02 Dec 2021

Drawn to Nature - Petra Meer

Petra’s journals have been created over many years and have been inspired by wild habitats, both large and small. The …

 

02 Dec 2021

Nambour Forecourt Live!

The first Nambour Forecourt Live! in early September was a huge success so council has teamed up with Peace Run Records again to …

 

02 Dec 2021

Transcribe - an exhibition by Libby Derham

Capturing Libby’s highly intuitive and expressive approach to painting, most work has been painted or begun ‘plein air’ and the …

 

02 Dec 2021

Eumundi Christmas night markets

Step into an ever-evolving collaboration of talented locals seeking to share their gifts with the world. The Original Eumundi …

 

02 Dec 2021

Kawana Waters Farmers Market

Great opportunity to stock up for the festive season and beyond as we won’t be back again until the 8th January 2022

 

02 Dec 2021

MONTVILLE CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND 2021

From 17th - 19th December Montville Christmas Wonderland opens to the public for the first time since 2019. This will work a bit …

 

02 Dec 2021

Christmas in Maleny with Kim Kirkman

 

02 Dec 2021

Festive lighting and decorations

There are 24 locations with council decorated trees adding Christmas cheer to our local communities. All council decorated trees …

 

02 Dec 2021

Christmas Carols

NightQuarter’s Christmas Carols are back! Merry makers of all ages are invited to NightQuarter’s Christmas Carols on the 18th …

 

02 Dec 2021

More opportunities to celebrate this festive season

The new event will light up the gardens over several nights leading up to Christmas, creating a festive wonderland complete with …

 

02 Dec 2021

Experience the magic at The Festive Garden

Bookings open November 24 for council’s latest Christmas offering, which will see the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, in …

 

30 Nov 2021

Designing with country

Troy Casey in conversation with Kevin O’Brien, Lyndon Davis, Erin McDonald. Together they will weave a narrative and share their …

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26 Nov 2021

Nothing new for Christmas - DIY decorating

Compostable or upcycled tinsel alternatives Christmas is a perfect time for crafting! Get creative and make beautiful upcycled, …

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26 Nov 2021

Get creative with handmade and upcycled presents

Use something you have on hand to create a beautiful custom handmade gift or head to the op shop for inspiration. Make a …

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26 Nov 2021

Nothing new for Christmas: Ditch the wrapping

Wrap alternatives Australians use about 150,000 km of wrapping paper a year. That’s enough to go around the world 4 times! Avoid …

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26 Nov 2021

It's a wrap! Artisan Market

Meet the makers and discover the perfect handcrafted gift for someone special (or yourself) - one of a kind jewellery pieces, …

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26 Nov 2021

The festive garden

Sunshine Coast Council invites you to attend The Festive Garden, a free walk- through Christmas Lights experience. A shuttle …

 

26 Nov 2021

Buy local this Christmas – it’s a win win

Sunshine Coast Council is encouraging the community to support our local businesses by shopping at a store with a door this …

 

25 Nov 2021

Plastic free Christmas Tinsel and Decorations Video

 

25 Nov 2021

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25 Nov 2021

Christmas settings - Table Decorations

Martin and Kim encourage us to break out the old family favourite tableware or buy some bling from the local op shop. This is an …

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25 Nov 2021

Christmas Settings - Paper Chains

Christmas decorations can be as easy as stapling pretty-coloured paper into chains. This is a great activity to do with your …

 

25 Nov 2021

True cost of Christmas

Commit to buying at least one thing second hand this Christmas and make a pledge through the #OneSecond campaign. Together we …

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25 Nov 2021

Love your Leftovers tips for less waste this Christmas

Love your Leftovers Veggies = Frittata Bundle those leftover roasted veggies into a frittata by adding some eggs and cream. …

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14 Oct 2021

Thriving Through Change

Thursday 28 October 2021 - 7.00am to 6.00pm The Wandiny Room, Novotel Twin Waters Breakfast Event: 7:00am - 10:00am Calling all …

 

14 Oct 2021

Tiny Giants-Mary's Amazing Invertebrates

Tiny Giants: Mary’s Amazing Invertebrates is a four-day public event that showcases and celebrates invertebrate species …

 

13 Oct 2021

Creating a roadmap for Sunshine Coast climate action – we need your input!

You are invited as a valued member of the community, to help build the climate action roadmap starting by completing this survey …

 

23 Sep 2021

FIELD TRIP

Field Trip is an international research symposium investigating creative practice at the intersection of art, science, …

 

23 Sep 2021

Final Call

Final Call presents new creative works collaboratively conceptualised and developed by six leading Queensland artists — Judy …

 

13 Sep 2021

Sustainable House Day

beginning on 21 September, as well as a program of free online events on 17th October. You can view our full program on our …

 

31 Aug 2021

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – BUILDING HEALTHY BRAINS TOGETHER WORKSHOP

You’re invited to join in a dynamic workshop exploring ways to take control of your own brain health through conversations …

 

20 Jul 2021

Pineapple on pizza? Ballots encourage smokers to bin their butts and protect our planet

A start-up founded by three Sunshine Coast locals is trying to change this with fun, voting-style cigarette disposal units that …

 

19 Jul 2021

CAFE C DITCHES DISPOSABLE CUPS - PLASTIC FREE JULY 2021

Schools are an integral place to teach and instill sustainable practices within our future generations. Our children learn the …

 

16 Jul 2021

Plogging: the locals turning a workout into a treasure hunt

It’s called “plogging” and it’s a great way to get fit, keep our environment clean and take action this Plastic Free July. …

 

16 Jul 2021

Plastic Free Baby: Online Event

Following on from her successful podcast, she will share tips and stories from her mission to reduce her tiny newborn’s massive …

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12 Jul 2021

July Seasonal Gardening Tips – Subtropical Queensland

Should you sow seeds or seedlings? That depends! Does your vegetable or herb have a long seed germination period? If it’s quick …

 

07 Jul 2021

Cook Along with the @ZeroWasteChef for Plastic Free July

After registering, you’ll receive an email with a list of ingredients for the event if you’d like to cook with us. If you prefer …

 

07 Jul 2021

Plastic Free on a Budget

Providing cultural perspectives on plastic waste reduction initiatives in the Asia Pacific region. With Sahar Mansoor …

 

05 Jul 2021

Plastic Free July Event Sunshine Coast

-Beach Clean up 8am-9am -Followed by Eco Fair 9am-11am Location: Grass Park Area Located next to Kawana Surf Club What to bring: …

 

01 Jul 2021

What will you refuse and reuse this Plastic Free July?

