World Environment Day 9th June @ the University of the Sunshine Coast from 10am- 4pmWell we are almost there and although its a mad house we are full of excitement (and hoping for a sunny day).
- Don't forget we will be selling 200 bales of hay @ $3 each, which must be picked up from 4.00pm. If interested please contact us on [email protected] or ph: 5441 5747.
- Follow the links to check out the new Website to view the program and follow updates on our FaceBook page.
- And of course remember your Members Morning Tea Invitation. See flyer here or for more info contact Narelle on 54415747.
- Make sure you come and say hello at the SCEC tent and hope to see you there.
SCEC Campaign Page by Liaison/Advocacy Officer-Narelle McCarthy
- Places you Love campaign urgent action needed
- Flying Fox discussion paper open for comment
- Fight for the Reef Campaign
- Environment Levy
- Caloundra South Final Public Environment Report
Follow this link to find out more.
Congratulations to Greg McKean from Night Eyes Waterwatch & Landcare who has been recognised with the Healthy Waterways Volunteer of the Year Award for his commitment to reducing the waste ending up in our waterways by picking up rubbish from streets, beaches and waterways and his leadership as the group's President. Congratulations Greg on your efforts. NICA also deserves recognition. For an overview of all the award winners go here.
Fears on new solar system eased- but the debate's on- SC Daily 4/6
FEARS the Newman Government planned to introduce new charges for households with solar panels were eased by Minister for Energy Mark McArdle yesterday. But some change is still on the cards. Read more..
Other articles on this issue below:
Energy Maters 6/6
Renew Economy- 4/6
Climate Spectator- 31/5
And please consider signing the following petition here , to send a message to Campbell Newman to 'Stop QLD Solar Discrimination'.
Do you know someone who does outstanding work for the environment? Then consider nominating them for the 2013 QLD State Landcare Awards. Entries close 30th June. For more info click here.
Maroochy Waterwatch Mystery Eco Safaris throughout June
From the hinterland to the coast on this Mystery Eco Safari you will see our beautiful place in a way you have never seen it before. For more information go to thewebsite here.
Save the Iconic Steve Irwin Forest
At World Environment Day the below banner will be available for people to add their handprint in support of the campaign.
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..
Important days and events for June
World Ocean Day 8th June 2013
Sunshine Coast World Environment Day- June 9th @ USC
World Day to Combat Desertification- 17th June 2013
Noosa Festival of Water- 30th June 2013
Five pieces of rubbish per person on our beaches-The Age 6th June
There are more than five pieces of rubbish per person littering Australia's coastline, according to a national survey of the country's beaches, islands and coastal plateaus. Read more..
Conservation Group Honours 'Environmental Hero'-ABC News 6/6/13
The Australian Conservation Foundation says a Territory man it has chosen to honour with an environmental heroism award sacrificed millions of dollars to protect his land. Read more..