New Year Social Event
On Sunday 21st January, NQCC hosted our first social event for 2018, and we all had a blast!
Hosted in our very own backyard, we broke the New Year in with style - food, drinks, games, prizes and lots of laughter!Read more
NQCC Trivia Night 2017
Election? Pollies? Who cares?? First we have the Trivia Night in which teams with improbable names** bluff and bribe their way to victory and the undying glory of a plaque on our honour board.
What you really need to know
WHEN: Friday 24 November
WHEN EXACTLY: 6:30 for 7:00pm – 10:00pm
WHERE: CWA Hall, 134 Denham St, Townsville
WHAT: Free food, drinks (to buy), hilarious fun
HOW MUCH: $20/$5/$15 (waged/unwaged/NQCC members)
WHERE TO RSVP: Here on FB or ring us on 0428 987 535 (business hours)Read more
Paperbark May 2017
In this issue: memberships due – Stop Adani roadshow wrap up – Westpac rules out funding Adani – NAIF action – Minister’s Environment Roundtable wrap up – upcoming local eventsRead more
Paperbark April 2017
Welcome to the April issue of Paperbark. Our thoughts and well-wishes are with the communities to our south who felt the full force of Cyclone Debbie.
In this issue: Guarding the Galilee film screening – Special General Meeting – Stop Adani Alliance launched – Adani roadshow returns – Queensland Women’s Week event wrap up – Minister’s Environment Roundtable – upcoming local enviro events
Date savers (more details below)
27 April – “Guarding the Galilee” premiere documentary screening.
2 May – Special General Meeting regarding Port of Townsville expansion project campaign
12 May – ‘The Food We Eat: its impact on environments and bodies’ free public discussion
Paperbark March 2017
Welcome to the March edition of Paperbark. This month we are ramping up our #StopAdani campaign – read on to find out how you can be involved. We also have some great trainingopportunities coming up this month.
#StopAdani Roadshow – Monday 27 March
This is big. Our very own city is the FIRST stop for a week-long roadshow across Australia, building an unstoppable movement to stop Adani. Come along and learn about what action we can take to win this campaign. Inspiring speakers include:Read more
Announcing "Empowering NQ Women for the Environment"
North Queensland Conservation Council and Queensland Conservation Council are happy to announce that we have received funding to run a special event for the 2017 Queensland Women’s Week.Read more
Postcard art exhibition and auction
Coal. Sugar. Reef. Magik.
An invitation to submit works for North Queensland Conservation Council’s’s biennial postcard art exhibition held in association with Umbrella Studio.
The postcard art auction is a creative and fun way of raising much-needed funds to enable NQCC to maintain the struggle to protect our precious environment.
After an extended exhibition period (27 Jan – 5 March), all art works will be auctioned (3 March), with funds going to support the work of NQCC.
Please consider a creative contribution!
We also invite artists and supporters to submit new logo ideas for NQCC. We prefer to include an iconic local species, like the snubnose dolphin, and return to our colours of green and ochre. There will definitely be a prize for the best logo idea!
Artworks and logo ideas are due by 20 January 2017.
Deliver to NQCC, 114 Boundary St, Railway Estate, or
Mary Who? Bookshop 414 Flinders St
Please include entry form
The exhibition opens on 27th January, auction is 3 March 2017.
Paperbark December 2016 - Mr Adani Comes to Town
Welcome to the final Paperbark for 2016! This month, we are welcoming an intern – Elly Hanrahan, who is studying a Bachelor of Advanced Environmental Science and Global Challenges (Honours). Elly is already proving to be a strong member of our team and is doing great work helping out with campaigns.
In this issue: Mr Adani Visits Townsville – Townsville Port Expansion – Hinchinbrook Island National Park Management Plan – Queensland Environment Roundtable – Postcard Exhibition 2017 - and more!Read more
Townsville Divestment Day 2016
On Friday 7th October, NQCC coordinated the Townsville event for National Divestment Day. We went to our banks and gave them the message that if they continue to choose fossil fuels, then we will choose a different bank.
Customers turned out across Australia on the 7th and 8th of October 2016 to demand real climate change action from their bank! ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB and Westpac were held accountable to the fact that they promised climate change action but continued to fund the expansion of the dirty fossil fuel industry. Accounts were closed, cards cut up and more letters of warning from customers who are ready to move their money if the banks don’t deliver real climate change action.Read more
Paperbark October 2016
In this month’s Paperbark we have lots of updates about our campaigns and important details about upcoming events – including our AGM and Hell’s Gate Dam forum next Monday and our annual trivia night.
In this issue: Adani updates – save ARENA wrap – dead dugongs – marine parks – local water security – Boomerang Bags – saving frogs – divestment day – AGM and Hell’s Gate forum – our annual trivia night – Aussie Backyard Bird CountRead more