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Green Light CALENDAR of EVENTS
Green Light Guide to Cairns & FNQ
www.GreenGuideFNQ.net

Green Light Guide to Cairns and FNQ support Facebook page
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2014-08-19

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.

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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

Sat 23 Aug 2014
Holloway's Beach Coastcare
will be holding the August activity at Billy Jagar Reserve.
Meet at 08:00hrs
Front planting site which is accessible from the footpath on Oleander Street, about 10m left of the timber sign. Following the activity, we will enjoy some morning tea and refreshments at the community centre.

This months activity would be a great opportunity for you to meet the enthusiastic new coordinators of Holloway's Beach Coastcare, Ryan Zihrul and Kelsea Biggs, who will be taking over the group this month. It would be great to see you there and to give them a warm welcome!
Kind regards, Jaime Huther

Sat 23 Aug 2014
All About Worms
Flexible Learning Centre, 90-92 Clarke St, Manunda 09:30hrs
$10 registration essential, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hosted by Tegan Mcbride

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 04 Sep 2014
Kuranda Envirocare general meeting
7pm at the Recreation Centre, Fallon Road, Kuranda
Meetings are held every 1st Thursday of the month
These meetings are mainly of a relaxed educational and environmental nature. We may have a presentation, a movie, a speaker or a discussion on topics environmental. Non-members are welcome to attend and supper is provided.
Mob: 0409 647 714 | Office: 4093 8989 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Web: www.envirocare.org.au

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

Sat 20 Sep 2014
Malanda Market
Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 7am – 12noon at Malanda Showgrounds (opposite Jack May Park).
Fresh local produce, crafts, homemade goodies and more!
The Malanda Market offers ‘Fresh and Local Accreditation’ as well as ‘Locally Produced Accreditation’
To book a stall, contact the Malanda Markets Co-ordinator on 0439 702 657.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed 24 Sep 2014
Community Forum of Cairns Port Dredging
Hosted by CAFNEC
6.30pm, Cairns Choral Society hall
31-33 Greenslopes St, North Cairns
Presentations and panel discussion from tourism and local industry representatives, leading scientists and environmental experts. Q&A, light refreshments provided, free entry.

The forum is an opportunity for the people of Cairns and the Far North to learn more about the risk to the Great Barrier Reef and other potential environmental impacts; the risks for our tourism and fishing industries; the cost to taxpayers; and the potential alternatives.

Confirmed speakers include:
Col McKenzie, Executive Officer of the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators.
Jon Brodie, Chief Research Scientist, Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research at James Cook
University.
Felicity Wishart, Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director with the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

The event is supported by the CAFNEC Marine Response Team volunteers who are working hard to organise and raise funds to hold the event.

Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) Marine Programs Coordinator Josh Coates said:
“This is a chance for the community to learn more about the proposal to dredge around 7 million tonnes of mud and acid sulphate soil to expand Cairns Port. This proposal is larger than the controversial Abbot Point dredging. At risk are our local dugongs, turtles, fish and seagrass, and the Great Barrier Reef. Tourism and fisheries industries rely on health marine environments and are also at risk.

“In the lead up to the release of the Environmental Impact Statement there is a lack of awareness in the community of the scale, impacts, costs and rationale for the dredging proposal. We hope to raise community awareness by providing solid information presented by respected scientists, environmental experts and tourism operators. An aware and engaged community is the best way to ensure we get the best outcomes for Cairns, the Far North and the Great Barrier Reef. Spending taxpayers’ money on a project that could cost our environment, tourism and fishing industry more than it gains would not be an outcome anyone wants to see. “

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.

Thu 02 Oct 2014
Kuranda Envirocare general meeting
7pm at the Recreation Centre, Fallon Road, Kuranda
Meetings are held every 1st Thursday of the month
These meetings are mainly of a relaxed educational and environmental nature. We may have a presentation, a movie, a speaker or a discussion on topics environmental. Non-members are welcome to attend and supper is provided.
Mob: 0409 647 714 | Office: 4093 8989 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Web: www.envirocare.org.au

Sat 11 – Sun 12 Oct
Cairns Birth Into Being Weekend Workshop
10:00hrs – 18:00hrs Venue tba. Facilitated by Melissa Aardema.
ReLeasing ~ blocked energy, old beliefs and behaviours.
ReCoding ~ old stories that no longer serve you.
ReAligning ~ to your true self and life purpose.

Re-imprint yourself with true nourishment, love and safety as your first experience of life ~ for an improved quality of life today.
You are invited to:
•Learn how your birth affects your life
•Strengthen your sense of belonging and well being
•Deepen connection with your Higher Self and with other people
•Gain new reference points in your nervous system of greater capacity for love and creativity
•Overcome fears of birthing your dream projects, a new baby or a new upgraded version of You!

Within every cell of our bodies we carry an 'imprint' that begins to establish before we are born. The Birth Into Being Method uses simple yet highly effective processes to transform any less than optimal early imprints - allowing greater connection to self, love, life, creativity and purpose. For anyone who had a less than ecstatic birth or entry to life and would like to activate, embrace & ignite themselves, accessing innate creativity and joyful Being! Welcome.

$300pp / $500 couple ($250 earlybird by 16th September)
Discover more about the Birth Into Being Method, it's theory, practices and workshops at the following websites:
www.birthintobeing.com (international site), www.birthintobeing.com.au (Australian site), www.thebirthingfield.com (Melissa's site)
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 0457129516 to register or to ask specific questions.
Discount for repeat participants, contact Melissa for details.

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 18 Oct 2014
Malanda Market
Every 3rd Saturday of the month, 7am – 12noon at Malanda Showgrounds (opposite Jack May Park).
Fresh local produce, crafts, homemade goodies and more!
The Malanda Market offers ‘Fresh and Local Accreditation’ as well as ‘Locally Produced Accreditation’
To book a stall, contact the Malanda Markets Co-ordinator on 0439 702 657.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tue 21 Oct 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 01 Nov – Sun 02 Nov 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

Thu 06 Nov 2014
Kuranda Envirocare general meeting
7pm at the Recreation Centre, Fallon Road, Kuranda
Meetings are held every 1st Thursday of the month
These meetings are mainly of a relaxed educational and environmental nature. We may have a presentation, a movie, a speaker or a discussion on topics environmental. Non-members are welcome to attend and supper is provided.
Mob: 0409 647 714 | Office: 4093 8989 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Web: www.envirocare.org.au

Tue 18 Nov 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 29 Nov – Sun 30 Nov 2014
Personal development weekend workshop
With Wayne Rankine and Pat Chong at "Brolgaspass" Yungaburra
More details to follow soon
"Propa Earth" conducts workshops on Biodynamic principles, fermented foods, edible weeds, gardening and nature connections. Also supporting people in all gardening and farming areas to convert to organic and biodynamic practices.

Thu 04 Dec 2014
Kuranda Envirocare general meeting
7pm at the Recreation Centre, Fallon Road, Kuranda
Meetings are held every 1st Thursday of the month
These meetings are mainly of a relaxed educational and environmental nature. We may have a presentation, a movie, a speaker or a discussion on topics environmental. Non-members are welcome to attend and supper is provided.
Mob: 0409 647 714 | Office: 4093 8989 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Web: www.envirocare.org.au

Tue 16 Dec 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

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