New Green Army project round now open
Applications are now open for Round 3 of the Green Army Programme. If you are a community organisation, environment group, Indigenous organisation or local council we encourage you to apply for projects in your region.
Round 3 applications open 12 February 2015
Round 3 applications close 17 March 2015 at 2pm AEDT (Canberra time)
What projects are eligible?
Projects must have a clear environment or heritage conservation focus and offer participants valuable practical experience, while supporting a safe work environment. Projects will be guided by local community needs and contribute to Australia’s national and international environmental priorities and obligations. A full list of eligible activities is provided in the Green Army Round 3 Project Guidelines 2015-16. To be eligible for this round, one project must be ready to commence between 1 June 2015 and 30 June 2016. Applicants who were unsuccessful through previous rounds may re-apply under this round.
While it is encouraged that potential applicants discuss their project ideas with one or more of the appointed Service Providers, applicants are welcome to apply even if they are not working with or consulting a Service Provider.
Submitting an application
Step 1: Read the Guidelines available at www.environment.gov.au/green-army
Step 2: Complete the online application form addressing each of the selection criteria in the relevant fields. Please note a separate form must be downloaded for each application. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can request a hard copy application form by calling the Green Army hotline on 1800 780 730.
Step 3: Submit your application by the closing date and ensure you keep a copy for your records. Additional information provided by the applicant but not requested in the application form will not be assessed.
Want more information?
Call the Green army hotline on 1800 780 730
Round 2 approved projects
An announcement about the results of Round 2 will be made in coming days.
REMINDER – GREEN ARMY INFORMATION SESSION INVITATION
RSVP DATE EXTENDED TO 06 FEBRUARY
Community information sessions on the Green Army Programme will be held in each state and territory during February 2015.
Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with representatives from the Australian Government Department of the Environment about the Programme. Those interested in becoming a project sponsor or participant are welcome to attend.
Please register your attendance by sending an RSVP to:GreenArmy@environment.gov.au by 06 February.
Brisbane Monday 16 February, 9:00am – 11:00am, Mercure, 85-87 North Quay
Cairns Tuesday 17 February, 9:00am – 11:00am, Mercure Cairns Harbourside, 209-217 The Esplanade
20 Million Trees Programme continues to grow
The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for the Environment has annouced a major step forward for the 20 Million Trees Programme, the Australian Government today released a Request for Tender, seeking one or more service providers to undertake large scale revegetation projects across Australia. The Australian Government’s 20 Million Trees Programme is a key election commitment, providing $50 million over four years to deliver tree planting projects across the country.
Everyone’s Environment Grants – Round Three Announcement
We are happy to advise that the Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection has announced the round three recipients. The list of successful recipients is available on the EHP website and can be accessed here: http://www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/funding/everyones/.
Thank you once again for your valuable participation in this process.
Thanks to the ongoing support of the Department of Natural Resources and Mines we have once again been able to renew our three insurance policies with Aon Insurance. By offering this coverage to Natural Resource Management group we are able to ensure the great work of thousands of volunteers across Queensland can continue. We will be emailing all groups their certificates within the next two weeks. In the mean time, all your group activities are covered by the new policies. If you have any queries please email email@example.com.
Welcome to our new board members!
QWaLC welcomes two new board members, Geoff Elliot representing Queensland Murray Darling and Michelle Hanrahan from the Fitzroy region. Geoff and Michelle have been appointed to fill casual vacancies in their regions. We would also like to thank our departing board members Sue Ferguson, Karen Tully and Rhonda Sorensen for all the time and effort they contributed during their time with QWaLC. Finally, we would like to thanks everyone how joined us for the Annual General Meeting in Caloundra.
Agricultural Competitiveness Green Paper
The Australian Government is asking everyone in agriculture to have their say on a range of new proposals and policy suggestions. Have your say on the agricultural competitiveness green paper by clicking here.