Many single-use plastic items can be avoided by making simple changes in our daily habits and choices. Last year, an estimated …

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01 Jul 2021

What’s your 2040?

Ocean Youth, SEA LIFE Trust & the Sunshine Coast Council bring to you…. 2040 The Movie & a Sustainability …

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01 Jul 2021

Sea Shepherd Beach Clean-up

July has become the month to create awareness of the environmental problems associated with plastics, in particular single-use …

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01 Jul 2021

CALOUNDRA SPRING INTO SCAVENGE

Haven’t been to a Scavenge yet? Get excited! You’ll be able to clean-up your local area, sort and catalogue your litter …

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01 Jul 2021

SEA LIFE Trust Global Beach Clean

The SEA LIFE Trust is global marine conservation charity and clean-ups will be taking place in conjunction with SEA LIFE …

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01 Jul 2021

Cook Along with @ZeroWasteChef, Anne Marie Bonneau

Please remind your residents to register for this hands on session , where they will make fried rice using ingredients they …

 

30 Jun 2021

These Four Plastic Items Make Up Almost Half Of All Ocean Trash

Researchers at the University of Cádiz in Spain have revealed that 80% of ocean trash consists of plastics, while three quarters …

 

30 Jun 2021

Reuse wins: top findings show reuse beats single-use every time

Today, much of institutional and fast casual dining – and virtually all takeout and delivery – happens using disposable …

 

30 Jun 2021

How This Groundbreaking Sailboat Is Clearing Plastic From the Oceans

Manta, named for the retractable wings it uses to hold solar panels, is an environmental showstopper. Taking in three tons of …

 

30 Jun 2021

Hidden Microplastics in the Fabrics of our Lives

Plastic pollution is certainly created by industrial waste and dumping, abandoned fishing gear, littered or mismanaged …

 

30 Jun 2021

Tea Blending with Monica Naples presented by living Smart

Learn which plants to grow in your garden to add to your daily cuppa or craft your very own herbal tisane. Take a stroll with …

 

30 Jun 2021

DIY Reusable Beeswax Wraps

Here is a short video by the fabulous team at 1 Million Women that shows you the most simplified version of making a reusable …

 

30 Jun 2021

Make your own cutlery keepers with Gretchen Keelty

Gretchen Keelty shows you how to make your own bespoke and practical cutlery wrap so you have your own stylish and practical way …

 

28 Jun 2021

Beeswax Wraps

Back by popular demand! Join in the Plastic Free July celebrations with Natasha Odgers from Natural Connections Wax Wraps …

 

21 Jun 2021

CREATIVITY IN MOTION

Join Final Call artist Courtney Scheu as she leads this immersive, earth-focussed movement experience through the Final Call …

 

21 Jun 2021

This is climate change

Filmmakers Danfung Dennis and Eric Strauss break that boundary between seeing and experiencing with their powerful virtual …

 

21 Jun 2021

Songs of Gaia (A twilight gathering)

Songs of GAIA (a twilight gathering) is the world premiere performance from Ensemble Beyond Borders, a group of musicians …

 

21 Jun 2021

Mindful Magic

We invite you along to the Wonderland Spiegeltent Garden to join Chony’s Art Room for Mindful Magic, a free guided art session …

 

21 Jun 2021

Lung Water

Lung Water is a sprawling, brutally tender, torrential contemporary performance inviting audiences out of their depths. As the …

 

21 Jun 2021

Final Call - Kids

Through an activity sheet, kids will be introduced to the underground world at their feet, pulsing with life and transformation. …

 

21 Jun 2021

Sunshine Coast Art Prize — Walk + Talk

Currently Director/CEO of the Museum of Brisbane, Renai brings her 25 years’ experience as a corporate creative to the …

 

21 Jun 2021

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2021

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition presents finalist artworks, representing diverse 2D genres including oil, acrylic, print …

 

21 Jun 2021

Sites of Connection

The works move beyond the literal presentation of scientific research to demonstrate how artists employ creative methods to …

 

21 Jun 2021

Reading between the lines: Uncovering Butchulla history in the K’gari research archive

Archives of local and national significance across Australia have been founded on colonial systems of record keeping, with …

 

21 Jun 2021

Sites of Connection — Walk + Talk

Sites of Connection illuminates the work of artists at the intersection of creative practice and environmental research. The …

 

21 Jun 2021

FACING THE WILD: FOREST PORTRAIT GALLERY

In a beautiful rainforest setting, children (and adult guardians) will forage for natural materials, tools and pigments, and …

 

21 Jun 2021

DAWN AWAKENING

In a show of collective strength, we gather together as the first light rises on the banks of Stumers Creek in Coolum. Through …

 

21 Jun 2021

COUNTRY IS CALLING

Curated by prominent Jinibara artist Jason Murphy, the exhibition explores the intricate connection between people and place. …

 

20 Jun 2021

OPENING CEREMONY

Welcoming artists and audiences to the region, this ceremony will feature the Gubbi Gubbi Dance Troupe, the Jinibara Dance …

 

20 Jun 2021

Here, Today: First Nations short films + conversations

We finish our evening with a selection of Queensland-made First Nations shorts and a panel conversation and Q&A with with …

