Climate Change Campaigner Vacancy

This role will be responsible for developing and implementing a climate action campaign strategy with clear, measurable goals to address climate change and will include the recruitment, training and managing of volunteers to assist in these tasks.
The role requires building a network of diverse allies seeking reductions in emissions and prosecuting the case for policy reforms through a variety of methods, including written submissions at a Council and State Government level to reduce emissions and improve monitoring and reporting.
It will engage with government departments and parliamentarians on reform opportunities and engage with supporters to build strong pressure to deliver the reforms needed.
The role requires an ability to enter communities in Gold Coast City to engage residents in discussions and education about climate change, personal and community-based actions they can take to reduce emissions and active involvement in advocacy for a climate action policy at Council level.
For more information see www.gecko.org.au

Gecko Recycling Initiatives

Gecko Recycle Scheme for hard to recycle items is coming to fruition. These items are Household Batteries, CDs & DVDs, Printer Cartridges, and Mobile Phones, which currently end up in the council tip. This program is designed to place a Hard to Recycle container in every shopping centre so such items can be safely disposed of and a volunteer will empty the container on a regular basis.

Climate Change IPCC Report – October 2018

The October IPCC Special Report report finds that limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities. The jobs of the future are in renewables and sustainability, not coal, so Gecko wonders why our Federal Government that purports to support innovation and industry and creation of jobs is not backing the growth industries

Voting for the Environment?

The elections for a new Queensland Government will take place next Saturday 25th November.

Whether you will be pre-poling or will vote on the day, now is the time for you to have a close look at the positions of the various political parties, particularly in relation to their environmental policies.

Gecko has compared the publicly available policies of the major parties on environmental and locally important issues (Local Government reform/ ban developer donations, action on excessive bush clearing-death to wildlife, a Spit Master Plan -3 storey height limit, a second M1 motorway through koala habitat, action on airport contamination, Climate Change action/ renewables) reflected in the scorecard below. Please consider the environment when casting your vote.

Rising Blue Line

This temporary installation in Winders park next to Gecko House was an artistic expression of sea level rise and how our grandchildren will experience rising tides by the end of this century. Held on the banks of the beautiful Currumbin Creek during the SWELL Sculpture Festival, 8th to 17th September 2017.