2014 National Landcare Awards Winners
A big congratulations to the 2014 National Landcare Awards winners, particularly Russel Fry from Queensland.
Russel won the Australian Government Individual Landcarer. Russell often has to deal with the misconception that Landcare is essentially about planting trees. His strong belief is that Landcare is about the sustainable use of natural resources to build sustainable farms, supporting communities and the environment.
To see the full list of winners click here.
QLD plan environment spotlight
The QLD Plan has been released check out the environment section.
View the Plan here: http://queenslandplan.qld.gov.au/resources/plans-and-reports
Cleaner, Greener Schools
In 2014 Green Cross Australia is leading a huge waste pick up across Queensland and we want your school to get involved, if you are already running a clean up why not register it with us, you’ll be supporting the important work of Tangaroa Blue, and also becoming eligible for your accreditation through Cleaner Greener Schools! Plus, at the end of the year your efforts will be recognised at the Green Lane Diary Awards.
Register now:School agreement and registration form
We will provide you with the tools and resources you need to clean up your local community’s parks, creeks and beaches. Your school will work with other groups to make a positive difference and pick up rubbish that ends up in our waterways.
This is a great way to give your students and the wider school community a chance to make an important contribution to the reduction of waste in our natural environment!
If you particpate in the Green Lane Clean Up and are also involved in other green activities, you will become eligible for your first star through Keep Queensland Beautiful’s program Cleaner Greener Schools
Dr. David Suzuki – ‘The Legacy’
One of the highlights of the 2012 National Landcare Conference was the plenary session presented by Dr. David Suzuki. Dr. Suzuki is a Canadian academic, award-winning science broadcaster and an environmental activist who is passioante about the legacy we leave for future generations. Here, he presents an insightful and thought-provoking look at the changing climate and human biology.
To view the full program click here
Please find below links to presentations
Ms Penelope Wensley AC, Governor of QLD
Minister Andrew Powell, Minister for Environment and Heritage Protection
David Walker, Chair of National Landcare Network
Tim Wright, Balala Landcare Group
Greg Grimes, Lockyer Valley Landcare
Queenslands threatened animals: a resource guide
Lee Curtis and Andrew Dennis, Wildlife Protection Authority
Natural disaster response in partnership with landcare
Evan Kruckow, Conservation Volunteers
The healthy country proof of concept project
Morris McInnes, Healthy Country Local Committee
Engaging Gen Y
Jelenko Dragisic, CEO Volunteering QLD
Pigs might fly
Leigh Deutscher, Desert Channels
The Sunshine Coast rivers initiaitve and effective partnership
Peter Armstrong, Sunshine Coast Council and Phil Moran, Noosa and District Landcare
The carbon offset market – where are we now
Andrew Wilson, Ensight
About Green Nomads
Green Nomads is an exciting new casual volunteering program that links Australia’s large travelling population (such as Grey Nomads) with community natural resource management groups who need extra volunteers to help undertake conservation works in their local communities.
What is a Green Nomad?
Being a Green Nomad means having fun, meeting new friends, learning new skills (and sharing yours) and visiting some very special places. There is nothing like a Queensland experience to put a smile on your face and as a Green Nomad you have the opportunity to help preserve these experiences for your next visit and the next generation.
Green Nomads are a special group of travellers who, through the Green Nomad program, access volunteering opportunities with local community natural resource management (NRM) groups throughout Queensland. Green Nomads lend an extra hand to these groups, volunteering in a range of activities from assistance at events to outdoor activities such as tree planting and wildlife monitoring. Whatever your interest or activity level there is a volunteering opportunity to suit you!
What is Involved?
As a Green Nomad, you can give as much or as little time as you have available on your travels. Through the website Members can browse and register to attend volunteering activities that fit in with their travel itineraries.
We want to say thank you for your time, so each activity you participate in earns you Green Points. The more Green Points you earn, the more discounts and benefits you are able to access from our partners and sponsors.