 

20 Jun 2021

WOVEN JEWELLERY MAKING

Lia Pa’apa’a is a weaver, mother and community based artist, who has been weaving for over twenty years, incorporating weaving …

 

20 Jun 2021

MIMBURI NINYANGURRA

Jinibara Elder and artist BJ Murphy presents a series of sculptural installations on the lawns of Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve …

 

20 Jun 2021

KUKU YALANJI BASKET WEAVING

Kuku Yalanji Weaver Merindi Schrieber is a story teller who uses different art forms to tell stories of her land and culture. …

 

07 Jun 2021

Kids ClimART

About this event Artist Yanni van Zijl presents a special workshop series exploring climate change. Children and their …

 

02 Jun 2021

Talking Circular Communities with Chad Buxton

Chad Buxton is the founder of Circular Communities, a consultancy focused on harnessing this power to help navigate change for …

 

28 May 2021

Speed date a sustainability expert

When: June 19th, 2021, 2pm-5pm (AEST) Where: Online (Zoom link provided upon booking) Sponsored by: Queensland Chapter of the …

 

28 May 2021

What is the the Circular Economy

While most people assume that the CE is just about recycling (and no shade if you do), it actually goes much deeper than that—in …

 

18 May 2021

What keeps climate scientists like me awake at night - and why the next 10 years are so critical

But what if you decide to wait – let’s say for a few years, or even a decade to two, perhaps to 2050 or beyond.

 

18 May 2021

Getting the mail on solar installations

The 20 years of data collected by the …

 

06 May 2021

15 Easy Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Consumption

“…and this is all the plastic shit I found in my house” Image: Plastic Planet Documentary (2009) We brush our teeth with it, eat …

 

27 Apr 2021

Open Studio Artist in Residence - Libby Derham

This is what Sunshine Coast watercolour artist Libby Derham is investigating in her current body of work. Mapping the diversity …

 

27 Apr 2021

Watercolour workshop with Libby Derham

Join watercolour artist Libby Derham as she guides you through explorations of loose and playful watercolour landscapes. Using …

 

27 Apr 2021

Lifestyles of the cool and scaly: Open forest reptile neighbours

Set in a subtropical mix of urban, rural and natural environment settings, the Sunshine Coast supports an extraordinarily rich …

 

27 Apr 2021

Wetlands ClimateWatch Walk - record the change

Within this wetland, life thrives in land on the edge of the sea, flooded by freshwater and salty tides. Volunteer guides will …

 

27 Apr 2021

Walking Whilst Drawing Sensory Walk with Libby Derham

Learn to slow down and soak up the sights, sounds and scents of the reserve rainforest, whilst creating a personal record of …

 

27 Apr 2021

The Cedar Rose - a puppet performance

Join Rose Wood on her daily foray into her rainforest sanctuary. Meet Red Cedar, whose ancestors have felled timber in the …

 

23 Apr 2021

Laura Di Mambro on living a conscious life

Following a degree in architecture and a successful career in interior design in England, Laura moved to Australia, intending to …

 

22 Apr 2021

Holistic Wellness Festival

Prepare your mind, body and spirit for some sweet health hacks and mind-expanding ideas because the Conscious Life Events team …

 

22 Apr 2021

Riverside Vibes - Mooloolaba

Life is just better with live music and sunshine! Grab your picnic rug and relax with friends and family as you enjoy original …

 

22 Apr 2021

Secret Garden - Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens

Bring a picnic rug and relax with friends and family in this unique and beautiful setting. FEATURE ARTISTS LUCY GALLANT Lucy …

 

22 Apr 2021

How to have a fashion revolution at home

Have you ever wondered where your clothes were made? Or who might have made them? Sometimes it’s hard to picture the kind of …

 

22 Apr 2021

TOP 5: Sunshine Coast trails by the sea!

Currimundi Lake: ‘Loop the Lake’ walk Rated easy: 3.8km A great circuit alongside both sides of Currimundi Lake and the beach at …

 

21 Apr 2021

Make your own bone broth or vegetable stock

Heralded from a time when meat consumption was typically low and nothing went to waste, bone broths utilise animal waste …

 

13 Apr 2021

Local health service embraces global green challenge

But the innovative team at Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) is actively pursuing change, with several …

 

07 Apr 2021

Is your plastic food packaging recyclable?

It can also be challenging to figure out which items can be recycled. A recent WWF study found that of 82 common packaged …

 

30 Mar 2021

Complete list of electric cars under $75,000 in Australia in 2021

Despite the impact of Covid-19, the year 2020 has seen several new electric cars launched in Australia, adding a little more …

 

21 Mar 2021

Earth Hour: Saturday 27 March - #SwitchforNature

Earth Hour has always been for everyone. Every year, the hour of no power turns individuals, schools, businesses and communities …

 

18 Mar 2021

World's Biggest Garage Sale (Bite sized)

The World’s Biggest Garage Sale “Bite-Sized” Open Day will pack enough punch to satisfy even the biggest bargain hunters! If …

 

17 Mar 2021

Gardening Tips for Autumn 2021

April and May are prime planting times for our autumn and winter crops. We only have short seasons during autumn and winter …

 

10 Mar 2021

MobileMuster encourages Australians to Go for Zero in March

“One electronic device that almost every adult has is the smartphone. This has changed lives, societies and economies,” Duffy …

 

08 Mar 2021

Noosa Electric Vehicle Expo

The expo will showcase exciting electric transport options now available, including electric cars, e-bikes and e-scooters. You …

 

17 Feb 2021

Our future waste

Around half of the material in Sunshine Coast household general waste bins could be diverted from landfill and recycled. …

 

17 Feb 2021

First New article in forestry

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17 Feb 2021

An eclectic ‘second-hand house’ in the Sunshine Coast hinterland

Concerned about the disastrous effects a “throwaway society” has on the environment and humanity, they built a “second-hand …

