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‘Places You Love’ Campaign

PLACES YOU LOVE CAMPAIGN- URGENT ACTION NEEDED   7TH JUNE 2013 Give the Federal Government the power to protect our national parks Our national parks protect some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, and provide critical habitat for our unique native plants and wildlife – many of them threatened. National parks are a central part of our work to conserve nature and biodiversity in Australia. Unfortunately right now, many state governments including Queensland are pushing to open up our national parks for cattle grazing, logging, tourist development, mining and other destructive practices for...

e-Bulletin 5th July 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   5th July 2013 Feel free to email us with feedback, your opinions are important. Local News   Wildlife Volunteers Association call for volunteers..   WILVOS are always there for our orphaned and injured Australian native wildlife, in an area spanning from Caboolture to Gympie, and out to Kingaroy and beyond.  WILVOS's 24/7 hotline (54416200) is manned by a group of dedicated volunteers, but with the extreme weather of late, domestic animal attacks and urban sprawl, they are now in need more.Training is given along with backup support  to all their phone roster volunteers. If you...

The Environment Levy

THE ENVIRONMENT LEVY IS TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT.. ISN'T IT? 7TH JUNE 2013 Budget deliberations are wrapping up so please contact your local councillors to let them know your views. Here are the contact details for the Councillors, CEO John Knaggs and Finance Director Greg Laverty 24TH MAY 2013 That the $250 000 (to start with!) to undertake these dispersal actions is coming out of the Environment Levy Major Initiatives & Catalyst Projects reserve will severely undermine the conservation outcomes the levy is clearly designed to achieve.  The Environment Levy policy  objectives clearly do not support the type of ad hoc non-aligned activity it is proposed to be siphoned...

Fight for the Reef Campaign

FIGHT FOR THE REEF CAMPAIGN 7TH JUNE 2013 The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world. But it is under threat from the most widespread, rapid and damaging set of industrial developments in Queensland’s history. The Queensland Government is fast-tracking mega port developments, dredging and dumping of millions of tonnes of seabed and rock, and encouraging a shipping superhighway. What is the Queensland Government actually doing to the Reef? The Queensland Government has been watering down environmental protection and fast-tracking approvals for ports and LNG plants along the...

NICA Ecoflicks winners for 2013

Pictured are the winners for NICA's Ecoflicks 2013 screened and announced at World Environment Day on June 9th. Under 18- Winner- Harry Mark "Getting Away from the City"  Under 18- 2nd Place- Morgan Cruice "What Did the Fish Do to You"  OPEN- Henry Glover "Lucky"  OPEN 2nd Place Coolum Coastcare "Spinifex Stars"  Year of the Water Award- Ian Mackay "Yabba's Sad Secret"  Peoples Choice Award- Insingc Choir sing "Big Yellow Taxi" Congratulations to all the winners for your efforts.

e-Bulletin 7th June 2013

Welcome to the SCEC E-Bulletin   7th June 2013 Feel free to email us with feedback, your opinions are important. Local News   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...