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Election Guides-Environment, Climate Change & Renewewables

Here's a message we'd like to share from 350.org Dear Friend, Frustrated with the prospect of voting for the least worst choice at the upcoming election? What happened to voting for something rather than against something? How is it that, despite the best efforts of so many, both inside and outside of politics, action on climate change is proceeding at a glacial pace?...

Queensland Ecotourism Plan 2013-2020 released

              While SCEC is currently reviewing the Plan (view here), concerns remain regarding the potential impact on the conservation values of our few National Parks and commercialisation of public lands. There is an apparent disregard for community wishes with currently little to no opportunity for the community to examine or be consulted on proposals that come through via Expressions of Interest (closing 27 September) .  The ‘process’ is more a...

Yandina Quarry Update & Event

  "No Blasted Quarry" Campaign   The Yandina Creek Progress Association (YCPA) has been fighting hard to stop a MEGA Quarry being built in Coolum's backyard.  As many of you know, the Council rejected an application from Parklands Blue Metal Pty Ltd to quarry a beautiful area in Verrierdale/Yandina Creek.  The developer has appealed the Council's decision in the Planning & Environment Court. The YCPA has been raising funds for our own legal representation through all sorts of FUNdraisers.   The Trial was scheduled to begin on July 22, however as the new issue...

e-Bulletin 16th August 2013

From the SCEC desk.. Another busy month with lots on for August/September so enjoy the read below. Please feel free to give us feedback  by emailing us here. Follow us on facebook to receive ongoing updates about conservation issues on the Sunshine Coast and throughout Australia, sustainability stories from around the world and all other things green and inspiring. SCEC is funded by the generous donations from people like you. Please support the work we do and help us preserve the environment we love. From the campaigners desk cam·paign /kamˈpeɪn/work in an organised and active...

Threats to National Parks

SCEC joined with National Parks Association Queensland & Ian Mackay as guests of the Noosa Parks Association highlighting the concerning agenda which is exposing what precious little National Park have in Queensland to a range of threats. Here's the Noosa News article

State planning rollbacks

This is a "growth at all costs" landscape. Enough.. The state government has pushed through another raft of rollbacks under the misnomer of "reform" While SCEC is in the process of fully assessing the consequences of these changes, it is evident that the some of the last remaining environmental provisions in the Vegetation Management Act (which was all but dismantled earlier this year) are gone. The community needs to stand up in the face of this unrelenting and misguided growth agenda which is leaving a legacy of environmental and social destruction. Hardly the "prosperous" future being...