 

01 Feb 2021

The 'big scrub' rainforest - Mary Cairncross an important remnant

These areas have some of the highest levels of species diversity and richness found anywhere on the Australian continent. Only …

 

01 Feb 2021

Creative embroidery workshop

You will work closely with Sharka Borsakova, designer and art worker to create your own embroidery, sharing observations, …

 

01 Feb 2021

Mona Ryder Peer Dialogue Sessions

During your half hour informal meet you will be able to discuss and explore artistic practice, concepts and practicalities …

 

01 Feb 2021

Coffee and Conversation with Mona Ryder

The artist’s work explores themes of domesticity, gender politics and memory through her multi-media practice – a practice that …

 

01 Feb 2021

Fragile Gardens Exhibition

Mona Ryder’s practice has explored interpersonal relationships, memory, mortality and core beliefs in a rapidly changing …

 

01 Feb 2021

Join the movement: Healthy Sunshine Coast is back for 2021!

One of the Sunshine Coast’s most popular fitness and wellness programs for the whole community to enjoy and benefit from is back …

 

21 Jan 2021

5 easy reuse projects to become a DIY master

1. Turn an old coffee bag into a sparkly gift bag Who would have thought an old coffee bag could look so good?! Because of their …

 

17 Jan 2021

Coast “fix it” cafés reduce landfill and keep skills alive

Across the Sunshine Coast, an increasing number of fix it type cafes are popping up and old school tinkerers who repair …

 

14 Jan 2021

Yandina business compost pilot an Australian first

Food Waste Loop, a Yandina Community Gardens (YCG) pilot program, is collecting food waste from local businesses and turning it …

 

22 Dec 2020

Love your Leftovers tips for less waste this Christmas

Love your Leftovers Veggies = Frittata Bundle those leftover roasted veggies into a frittata by adding some eggs and cream. …

 

22 Dec 2020

Christmas Settings - Paper Chains

Christmas decorations can be as easy as stapling pretty-coloured paper into chains. This is a great activity to do with your …

 

22 Dec 2020

Christmas settings - Table Decorations

Martin and Kim encourage us to break out the old family favourite tableware or buy some bling from the local op shop. This is an …

 

16 Dec 2020

Seasonal Gardening Tips for Summer by Anne Gibson

Challenges during Summer As the humidity and temperatures increase, pests, diseases and weeds grow in number too! Fruit flies, …

 

02 Dec 2020

Nothing new for Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year is also the time of the greatest waste. Food goes uneaten, wrapping goes to landfill, …

 

02 Dec 2020

NightQuarter Workshops

Dont waste money on expensive Christmas presents and decorations. At these workshops you’ll discover ways to save money …

 

02 Dec 2020

Nothing new for Christmas - DIY decorating

Make a foraged Christmas Centrepiece or Wreath – Workshop 20th December Join Living Smart at the NightQuarter Repair Lab for our …

 

02 Dec 2020

Nothing new for Christmas: Ditch the wrapping

Join a workshop, check out our videos or get creative with some of our ideas below for a plastic-free, waste-free Christmas. …

 

02 Dec 2020

Get creative with handmade and upcycled presents

Use something you have on hand to create a beautiful custom handmade gift or head to the op shop for inspiration. Make a …

 

01 Dec 2020

Eco-friendly sanitary products: join the reusable revolution

The figures are staggering…Three hundred million tampons are sold in Australia every year and over a lifetime, each person who …

 

01 Dec 2020

True cost of Christmas

Commit to buying at least one thing second hand this Christmas and make a pledge through the #OneSecond campaign.  Together we …

 

22 Nov 2020

HAVE YOUR SAY on the future management of our coastal areas

Over the past 18 months Council has been working with the community to develop a long-term Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy to …

 

16 Nov 2020

Value our heritage – Have your say for a chance to win

The draft Heritage Plan 2021-2031(External link) (External link)is now available for public consultation. All feedback will be …

 

09 Nov 2020

Nothing New for Christmas - Launch RepairLab Workshop Series

EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY TO REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE The NightQuarter RepairLab has a mission to empower the community to …

 

06 Nov 2020

RepairLab Workshop series

The NightQuarter RepairLab has a mission to empower the community to participate in the circular economy. The space provides …

 

06 Nov 2020

Planet arks National recycling week

This established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change, by: Promoting …

 

05 Nov 2020

Recycle right Sunshine Coast

In the kitchen In this video, you’ll learn: Should you rinse your recycling? How to recycle meat trays What to do with soft …

 

15 Oct 2020

Episode #5: Jacqueline Wilson-Smith & Megyn Carpenter

The Crafting a Circular Conversation series stars serial collaborators who believe in challenging the status quo. These are …

 

12 Oct 2020

FREE AURA CYCLING WORKSHOPS

Guided Aura Social Ride Join us on a cruisy pathway ride of Aura’s incredible cycling infrastructure. This ride is aimed …

 

08 Oct 2020

SUNSHINE COAST DESIGN CLIPS

This responsive design is known as a “place-based approach” and is evidenced in the following short films, each focused on a …

 

02 Oct 2020

Talking Values Based Business with Sarah Wilson

you aren’t living your life with purpose and drive you feel conflicted between how you need to act within your business or …

 

29 Sep 2020

Virtual Cleantech Conference & Exhibition is happening 24 - 26 November 2020

The three day program will focus on the opportunities for the Cleantech industry as an instigator of innovation, economic …

 

25 Sep 2020

Speed Date one of Australia’s leading Sustainable Architects - for FREE

Attendees have the opportunity to meet with 2 architects who are experts in environmentally sustainable design, for 20 minutes …

 

23 Sep 2020

Living with a Creative Mind

From science and psychology to the mysteries of pineal gland activation, Creative Minds is a diverse exploration into creativity …

 

17 Sep 2020

From trash to treasure – the online marketplace for business waste

As the saying goes, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure! With ASPIRE, businesses can trade, exchange or sell …

 

15 Sep 2020

Connect and Share with Spare Harvest

Moving to the Sunshine Coast several years ago, Helen wanted her family to experience the same connection to food that she did …

 

15 Sep 2020

GUIDED GARDEN TOUR

See Permaculture principles and design ideas in action. Come along for an inspiring & informative tour of our gardens on the …

 

15 Sep 2020

FOOD WASTE LOOP – WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SEPTEMBER?

