Spare a Thought for Orang-utan Mothers this Mother’s Day

The world is nothing without its mothers. They are the nurturers of the world’s inhabitants, who love unconditionally, and often put themselves second to the needs of their offspring. When we read in the news of children who lose their mothers due to ill health, accident, wars, abuse, family breakdown and a host of other…

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…

Excuses. Excuses. What a Load of Rubbish!

Hi there! I’m guessing, based on where you found this article, that you’re already ‘environmentally awake’. You’re one of the choir singing from the same environmental hymn book. You may have your vegies growing in the back yard or balcony pots; sign petitions; try to reduce the packaging that you bring your goods home in; have…

Reduce Climate Change One Step at a Time!

There are three days on the environmental calendar each year that like to remind us about how we get around. They remind us about distance. And while many of us would like to be able to have the convenience of having everything within walking distance, the truth is we often can’t live near to where…

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…

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…