Paddle Against Plastic helps Norman Creek

Paddle Against Plastic

JESSICA MYLNE Waterway clean up group Ocean Crusaders are joining the N4C Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee to host a Paddle Against Plastic event on September 29.   The event will use kayaks to help clear up the Norman … [Read more...]

Eco Expo returns to Brisbane

Eco Expo

AMY GRIFFIN Eco Expo returns to the Brisbane Showgrounds this weekend with the aim of encouraging people to make small eco-friendly changes to their lifestyle.   The three-day event, which runs from September 13 to 15, is bringing a … [Read more...]

BeachCare clean-up event hits Labrador

Gold Coast coastline

LOGAN WALKER This Saturday the Griffith Centre for Coastal Management will host a community BeachCare clean-up event at Harley Park in Labrador.   The event is part of the BeachCare coastal community engagement program run by Griffith … [Read more...]

Griffith University puts focus on sustainability

Sustainability Week python Griffith Uni

ATHENA ZELANDONII Griffith University is running its annual Sustainability Week events this week, celebrating all things sustainable through a range of workshops, activities and stalls.   The university’s Gold Coast campus is kicking … [Read more...]

Green thumbs up for Tree Planting Day

Seqwater field ranger Mitchell Thomas-Carr and Gold Coast Catchment Association executive officer Rosalinde Brinkman

COURTNEY MOANE This Saturday green thumbs from around the South East will head to the Gold Coast hinterland as part of the Gold Coast Biggest Tree Planting Day.   Organisers hope volunteers will plant 15,000 native trees at Numinbah … [Read more...]

Pocket Fest celebrates 10 years of growth

The Pocket Community Garden

ATHENA ZELANDONII The Pocket Community Garden in Woolloongabba will celebrate its 10-year anniversary this Sunday with Pocket Fest, a special community festival and fundraiser.   All members of the public are welcome to attend Pocket … [Read more...]

Tree planting helps grows community inclusivity

Mathew Townsend and Councillor James Mackay

CONNIE SAVAGE Growing up, Mathew Townsend faced more challenges than the average child. At 18 months old he lost hearing in both ears and found himself isolated from much of the social world around him. Then, at the age of 12, he was diagnosed with … [Read more...]

Creative blacksmithing project entices Woodfordians

By Connie Savage Woodford Folk Festival attendees are re-imagining the possibilities of what they can build out of everyday junk. Paradijsvogelstraat (Bird of Paradise Street) uses the tools of blacksmithing, sculpture, recycling, gardening … [Read more...]

The Menstrual Revolution

by Jade McGarry “Half the world menstruates, so we may as well talk about it.” So says Fiona McKeague, member of the ‘Menstru-Revolutionaries,’ a team of women working to innovate the menstrual process and eradicate the internalised shame … [Read more...]

The Poets Breakfast – the most fulfilling meal of the day

by Jade McGarry 'Campbell the Swaggy' graces the stage at the Poets Breakfast Photo cred: Dylan Crawford Making an audience feel emotionally vulnerable by a group of strangers at 8AM in the morning is a tough gig, but the folk at the Poets … [Read more...]