Educating for Sustainability in Queensland Schools

The Sustainable Schools Network (SSN) advocates for more Educating for Sustainability (EfS) curriculum in Queensland schools. To further this effort, they have curated a Discussion Paper that we’d like to share with you. Your feedback will help shape their message to government officials. We hope this is the start of building a state-based strategy for EfS in Queensland. Please download the Discussion Paper here.

Their website features a number of ‘calls to action’ that the community can engage in, along with a petition that will be presented to State Government:

The SSN has also produced a summary document of election recommendations. This can be downloaded here.

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Engaging community, industry and government to reduce plastic resin pellets flowing into Port Phillip Bay

During July 2018 to June 2020, Tangaroa Blue Foundation staff conducted surveys of plastic resin pellet (PRP) ratings at various points between plastics industry facilities and Port Phillip Bay in Victoria as part of the Operation Clean Sweep® program. These surveys built a picture of pellet loss from point sources at plastics industry facilities across seventeen local council areas, through the environment and into the bay. Read more “Engaging community, industry and government to reduce plastic resin pellets flowing into Port Phillip Bay”

Could you be the next Tangaroa Blue team member?

Tangaroa Blue Foundation is an Australian-registered charity focused on the health of our marine environment and coordinates the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI), an on-ground network of volunteers, communities, organisations, and agencies around the country monitoring the impacts of marine debris along their stretch of coastline.

We are inviting Expressions of Interest from individuals based in Cairns or Townsville, for a short-term casual Project Officer role. The role is scheduled to commence late August and will run through the end of October 2020, with a possibility of extension, depending on funding. We are looking for a minimum commitment of 16 hours a week, with days and dates to be discussed. There will likely be some weekends needed.

Note that Tangaroa Blue Foundation does not have an office, so this position will involve working from home and in the field.

The successful applicant will be someone who has:

  • an understanding of and familiarity with the marine debris issue / Tangaroa Blue / AMDI
  • experience working and communicating professionally with a range of stakeholders including Indigenous groups and Council representatives
  • experience coordinating and facilitating on-ground events
  • experience with data recording and reporting
  • attention to detail combined with the ability to learn quickly and on the fly
  • the flexibility to work independently or as part of a team
  • a home office and computer skills
  • great people skills and the ability to lead groups in an event
  • the ability to travel for some events
  • a reliable vehicle to travel to and from events
  • 4WD experience would be a definite advantage

Essential qualifications

  • current CPR & First Aid certificates
  • current Blue Card

Please send a brief statement (i.e.  maximum 1 page) explaining why you are the person for us and a current resume to by Monday, August 17th, 2020, at 5 pm AEST.