2020 may be remembered for a lot of bad things, but if there is one memory that sparks joy and laughter when we look back on this time, we hope it is our infamous Annual Fundraising Trivia Night!Read more
With the state election upon us, it's been a pretty hectic time! We've been busy advocating for the environment in meetings with MPs and candidates, producing our Environment Report Card and even joining a colourful media launch behind QCC's "Power Up Queensland" Report!
While the next few years of Queensland's environmental policies hang in the balance this weekend, we know that we have a lot of work to do, regardless of the outcome. Luckily, we have a broad and powerful network of supporters in people like you.
You can show your support in a number of ways, such as participating in some of our events! There are some exciting things coming up in November and we hope that you can get involved in some way.
Please enjoy this edition of Paperbark...
In this edition:
- NQCC News:
- Qld Environment Report Card
- Power Up North Queensland
- Upcoming Events
- Bushland Beach Clean Up
- Fundraising Trivia Night!
- Final Green Drinks of 2020
- Local Activities:
- Climate Quiz & Solar Farm Tour
- Online Activities:
- Community Organising Training
Friday 18th October saw our annual fundraising Trivia Night come to life once again, where we got up to some good old-fashioned mischief for a good cause!Read more
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 is a monthly e-letter of current NQCC activities, campaigns, news and events
The Paris agreement
The people marched, leaders and the world’s powerful converged on Paris, and an agreement was reached. Better than past outcomes? Definitely. Sufficient to address the problem? Unfortunately not.
As George Monbiot wrote in the Guardian, ‘… the Paris agreement is full of soft facts: promises that can slip or unravel. Until governments undertake to keep fossil fuels in the ground, they will continue to undermine the agreement they have just made.’Read more
Trivia Night 2015. Photos courtesy Malcolm Tattersall
Once again, the annual NQCC Trivia Night was a source of much amusement, and much-needed funds!
A record 13 tables competed for the supreme honour of having their team names on the championship board – and for the first time in living memory, there was a dead heat. Both winning teams declined the offer of a ‘Dance-Off’ for first place, so both teams’ names will be up there on the board for eternity. And the winning teams? 2013 winners ‘The Suppository of Wisdom’ featured again – this time joined by ‘The Civil Disobedience Penguins’ (disciples of First Dog on the Moon).
Guest ‘quiz wizards’ Deb and Daina (of Magnetic Island Bootcamp fame) injected some hilarious new action-packed interludes with a number of ‘In it to win it’ games – ‘Suck it up’, ‘Elephant Balls’ and ‘Get forked’…
The night netted around $2500 for NQCC – and we thank all those who came along and took part.