We have diverted over 1.25 tonnes of waste, and saved over 2,400kg of C02-e emissions from our beautiful environment. We have 10 …

 

15 Sep 2020

DESIGN COURSE FOR BUDDING GARDEN ARCHITECTS

It teaches students new ideas, ways of thinking and a change in how we feel about growing food, and teaches the next generation …

 

15 Sep 2020

COMPOSTING FOR KIDS

PLEASE NOTE: Parents are welcome to attend, but parent involvement is not necessary as teachers are qualified and numbers are …

 

14 Sep 2020

FABRIC Slow Fashion Artful Living Program

We shine a light on ethically focussed practise, inspired design and resourceful living. This year’s offer includes exhibitions, …

 

14 Sep 2020

Kids’ Program: Worm Lasagne and Magic Potion

Our Worm Lasagne method is energy efficient, blocks weeds and generates healthy organic produce. Then we will mix up a batch of …

 

02 Sep 2020

Spring into scavenge

Well, Spring into Scavenge is coming to town! This is a waste education event where the litter you collect becomes a currency to …

 

31 Aug 2020

Episode #4: Matt Jancauscas and Christine Ballinger

On September 16th we will be providing the first networking opportunity of the series along with Brouhaha’s curated Beer and …

 

28 Aug 2020

The Big Bike Film Night 2020 - Nambour/ Sunshine Coast

Showcasing their 2020 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour, and plenty of …

 

25 Aug 2020

Plant a self-assessable verge garden

The road verge is the area of land between your property boundary and the road. The typical road verge within our region …

 

24 Aug 2020

Breakfast Box recipe from 4 Ingredients

This simple and nutritious breakfast is another popular before school breakfast from 4 Ingredients. Children just love the …

 

12 Aug 2020

SPRUNGG delivers world-class sustainable change accelerator for businesses

SPRUNGG is designed to meet the need for affordable, practical learning and development for businesses, community groups and …

 

12 Aug 2020

Episode #3: Roz White, Michele Lipner and Cameron McKenzie

Love local, love locavore! We are bursting with excitement to bring you the THIRD episode in the Crafting a Circular …

 

12 Aug 2020

Beautiful blooms: How to grow and use edible flowers

From adorning cakes to transforming a bowl of leafy greens, edible blooms are easy to grow and full of goodness. You may be …

 

06 Aug 2020

Our Resilient Coast - Have your say

Sunshine Coast Council is continuing its journey to develop ‘Our Resilient Coast. Our Future’, a long-term strategy to better …

 

06 Aug 2020

Major Grants Program for not-for-profit organisations

Information on eligibility, category priorities and assessment criteria Community Grants Guidelines When is funding available? …

 

24 Jul 2020

How much do you value your waterways?

Take part in our 10-minute survey for your chance to win one of three iPads! Healthy Land and Water are asking residents to tell …

 

23 Jul 2020

Sourdough - Fermented Foods Friday

Join the local fermenting legend Elisabeth Fekonia, accredited permaculture teacher from Permaculture Realfood, Friday 24 July, …

 

22 Jul 2020

Doonan Open Data Expo & National Tree Day

Come along on August 2 or 3 to plant a tree for National Tree Day and learn how science, technology and culture helps us care …

 

20 Jul 2020

Recycle Right Sunshine Coast video

If too many of the wrong items end up in our recycling bin, this can spoil the load and no one wants that! Check out this video …

 

20 Jul 2020

Not sure what plastics you can change?

• help us to track the trends in the common plastics that households use • discover for yourself all the plastics that ‘sneak’ …

 

17 Jul 2020

Annual Humpback Whale Migration – East Coast Australia

During their annual migration of up to 10 000 kilometres, humpbacks can easily be seen off the coast of New South Wales and …

 

07 Jul 2020

The 'ABC Quick Check' bike service

The ‘M’ Check is an easy bike safety check you can do at home before your ride – without being an expert. This stands for: A = …

 

04 Jul 2020

2021 Sunshine Coast Australia Day Awards

Everyday people are encouraged to apply - you don’t have to be famous! We’re looking for the unsung heroes. If you …

 

01 Jul 2020

Episode #2: Matt Hepburn, Christen McGarry and Bernie Craven

In a Plastic Free July special, Matt and Christen share their unique approach to business as well as their passion for reducing …

 

01 Jul 2020

MODERN CLOTH NAPPIES with Vashti Wadwell and Kelly Lavery

13 July web page live with video 15 July video goes live Facebook!

 

01 Jul 2020

Make your own beeswax wraps with Natasha Odgers

You’ll be rapt with this sustainable alternative to plastic food wraps. This video demonstrates how fun and easy it is to make …

 

01 Jul 2020

Cloth Nappies 101: eco-friendly alternatives to disposables

Dirty nappies are a major contributor to waste dumped in public places. Nappies are also of the top contaminants that are …

 

01 Jul 2020

Leave No Trace or Trash: Tips for Zero Waste Camping Trips

It’s always harder to keep up your low waste lifestyle when away from home because you are far away from your tried and trusted …

 

30 Jun 2020

Beach clean up Free T-Shirt Bag Workshop

Come along for the free workshop

 

