Planning for World Environment Day is full speed ahead and getting very exciting. Follow the links to check out the new Website and FaceBook page. As with all successful events, they would not be possible without a wonderful team of volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer at World Environment Day, learn new skills, have fun with like minded people and be proactive in educating the community about sustainable living choices then got to our volunteer page or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stockland has now submitted it's Caloundra South Final Public Environment Report (PER) to the the Federal Environment dept. Environment Minister Tony Burke now has 40 business days to make his decision on this massive development within the environmentally sensitive Pumicstone Passage catchment. View report here
Drag Queen Bingo fundraiser for the 'No Blasted Quarry' Campaign this Saturday 27th April 2013 @ Coolum Civic Centre from 6.30pm.
There are a few tickets left if you would like to be part of the event and get a barrel of laughs for the evening. More details here.
Symphony By the Sea: 11th May 2013
The 7th Annual Symphony by the Sea Concert will be performed by the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra on Saturday.11th May at the Coolum Civic Centre 2- 4.30pm.
Hosted by Development Watch and Sunshine Coast Environment Council this event includes complimentary wine and cheese, and afternoon tea.
Tickets are available now. Pre purchase tickets are $20 and Concession $18. Tickets at the door are $25 and $22.
Tickets can be purchased online here , or in person at Bank of QueenslandAnnie's book shopSunshine Coast Environment Council-3 Porters Lane Nambour.
For more information about cheque, direct debit or credit card payments, call Sherryl on5446 2615.
2013 Glossies Awards
Nominations for the 2013 Living Smart 'Glossies' Awards are open until 24 May. Visit Living Smart and enter your nomination.
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.
Sunshine Coast Council's War on Weeds
Help wage war on weeds during May. Simply bring a bag of weeds along to one of the selected locations during the indicated time and receive three healthy native plants free of charge. Read more..
Should we feed native birds in our Australian gardens? A controversial issue that is well answered by Greg Roberts on his fabulous Birding Blogspot. Read more..
Important events for May:
Woodford Tree Planting: 3-6th May 2013
Maleny Wood Expo: 4-5th May 2013
International Permaculture Day: 5th May 2013
Australia's International Water Conference & Exhibition: 7-9th May
Symphony by the Sea: 11th May 2013
World Migratory Bird Day: 12th May 2013
National Volunteer Week: 13-19th May 2013
Growning Sustainability Centre Opening & Expo: 18th May 2013
Holistic Lifestyle Expo: 25-27th May 2013
National Reconciliation Week: 27th May- 3rd June 2013
Save the Reef and the Bay – Say 'NO' to the dumping of dredge spoil in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area
The Environmental Impact Statement is out for comment so please consider making a submission.
Use this form to make your comments, or write to the State Coordinator-General C/- EIS project manager – Townsville Port Expansion Project about your concerns and send the letter by 13 May to TEP@coordinatorgeneral.qld.gov.au or..
Use this form to make your comments, or write to the Federal government, c/-PoTL EIS Project Manager about your concerns and send your letter by 27 May to EIS@townsville-port.com.au or..
Write to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority by 27 May and tell them NOT to grant a permit to allow the proposed sea dumping of the dredge spoil and send your letter to: email@example.com
Call for Expressions of Interest- Queensland Anti Uranium Campaign Coordinator
In October 2012, Premier Campbell Newman announced the end of a 23 year ban on uranium mining in Queensland. The LNP is now seeking to fast-track uranium mining with little consideration of the environmental, health and safety impacts or economic viability of uranium mining. Since the uranium ban ended, a number of interested stakeholders, including environmental groups, trade unions and political groups have formed a community coalition to fight to keep Queensland nuclear free.
A community coalition of organisations is now seeking an energetic, part time campaign coordinator to work with us to prevent uranium mining in Queensland. The position overview has more details here.
Please send your application/expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by cob Monday 29th April, 2013.