Paperbark September 2021

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September was a whirlwind of Postcard Art, exciting campaign developments and our AGM! Hence September's Paperbark is only reaching you now. We hope you don't mind.

Our 2020/21 Annual Report has just been released, and we're very excited to share it with you. It outlines a lot of activities that we are incredibly proud of from the last financial year. We hope you enjoy the read!

This edition of Paperbark is packed full of recommended reading, calls to action and date savers. Why not treat yourself? Find a quiet place and maximise your enjoyment of this humble newsletter - you won't regret it!

In this edition:

  • NQCC Updates:
    • AGM
    • Tree Advocacy Update - have your say!
    • Burdekin Update
    • St Benedict's Ecofest
  • Actions & Activities: 
    • Art Auction: Sat 9 Oct 6pm
    • School Strike 4 Climate: Fri 15 Oct 9am
    • Green Drinks: Fri 15 Oct 6pm
    • Pitch Your Project
    • Townsville Waterway Forum
  • Further Reading & Events
  • Support Us
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2021 AGM

Some AGM attendees

On Wednesday 29 September we held our backyard AGM, which was a great opportunity to catch up with our members and share some updates about our organisation and our work. We also tabled our Annual Report and elected a new Management Committee. 

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An Open Letter to the Hon Bob Katter MP

This letter was written in response to The Hon Bob Katter MP's comments in this article, published in the Townsville Bulletin. We immediately responded with this open letter, from which some statements were published about a week later. You can read the printed article here


Dear Bob,

Contrary to your recent claims that North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC) represents the people of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and that we’ve “never set foot off a pavement”, we have more in common than you think.

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Paperbark August 2021

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This month we saw the release of the latest IPCC report, which we hope has fuelled the fire in your belly as it has for us. If you haven't had the time (or the will) to read a summary of the report, check out this handy cheat sheet from the Climate Council.

The main takeaway from the report is that every action counts and the time to act is now! Why not display a Climate Action Now! sign to show your support? Read on for details.

August will also go down in history as the last month Queensland allowed single-use plastics, such as cutlery, stirrers and straws - yay! Even better - businesses and organisations with surplus stock can register with The Great Plastic Rescue so that they can be reprocessed, recycled and remanufactured into valuable products with longer useful life spans!

As usual, we've had an action-packed month and we appreciate your ongoing support. We hope you enjoy this edition of Paperbark and that it inspires you in some way!

In this edition:

  • NQCC Updates:
    • Tree Advocacy Update: Talking up for our trees with TCC
    • Rivers Campaign Update: New footage of the beautiful Burdekin
  • Actions & Activities: 
    • Share your support for Climate Action!
    • Postcard Art Opening: Friday 10 September
    • Green Drinks: Friday 17 September @ Grill'd
    • Annual General Meeting: Wednesday 29 Sept
  • Have Your Say:
    • National Climate Resilience & Adaptation
    • Qld Renewable Energy Zones
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The Burdekin River Belongs to Us All

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Media Release: 23 August 2021

The Burdekin River belongs to all of us

 

North Queensland Conservation Council (NQCC) is on a mission to ensure that the Burdekin River can continue to support North Queenslanders for generations to come.

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A new Tree Management Policy for Townsville in the works

Meeting with the Mayor and TCC staff

This month, NQCC and local tree advocates arranged a meeting with the Townsville Mayor and relevant council staff. Crystal and Joanne met with Mayor Jenny Hill, Matt Richardson (Construction, Maintenance and Operations) and Greg Bruce (Environmental Services) to discuss a way forward with a better process for caring for Townsville's trees.

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Paperbark July 2021

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We hope you are keeping well. We have been kept busy throughout July with our submission on the Museum of Underwater Art, giving away Climate Action Now! signs at various markets and promoting our Postcard Art Exhibition far and wide!

We'd love to thank all of our members who have recently renewed and extend a warm welcome to everyone who has recently joined our membership! Your support makes us stronger.

We also appreciate all those who made a thoughtful donation at the end of the last financial year. Our one-off or monthly donations are fully tax-deductible and every contribution counts!

In this edition of Paperbark, you will find numerous ways to get actively involved with us or support our work. We hope you enjoy the (slightly shorter than usual*) read!

In this edition:

  • NQCC Updates:
    • Tom O'Grady joins our committee
    • JCU Market Day
  • Actions & Activities for You: 
    • Collect your Climate Action signs!
    • Postcard Artworks wanted
    • Green Drinks @ The Commonwealth
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Paperbark June 2021

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Six months into 2021 and we've certainly been kept on our toes! For those affected by lockdown conditions, we hope that you are staying safe and well, and as comfortable as possible.

With the new financial year kicking off this week, we invite you to become a monthly donor for as little as $5 a month, to supercharge the work we do here in beautiful North Queensland. Thank you to everyone who has given so generously - we really appreciate your support!

This edition of Paperbark provides an outline of what we've been up to in June, what we have planned, and ways for you to get involved - even from home! We hope you enjoy the read.

In this edition:

  • NQCC Updates:
    • Our Townsville
    • Consultation & Meetings
    • Burdekin Basin Campaign
    • Healthy Waters Report Card Launch
  • Actions & Activities for You: 
    • Collect your Climate Action signs!
    • Green Drinks
    • Join our Committee!
    • Postcard Art Exhibition
    • Museum of Underwater Art: have your say
    • Regenerative Songlines Online Event
    • Heal Country Heal Climate Webinar Series
    • Plastic Free July
  • The Good Stuff - a wrap up of some of the month's good news stories
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Looking for a win-win on the Burdekin

Shifting from pioneering to mature and efficient water use

Wyandotte Creek by Chris Pam

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Paperbark May 2021

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Dear Crystal,

We have a jam-packed edition of Paperbark for you this month, so we recommend setting aside 15 minutes or so to delve into our updates and take a few quick and easy online actions, such as renewing your membership, registering for an event or signing a petition.

We are currently in the middle of Reconciliation Week, and this year's theme is "More than a word". To help bring this to life, we recommend you check out this practical list of 20 Actions for Reconciliation in 2021.

We hope you enjoy this month's Paperbark!

In this edition:

  • NQCC News:
    • Membership fee changes
    • Ministerial Roundtable
    • Climate Strike
    • Alligator Creek update
    • Water Campaign Update
  • Coming Up: 
    • Our Townsville
    • Green Drinks
    • Postcard Art Exhibition
  • In Other News...
    • Pre-budget Assembly with the Deputy Premier
    • Evening with the Minister
    • #StopAdani and Beyond - Online Roadshow
    • Petition: Protect Channel Country from Fracking
    • Microplastic Survey Training Workshop
  • Some Good News - a wrap up of some of the month's good news stories
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