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About the Project

The Story Circles Project invites local community members to share their stories and experiences of North Queensland's weather extremes - from flooding to heatwaves, and the ways our lives are impacted by these events. Sharing, validating, and understanding the realities of extreme weather in our regional area is necessary for solving the complex issues that our communities face. These stories will help us to advocate for solutions that will ultimately build community resilience in the face of climate change. More immediately, we aim to foster and strengthen supportive networks within the community by bringing together individuals with similar experiences. 

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Rise Up Townsville - 12 Days of Action

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The North Queensland Conservation Council has joined Move Beyond Coal in nationwide 12 Days of Action to say NO to more coal and gas projects and to ask for a necessary reform of our environmental laws.
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Climate change voices: short story

Kirrily

The Whirlybird by Luna Prince

I poked my head out from under the house, resting my hands on the old metal gate. A loud silence had come over the usually busy street corner. The palm trees across the road were swaying to a song only they could hear. What had been glowing under a fiery sunset just moments before, was now covered in grey. Night had come and the wind was picking up. Kirrily was close.

All day my thoughts had been racing, imagining what may or may not be. I filled the hours preparing or restlessly waiting but mostly keeping busy to distract myself from the looming threat. This was my first summer on the northern coast and I was determined to make it my home. Summer days had spoiled me with lush green trees, dips in crystal clear waters, and an abundance of flowers and fresh fruit. But they also promised extreme weather.

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Talking Climate with Townsville's Mayoral Candidates

Troy Thompson, Harry Patel and Jenny Hill

Townsville residents know we're on the frontlines of climate change, and the need for strong local leadership on climate action and environmental conservation is higher now than ever before.

Last night, NQCC invited Townsville's three mayoral candidates to share their perspectives and priorities on all things related to climate, environment and liveability, as they responded to questions from NQCC and the community.

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Week of Action

Action at the Big Townsville Sign

This December, NQCC joined with Move Beyond Coal to carry out three colourful demonstrations around Townsville, as part of a national Week of Action. Supporters braved heatwave conditions to tell Labor we deserve better!

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Safeguard Mechanism Reform

Pollution from coal-fired power station

In February 2023, the Albanese Government consulted on the proposed design of the Safeguard Mechanism Reform. 

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Climate Action Kick Off

Smiling attendees at the NQCC office for the climate action kick off

The 2022 federal election demonstrated that Australians want stronger action on climate change. We have seen some shifts in the right direction, but we know that there is more to be done to ensure our country plays its part in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Townsville Climate Rally

Crowd shot at rally

On Sunday 15 May, less than one week ahead of the 2022 Federal Election, NQCC hosted a Townsville Climate Rally to unite locals and advocacy groups who care about climate change, to demonstrate our numbers and share our stories - with each other, our community and federal candidates. 

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Climate Action Townsville Group

NQCC's newly formed Climate Action Townsville (CAT) group is a fantastic opportunity for individuals and local organisations to come together and act on Climate Change.

This group is an opportunity for you to step up your role in the climate movement in Townsville and North Queensland!

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Climate Conversations

Our current Climate Change initiative revolves around inspiring our fellow North Queenslanders to think about what a carbon neutral future could look like for our region. Learn all about the project here! 

We also highly recommend climateforchange.org.au and their amazing climate conversations guide

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