30 Jun 2020

Pick up Ten Little Pieces – anywhere, anytime

The organisation was founded by Sunshine Coast local Alison Foley, who was recently recognised with the 2020 SCC Australia Day …

 

30 Jun 2020

Be part of the solution – plastic free July beach clean-ups

And with a surge in single use plastics due to Covid-19, local environmental groups are concerned about the potential impact of …

 

30 Jun 2020

Our Visionary Ocean Warriors – turn trash into treasure

Jazmin Simmons and Poppy Ives, 15, will host a mini festival at Caloundra’s Happy Valley in September where people can turn …

 

29 Jun 2020

Amy’s zero waste mission

After reading Bea Johnson’s book Zero Waste Home Amy was determined to reduce the amount of landfill her family generated …

 

29 Jun 2020

Plastic Free Tea

How do we know which tea bags can go in the compost and which should go to landfill? Which tea bags do not contain plastic and …

 

29 Jun 2020

4 ways to line your bin - plastic free

Now, how to line a garbage bin at home has become a hot topic of conversation…and a source of confusion. Sure, you could use the …

 

29 Jun 2020

Going for zero: choosing plastic and toxin-free bathroom products

You might have a keep cup and you’re doing pretty well at cutting down on plastic use in the kitchen. But walk into your …

 

29 Jun 2020

14 tips for reducing plastic use in the kitchen

We recommend starting in the kitchen as it’s generally the place where our plastic-using habits are most prolific. …

 

29 Jun 2020

Anytime, anywhere: helping kids take action on ocean pollution

But how do you get the kids involved in taking action on ocean pollution? Living Smart has partnered with Ten Little Pieces to …

 

09 Jun 2020

The rise of sourdough at home: Sunny Coast bakers share their journeys and tips

There’s nothing like the smell of freshly baked sourdough bread…the irresistible, comforting aroma that that evokes a sense of …

 

07 Jun 2020

SPRUNGG Sustainable Change Accelerator Program

Create better and change for good. The SPRUNGG Sustainable Change Accelerator program, from Sustainable Innovation CO- powered …

 

04 Jun 2020

Return to Vendor

Therefore it was a no brainer for him to move onto his next business challenge that tackles the issue of single use takeaway …

 

31 May 2020

Resetting your kitchen to reduce waste and plastic

Living Smart hosted a series of workshops for Plastic Free July, designed to cut through the information overload and make waste …

 

28 May 2020

Daily bread: the local artisan bakers nourishing us from the inside

Recent discoveries indicate First Nations Australians were turning seeds into flour for breadmaking over 36,000 years ago. The …

 

25 May 2020

Farming in harmony with nature: The Falls Farm

Set in an idyllic Mapleton location between two of the Sunshine Coast’s most spectacular national parks, The Falls Farm is …

 

17 May 2020

Episode #1 : Michelle Christoe, Yas Grigaliunas and Todd Widdicombe

Be part of the conversation and join the change-makers crafting a circular economy approach to business. We are in the middle of …

 

07 May 2020

DIY at Home

Repairs and repurposing Identify what needs to be done and determine if you can do it yourself (or if it is a job for the …

 

06 May 2020

Small Space Gardening

Potter about your patio Anne Gibson, the Micro Gardener - introduction to growing microgreens It’s the perfect time to get …

 

06 May 2020

How to use Bokashi Bins

The micro-organisms in the mix also ensure the waste does not putrefy. To complete the composting process the waste is …

 

06 May 2020

How to Make a No-Dig Garden: Morag Gamble's Method for Simple Abundance

Permaculture is the skill we all need to learn how to help us through this challenging period. The world urgently needs more …

 

06 May 2020

How to Grow Microgreens in a Punnet – The Micro Gardener

Learn how to grow nutrient-dense organic food gardens in urban spaces. Dig in with quick, easy DIY tips and lessons by expert …

 

06 May 2020

Easy Everyday Sourdough Bread

 

27 Apr 2020

Robyn Cook: people, passion and random stuff

If you’ve been following Robyn’s hilarious Facebook live “Random shit in my house” videos during …

 

24 Apr 2020

Free Love your Leftovers recipe eBook

Leftovers can be turned into quick and tasty meals and are a great way to make the most of your shopping budget. No one like to …

 

24 Apr 2020

Fashion Revolution Week 2020

This is the week, traditionally, when we pause to remember the 1,138 fast fashion workers who tragically lost their lives, with …

 

24 Apr 2020

ARISING from Disruption

ARISING from Disruption is a series of interviews with thoughtful, creative and entrepreneurial people stepping up and talking …

 

23 Apr 2020

Embracing change through what we wear

The fashion industry is responsible for up to 10 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Watch this video for …

 

16 Apr 2020

The wash-up on coronavirus and food from CSIRO

On our virtual sofa, we spoke with resident expert and senior food microbiology consultant, Cathy Moir. Here’s what she …

 

10 Apr 2020

Simon’s Lentil Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Recipe by Simon Bryant - dirt(y)Serves four INGREDIENTS 150g whole red lentils (skin on) 700g of peeled potatoes 1 onion 2 …

 

21 Mar 2020

Creative meals with microgreens

Vibrant, tasty and nutritious, microgreens can bring salads, smoothies and main meals to life. Their rich green and fuchsia hues …

 

16 Mar 2020

Do natural hand sanitisers work? Can you make your own?

