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July morning sunrise looking to Mt Cooroora. Clear skies with just the early rising black cockatoos making their way across the landscape.

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Sunshine Coast Environment Council

Welcome to the Sunshine Coast Environment Council, the peak environmental advocacy group on the Sunshine Coast. SCEC represents over 40 community groups working on environmental protection, conservation, natural resource management and sustainability.

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Restoring Earth-The Film

Restoring Earth-The Film

Let’s get one of Australia’s most heated conflicts on the dinner table: let’s talk land clearing. From paddock to plate, more and more consumers are looking to know where their food comes from, and will be surprised to know that Australia ranks third among developed nations for land clearing globally.[read more]
Queensland Vegetation Reforms

Queensland Vegetation Reforms

The Agriculture and Environment Committee recently handed down its report into the Vegetation Management (Reinstatement) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016  (the VMROLA Bill) The Bill amends the vegetation management framework to reinstate many of the provisions which were in the Vegetation Management Act 1999 prior to the regressive changes made[read more]
Cash for Containers Update: A Great Leap Forward for Bottle and Can Litter Reduction and Recycling in Queensland

Cash for Containers Update: A Great Leap Forward for Bottle and Can Litter Reduction and Recycling in Queensland

Environmental groups have welcomed the State Government’s decision to introduce a Container Deposit Scheme (cash for containers) in Queensland, describing it as a great leap forward for litter reduction, recycling, environmental protection and a vital financial boost for community organisations interested in can and bottle collection. ‘Cash for containers is a[read more]
Airport Expansion EIS: Coordinator-General report

Airport Expansion EIS: Coordinator-General report

Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion – Environmental Impact Statement Release of Coordinator General’s report There has been significant  public discussion about the airport expansion project with it being a particularly 'hot topic' during the local government election campaign earlier in the year. While there has been reported support for the 'New Runway' and[read more]
State budget shines light on the environment

State budget shines light on the environment

In the Queensland state budget handed down on 14 June, we saw some welcome allocations for the environment and the Environment Department itself receiving an 11% increase in necessary funding. This goes some way to restoring vital resourcing cut under the previous government. A representative of Queensland’s peak conservation group, the[read more]
Community Sustainability Action grants

Community Sustainability Action grants

Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection and Minister for National Parks and the Great Barrier Reef The Honourable Steven Miles Budget delivers $12 million in Community Sustainability Action grants A new grants program to support environment, wildlife and heritage projects has been announced in the State Budget. Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection Dr Steven[read more]

See photos from World Environment Day Festival here!

World Environment Day Festival 2016

Upcoming Events

EDO (Environmental Defenders Office)

Free events discussing Queensland's new planning legislation

Ian Lowe's Book Launch

"The Lucky Country?-reinventing Australia"

Upcoming Working Bees

Upcoming Working Bees

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WED Fest!

WED Fest!

Celebrating 37 years of successful World Environment Day Festivals!