve! Join the competition today: https://woobox.com/xwvcvf Data from the Tangaroa Blue Australian Marine Debris Database
Did you know that around 40% of what Cairns sends to landfill is plastic? A great way to reduce waste is by making the switch from these Top 4 single-use items in Plastic Free July. Post a pic of how you #choosetoreuse and you could even win a trip to Thala Beach Nature Reserve! ENTER NOW: https://woobox.com/xwvcvf
Challenge yourself to reduce single-use plastics during Plastic Free July& you could WIN a stay at Thala Beach Nature Reserve and Breakfast with the Birds at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Just show us how you how you #choosetoreuse - the post with the most votes wins! Click to the link to enter: https://woobox.com/xwvcvf
https://events.jcu.edu.au/UTCEvent UN Urban Thinkers Campus Event on this Friday. Examining Urban Health and Liveability in Tropical Australia
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