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

Sustainability Grants

Council funding to support sustainability initiatives by local not-for-profit organisations and schools. 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

ECOfiesta Volunteer
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

Cairns Youth Climate Summit
Cairns Youth Climate Summit

The Cairns Youth Climate Summit is an opportunity for high school aged students to help shape climate actions for the Cairns region until 2030. More

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With the waste levy now in effect, businesses that have implemented effective waste management strategies have found cost savings. There are easy changes your business can implement, showing that even the smallest changes can yield big results when it comes to waste management. To find out how head to EcoBiz 👉
🚲🚲🚲 Ding ding - coming through! There is a new Active Transport Strategy for Cairns - have your say today! 👉
Want to save on waste costs in your business? Head to the ecoBiz website to register and start saving on waste today
How prepared is your business for disasters? This survey from Cairns Regional Council asks about the current level of preparations your business has made to ensure you can recover from a natural disaster or other business interruption. Council is also offering businesses the opportunity to join the new Cairns Business Resilience Network, fill out the survey to find out more.
👉Check out this Innovate Queensland webinar on how businesses can embrace new, eco-friendly innovative technologies, source sustainable resources and adopt environmentally-friendly practices to enjoy a triple-bottom-line win in productivity, profits, and the planet. Commencing Thursday Feb 20 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (AEST) 👉Register
🌏Ever considered how your clicks could make an impact? There's a great search engine that plants trees, called Ecosia . It lets you know how many trees it has planted on the main search engine page. And if you get the app, which is free, it shows you how many trees your searches alone have planted. Consider switching your browser to: Thanks for the reminder from our follower, Shubham Agarwal😎
👉Access free coaching for your business from CCIQ ecoBiz that takes just 2 hours of your time. Register: This is the critical decade, and the Queensland Environment Department is supporting local businesses to not only reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions but to save on their bottom line whilst doing it.
The Yellow Crazy Ant Community Taskforce is joining forces with the National Electric Ant Program to survey for electric and yellow crazy ants. Together we will actively search for invasive ants using non-toxic bait in public areas of Kuranda and collect all ant samples. If you are interested in joining the ant hunt, get in contact with Ciara at by the 15 January to confirm your place.🧐🐜🌈
👉Join this 2040: The Regeneration Conversation to learn how to process the grief, rage and sadness that can sometimes accompany an awareness of climate change. 🦋Learn how to build resilience and cultivate hope, Sunday December 15, 2:00 pm Queensland Time - register below!
Electric Vehicle Showcase on now at Cairns Regional Council 119 Spence Street from 11am - 1pm. View the latest Electric Vehicles (Teslas, Nissan Leaf), CAPTA Electric Bus, Electric Motorcycles and Electric Bikes. Test drive the Nissan Leaf. Followed by Tourism and Industry Panel Event from 1pm-3.30pm.
The first Cairns Youth Climate Summit kicked-off today. More than 35 high school students and indigenous youth leaders from throughout the city took the first steps in formulating their climate aspirations for Cairns and make an informed contribution to the city’s future climate policies. Mayor Bob Manning said the summit allows the next generation to express their concerns, ideas and climate aspirations as part of a Council program to engage the future leaders of Cairns in the development of policy and targets to address climate change. “We want to hear from the next generation of leaders and give them a platform to express their concerns and hopes for the region. Perhaps today’s forum will unearth new ideas and concepts that will help us work together to create a more climate conscious and sustainable world.” Cr Manning said. Students will have the opportunity to present the outcomes of today’s workshop to government, industry and community leaders at a special presentation next month.