North Queensland Conservation Council

Our mission is to promote and protect the natural environment of North Queensland. 


We are non-government, non-partisan and not-for-profit. We are run by North Queenslanders who live, work and play in this beautiful region and want to see it flourish for generations to come.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live. We acknowledge the strength and knowledge that First Nations people bring to our community and pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

  • From the blog

    Paperbark May 2022

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    With the political parties' election campaigning well underway, we hope you've been having some productive conversations with family and friends about the things that matter to you.

    There are some opportunities coming up this week to come together with others to take meaningful action! On Thursday evening you can join AYCC for letter writing or attend an online screening of "Regenerating Australia", followed by small group actions, facilitated by Climate for Change. Then on Friday, you can volunteer with our stall at the Strand Night Market, where we can have climate conversations face-to-face. In another week's time, we can come together to recharge our batteries with some of that vibrant Green Drinks energy!

    Some handy resources you might like to share with your friends and family in the lead up to the election:

    We also recommend approaching the candidates of your electorate (at community events or online) to let them know that you want to see action on climate change, along with specific examples of why it matters to you and what you'd like to see happening in/for your electorate. If you'd like help with that, please get in touch with us!

    In this edition:

    • NQCC Updates:
      • Strand Night Market (helpers needed!)
      • Green Drinks
    • Opportunities & Actions:
      • AYCC letter writing
      • "Regenerating Australia" online screening
      • Yellow crazy ants: take action
      • Be a Litter Hero
      • Add your climate story
      • Tour de Carmichael
      • Free community organising training
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    Taxpayers prop up fossil fuels

    Image published by the Townsville Bulletin with letter

    The letter below was published by the Townsville Bulletin on 5/5/22.

    W Wenck’s text to the Editor (Townsville Bulletin, 28/4), suggesting that Australian coal “brings billions in revenue for hospitals, schools and other infrastructure for our survival” goes to show that many of us have been misled into believing that the fossil fuel industry contributes more to our country than it really does.

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  • Upcoming events

    Green Drinks May 2022
    Friday, May 13, 2022 at 06:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Grill'd South Townsville in South Townsville, Australia

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    If you are keen to have some vibrant discussion about climate change, environmental matters and perhaps even a touch of politics, join us for an evening of supportive and respectful conversations - along with some burgers and beers, if you like!

    Find us in the courtyard at Grill'd in Palmer St, South Townsville - newcomers always welcome!

    Townsville Climate Rally May 2022
    Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 03:00 PM · 21 rsvps
    Gregory St Amphitheatre, The Strand in North Ward, Australia

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    As Australians prepare to cast their votes on (or before) 21 May, it is vital that our calls for ambitious climate action are heard!

    Join us at the Gregory St Amphitheatre on the Strand at 3pm this Sunday to demonstrate our concern, our passion and our hope... for a brighter, greener future and a safe climate.

    Bring your own placards and banners or pick up a free Climate Action Now sign on the day. Friends, children and pets are most welcome!

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