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If you have an event you would like to be listed in the Green Light Calendar, please send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks.

For LETS Trading Days, please go to http://lets.clearwater.com.au/?page=events 

Tue 05 Aug 2014
Final date to lodge a submission responding to the Aquis EIS
http://www.dsdip.qld.gov.au/assessments-and-approvals/projects-environmental-impact-statement.html 
https://www.facebook.com/AquisAware 
A submission can be a short as one page, even shorter.

Thu 07 Aug 2014
Al Gore’s Climate Reality Presentation
7pm Cominos House, 27-29 Greenslopes St, Edge Hill
Community by community, we are demanding action on climate change. Join us for a presentation on the impacts, solutions, and what you can do to help drive action. Presented by Wayne Branden who has recently returned from attending Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Course.

Sat 09 Aug 2014
Small Scale Growing Systems Workshop
Flexible Learning Centre, 90 Clarke Street, Manunda
Presented by Tegan McBride
Five easy steps to green thumb gardening
Planning, planting and common individual plant needs
Trees in small places
Roof Gardens
Chemical free gardening
Foliar feeding
Potting mixes and soils.

Registration is essential - please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is a $10 fee for the workshop which may be paid on the day. Morning tea is provided.

Thu 14 Aug 2014
Movies That Matter
8pm T-House - Digger Street Arts Collective
Every second Thursday
346 Sheridan St, Cairns North
Also -
6pm March Australia meeting
7pm communal meal.

Tue 19 Aug 2014
Permaculture Cairns meeting
Permaculture Cairns meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6pm
at the Flexible Learning Centre, 90-92 Clarke St, Manunda
http://permaculturecairns.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/276252819061997 

Sat 23 Aug 2014
Yungaburra Market
4th Saturday of the month

Thu 28 Aug 2014
Movies That Matter
8pm T-House - Digger Street Arts Collective
Every second Thursday
346 Sheridan St, Cairns North
Also -
6pm March Australia meeting
7pm communal meal.

Thu 11 Sep 2014
Movies That Matter
8pm T-House - Digger Street Arts Collective
Every second Thursday
346 Sheridan St, Cairns North
Also -
6pm March Australia meeting
7pm communal meal.

Sat 13 – Sun 14 Sep 2014
Cairns Solutions Summit
Begins 9am on Saturday and 
concludes 8pm Sunday
T-House - 346 Sheridan Street, 
Cairns
2 wonderful days of learning 
and sharing of solutions for 
a future worth living in: 
Sustainability - Health – 
Happiness

https://www.facebook.com/events/296556273859948/ 

Tue 16 Sep 2014
Permaculture Cairns meeting
Permaculture Cairns meets every third Tuesday of the month at 6pm
at the Flexible Learning Centre, 90-92 Clarke St, Manunda
http://permaculturecairns.org.au/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/276252819061997 

Thu 25 Sep 2014
Movies That Matter
8pm T-House - Digger Street Arts Collective
Every second Thursday
346 Sheridan St, Cairns North
Also -
6pm March Australia meeting
7pm communal meal.

Fri 26 – Sun 28 Sept 2014
Wallaby Creek Festival
Sustainability Alliance FNQ stall and workshops
Rossville (near Cooktown)
Looking for stall volunteers and crew for workshops
https://www.facebook.com/events/328479000650752/
FREE TICKETS TO WALLABY for those hosting a workshop or being essential support crew (thus no free loaders)
http://meetupedia.com/groups/sustainability-alliance-fnq
We need:
- SAFNQ Wallaby COORDINATOR*: someone to manage the logistics, connections, communications, promotion, between all those coming, other groups and the public.

- WORKSHOPS in the realm of "sustainability", Regenerative practice, re-localising the region etc.

- TRANSPORT offers. If you are coming, have space and can drive to and back OFFER YOUR RIDE or free space in the car.

- SPACE SET UP; tables, cloths, marquees, white board, the sort of thing that you'd need to create a comfy functional space.

- FUN LOVING PEOPLE

This year if we wish to have an awesome space to freely promote and engage the festival public with AND we are going to need you!

