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...]

Pottery coffee cups target sustainability

Renton Bishopric with his ceramic coffee cups

GRACE HOLGATE With single use plastic bags out of circulation, it seems like only a matter of time before disposable coffee cups become the next target on the road to environmental sustainability. And with good reason. Each year an … [Read more...]

NSW surf towns say ‘no’ to shark nets

Grey Nurse shark caught in net

TOM ROBERTS Following a drop in community support for shark nets on the NSW North Coast and the state government’s decision last month not to carry out a third shark net trial, experts and residents are looking to alternative technologies to keep … [Read more...]