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...]

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...]

Food waste solution in second phase

RHYS PEMBERTON A partnership between the Gold Coast City Council and local restaurant Café Catalina to reduce landfill will move into its second phase this month. With an estimated 60,000 tonnes of food wasted annually on the Gold Coast, the … [Read more...]

Eco Expo returns to promote sustainable living

Plastic Free Boy at Eco Expo

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN Environmentalists around Brisbane are getting ready to flock to this year's Eco Expo for a weekend of sustainable fun. The event, which takes place at the Brisbane Showgrounds from Friday 14 September to Sunday 16 September, … [Read more...]

Writer’s festival event puts focus on ecology

Author Darryl Jones

ISABELLA CHENG The Brisbane Writers Festival is back this week, bringing literary fans in touch with more than 200 international and local writers through a series of special events held around Brisbane. This year’s festival theme is “what the … [Read more...]

The last straw: living zero-waste

MONIQUE PUEBLOS The world is drowning in pre-packaged goods and single-use plastics, but some people are determined not to add to the rubbish pile, joining the burgeoning zero-waste movement. Gold Coaster Kimberly Hodgson, a recent devotee to the … [Read more...]

Buried beneath the Broadwater

EDEN PARKES  Being laid to rest on the Gold Coast may soon include a sub-aquatic option, with the council considering a new development beneath the waters of the Southport Broadwater. It is proposed that from 2019, private individuals could have … [Read more...]

Seaside scavenge tackles plastic waste

RHYS PEMBERTON It gives beach-combing a whole new meaning: 2,427 cigarettes and 69kg of rubbish was picked up this month at the 'Seaside Scavenge' in Coolangatta.  The Travelling Trash Troupe -- a consortium of not-for-profit organisations … [Read more...]

New technique to grow avocado trees could make shortages of the fruit a thing of the past

RUBY PASCOE The new stem cell multiplication method could increase avocado production in Queensland by supplying 500-fold more avocado plants to the industry. Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Professor Neena Mitter is … [Read more...]