Gecko are holding their 32nd Annual General Meeting on October 16th and would like to invite all to attend this event to hear about the activities Gecko has been involved with over the past year and welcome in our new Committee. If you believe you possess the skill and passion to serve on our management committee, we would be happy to receive your nomination by our closing date on October 1st. Nomination forms are available at Gecko Reception. Gecko would like to cordially invite all their members* to attend and vote in the new committee for 2021 – 2022. After our AGM, we will be holding a trivia night hosted by Captain Plastic (aka Anthony Hill). This promises to be a fun filled evening. Refreshments will be served. Visit gecko.org.au for more information
2 PAID CASUAL POSITIONS-GeckoEd is the environmental education arm of Gecko Environment Council committed to providing quality curriculum based environmental education to schools and school aged children. GeckoEd is currently recruiting for two paid, casual positions; Lead Environmental Educator and Support Environmental Educator. See gecko.org.au for more information
PAID VACANCY-The Campaign Coordinator, in representing Gecko across a range of community sectors, will undertake to respond to a broad scope of environmental issues with the support of the members of the campaign team. Campaign work is organised under the 4 fields of biodiversity, climate change, liveability, and sustainability in planning. See www.gecko.org.au for more info
Paul Revie, an ecologist and zoologist, founded the Quoll Society of Australia to safeguard the spotted-tailed quoll in southern Queensland. His team of enthusiastic volunteers are mapping the last remaining healthy population of spotted-tailed quolls in the region. Gecko Talks is to be held in Currumbin RSL 28th July; see gecko.org.au on how to book your seat.
Dr Laura Grogan, from Griffith University, along with her research team, will be speaking about the effects of amphibian chytridiomycosis – a devastating fungal skin disease – and how the disease has led to the decline and extinction of many amphibian species globally. For more info visit www.gecko.org.au
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GECKO TALKS-Dr. Skinner is a disease ecologist and a post doctoral researcher at prestigious Stanford University in the USA. She is now based in the Gold Coast. In her talk for the monthly event, organized by Gecko Environment Council for the Gold Coast, Dr. Skinner will focus on the relation between climate change, our environment and mosquito’s. Visit www.gecko.org.au to book a seat
Cruise terminal tribute to Prince Philip or a promise to save the park named in his honour?
It is time for the Mayor to abandon the Oceanside cruise terminal. The terminal is totally inappropriate on the Philip Park site or anywhere in the Broadwater and Gecko Environment Council’s success, at long last, of getting the PwC Business Case Report, released in full, clearly reveals that. The Mayor and most Councillors should be held to account for failing to release all of this report, especially Appendix E which lists all the risks involved in this proposal. See wwewe.gecko.org.au for more info.
COMMUNITY COMPOSTING PROGRAM-As part of their wider sustainability program, Palm Beach Currumbin High School has a Sustainability Hub on the school grounds and as part of the Hub, the school has purchased an industrial composter. Gecko has partnered with the school to provide the wider community with an option to benefit from their fantastic facilities.
Gecko House has a black COMMUNITY COMPOST PROGRAM bin at Gecko House to drop off your food scraps, including protein.
This is what you can and cannot compost through the program.
City Planning Amendments Again!
Round 4 of the latest version of the Amendments to the City Plan are out and there is an opportunity to make a submission by Thursday 8th April by email to email@example.com or on online gchaveyoursay.com.au/ourcityourplan
Gecko has put together a submission which you can find on our home page of the website www.gecko.org.au
You are welcome to use any of the information from this submission or all of it or you can simply write and say you endorse the Gecko submission. More submissions tell Council the residents are watching what is happening in planning for our city’s future.