Put your name on the event or for questions Email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0488552671

Sat 27 Sep 2014
Yungaburra Market
4th Saturday of the month

Sat 27 Sep – 04 Oct 2014
Far North Wilderness Bike Tour
CAFNEC
Join us for an unforgettable mountain bike tour through the spectacular landscapes of tropical north Queensland.

This 8-day, fully-catered, self-paced bike tour is the ultimate way to explore the beautiful World Heritager listed rainforests, woodlands and mountains that the region has to offer.

Register online at 
www.wildernessbiketour.com
Contact (07) 4032 1746
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fri 17 Oct – Tue 21 Oct 2014
Course “Getting to the Heart of Permaculture Design” 
Hill Top Farm – working with nature
Together we will translate ecological science into practical Permaculture design tools. Learning how to use these design tools will give you the confidence and skills to work with nature. Your project may be a city or rural environment, a temperate, tropical or desert climate. Your goal may be to design sustainable houses, food gardens, farms or communities. In this course you will be given the skills and a Permaculture tool kit to assist you in achieving your goal of designing sustainable environments.
Contact Wendy Seabrook 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Tel: (07) 4069 5058
Web: http://hilltopfarm.wix.com/beyondsustainability#!permaculture-courses/ca3a 

Sat 01 Nov – Sun 02 No 2014
Course “Creating delicious food from your Tropical Garden during summer” 
Hill Top Farm – working with nature
Join us for a weekend exploring simple and delicious ways to prepare fruits and veggies we can easily grow during our tropical summers. Simple, tasty meals your whole family will enjoy without needing expensive trips to the supermarket.
Contact: Dr Wendy Seabrook 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Tel: (07) 4069 5058
Web: http://hilltopfarm.wix.com/beyondsustainability#!permaculture-courses/ca3a 

Early 2015
Course “Thinking like an ecosystem”
Hill Top Farm – working with nature
Increasingly we are using practical tools like Permaculture design to mimic natural systems and become more sustainable. However what about our thinking? Can we also evolve our thinking to improve the foundations of our decision making? Come and be part of a learning community exploring different tools to help us think more like an ecosystem and consequently, work more with nature.
Contact: Dr Wendy Seabrook 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Tel: (07) 4069 5058
Web: www.hilltopfarm.wix.com/beyondsustainability 

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Local businesses-for-sustainability to support include:

Community Foods
Organic, bio-dynamic non GM, minimally packaged natural wholefoods 
(and more). Run by volunteers and co-ordinators as a co-operative. 
Food for people not for profit.

Nuts, seeds, & dried fruits, grains (including quinoa, spelt, & basmati), beans, 
peas, & lentils, pastas (including spelt & rice), oils, tahini, miso, tamari, & shoyu, 
snacks, herbs, & spices, soy & rice milks, honey & molasses, shampoo, conditioner, 
& soaps, Wemoon pads & household cleaning products. Also post-consumer 
recycled toilet tissue.

Trading hours:
Mon - Thurs 10am - 6pm
Fri 8am - 6pm
Sat 9am - 2pm
Sun closed

Address: 74 Shields St, Cairns
Email: shop*comfoods.org.au 
Postal address: PO Box 7483, Cairns 4870
Tel: 4041 5335
Web: www.comfoods.org.au

Connect Magazine
Connect Magazine is a free monthly journal (or gold coin donation) hardcopy and online. A project of the Bee 
Universal group. Themes: CommUnity, Spirit, The Arts, Environment, Health & Well being
Connect Magazine began in March 2004. Connect Magazine’s objectives are:
To be the best holistic publication in Far North Queensland—keeping people connected with each other and what is happening here.
To publish information and inspiration that integrates our community and promotes Peace and Harmony.
To be an affordable medium for people and to support the profitability of our clients and local community groups.
To remove the barriers that separate us from each other and our true Divine Selves.
We believe that infinite possibilities exist and that there are no limits to what we can achieve.
Bee Universal Inc. is an innovative not-for-profit organisation based in Cairns.
Contact: Renee Cashman
Email: connect*beeuniversal.org 
Web: www.beeuniversal.org 
Email (advertising): sales*beeuniversal.org
Tel: (07) 4055 7172

Earth Toys
Earth Toys is dedicated to providing a unique and beautiful selection of quality 
educational, eco friendly, recreational and creative toys to all ages!

