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

Great Northern Clean Up
Great Northern Clean Up

The Great Northern Clean Up is a hands-on opportunity for schools to have a positive impact on their surroundings. More

Our Cairns Coast

Our Cairns Coast: Adapting for the Future 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.

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Last updated: 14 February 2018

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Do you want to see our region's eco and creative experiences promoted to visitors? Perhaps you're a tourism provider yourself, a creative practitioner working with community or you're interested in showcasing the cultural diversity & heritage of Tropical North Queensland. Consider joining this focus group to promote authentic exchanges between our region and people around the globe.
The EcoARTS Grant is now open! Supporting applications up to $4,500 towards projects that focus on environmentally-based arts and cultural practice, highlighting a sustainability challenge or celebrating our unique local biodiversity. Read more on Council's RADF webpage: https://bit.ly/2NiUt8v Applications close 19 March 2019. View or download the Project Brief here: https://bit.ly/2T052QE The application form is available for download now: https://bit.ly/2NdlgRg Some previous recipients below: Rosie Miller - Message In A Bottle, The Young Company Theatre - Destination: Exploration, Old Growth Treats - Roland Smith, Catch of the Day - Robyn Glade-Wright
Parley for the Oceans has been hard at work this weekend to remove 180kg of marine debris caught in the mangroves of Chinaman Creek. Can you lend a hand to their effort to reduce what is washed out to sea?
🌱🌱🌱 Join Parley for the Oceans for their last clean up of the year at Ellie Point, Friday 30th November.
Get ready Cairns!
The Climate Council has just released its Climate Action Toolkit with tangible ways that you can start tackling climate change in your everyday life. Check out their guide and make your pledge today! Cairns Regional Council joined the Climate Council's Cities Power Partnership in 2016 and had made its own pledges. You can find out more about that on: https://citiespowerpartnership.org.au/
Parley for the Oceans needs your help! After 8 weeks of cleaning up Ellie Point, they now need extra hands to tackle the river mouth. Can you be a part of the marine debris solution?
#jcudesignsprint2018 Great two-day event at JCU where over 100 #jcu IT students are working on challenges identified by Council relating to sustainability in the urban environment.
Congratulations to Fiona, our winner of the Great Northern Clean Up photo comp. Thanks to Passions of Paradise for the prize!
A great day out at Sustainable House Day yesterday. People had a chance to see community gardens, student accommodation, communal eco-living and sustainable homes to learn more about sustainable housing. Thanks to Dixon Homes Cairns, Kuranda eCohousing, MiHaven Student Living, James Cook University, Matt Greenwood Constructions, Balay Vandyke Designs, JCU Community of Gardeners, UniLodge John Grey Hall, Petersen St Power Station and Stratford Community Gardens for opening your properties for the day.
Saturday's Great Northern Cleanup site at Caravonica was a great success. Thanks to the community for helping clean-up the area north of the Barron River and Caravonica Waters and Zozo Cafe for hosting the site and offering $2 coffees to volunteers.