With the outbreak of the serious virus COVID-19, known as coronavirus, we are naturally concerned about whether natural hand …

 

23 Feb 2020

Brewing change: cheers to the microbrewers embracing sustainability

Fortunately, the Sunshine Coast is home to a growing number of microbreweries embracing both the craft of beer-making and a …

 

16 Dec 2019

Seasonal Gardening Tips for Summer by Anne Gibson, The Micro Gardener

It’s been a stressful time for many normally enthusiastic gardeners to sustain their garden, even without water …

 

22 Nov 2019

How to get the most out of your next Op Shop Clothing adventure

Whether you are new to op shopping for clothes or a regular, we thought we would share some useful tips from Emma Willmann, …

 

15 Nov 2019

Designing for multigenerational living

Multigenerational housing has the potential to offer creative solutions to some of the social and environmental challenges of …

 

07 Aug 2019

Hundreds of hands plant 3000 native plants for National Tree Day

“We are definitely coming back again next year” was the phrase heard repeatedly at Sunshine Coast Council’s …

 

07 Aug 2019

Horizon Festival: PLASTIC BELLY

Set to an original sound score by Harel Tsemah, and filmed on the beautiful secluded beach at Third Bay in Coolum, this work is …

 

07 Aug 2019

Everyone is drooling over new mouth-watering food festival

With a number of the 50 events on offer already sold out, and registrations for The Food Fair increasing by the day, the event …

 

07 Aug 2019

222Horizon Festival: PLASTIC BELLY

Set to an original sound score by Harel Tsemah, and filmed on the beautiful secluded beach at Third Bay in Coolum, this work is …

 

26 Jun 2019

From food to farm: a local company’s war on waste

Earthborn has been turning raw organic materials such as green waste into value add products at their Palmwoods site for almost …

 

02 May 2019

Why the Circular Economy is such a hot topic

Circular economy thinking is not new, leading think tank, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has been cheerleading CE principles to …

 

06 Mar 2019

Make it a Plant Power Day today

No matter what choice of diet or way of eating you follow, there is one thing everyone can agree on: increasing our plants …

 

06 Mar 2019

100 Million reasons to choose Qantas

Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said that business had a responsibility to lead on environmental issues. Some examples of changes to …

 

06 Feb 2019

World Pizza Day is here!

That’s right, there is a World Pizza Day! Have I answered all your prayers and dreams at once? I thought as much. Pizza is …

 

01 Feb 2019

New Years Resolutions Don't Work

How are your New Year’s Resolutions tracking? Hands up if you set a New Years Resolution for 2019? Keep your hand up if …

 

15 Jan 2019

Low-tox, eco-friendly furniture and furnishings for the home

Many of these items contain toxic chemicals that can reduce indoor air quality and negatively affect our wellbeing. When it …

 

04 Oct 2018

Creating a DIY miniature succulent garden

Succulent plants are everywhere right now. You’ll find these quirky, fun splashes of greenery adorning tables in …

 

07 Sep 2018

Your go-to guide for buying bulk food and household products on the Sunshine Coast

There are loads of places across the coast where you can self-serve bulk foods, bringing your own reusable containers or using …

 

30 Aug 2018

A minimalist approach to moving house

Moving house can be an exciting and stressful time. There’s so much to think about and organise. It’s also an …

 

25 Jul 2018

The Slow Clothing way to manage your wardrobe

Jane Milburn is a sustainability consultant and founder of Textile Beat. She upcycled a career in agricultural science and …

 

05 Jul 2018

To straw or not to straw? And the best reusable straw options

(For a crash course in why straws are bad for the planet, check out this video of a sea turtle with a straw stuck up its nose.

 

05 Jul 2018

How to remember your reusable shopping bags

The single-use plastic bag ban is here and it’s now illegal for retailers in Queensland to supply customers with …

 

28 May 2018

What kind of composter are you?

Composting creates nutrient-rich soil conditioner that provides nutrition for plants, flowers and vegetables and is a …

 

23 May 2018

Banana and Date Loaf

by Simone Bright Ingredients 1-2 over-ripe bananas 1 teaspoon bicarb soda Dash of nutmeg and ground cinnamon 1 cup pitted dates …

 

14 May 2018

How to introduce your child to craft

Google “craft for kids” and you’ll find thousands of ideas to get you started including painting, drawing, …

 

04 Apr 2018

Beyond green…..5 other reasons to build a sustainable home

In fact, a sustainable home may not cost you any extra if you design features in right from the start - and it may even cost you …

 

22 Mar 2018

SOUP – A delicious and nutritious anytime meal

Soup: There is nothing better about a dreary day than breaking out a big pot and creating a nice hearty soup. A beautiful bowl …

 

22 Mar 2018

Our most wasted food products

A survey conducted by Social Marketing @ Griffith University for Redland City Council, aimed to explore the food-related habits …

 

16 Mar 2018

PASTA – A HERO Leftover Dish

Pasta is an absolute hero dish when it comes to using up leftovers! Think of all those fibre-filled veggies and beans, heart …

 

12 Mar 2018

Muesli Smoothie

Makes 1 1 cup Milk 1 frozen banana 1/2 cup muesli 3 tbsp. greek yoghurt Pop all ingredients into a blender. Blend until …

 

01 Mar 2018

Lunchbox Sushi

Serves 2 4 slices of soy and linseed bread (or bread of choice) 1 tbsp. whole egg mayonnaise ½ avocado, mashed ½ cucumber, …

 

01 Mar 2018

Leftover Banana Chips

DID YOU KNOW: The commercial banana chips that you see in the supermarket have been deep-fried, hence why these banana chips …

 

01 Mar 2018

Homemade LCM’S

TIP: I personally prefer any treats to be homemade, at least then I know exactly what ingredients are being used. …

 

27 Feb 2018

Waste-not-Want-not Dressing

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27 Feb 2018

Vegemite Scrolls

Makes 20 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, defrosted 4 tbsp. Vegemite 1½ cups tasty cheese, grated Preheat oven 180°C. Line a …

 

27 Feb 2018

Stale Bread French Toast

Learn how to make this simple and delicious meal thanks to Kim McCosker and the 4 Ingredients team. Not only can you view and …

 

27 Feb 2018

From-the-Fridge Pizza

Serves 1 1 large Lebanese bread 2 tbsp. pizza paste 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (whatever cheese you have) 1 cup mixed bits …

 

