North Queensland Conservation Council

NQCC is the voice for the environment in North Queensland. We are a grassroots community organisation that promotes and protects our region's natural environment through community action and political advocacy. Our vision is flourishing communities living in balance with a healthy natural environment. 

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    Paperbark April 2024

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    As the humidity finally begins to ease off, it's hard to believe how fast the year is flying past!

    April saw some pretty big wins for grassroots movements close to home, including the rejection of the controversial Chalumbin wind project in the wet tropics, tougher penalties for irresponsible dog owners, and anti-coal activist Murrawah Johnson winning the Goldman Environmental Prize. Regional Queenslanders are making big waves!

    Here at NQCC, Luna has brought energy and creativity to her role as Community Campaigner, and organised her very first action on Monday morning! It was loads of fun, and there's plenty more coming up for the rest of the 12 days of action!

    I hope you enjoy this edition of Paperbark. There really is something for everyone this month!

    - Crystal, NQCC Coordinator

    In this edition:

    • Climate Action
      • Rise Up! 12 Days of Action
    • Energy Transition
      • Building Renewables Well
      • Webinar: Protecting nature during the rollout of renewable energy
      • Recording: Why nuclear isn't the solution
    • Reef and Water
      • The Great Reef Census
      • Presentation: Five Years of ReefClean
    • NQCC News
      • Green Drinks
      • Townsville Community Alliance
      • New WhatsApp group
    • Other Opportunities
      • WELA leadership intensive
      • Volunteer with us!
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    Building Renewables to Benefit Nature and Communities

    Sheep graze amongst solar panels

    Today the Queensland Conservation Council, alongside nine Queensland regional environmental and conservation groups, have united in support of a well-planned roll out of renewable energy.

    The groups have put forward a five-point plan for getting the rollout of renewable energy right, pointing to the positive outcomes that the energy transformation can have for the environment, regional and First Nations communities if delivered well.

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  • Upcoming events

    General Meeting
    Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 06:00 PM · 17 rsvps
    NQCC Office in Railway Estate, Australia

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    North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC) warmly invites you to a General Meeting on the evening of Wednesday 29th of May. 

    This in-person event at our office in Railway Estate is an opportunity to meet other NQCC members and to hear all about our recent and upcoming work from our Management Committee and staff.

    Please arrive from 5.30pm onwards for registration and mingling before official business kicks off. There will be complimentary wood-fired pizza and the bar will be open for drinks purchases. We'll also have a raffle going and some quality merchandise for you to get your hands on!

    Not a member? You are welcome to attend as a guest or sign up here

    General Meeting Agenda:

    1. Registration of attendees and proxies
    2. Meeting welcome and Acknowledgement of Country
    3. Apologies
    4. Adoption of minutes of 2023 AGM
    5. President's Report
    6. Coordinator's Report
    7. Community Campaigner's Report
    8. General Business
    9. Meeting summary and close

    This event is pet-friendly and family-friendly. Please send any special dietary requirements to [email protected]

    Eco Fiesta
    Sunday, June 02, 2024 at 09:00 AM · 5 rsvps
    Anderson Gardens in Mundingburra, Australia

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    Join us at Eco Fiesta on Sunday June 2 in Anderson Gardens! We secured a lovely spot under some trees and we have lots of activities planned. Learn about our current campaigns, do some quizzes, and support us in protecting this beautiful place. We also have some fun crafting planned, so bring your whole family with you!

    Eco Fiesta starts at 9am and we will be there until 3pm. You will find us at site 46.

    Can you give us hand on the day? Sign up for a shift below and inspire your community!

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