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Why do we need cat containment?

On Tuesday 26 March, we held an Environment Exchange on cat containment in the ACT. We had guest speakers discuss how we can love cats and wildlife too. The Conservation Council's position is that all of Canberra should have cat containment by 2025, with due...
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Cat containment Environment Exchange

Join us at the Conservation Council’s Environment Exchange next Tuesday 26 March from 12noon to 2pm at the Renewables Innovation Hub. We will be discussing cat containment in the ACT. The Environment Exchange is a public forum that invites guest speakers and the public to...
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Cat containment Environment Exchange
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Conservation Council appoints new Executive Director

The Conservation Council ACT Region has appointed a new Executive Director to lead the organisation in its mission to ensure that Canberra is a sustainable city that protects and values its natural assets. Today on behalf of the Conservation Council Board, President Rod Griffiths announced...
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Call out for contributions to Ginninderry’s Treasures

The Conservation Council is beginning an exciting new project with Ginninderry and Riverview Developments to create a new information booklet as part of our Treasures series. Ginnindery's Treasures will aim to inform the communities of Ginninderry and the wider ACT of the history, landscape and...
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Call out for contributions to Ginninderry’s Treasures
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What is the Future of Gas?

On Tuesday 26 February 2019, we held our first Environment Exchange for 2019. 'The Future of Gas: a pipe dream?' asked the hard questions about the role and place for gas in the ACT. After the ACT reaches its 2020 Renewable Electricity Target, natural gas will become...
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Active Transport Raffle is LIVE

Buy tickets OUR ACTIVE TRANSPORT RAFFLE IS LIVE! Active Transport is cycling, walking or catching the bus (which could involve both cycling and walking in the same trip). Promoting active transport has both health and environmental benefits due to increased physical activity, reduced air and...
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Active Transport Raffle is LIVE
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‘The future of gas: a pipe dream?’

Join us at the Conservation Council's first 2019 Environment Exchange, which is a public forum that invites guest speakers and the public to come together to discuss some of the most pressing environmental issues in our Bush Capital. Register here About 'The Future of Gas:...
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Spread the word: Canberra School Climate Strike

2019 Canberra School Climate Strike When: Friday, March 15, 2019 at 12 PM – 3 PM Where: Garema Pl, City ACT 2601, Australia After the great success of the School Strike 4 Climate Action in November 2018, Australia's super school students are organising a 2019 School Strike on...
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Sign up for our Environment Exchanges

      Be part of an inspiring environment network as we explore a different theme each month. Hear from fascinating guest speakers and engage in open and lively discussion about a range of topics in sustainability and environment. Includes free ploughman’s lunch When: Last Tuesday of every...
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Save the date: 2019 World Environment Day Dinner

Save the date! The Conservation Council ACT Region is holding its annual World Environment Day Dinner on Saturday 1st June 2019. Theme: Optimism and Defiance Our theme is 'Optimism and Defiance' - two attitudes which will be critical in 2019. Australia is at a turning point...
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Save the date: 2019 World Environment Day Dinner
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The Conservation Council has produced policies around our focus areas leading up to the October 2016 ACT election Sustainability is about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Australia’s cities and towns of the future must successfully integrate the needs of people, the built and natural environment. Environmentally sustainable development means we can enjoy a high quality of life while we retain and enhance

Issues with NSW Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016

Posted by Director on June 23, 2016

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Through discussions with member groups we have identified issues for submissions on consultation on the Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016 and Local Land Services Amendment Bill 2016. 1.  Contradiction /inconsistency between Objectives of Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2016 and Local Land Services Amendment Bill 2016 and also with previous Native Vegetation Act 2003 2.  Reliance on base data which is not at required standard Not dealing with grasslands and grassy woodlands and sparse trees Perhaps all grasslands should
We are putting forward a range of policies relating to our key focus areas in the lead up to the ACT election to be held 15 October. Here are our policies on biodiversity conservation Context About 99% of natural grassland and 95% of Yellow Box-Red Gum Grassy Woodland have been destroyed nationally, for cropping, urban expansion and infrastructure. Large patches in good condition are rare beyond the ACT. The remaining ACT patches have very high regional
The ACT Government through the LDA and TAMS has missed an opportunity by introducing ‘Smart bins’ that only deal with waste to landfill says the Conservation Council. The Government has announced a 12 month trial of three solar-powered self-compacting rubbish bins at Campbell 5 in Campbell, Kingston Foreshore and Link Park at Wright. The bins are solar powered and fitted with compactors and can hold up to 600 litres of waste, as against the 120
Wastes (resources with no further use) are an indicator of how we live within our environment. The amount of waste indicates how efficient we are in using resources. The type of waste shows what we value. The way we dispose of waste shows our concern for our environment. The ACT is one of Australia’s largest waste producers per capita. On Government figures, the ACT once had the best recycling performance in Australia. In 2005-06 it