To those of you who have renewed your membership or recently joined, thank you (and congratulations for taking positive action for the environment)! If you are currently craving the chance to do some hands-on volunteering with us, this month is positively brimming with such opportunities!
Membership renewals are due next Wednesday (World Environment Day), so treat yourself and sign up now!
In this edition:
- May in review
- Members Event
- Postcard Art Exhibition Opening
- Eco Fiesta
- Upcoming events (and volunteer opportunities):
- Palm Creek Folk Festival
- Extinction Rebellion Info Night
- Green Drinks
- Climate Concert
- Postcard Art Auction
Our Month In Review
Member Event (General Meeting)
We started the month with a friendly little get-together for our members, where we outlined the work that's been going on "behind the scenes", along with our aims and priorities moving forward. This was accompanied by wood-fired pizza, drinks and great conversations. We would sincerely like to thank those who attended, and hope to see more and more of our membership at these gatherings in the future, as our members are our most valuable resource of all!
Early arrivals settle in to our backyard Members' Event earlier this month.
Postcard Art Exhibition
The opening of our Postcard Art Exhibition earlier this month drew quite a crowd! If you haven't seen our exhibition yet, please drop in to Umbrella Studio at 380 Flinders St, Townsville City and check it out (9-5 weekdays and 9-1 Sundays).
"Insights into the Environment" is a delightful little exhibition, thanks to the contributions of all of the artists who so generously donated their works and Marion Gaemers and David McMillan who assisted with the installation.
Art lovers relished the sights in "the Vault" at our Opening Night at Umbrella Studio.
Make sure you don't miss our Auction Night - Friday 21 June! All are welcome, and if you can't attend but would like to bid on your favourite piece/s please let us know and we can set up a proxy. We don't want anyone to miss out!
This month has concluded with one of the most popular events of Townsville's calendar - Eco Fiesta! NQCC coordinated the Education Hub, where individuals working within a variety of environmental fields were invited to deliver short, informative presentations to a wide and receptive audience. NQCC would like to thank the Townsville City Council Events team for facilitating this, and all of the speakers who contributed to the program - it was such a fantastic day! If you have any thoughts or queries regarding the Education Hub, we welcome your feedback and invite you to contact us directly (simply reply to this email).
NQCC's Education Hub featured local environmental experts and advocates, and meeting Craig Reucassel from ABC's "War on Waste" was a special treat!
Read on for more information...
Palm Creek Folk Festival
Friday 7 June - Sunday 9 June | Mount Surround
NQCC will be at this year's Palm Creek Folk Festival, so if you are attending, drop in and say hi! If volunteering with our stall sounds like your kind of thing, follow the link below!
Extinction Rebellion Information Night
7pm Tuesday 11 June | Heritage Exchange
Have you ever been tempted to participate in non-violent direct action to promote serious climate leadership? You are invited to an information evening to learn all about Extinction Rebellion and have your questions answered.
Friday 14 June from 5.30pm | Fish Inn, near Rockpool
All are welcome to attend this casual environmental networking event, held on the second Friday of the month. Please note the new venue! Follow the Facebook link below to join the group for event updates and to easily invite your friends.
3pm Sunday 16 June | Gregory St Ampitheatre on the Strand
As part of Climate Week Queensland 2019, we are putting together a celebratory event to spread the word among the community that climate action is not just good for the planet - it's good for our health, well-being, economy and society! Join us to celebrate the myriad of positive outcomes of climate action! There will be live music, guest speakers and free face painting (for your child and/or inner child).
Postcard Art Fundraising Auction
7pm Friday 21 June | Umbrella Studio | 380 Flinders St, Townsville City
Once you've visited our exhibition at Umbrella Studio and chosen your favourite piece/s, you will have the chance to bid on them at our Fundraising Auction, contributing vital funds to our work for the North Queensland environment. If you'd like to set up a proxy bidder, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements. It's bound to be an exciting evening!
As you can see, there's a lot coming up for us and we need your support more than ever! While this month's federal election results were disappointing for the climate and environment, we believe the best remedy is to get involved with taking positive action. By becoming a member, volunteering or donating to NQCC, you are sending a strong message that there is much to do for the environment in North Queensland and you're willing to be a part of it.
For all that you do,
Yours in solidarity for a better future for our environment,
The team at North Queensland Conservation Council