Welcome to January's Edition of Eco News - 17/01/2024

SCEC would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

In this edition, read about:

  • SCEC News
  • SCEC Events
  • Member Group Events 
  • Other Group Events
  • Latest News
  • Resources & Reports
  • HAVE YOUR SAY (Make a submission & Sign a petition)
  • Helping SCEC (Donate, host a fundraiser etc.)

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SCEC News!

  • SCEC are thrilled to announce that the new SCEC website is officially LIVE! Check out the new website out here
  • Feel free to come by our office at 35 Howard Street Nambour and say g'day.

SCEC Events!

  • Green Drinks, held every second Thursday of the month - check out SCEC's event page for more information.
  • February's drinks will be held on Thursday 8th February at Club Namba in Nambour - 5pm - 7pm. More details to come so look out for the email and check SCEC's event page.

Member Group Events 

Other Group Events 

Animal welfare group speaks out about 'cruel' shark control program 

A prominent animal welfare group has condemned Queensland’s Shark Control Program, after dozens of non-targeted animals died after being caught by nets and drumlines off Sunshine Coast beaches last year.

A total of 113 creatures were inadvertently caught, and 95 of those were listed as ‘dead’ on the Fisheries Queensland database.

The fatal toll included 72 non-targeted sharks, two dolphins, two turtles and 19 others, which were mostly a variety of rays.... Read more

Federal Senate to shine a spotlight on fire ant funding failures

The Invasive Species Council recently released secret government documents that detail at least a $49 million shortfall in fire ant funding for 2023/24, risking the spread of the super pest across Australia.

The Invasive Species Council welcomes a Senate inquiry into fire ants. The inquiry will assess the cost of a fire ant invasion of Australia and the impact of delays to federal and state funding on the eradication program in south-east Queensland... Read more

Resources & Report


Sunshine Coast, there are a variety of ways for you to participate to help make a difference, which include the following:

We need your support to continue advocating for better environmental policies, back local groups on vital campaigns, and encourage positive climate action.

Check out more ways to get involved by visiting our website!

SCEC relies on the generous support of people like you to fund our work to protecting the Sunshine Coast's beautiful wildlife and natural places. SCEC Associate Members are people who share and support our vision of an ecologically sustainable world. You can help us continue our work by becoming a member today. Associate membership is $50 per year.


Environmental Guardians make a regular monthly contribution that provides steady funding for as little as the cost of a cup of coffee per week.

When taking your eligible recyclable containers to a container refund point you can donate the proceeds to SCEC by using our member number (C10007101) – that’s twice the impact for the environment!

Glass wine and spirit bottles from 150ml to 3L will be accepted for a 10-cent refund at container refund points across Queensland...Read more

As an individual, school, business or community organisation, why not create an event or do an activity to raise vital funds for SCEC.

Are you or know of an organisation making strides into becoming a sustainable organisation? Become a member of SCEC and showcase the work you and your organisation are doing to support the environment. Fill out SCEC's Organisation Supporter Application Form and we will be in touch about the next steps.

Big news! We have recently teamed up with Gathered Here, the most trusted free online will platform in Australia, to help you write your will for free!

Writing a will can save your loved ones emotional and financial stress during an already difficult time. It’s also an opportunity to create a lasting legacy for yourself.

Create your legacy today!

By pledging a gift to SCEC in your will, you can make a lasting legacy for the environment on the Sunshine Coast and help ensure that it’s enjoyed by generations to come. Please contact SCEC for further information on the process involved.

Together we can conserve and protect the beauty of our natural world.

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All donations over $2 are tax deductible and provide much needed funds to continue our work throughout the Sunshine Coast Region.


Ben, Narelle and the environment of the Sunshine Coast region says thank you for your efforts.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 07 5441 5747, info@scec.org.au or come in for a visit at 35 Howard Street, Nambour.


SCEC acknowledges that we live, work, learn and create on Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi and Jinibara People Country and recognise and respect the strength, resilience and capacity of Australia's First Nations People. SCEC pays respect to Elders past and present and acknowledges sovereignty was never ceded.


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