Wild Koala Day

Wild Koala Day | Community Event

Come celebrate Wild Koala Day with Moreton Bay Koala Rescue (MBKR)!

Saturday, 4 May 2019 from 09:00-14:00

This year to celebrate our wild koalas, we are hosting a community event to raise awareness of the threats Koalas are facing and to strengthen protection for koala habitats. 

There will be food stalls, hand-made goods, kids rides, activites, educational talks/presentations and lots more! 
Not to mention koalas and other Australian wildlife!
Gold coin donation entry – more details to be announced!

Who is MBKR? We are a not-for-profit volunteer organisation involved in the direct rescue and care of injured, sick or orphaned koalas across the Moreton Bay Region, including Caboolture, Redcliffe and Pine Rivers.

Want to help raise awareness but can’t make the event?
– Please spread word of this event and Wild Koala Day
Share a wild koala photograph on facebook, instagram or twitter and tag #wildkoaladay
– Please let us know if you have any koala sightings
Our team performs visual health checks of all Koala sightings and rescue sick or injured Koala’s
(24 Hour Rescue 0401080333)

– We depend on the generosity of our members and from public donations in order for our group to continue rescuing
If you would like to donate please use this link: https://www.moretonbaykoalarescue.org/donate/

EARTH HOUR 2019
It’s that time of year again to organise your romantic candlelit dinner.
Turn off the lights and join us for Earth hour 2019.
ENJOY THE EVENING.
See attached Poster for more information.
CleanUp Australia Day

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Some intrepid BIEPA volunteers hit White Patch on Bribie Island this year for the annual Clean Up Australia Day.  This year is special as we remember founder, Ian Kiernan AO, who passed away October 2018.

Our usual haunts for this event are Buckley’s Hole, Shirley Creek and Woorim Beach, but we decided to spread the word further afield.

Our volunteers collected 13 bags of rubbish including a huge amount of wire mesh that some not-so-thoughtful person had dumped in the National Park.

Cleaning-up AustraliaEveryone had a lot of fun and we thank all those who came out to clean up White Patch.

BIEPA’s meeting location for the CLEAN UP Australia Day event will be at White Patch Esplanade opposite Coondiba Street.  From there, volunteers will choose to go north to the Rangers Station or South to Wrights Creek and back.
CleanUp Australia Day
STORY OF THE PHOTO ON THE POSTER:   A BIEPA member was walking along Woorim beach one morning and saw a red can scurrying around in the sand.  The can was being dragged by a little crab whose claw was caught in the can.  Of course, the BIEPA member released the crab from its trap.  No, the crab wasn’t intoxicated.
A reminder that rubbishing Bribie Island is impacting even our smallest creatures.
We look forward to seeing you on the day.
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The Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue invites you to a seminar on

Climate Change Pacific IslandsClimate Change and Faith in the Pacific Islands

The seminar is being presented by Dr Patrick Nunn from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Tuesday 6 Nov
Tea coffee and biscuits will be served.
7 pm start.

Free parking available at N 38

Please RSVP to icd@griffith.edu.au by
October 30.

Speaker Biography: Patrick Nunn is a geographer and climate-change scientist who has been researching in the Pacific Islands region for more than thirty years. He has current projects in the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu that look at the reasons why most external interventions for climate-change adaptation fail to be either effective or sustained. With others having a long-term involvement with the IPCC, he shared the award of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize; he was Lead Author on the “Sea Level Change” chapter in AR5 and has been appointed Lead Author on the “Small Islands” chapter in AR6. In May 2018, he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications including several books, such as “Climate, Environment and Society in the Pacific during the Last Millennium” (Elsevier, 2007) and the more popular “Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific” (University of Hawaii Press, 2009). A recent article in The Conversation summarises Patrick’s views on faith-informed adaptation interventions – see https://tinyurl.com/khzm6nl

Dr Brian Adams

Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogueclimate
Griffith University | Nathan Campus | QLD 4111
Multi Faith Centre (N35) Room 1.04
T +61 7 373 57052 | F +61 7 373 57131 | E icd@griffith.edu.au