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10 Mar 2022

Sustainable Wedding? I do.

I have a very interesting relationship with weddings. I used to work for a photobooth company so I have attended more weddings than the average person.

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01 Feb 2022

Every electric car available in Australia

In fact, there will come a time when buying an EV won’t be an option, but a necessity: several countries have set target dates to ban the sale of internal-combustion-engine vehicles (the closest being 2025 in Norway), and a swathe of car companies have pledged to go all-electric in the near future (including Jaguar by 2025, and Mazda and Volvo by 2030).

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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 food-serviceware. And all those takeout containers, bags, boxes, condiment packets, plastic utensils, cold and hot cups and lids, and napkins add up.

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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 Australian Institute of Architects (AIA)

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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 you’ve been to our events in the past, please note this isn’t one of them, it’s a delicious bite of evolved capabilities in Australia’s first Circular Economy Precinct.

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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. Sunshine Coast Council is therefore looking at how we collect waste from households to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from landfill and achieve recycling targets outlined in the Queensland Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy.

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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 house”, where all materials and furnishings were recycled, from the biggest of walls to the smallest of light fittings.

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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 into compost which is already in high demand.

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02 Dec 2020

NightQuarter Workshops

Dont waste money on expensive Christmas presents and decorations. At these workshops you’ll discover ways to save money and have some fun at the same time.

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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 can make a real and actionable difference to create new circular and sustainable Christmas traditions.

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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 help manage the impacts of coastal hazards like erosion and inundation, to increase the resilience of our region.

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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 opportunities for the community to meet with skilled local makers, artisans and craftspeople to repair and reuse furniture, clothes, jewellery, bicycles and more.

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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 unwanted waste. Surplus or unwanted goods are matched with businesses seeking them.

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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 not-for-profits striving to create more sustainable, resilient business models.

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24 Apr 2020

ARISING from Disruption

ARISING from Disruption is a series of interviews with thoughtful, creative and entrepreneurial people stepping up and talking about how they are coping, adapting and thriving despite the uncertainty of what lies ahead.

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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 the most of just about any leftovers you have in the fridge; zucchini, feta cheese, corn, asparagus, baby spinach, semi-dried tomatoes.

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