People can also shop online (see website below).

Trading hours: Tue-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm. Closed Sun and Mon.
Address: Shop 6 Oceana Walk, 55 Lake Street Cairns Qld 4870
Contacts: Brad and Bree
Tel: (07) 4041 7678
Web: http://www.earthtoys.net/contact-us.html

Enviromart Australia
Sells a wide variety of products to help you save energy and water, reduce pollution and your eco-footprint.
Address: Shop 3, 164-170 Aumuller Street, Bungalow (cnr Scott St)
Contact: Alan and Diane Creasey
Email: info*enviromart.net.au 
Postal address: PO Box 656, Bungalow, Qld 4870
Tel: 07 40412233
Web: www.enviromart.net.au 

Fusion Allergy Free Café (JahFé July 2013)
Fusing organic produce with good quality products to provide you with a unique healthy eating alternative.
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, Sat 7am-2pm Closed Sundays and Public Holidays.
Address: 2/135 Grafton St, Cairns (cnr Grafton and Aplin Streets); PO Box 1808 Cairns 4870 
Contacts: Pennie and Ritesh
Email: fusionallergyfreecafe*gmail.com
Tel: (07) 4051 1388 
Web: www.fusionorganics.com.au 

Greenhouse Environment Shop
Established in 1992, the Greenhouse Environment Shop diverse range of gifts, books, 
music, cards and children’s toys. We donate a percentage of the profits annually to 
local conservation groups - and in doing so we extend your shopping dollar's "green power".
Address: Shop 1, 55 Spence St, Cairns
Contact: Anne
Email: shop*greenhousecairns.com.au
Tel: 4031 8787
Web: http://www.greenhousecairns.com.au/

Neil’s Organics
Organic and biodynamic produce and products.
Trading hours: Mon – Fri 9am - 6pm Saturday and Sunday 9am - 3pm
Address: 239 - 241 McLeod Street (Corner of McLeod and James Streets) Cairns
Email: caring*neilsorganics.com.au ; info*neilsorganics.com.au 
Fax: 4051 1898 
Tel: 4051 5688 
Web: www.neilsorganics.com.au

RealFood Network 
Receive your box of fruit and vegetables each week from the Realfood Network based 
at Redlynch State College. All locally grown! (food security!) Most is organic. Food is delivered to 
various nodes throughout the city. $40 per box – great value.
Address: Redlynch State College, Jungara Rd, Redlynch
Contact: Chris Gloor
Email: chris*realfoodnetwork.com.au 
Mob: 0414 608 234 (Chris)
Tel: (07) 4055 2666 (Chris)
Web: www.realfoodnetwork.com.au

RealFood Network Plus – Fusion Shop
Part of the RealFood Network project, this shop is staffed by people with disabilities or who are in some way 
disadvantaged. Produce is locally grown and mostly all organic. It is a community organisation. 
Trading hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri
Address: Shop 15, Mainstreet Arcade (between Lake St and Grafton St)
Contact: Chris
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Real-Food-Network-Plus-Fusion-Shop/127748200618132 
Tel: (07) 4041 0465

Recycled cycles
Bicycles made from recycles bicycles.
Address: 17 Gordon St, Earlville, Cairns 4870
Contact: Lenore Evans
Mob: 0437 541751
Tel: 4054 1756
Web: www.recycledcycles.com.au

Snoogies Health Bar
Quality food. While only some is organic, much is raw food.
Trading hours: Mon-Fri 9am-2pm
Address: Mainstreet Arcade (between Lake St and Grafton St).
Contact: Aron and Nuri
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Snoogies-Health-Bar-Cairns/204341536272557 
Mobile: 0409 340 024
Far North Queensland
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