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. 

  • From the blog

    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 May 2024
    Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 06:00 PM · 10 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]

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    Garage Sale Fundraiser
    Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 07:00 AM
    NQCC office in Railway Estate, Australia

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    Here at the NQCC office, we’ve taken advantage of the cooler weather with our own version of a ‘Spring Clean’. This has resulted in a sizeable pile of goods that we no longer require the use of. We thought it would be a great idea to invite our members to have their own spring clean and donate their unwanted or unused items to make one big community garage sale to raise funds for NQCC!

    The date for the garage sale has been set for Saturday 15th June from 7am.

    Why not organise your own spring clean and donate your unwanted goods?

    Please have all potential donations dropped off to our office by Thursday 13th June ready for processing and pricing. If the office is open and your items are manageable, please bring them to the veranda. If the office is closed or your items are bulky, please leave them under the house.

    It would help us if you could please provide donations:
    • in a relatively clean condition, freshly wiped over/rinsed out etc;
    • parts of a set all bundled together;
    • if an item is broken but has value, please include a note stating what is broken for us to attach to the item;
    • if a kit has something missing, please include a note stating what is missing and if it is critical to use of the item;
    • including batteries if battery operated (we only have a small supply at the office to demonstrate to customers on the sale day);
    • clothes in a laundered condition and bundled by size;
    • shoes in a clean and tidy condition and bundled by size;
    • please include a light bulb in any lamps etc to be plugged in and demonstrated as working on the day;
    The type of items we would like to see donated are:
    • Furniture, any size & type
    • Linen; Curtains & other soft furnishings
    • Household items, giftware & décor
    • Office items, School supplies & Stationary
    • Toys & Games, all ages
    • Arts & Crafts, all ages
    • Tools, Gadgets & Electronics
    • Clothing, Shoes & Accessories
    • Hobbies, Music, Books, Posters
    • Sporting & Mobility Equipment
    • Kids & Babies items (car seats must be in date)
    • Pet items, Plants (labelled please)
    • Excess fresh seasonal produce

    If you are unsure if the item you wish to donate can be accepted by us, please reach out to Crystal by email or phone with your concern and we’ll get back to you.

    If you need someone to collect your items because you don’t have transport or the item is too large for your transport, please have them ready and contact Crystal at least one week before the event and we will try to arrange a volunteer to collect them.

    Keen to assist on the day? Many hands make light work! We'll provide snacks and cold drinks. Sign up for a shift below or email us with your availability.

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