The debate on climate change is rightly focused on the urgent need to reduce greenhouse gases. But whatever our success or failure in mitigating emissions, we must now also ask how the harmful impacts of a rapidly-changing climate affect living on the Gold Coast—and beyond.
Generally Gecko members are pleased with The Spit Master Plan which provides for all of the public open space to be retained and enhance with either native planting and, where appropriate basic public facilities.
School Sustainability Awards is an initiative of Sustainable Schools Network and Gecko Environment Council. The awards were initiated to encourage the students to take a…School Sustainability Awards was last modified: April 24th, 2019 by Anna Itkonen
On Sunday 10th March the Premier, Anastasia Palaszczuk, and the Minister for Planning, Hon. Cameron Dick launched the draft Spit Master Plan at Muriel Henchman Park on The Spit. After 40 years of campaigning to protect The Spit public open space from unsuitable development we finally have a Plan. This Plan is now available for public comment via the government website www.qld.gov.au/thespit
Gecko is again hosting Clean Up Australia Day on the Gold Coast, together with the City of Gold Coast. Registrations are open on Clean Up Australia web site. Or join one of our successful teams.
The Gecko Environment Council Campaign Team continues to meet fortnightly and as in past years has achieved much in 2017-2018. Unlike many other environment groups formed to advocate for one particular issue, Gecko, as the peak regional environment group, does its best to respond to a wide range of issues relating to conservation of species, sustainability or transparency and accountability in government
With more than 30 years of local research and experience in our botanical landscape, David is our November guest speaker. Come along and be inspired. Wednesday 28th Currumbin RSL.
The Spit is a unique city asset that all Gold Coasters, regardless of where they live, can enjoy and protect. Several workshops have been held. From these detailed discussions the consultants have produced an Options Paper which is now out for public consultation. The survey concludes on 25th November – please take part.
Xmas holidays are so long, but children who explore the environment become intrigued and their minds expand. Book them in now to attend these exciting Eco Explorer activities for 5-9 year old. Limited numbers are accepted for each program, so book in now so they don’t miss out. Parents can accompany the groups if they wish.
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 […]