Keep Australia Beautiful:
Beverage Container Recycling Grants
Applications are now open for a community grant of up to $10,000 for local projects that will help increase the recycling of beverage containers. For more info go here.
SCEC is proud to now be part of the 'Places You Love' campaign.
Take action to protect our environmental laws and send a message to Minister Bourke here.
Discounting for developers is welfare, says LGA chief: SC Daily Bill Hoffman 11/04/2013
DISCOUNTS on infrastructure charges should be classified as welfare, Local Government Association of Queensland CEO Greg Hallam says. Read more..
International Mother Earth Day: 22nd April 2013
To coincide with Mother Earth Day, Eco Child and the Sustainable Parenting Association will be host to an international cloth nappy changing event taking place on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Millwell Rd, Community Centre Maroochydore from 10am-12pm. To find out more and how you can participate view the media release here.
Tune in to this weeks Gardening Australia show (Saturday 13/4 6.30pm and Rpt Sunday 14/4 1.00pm) where Costa and the team will be looking at how waste can be turned into valuable resources that can be used to benefit all gardens and gardeners. For more info go here.
Australian Heritage Week April 13th -April 22nd
Australian Heritage Week is a an annual national celebration of Australia’s unique heritage. It is an opportunity for all Australians to join together to celebrate our shared and special heritage.Read more..
Cost of not using renewable energy at$9 billion per day, study claims- Engineering Source
In an unprecedented study, the World Future Council conservatively estimates that the future usage loss resulting from current oil, gas and coal consumption is between $US 3.2 and 3.4 trillion per year. Read more
Australia's leading environment and community organisations have joined forces on the 'Paid to Pollute' campaign to end polluter handouts and need our help..
Over $10 billion of taxpayer money is spent as handouts to polluters every year. That's the equivalent of approximately $65 million from people living in your federal electorate going to big polluters, via fossil fuel subsidies, every year. Please support the campaign and add your comment here. To read a media release by Queensland Conservation Council in support of the 'Paid to Pollute' campaign click here.
Inquiry into the Land, Water and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013
On 20 March 2013, the Department of Natural Resources and Mines briefed the AREC on the Bill. A draft transcript is available here. A public hearing and further public briefing will occur today 12th April 2013 which will be broadcast live from the Parliament website here.
Watch this episode of 4corners to see how the Queensland Government broke the law to approve massive coal seam gas projects. Also click on background info for fuller interviews on that page with landowners.