Paperbark July 2019
Ok, so this month may not have reached the heights of excitement experienced last month, but July has still been a busy time for us. Much like a duck paddling away under water whilst floating calmly along the surface, we've been working quietly yet furiously behind the scenes. So, while we have no exciting events to reminisce upon this month, we hope you'll enjoy this rather informative edition of Paperbark, containing some important updates on some of our biggest campaigns.
Also, if you've been attempting to limit your use of plastics this month, well done! The most important step is raising awareness around how prevalent it is in our lives and how dangerous it can be for the environment. Feeling overwhelmed by the endeavour to reduce your impact? Read this article.
In this edition:
- Polystyrene balls on Magnetic Island
- "One in a Billion" - Starting Conversations
- National Parks campaign update
- Toolakea Beach Development Submission
- JCU Intern Placements at NQCC
- August Green Drinks
- AGM coming up!
Paperbark April 2019
We hope that you have enjoyed time with friends and family this month, and that the Easter Bilby came to visit. Need a pick-me-up after returning to the usual routine after the holidays? Enjoy this good news story about some new baby bilbies here in Townsville. May is absolutely filled with events, so make sure you keep an eye on your inbox and follow us on Facebook to keep up-to-date!
In this edition:
- Hinchinbrook stall in Cardwell
- Member Event: Wednesday 1 May
- Clean Energy Rally: Wednesday 8 May
- Green Drinks: Friday 10 May
- Candidates Forum
- Postcard Art Exhibition Opening: Friday 17 May
- Some Reminders
Paperbark February 2019
Well, what a month it has been up here in North Queensland! If any friends or relatives needed convincing that climate change is happening right now (and not in a few decades' time), this month should quell any doubts for sure.
We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and getting any and all support required. It has been heartwarming to witness the acts of compassion showed during this one-in-five-hundred-year event. North Queenslanders have a long history of resilience, which will serve us well as we head further into the Anthropocene.
Here at the office, we've been very fortunate to escape the floods with nothing more than a bit of mould, so rest assured our work continues (we just smell a bit more like vinegar and clove oil than we probably would like).
In this edition:
What We've Been Up To:
- JCU O-Week Market Day
- Tarquin's Visit to Cardwell
- Green Drinks
- Schools Strike for Climate
- The Australia Institute Presentation 'Heatwatch'
- Climate and Health Alliance Workshop
- Postcard Exhibition Rescheduled (Artworks still welcome!)
- Help us Raise $3,000 to save National Parks!
- Some Background Info
- New Life for Your Old Hiking Boot
- Toilet Paper Fundraiser
- Containers for Cash
- Review of Queensland’s Environmental Offsets Framework
- EcoFiesta Speakers Program
Paperbark January 2019
Welcome to the first edition of Paperbark for 2019! We hope you have entered the New Year with renewed passion and energy for all things conservation, just as we have! This month we just have a few brief notices to keep you up-to-date...
In this edition:
- Save Hinchinbrook Stall - Strand Night Market
- Help us reach 3,000 signatures!
- 'Defend Our Water' - Skill Up & Campaign Launch
- Postcard Art Exhibition - artworks due 31 January
- Containers for Change - how your recycling could help support us
- Green Drinks - it's back, baby!
- Loo Rolls - a quirky fundraiser that feels good
- Work for AYCC in Townsville
- Volunteers Wanted!
Links to Other Environmental Groups and Sites
Know of a group that should be listed here but isn't? Please get in touch and let us know! Local groups or organisations currently active in NQ are listed first.
* Denotes NQCC member groups
CURRENTLY ACTIVE IN NORTH QLD
Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare (CDTLI)
Lower Burdekin Landcare Association
Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld Townsville Branch*
Magnetic Island Fauna Care Organisation
Magnetic Island Network for Turtles (MINT)
Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC)
Climate Action Townsville (NQCC group)
Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA)
Social Workers for Climate Action (SW4CA)
Fair Bite Townsville* (Learn about their Smart Coffee Project)
Plastic Free Townsville (Boomerang Alliance)
Townsville Bicycle User Group (BUG)
Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)
Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS)
National Parks Association of Qld
350.org and 350 Pacific
Climate Action Network Australia (CANA)
School Strike for Climate (SS4C)
Environmental Defenders' Office (EDO)
OTHER REGIONAL CONSERVATION GROUPS
Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC)
Darling Downs Environment Council (DDEC)
EnvA-CQ (Environmental Advocacy in Central Queensland)
Queensland Conservation Council (QCC)
Mackay Conservation Group (MCG)
Magnetic Island Nature Care Association (MINCA)
Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC)
Paperbark Newsletter June 2016
Welcome to the June edition of Paperbark. With an election approaching, there has been a flurry of activity at the NQCC office. In this issue: AMCS – membership – Election forums for Herbert and Dawson – Great Barrier Beer – Wendy’s launch party – Golf course watering – Letters to the Bulletin – Vegetation Management – Election scorecards – Cash for containers – National Parks win – Emu researchRead more