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We live in one of the most biodiverse regions in Australia and to ensure the same environment and opportunities are available for future generations, we can each take small steps today for a more sustainable tomorrow.

See the resources below for opportunities to reduce your household's impact whilst making it more economical to run.


Resources

Saving energy

Saving energy is not only good for your bank balance, it can reduce your household's carbon footprint. Find out about energy efficiency and renewable energy options for homes and body corporates.

Reducing waste

Helpful tips to reduce, reuse, recycle and responsibly dispose of the things we use.

Backyard biodiversity

Information to support our local environment with landscaping, pest control and responsible pet ownership.

Low carbon travel

Tips for efficient vehicle use, public transport and active travel to reduce green house gas emissions.

Saving water

Ways to conserve water in the home and garden (as well as the electricity used to treat and pump water across our region).

Food and shopping

Tips to make your dollar count, reduce waste, environmental impacts and support local businesses.

Tropical building design

Resources for renovating and designing in our tropical climate, while keeping the local environment, character and community in mind.


  • Your Energy Savings-  save on energy, water, waste and transport with information from the Australian Government, available in a range of languages.
  • Renters Guide to Sustainable Living- a handy checklist by the Alternative Technology Association for those who don't own their home.
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Last updated: 03 February 2019

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Your non-profit can access up to $5,000 in funding from Cairns Regional Council for projects and events which take action on sustainability. Apply now! https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/community/sustainability-grant-program
Just to keep it fresh for you, we've had a last minute change to the program. Take note dirtgirlworld, Costa the Garden Gnome & Formidable Vegetable fans🌱 — feeling excited.
Feeling lucky? Take your best festive snap or leave a comment in the Cairns Ecofiesta 2019 event page and you could be living your best tropical life thanks to these generous ecotourism providers!
The Cairns Ecofiesta 2019 Sunday session is shaping up to be super serene with the smooth sounds of Jelly Oshen Music. Bring a picnic blanket and settle into the Garden of Love, 2pm on the Main Stage 🌱
Just dropped and ready to be planted this Sunday, it might have a tiny house but the Cairns Ecofiesta 2019 sure has BIG heart! Free entry, 10am - 6pm at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal.
Check out the Tone Masons trikes, all ready for the Pimp Your Pedals: Bike Ride & Parade for the Cairns Ecofiesta 2019 this Sunday! The scenic ride with a big solar-powered sound will leave the Northern Esplanade Fun Ship playground at 10am & there'll be ecotourism prizes for the best threads and most tropical treadlies!
Known for his beard, loved for his passion... come get cosy with Costa Georgiadis Official at this year’s ECOfiesta 2019, June 2nd at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. Follow ECOfiesta 2019 for more program announcements...because gardening is not just for the soil but the soul!
Lettuce entertain you at the ECOfiesta 2019 with the radish beets of Formidable Vegetable, Sunday, June 2nd at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. With a wheelbarrow-load of dirty electro radish-beets, jazz ukulele, swingin’ strings and hyperactive horns, they're back with a new album to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of resilience, in the funkiest way possible of course! Make some thyme to follow the ECOfiesta 2019 event for program more announcements 🌱
#Getgrubby with dirtgirlworld at ECOfiesta 2019, Sunday 2 June at the Cruise Liner Terminal. Main stage show is at 11am, followed by a meet & greet with Dirt Girl herself! Plus, you can even #getgrubby and craft your own seed ball. Follow ECOfiesta 2019 for more program announcements.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address global challenges of poverty, inequality, climate, environmental change, prosperity, peace and justice. Want to find out more? JCU: James Cook University, Australia is starting a 6 month program of seminars on projects and research spanning the local to the global. The inaugural seminar is 2 May, 2019 4-5:30pm RSVP Here: https://events.jcu.edu.au/SDGSeminars Enquiries: sustainability@jcu.edu.au TropEco James Cook Uni Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science-TESS
Don’t forget to switch off for #earthhour tonight at 8.30pm. Why not have a romantic candlelight dinner with your partner or candlelight games night with the kids .... no devices allowed! What are you doing for Earth Hour?
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