27 Feb 2018

A Dozen Tomatoes and Thyme Soup

Serves 4 12 Roma tomatoes, halved lengthways 2 tbsp. EVOO Thyme from 6 sprigs 1 litre vegetable stock Preheat oven 180C. …

 

23 Feb 2018

Taco Popcorn

It’s gluten free. It’s a healthy snack, air-popped popcorn has only 30 calories per cup or if you choose to pop it …

 

23 Feb 2018

Apple ‘Leftover Bikkie’ Crumble

Serves 6 2 cups stewed apples 1/2 cup sultanas 200g leftover biscuits 100g butter, melted Preheat oven 180C Spoon the stewed …

 

22 Feb 2018

Green Summer Fruit Frappe

5 lychees 10 mint leaves 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks 10 ice cubes Pop all ingredients into a blender with 1/4 cup water. …

 

21 Feb 2018

The Eat to Live Fridge

I want to introduce you to The Eat to Live Fridge. It is a fridge that, with your help, stores products for as long as possible …

 

21 Feb 2018

4 Practical TIPS to Reduce Waste at School

Throwing lunchbox food out, or discovering your child hasn’t eaten much during their school day is one of the most …

 

20 Feb 2018

Top 10 Veggies to Freeze

DID YOU KNOW: In Australia, the government estimates food waste costs the economy $20 billion each year?! When fresh produce is …

 

20 Feb 2018

Lime Salmon Cakes

Serves 2 1 Lime 415g canned pink salmon, drained 1 egg 3 slices wholemeal bread, finely grated Into a large bowl, grate the …

 

19 Feb 2018

Zucchini Fritters 2

Serves 2 2 eggs 1/4 red onion, finely diced 1/2 Zucchini, grated 2 tbsp grated carrot Beat eggs and add remaining …

 

12 Feb 2018

Last nights dinner, creates todays lunch!

Get inspired. Transform leftovers into quick and tasty meals. Learn simple and fun ways to make the most of your shopping …

 

31 Jan 2018

How to keep school lunches safe in the heat

This article is part of a series that draws on the latest research on back to school transitions. In it, experts explain how …

 

20 Dec 2017

How to grow your own sprouts

It’s a perfect activity to get the kids interested in producing their own food as they can watch progress each day. …

 

19 Dec 2017

Top 10 Summer power saving tips

With household power prices continuing to soar, save power and help prevent power bill shock with these tips. Close windows, …

 

05 Dec 2017

How to fight a festive war on waste at Christmas

The 12 DOs of Christmas are twelve simple positive actions that everyone can use to help fight the festive war on waste. From …

 

01 Dec 2017

Tips for choosing or changing electricity retailer

How to shop around Customers in South East Queensland are able to choose their electricity retailer. This means you can shop …

 

01 Dec 2017

SUNDAY ROAST FRITTERS

Leftover Sunday Roast - rehash your roast into these delicious fritters! RECIPE: www.ozharvest.org/wasty-recipes-by-ozharvest/

 

29 Nov 2017

A day in the life of OzHarvest

OzHarvest groups across the country are waging their own “war on waste” by rescuing surplus fresh food that would …

 

08 Nov 2017

What to keep out of your recycling bin

Using kerbside recycling bins to recycle household items reduces the amount of waste that goes into landfill. However, …

 

08 Nov 2017

Seasonal Planting for kitchen gardens - with Anne Gibson

Living Smart speaks with The Micro Gardener, Anne Gibson on gardening for the seasons in our region. How would you describe our …

 

08 Nov 2017

Reduce waste with Spare Harvest

The inspiration to bring about change can come from unusual places. For Helen Andrew, a surplus of mandarins that no one else …

 

08 Nov 2017

Plastic bag ban: what it means for you

The state-wide ban applies to all retailers including supermarkets, take away food outlets, restaurants, pharmacies, butchers …

 

08 Nov 2017

Love Your Leftovers with 4 ingredients

Millions of people around the world follow Kim McCosker’s recipes every day, turning to her 4 Ingredientscookbooks for …

 

08 Nov 2017

Banana Bix-Shake recipe from 4 Ingredients

Here’s a breakfast treat the kids will love from Kim McCosker of 4 Ingredients. It’s the perfect way to Love Your …

 

08 Nov 2017

Antipasto Tart recipe from 4 Ingredients

Love Your Leftovers with this simple and delicious tart from Kim McCosker of 4 Ingredients. It’s the perfect way to make …

 

02 May 2017

Your Home. Australia's guide to sustainable homes

Your Home is Australia’s most comprehensive guide to environmentally sustainable homes. Your Home continues a …

 

02 May 2017

The most energy sucking appliances in your home?

. One thing you can look at immediately is the energy efficiency of the appliances you use regularly, and whether they are the …

 

02 May 2017

How to make healthier takeaways at home

The problem is once in a while has become too often, with the average NZ household eating takeaways 2-3 times a week (compared …

 

02 May 2017

Health rules to make life easier

Here are a few pointers taken from my book Fresh Start (there are more in the book!), and some super fresh, healthy recipes that …

 

02 May 2017

33 Things to do before you're 3!

99 Things To Do Before You’re 3 is Nature Play QLD’s outdoor play solution for infants and toddlers, aged 0 to 3 …

 

16 Mar 2017

My Simplicious food waste cheat sheet for trolls (Sarah Wilson)

It would seem my latest book, I Quit Sugar: SIMPLICIOUS, is a little contentious. The fact I advocate doggie bags, double dunk …

 

16 Mar 2017

15 (more) clever ways to use your leftovers (Sarah Wilson)

I’ve also asked a few foodie friends to contribute, including Curtis Stone whose latest book What’s For Dinner is …

 

26 Aug 2016

How to teach your children to use less energy

Most kids love learning new things and relish the opportunity to be helpful around the house. When you explain the importance of …

 

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