Gecko Recycling Initiatives

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.

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Citizen Science Activities

Citizen Science Activities

Citizen Science Activities – Become Involved Citizen science is about the community participating in scientific research. Its key objective is to make science more accessible for the community and to produce valuable information for scientific research. To be involved in citizen science you don’t need a science degree. Citizen scientists work with scientists or within a scientific framework to achieve scientific goals. Citizen science involves […]

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E-Waste Recycle

E-Waste Recycle

Currumbin Special School teacher, Toby Osborne, has started an inspiring programme which provides learning
opportunities to hone the employment skills and social skills development for the students. The programme
commenced in June 2018 after some months of setup and has met with resounding success with the students.

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2018 is A Year for War on Waste

2018 is A Year for War on Waste

2018 will be an exciting year for the war in waste! July 1 a container deposit scheme will be launched as well as a ban on single use plastic bags.

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Rising Blue Line

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.

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Keep E-Waste out of Landfill

Keep E-Waste out of Landfill

What is E-Waste: If it plugs in or is battery run and will fit into a Tea Chest sized box, Gecko can recycle it. Small electronic equipment including hairdryers, computers, laptops, notebooks, printers, electronic games, mobile phones and their cables, keyboards, batteries, chargers and accessories.

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Bushcare Portfolio

Bushcare Portfolio

Gecko supports three bushcare groups with promotion, member involvement and involvement in consultation or policy development when required. The three groups are:-
Nicol’s Scrub in Currumbin Valley adjacent to the National Park and Coolamon, the Currumbin Sanctuary property. This is under the supervision of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
Tarrabora Reserve on the north bank of Currumbin Estuary. This is under the supervision of Natural Areas Management Unit of Gold Coast City Council.
Elanora Wetlands on the south bank of Tallebudgera Estuary, west of the M1. This is under the supervision of Natural Areas Management Unit of Gold Coast City Council
Each group undertakes planning, weeding, planting and other maintenance as required of these properties.

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Beach and Bushcare

Beach and Bushcare

Gecko supports three bushcare groups with promotion, member involvement and involvement in consultation or policy development when required. The three groups are:-
Nicol’s Scrub in Currumbin Valley adjacent to the National Park and Coolamon, the Currumbin Sanctuary property. This is under the supervision of Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
Tarrabora Reserve on the north bank of Currumbin Estuary. This is under the supervision of Natural Areas Management Unit of Gold Coast City Council.
Elanora Wetlands on the south bank of Tallebudgera Estuary, west of the M1. This is under the supervision of Natural Areas Management Unit of Gold Coast City Council
Each group undertakes planning, weeding, planting and other maintenance as required of these properties.
Vision:
A rehabilitated area of land which is self sustaining, supportive of native flora and fauna species and forms a vital link in the city’s natural areas.

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