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7,000 Celebrate Christmas in Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Coolangatta was buzzing with Christmas spirit on Sunday 9 December at the annual Coolangatta Christmas Carols, with an estimated 7,000 people turning out to enjoy the perfect weather under our Southern Gold Coast skies.  ..

Wild Skies Launches at Currumbin Sanctuary in 2019

Posted on Monday, November 26, 2018

The amazing new Wild Skies Free Flight Bird Show will take flight at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary from New Year’s Day, 1 January, 2019 ..

Container Refund Scheme Now Live

Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2018

Queensland’s Container Refund Scheme, Containers for Change is now live, beginning to reduce the amount of beverage containers entering our environment by providing an incentive for people to collect and return eligible containers for recycling. ..

SGC Profile – Mitch Longhurst and Liz Lemieux – Founders, Plastic Free Coolangatta

Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

After meeting at a Plastic Pollution Solutions trivia night a few years ago, Mitch Longhurst and Liz Lemieux had an instant connection due to their love of the ocean, surfing and passion for the environment.  ..

CSGC Profile – Jenny Madigan – Owner, Greenhouse Canteen + Bar

Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Having worked in hospitality in various corners of the world from the USA to Dubai, New Zealand and Europe, Jenny Madigan says that when the opportunity to own Coolangatta’s Greenhouse Canteen and Bar presented itself, it just felt right. ..

Currumbin RSL a leader on war on waste

Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland has accredited Currumbin RSL with Best in Practice 1 – Star Partner for the discipline of Waste, as part of their ecoBiz Partner Recognition program.  ..

Currumbin RSL Takes Sustainability to the Next Level

Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018

Dedicated to reducing their carbon footprint, Currumbin RSL has taken their sustainability practices to the next level with the introduction of two new initiatives, this month welcoming the Aussie Powernator and PulpMaster to the club.  ..

Borobi Donates $100,000 to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital

Posted on Monday, May 28, 2018

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Mascot Borobi has donated $100,000 to the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to help save the lives of hundreds of koalas. ..

SGC Profile – Jen Plahm, Founder – Alpine + Sea

Posted on Friday, April 27, 2018

After living in an American ski town with strong wind, sun and an elevation of 2500 metres, Jen Plahm saw the toll the elements were taking on her skin. ..

SGC Profile – Robin Ormerod, Founder and Managing Director – Envirosuite

Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Arriving in Brisbane in 1981 after working as a scientist at CSIRO in Melbourne, Robin Ormerod found there was little demand for his meteorology qualifications and long range weather forecasting in his new hometown in the Sunshine State. Instead, he was asked to work in air quality, and a somewhat accidental career in environmental consulting followed. ..

Envirotech Interns Available for Work Placement

Posted on Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Local businesses now have access to Envirotech Education’s Accelerator Program participants, a work placement initiative that helps both learners and businesses get ahead. ..

Gold Coast Airport Rolls Out Welcome Mat for GC2018

Posted on Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Gold Coast Airport is gearing up to provide a unique entertainment experience to thousands of Commonwealth Games athletes, officials and spectators as they arrive and depart the city for the biggest sporting event in its history.  ..

Coolangatta Turns Green for Christmas Carols

Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017

Connecting Southern Gold Coast (CSGC) is striving to make the upcoming Coolangatta Christmas Carols a plastic-free event, as the Southern Gold Coast moves towards becoming one of the world’s top sustainable destinations.  ..

Division 14 update from Cr O'Neill

Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2017

There are a range of works and events ongoing and coming up in Southern Gold Coast over the next few months as we get set for the games. Keep up-to-date with the latest news from Cr Gail O'Neill.  ..

Tugun Fruit Market Switches to Solar

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Tugun Fruit Market has made the switch to solar, enabling them to not only save money, but also significantly reduce their carbon footprint. ..

SGC Profile – Greg Howell, Climate Wave Enterprises

Posted on Monday, October 02, 2017

Greg Howell started his path towards environmental advocacy surfing along Victoria’s coastline in the early 1970’s. In 1989 he attended his first No Nukes Rally in Sydney, and then gave into the temptation of surfing in warmer waters of the Gold Coast in 1992, where his passion flourished, and he has been an environmental campaigner ever since. ..

Currumbin Camp School Opens New Accommodation

Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Currumbin Valley’s Camp School has recently announced a $1 million accommodation extension to their campus. ..

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Open Doors to the Public

Posted on Monday, July 24, 2017

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital will once again open its doors to the public at their annual Open Day from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Sunday 27 August.  ..

Currumbin RSL Receives EarthCheck Accreditation

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017

Currumbin RSL has recently completed the EarthCheck Evaluate Plus program, an accreditation that recognises the club amongst a global group of operators for their ongoing improvement of environmental and sustainable practices. ..

Success at Sustainability Seminar

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017

More than 25 local business owners attended the Secrets of Success by Sustainability seminar at Currumbin RSL today, taking away tips to give back to the planet while also boosting business. ..

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