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.
- Two massive projects-one special Forest-says SCEC
- Gathering for the Forest this Saturday-Note location change
- Halls Creek Posters
- Halls Creek Cruise
- Axing RET will cost Australian families
- Climate Change Relay
- Join the ‘Gathering for the Forest’
- Halls Creek – Info Sessions
- Two massive projects-one special Forest-says SCEC 22/08/2014
MEDIA RELEASE 21 August
The region’s peak environmental advocacy group continues to call for an urgent rethink of the location and scale of two major projects due to the combined impacts on an environmentally significant forest and the local community.
With the proposal for a 534ha off-road motorcycling facility and the current design for the Steve Irwin Way to Caloundra Road upgrade requiring the clearing of 24 hectares, the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) says the inappropriate location and scale of these respective projects will have unacceptable impacts on high conservation values in the Mooloolah Logging Area and the adjacent bushland known as the ‘Steve Irwin Way Forest’. Read more
- Halls Creek Posters 19/08/2014
SCEC has produced four posters that provide an overview of key issues in the Halls Creek debate focusing on: the history of Halls Creek, future development on the SC, Pumicestone Passage and Issues to be considered.
Several communities groups have asked us whether we could make these posters available. They can now be downloaded from our website using the links below. Read more
- Axing RET will cost Australian families 18/08/2014
Media reports in today’s Financial Review that the Abbott Government plans to axe the Renewable Energy Target is devastating news for Australian families and for solar workers across the country, according to the Australian Solar Council.
“Axing the Renewable Energy Target will make it much, much harder for Australian families to reduce their power bills,” said John Grimes, Chief Executive of the Australian Solar Council. Read more
- Climate Change Relay 16/08/2014
On the 23rd of September 2014 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will host a global climate summit involving leaders of government, business and civil society. On Sunday the 21st people around the world will be running events in their community to show their concern about climate change and their support for strong leadership on the issue. Millions of people have already registered for thousands of events with mass rallies planned in London, Rio, New York, Berlin and Melbourne.
The Sunshine Coast Environment Council will host a Climate Change Relay to join our voice to the global chorus of concerned citizens. The relay will walk the length of the coast starting at Sunshine Beach SLSC at sunrise and finishing at Kings Beach at sunset. Starting at Sunrise this will be the first event to kick off in Australia (and depending what our friends in NZ and the rest of the pacific do, possibly even the world!).
The route, which runs (almost) entirely along the beach, has been divided in 35 stages each of which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete (click here to view the relay schedule). We are inviting everyone on the coast to come and join us for one or more stages and show you care about climate change.