The Art of Recycling in Visual Arts

It is always great to come across local talent who are also passionate about the environment, and how they not only use art to express their love of the natural world, but also take great consideration in causing no harm to the environment while making their creations. I recently discovered one of these talented people…

Thinking Outside the Gift Box

Let’s face it, gift giving can be tricky And while it may be ‘the thought that counts’ when it comes to the recipient (and our budgets), how often do we consider longevity or the environmental impact of the gift? While some gifts make our hearts sing, many don’t. Some end up in charity bins or…

Gecko Environment Council Awards 2016

Those who know the Gold Coast well and are into all things environmental action and protection will be very familiar with the work of Gecko, Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council (now known as Gecko Environment Council). Gecko this year celebrated 20 years of dedication to the valuable work they do to help preserve the…

Much to See and Do During Science Week, 13 – 21 August

Once again the Gold Coast is gearing up for Science Week, and there is much to see and do from festivals, activities, walks and talks through to performances, workshops and much more! While the misconception may be that this event is only for science nerds, Science Week is designed to appeal to a broad audience…

Greening Our Schools as Part of National Tree Day – July 29th

All around Australia on Friday July 29th, children in kindies, pre-schools, primary and high schools will again be getting their hands dirty and discovering their green thumbs for . . . National Schools Tree Day! This is a fun and literally hands-on experience to help establish a long-term environmental program which not only further develops…

CC4G Actioneer Hub News!

  Back on the first weekend in July, Gecko – Gold Coast Hinterland & Environment Council together with Griffith University, Gold Coast hosted the Climate Change for Good Conference (CC4G) “to inspire and empower the community to think and act positively in creating opportunities at work, home and elsewhere for a better society that meets the challenges…

Climate Change for Good Conference

Promotional social media graphics packs for the Climate Change for Good Conference (CC4G) Brief: To create engaging visual content on social media to help promote the conference to those in the community wishing to participate in workshops looking at mitigating the impacts of climate change at a grassroots level in the hope that post-conference they would be motivated…

Book Review: Family Bushwalks in South East Queensland

Looking for some healthy fun in our beautiful outdoors? If you enjoy bushland walks with friends and family, exploring nature, birdwatching or just connecting with your inner self, then look no further than this wonderful new guide book of shorter, easier, more accessible family-friendly bushwalks in South East Queensland. This comprehensive little book, co-authored by Mark Roberts,…

International Composting Awareness Week: May 2–8, 2016

Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th May is International Composting Awareness Week, an international event which hopes to put a spotlight on that wonderfully rich organic matter that helps to build healthy soils from which all plant life grows. “We want Australians to realise that each time they throw organics such as food scraps and garden…

Poppies, Rosemary & One Lone Pine

The commemorative flora of ANZAC Day No doubt many of us living at the Southern end of the Gold Coast, in particular those who are familiar with Elephant Rock at Currumbin, may have already noticed that since the evening of April 17th, the rock has again been adorned in a cascade of hand made poppies…