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Bat Festival

Category : Community , Events , Raffle

On the 22nd of April, the Bat Festival was held at the Salt House Garden. It was an event organised by the Cairns Regional CouncilAustralasian Bat Society and CAFNEC.

Hundreds of people came along for live music, cocktails, microbat detecting, kids crafts, educational talks, flying fox flyout interpretive talks, a great raffle, BBQ, Zoo To You and more!



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Boomerang Bags Gallery

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Cairns ECOfiesta 2017

CAFNEC at EcoFiesta 2017

Check out our Cairns and Far North Environment Centre video from Cairns ECOfiesta 2017. We talked about Plastic Free July FNQ 2017, Boomerang Bags, the Wet Tropics Plan Review and out latest Ecotone amongst other things AND held workshops to make your own beeswax wraps, and screen printing to give recycled t-shirt a new life. Beeswax wraps are easy to make and a great alternative to plastic wrap! Why not switch to beeswax wraps as part of your Plastic Free July? Sign up here:

It was a fabulous sunny day of art, music, food and fashion at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal. A day of eco-activities, workshops, hands-on learning, expo of green-tech and sharing about sustainable living solutions. What a fantastic day to see all these people there to take care of our environment and our planet!

CAFNEC organized three workshops : the t-shirt printing, beeswax wrap making and Boomerang Bag sewing!

Now, check out these fabulous photos!

T-shirt printing with Charlie





Our two interns won some prizes in the contest!

Beeswax Wrap: Grating

Beeswax Wrap: Cutting and Melting

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Cairns Second Screening: A Plastic Ocean

Category : Events , Plastic free


Cairns and Far North Environment Centre, No Waste, No Worries, Tangaroa Blue Foundation, Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and The Junk Weavers Inc. are teaming up to bring you a second screening of “A PLASTIC OCEAN” after our sold out session in March!

A Plastic Ocean is an award winning film about the impact of plastic on our oceans described by Sir David Attenborough as “one of the most important films of our time”.

Come along, see this ground breaking documentary and then hear from the organisations working on the issue locally and how you can get involved.

Get in quick: we sold out for the last session!

A Plastic Ocean is an epic global adventure following a documentary filmmaker and a world record free-diver as they travel the earth discovering the shocking impact plastic is having on our oceans and the marine animals that live there. The film investigates how our addiction to plastic is impacting the food chain and how that is effecting every one of us through new and developing human health problems. The expedition leads the two adventurers to unusual scientific discoveries, heart-breaking truths and important solutions to one of the biggest problems confronting mankind.

Click here to check out the trailer

Get your tickets here


Monday 12 June, 6 – 9 pm
Event Cinemas, Cairns Central
Cairns Central Shopping Centre, 1 – 21 McLeod St, Cairns City, Queensland 4870

Bess Murphy, Community Engagement Coordinator, Cairns & Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC)Email:
Phone: 07 4032 1746
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