Around 300 local youngsters from 25 local schools came together today for the third annual Kids in Action Conference, hosted by Sunshine Coast Council through the Environment Levy. The Kids in Action conference is part of the national Target Kids Teaching Kids Week and provides the opportunity for school children in year’s 5 – 9 […]
The Irwin family and the Australia Zoo crocodile research team have made it to Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve, kicking off another year of ground-breaking crocodile research. Joined by Professor Craig Franklin and his team from the University of Queensland, Australia Zoo croc experts will once again use satellite tracking devices to determine new information about […]
On the 23rd of September 2014 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will host a global climate summit involving leaders of government, business and civil society. The Sunday prior to the summit people around the world will be running events in their community to show their concern about climate change and urge world leaders to take strong action […]
[Video]Representatives from the Caloundra and the Glass House Country Chambers of Commerce, the Organisation of Sunshine Coast Association of Ratepayers (OSCAR) and the Sunshine Coast Environment Council (SCEC) will participate in a community forum on the Halls Creek issue on the evening of Thursday 3 July 2014 at the CCSA Hall in Caloundra. The forum […]
The biosphere concept of people interacting in harmony with nature was on dress circle display at the Noosa Festival of Surfing this week, with ‘green’ timber surfboards the focus of a special master class. Noosa Biosphere Limited (NBL) welcomed the opportunity to sponsor the sustainable surfing exhibition and demonstration, featuring the Alaia boards crafted by […]
Fantastic effort for our environment and on behalf of the Sunshine Coast we thank all of those locals who volunteered their time for this great cause on the day.
The Sunshine Coast has lived up to its aim of being Australia’s most sustainable region at this year’s National Garage Sale Trail. Community Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the Sunshine Coast had the second highest number of registered garage sales in Queensland at the October 26 event and the highest number of community groups […]
Endangered Loggerhead Turtles are about to emerge on local beaches to build nests and lay their eggs. We can all play a role to ensure their hatchlings have the best possible chance of survival. Sunshine Coast Council Environment Portfolio Councillor Tony Wellington said the annual turtle nesting season generally took place during November and December, with hatchlings emerging around early […]
Revegetation of the dunes along Maroochydore Beach is underway this week, as council begins planting the first of more than 17,000 native species to help build dunal resilience following the sand-pumping. Division 8 Councillor Jason O’Pray said the revegetation is an important part of the sand renourishment project. “The sand-pumping has taken the beach from […]
Sunshine Coast Council today announced its most recent purchase under the Environmental Levy program, a unique 60 hectare property at the base of Mt Ninderry. The $2.6 million purchase expands the existing Mt Ninderry Bushland Conservation Reserve to more than 150 hectares, ensuring its long-term protection for future generations.