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...]

Festival raises awareness for endangered whales

Humpback whale

KRISTINA TRAJKOVSKI Marine mammal research organisation Humpbacks and High-rises is holding the Gold Coast’s first whale festival on August 31 to raise awareness of endangered marine animals.   Humpbacks and High-rises (HHR) is a … [Read more...]

Butterflies for Biodiversity

By Connie Savage The famous butterfly walk at Woodford Folk Festival Photo by Connie Savage Wandering around Woodford Folk Festival you may have noticed areas with large colourful signs emblazoned with the message: ‘RESERVED FOR … [Read more...]

From Tent Cities to Tree Tops: The lives of Grassroots Activists

by Elizabeth Foster Jim Kay shows how a tree-sit protest is done at the Woodford Folk Festival. Photo by Elizabeth Foster @Fooster_Rooster You’d be hard strapped to find a music festival more environmentally conscious than the Woodford Folk … [Read more...]

The Environmental Community of Woodfordia

by Jade McGarry The plant a tree for five dollars initiative is one aspect of the Woodford Folk Festival's environmental emphasis. Photo by Meg Williams-Dell @dead_milk_photography The roots of the Woodfordian ideology are grounded in its … [Read more...]

Vanuatu: greener grass and a bluer sea

MONIQUE PUEBLOS With the challenge of what appears to be an ever-growing plastic ocean, a Pacific Island nation is on-board with doing their part in conserving the earth by reducing their plastic. Committed to protecting its marine life and … [Read more...]

The Gold Coast’s Dreaming Mountain

JAKE GALLAGHER Jingeri Wallal Wahlu - Welcome! The ‘Dreaming Mountain’ Jellurgal at Burleigh Heads is a must visit if you want to learn more about the culture and traditions of the custodial owners of this land, the Yugambeh people. The Gold … [Read more...]

Juggling birds with beds has benefits

MADDISON MANGAN  Kathryn Killingback sells beds for a living, but when it comes to native birdlife she isn’t prepared to take their survival lying down. The Burleigh Waters businesswoman has rescued more than 600 native animals during the past … [Read more...]

Feeding birds does more harm than good

LUCY REES Feeding the birds is a pleasant way to spend an afternoon, but can be detrimental to the health of ducks, swans and other aquatic animals. Lucy Rees talks to a local wildlife rescuer to learn more about the harmful effect bread has on the … [Read more...]

Universities back sustainability movement

Waste facilities at the University of the Sunshine Coast

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN Universities around Queensland are moving towards a more sustainable future, as the younger section of the population increases the pressure to go green. While it has become commonplace to see the state’s universities … [Read more...]