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

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.

EVENTS, NEWS & REMINDERS STRAIGHT TO YOUR DEVICE
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EVENTS, NEWS & REMINDERS STRAIGHT TO YOUR DEVICE
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Last updated: 14 February 2018

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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?
Are you considering rooftop solar or a battery system in your home? Take advantage of the Queensland Government's interest free loans & find out about other rebates at: https://www.qld.gov.au/community/cost-of-living-support/concessions/energy-concessions/solar-battery-rebate
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.
Interested in learning more about permaculture, growing your own food, composting or community gardens? Visit Stratford Community Garden www.sustainablehouseday.com/house-profile-view/?house_id=47160 for Sustainable House Day Cairns on Sunday 16 September 10am-4pm.
Don't forget Sustainable House Day Cairns next weekend. Check out the MiHaven Student Living Project www.sustainablehouseday.com/house-profile-view/?house_id=47157 and talk to the builders MiHaven about communal living with shared facilities, energy efficiency features and a bikeshare facility. Open Sunday 16 September 10am-2pm.
Check out this Gordonvale property www.sustainablehouseday.com/house-profile-view/?house_id=47101 opening for Sustainable House Day Cairns on 16th September and talk to the Designers Balay Vandyke Designs for some ideas on how you can design a sustainable home. Visit www.sustainablehouseday.com to see the full list of properties.
Great to see Peace Lutheran College promoting Saturday's Kamerunga Great Northern Cleanup site from 7-11am. https://www.facebook.com/events/1991783354186535/. Why not join this site or another clean-up this weekend? For a list of sites see https://www.facebook.com/pg/ECOeventsCairns/events/?ref=page_internal
Interested in visiting JCUs new student accommodation? Find out how students can live more sustainably as part of the university community Sustainable House Day Cairns open from 10am-12pm on 16th September. Visit https://sustainablehouseday.com/house-profile-view/?house_id=46960 for this and more houses.
We have some great properties registered for Sustainable House Day Cairns this year. Check out this property at https://sustainablehouseday.com/house-profile-view/?house_id=45687. Visit this house to find out about battery solar for your home. More sustainable homes to come.
Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers that attended today’s Great Northern Clean Up events held at Mooroobool and Smithfield. All three events that were held this weekend have been a huge victory, successfully cleaning up or beautiful neighbourhoods, saving litter from entering our waterways and putting a stop to litter endangering our local wildlife. We are hosting another THIRTEEN Clean Up events throughout the duration of September! Please head to the events tab for more information. We look forward to seeing you there 🌏
🎬🎞️📽️ 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