Events

Events run or supported by B4C.

  • Common Myna Humane Reduction Workshop

    Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 6:00pm
    B4C Sustainability Centre, Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St, Carindale
    myna birdCome and learn how can you help to control Common Myna impacts. This workshop will explain how to identify this bird, how to report your sightings and how you can start trapping in your own backyard. After attending this event, participants interested in trapping can borrow a cage and learn how to set it up. Common Mynas were listed among 100 of the world’s worst invasive species by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in 2000. In Australia, they threaten native biodiversity due to their territorial behaviours and nest cavity competition. FREE but bookings required (via above link). Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by the BCC Lord Mayor's Environment Grant.
  • Introduction to Permaculture - workshop with Green Dean

    Saturday, Oct 20, 2018 10:00am
    B4C Sustainability Centre, Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St, Carindale
    Green DeanSOLD OUT - JOIN THE WAITING LIST! 10am-12pm. Workshop funded by the Brisbane City Council 'Cultivating Community Gardens' grant. If you're interested in growing your own food, becoming even greener, having a greater positive impact on your home, workplace, school, group, organisation, community and the planet, then this workshop is for you.
    $5. Limited places. RSVP essential. Booking via above link.
  • Common Myna Humane Reduction Workshop

    Tuesday, Oct 23, 2018 6:00pm
    Indooroopilly Library
    myna birdCome and learn how can you help to control Common Myna impacts with Stefan Hattingh. This workshop will explain how to identify this bird, how to report your sightings and how you can start trapping in your own backyard. After attending this event, participants interested in trapping can borrow a cage and learn how to set it up. Common Mynas were listed among 100 of the world’s worst invasive species by the World Conservation Union (IUCN) in 2000. In Australia, they threaten native biodiversity due to their territorial behaviours and nest cavity competition. FREE but bookings required (via above link). Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by the BCC Lord Mayor's Environment Grant.
  • Thredbo Park bushcare session

    Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 8:00am
    Thredbo Park, Dairy Swamp Rd & Mitchell Place, Belmont
    8-11am. Now officially a Habitat Brisbane bushcare group! They'll be spreading mulch in zone, rescuing trees from weed vines and more.
    Wear protective work clothing (long sleeves, long trousers, sturdy footwear, hat and garden gloves (we'll also have spare gloves). Wear sunscreen and insect repellent.
    RSVP to Keith Metcalf: knrmet@gmail.com / 0428 773 672
  • Whites Hill Reserve bushwalk

    Sunday, Oct 28, 2018 8:00am
    Whites Hill, meet cnr Jones Rd & Kildare St
    kookaburra on bushwalk8-9am. Walkers will see lots of wildlife on this easy one-hour walk around Whites Hill Reserve, guided by members of the Whites Hill – Pine Mountain Community Group. Please wear covered shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Meet at the reserve entrance, corner Jones Rd and Kildare St, Carina. Contact Heather Barns heather.barns@bulimbacreek.org.au / 0410 840 343.
  • Sustainability Centre Open Day

    Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 9:00am
    Sustainability Centre, Cnr Wright St & Old Cleveland Rd, Carindale
    9am-12pm. Presentation at 9.30am by Fauna Catcher Spotter Rachael Smethurst who will be talking about her experiences with wildlife. Have a tour of the community gardens and native plant nursery. Learn about our recent projects and activities and chat to our friendly team. We also have a book swap stand. We're also selling Boomerang Bags, natural honey and jam! But no need to buy anything - just come along and take a look and have a chat over a cuppa. Morning tea provided (gold coin donation or free for B4C members).
  • Mansfield Environmental & Container Scheme Forum

    Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 6:30pm
    Southern Cross Sports Club, Upper Mt Gravatt
    At this Forum, hosted by Corrine McMillan MP, there will be a discussion regarding the topical environmental issues affecting the Mansfield community, including the Container Refund Scheme. This scheme commences 1 November, with more than 230 container refund points in operation across the state. Local environmental groups such as B4C and the Wilderness Society will be available before and after the forum to share with you their local initiatives and how you might like to get involved. Please RSVP to my office no later than Tuesday 6 November by emailing mansfield@parliament.qld.gov.au or calling 07 3414 3100.
  • B4C General Meeting & AGM

    Wednesday, Nov 14, 2018 10:00am
    B4C Sustainability Centre, Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St, Carindale
    Get an update on our recent activities. Morning tea provided. Everyone welcome. Please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers for catering.
  • Flower-based switzel with Linda Brennan

    Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 10:00am
    B4C Sustainability Centre, Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St, Carindale
    10am-12.30pm. Fermented drinks are all the go, as they provide wonderful support for the gut and digestion. Switzel, also known as Shrub, is an age old drink that’s super easy to make and can be created from a variety of fruit flavours you’ll have in your home orchard or herb garden, (and sometimes your flower garden too). Learn how to make a seasonal switzel that is delicious and surprisingly good for you too. Morning tea included. Enjoy the surrounds of our Sustainability Centre in Carindale. $5 per person, pre-booking required (via link above). This workshop is supported by the Brisbane City Council Cultivating Community Gardens Grant.
  • A conservation conversation with Prof Darryl Jones

    Saturday, Nov 17, 2018 6:30pm
    Bulimba Golf Club, Quay St, Bulimba
    Enjoy a dinner to celebrate another year in conservation as Professor Darryl Jones hosts a not-to-be-missed conversation with three generations of devoted environmentalists: Ecology Honours Student and Senior PASS Leader for Griffith University, Cara Parsons; 2018 Young Australian Environmental Lawyer of the Year, Revel Pointon; and Enterprise Professor of Environmentalism for Melbourne University, Professor Don Henry AM. And bring along a burning question of your own! Hosted by Wildlife Queensland.
  • Worn Out? 2018

    Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 6:00pm
    The Princess Theatre, Woolloongabba
    Expressions of interest are invited for the upcoming exhibition, ‘Worn OUT?’ - deadline 20 August. A great way to celebrate the #WaronWaste. The exhibition focuses on upcycled wearable art and consist of two discrete showcases, Refashion and Cosplay. The exhibition will be launched with a free opening event featuring a runway show for each of the showcases and will continue to run with a static display of selected Refashion garments, Cosplay outfits and accessories.
  • Ecology in the Anthropocene - ESA18

    Sunday, Nov 25, 2018 8:00am
    Royal International Convention Centre, Bowen Hills, Brisbane
    ESA18 runs from 25-29 November 2018. Optional workshops and field trips will be offered on Friday 30 November. Some field trips may be overnight. Australia’s ecologists are meeting Brisbane in November for the Ecological Society of Australia’s annual meeting. The theme is Ecology in the Anthropocene, reflecting the era of great tribulation and yet great opportunity in which we live.
    The early bird rate closes 14 September.
  • Sustainability Centre Open Day

    Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 9:00am
    B4C Sustainability Centre, Cnr 1358 Old Cleveland Rd & Wright St, Carindale
    9am-12pm. Learn about our recent projects and activities and chat to our friendly team. This month's guest speaker is Prof Darryl Jones. From 9.30am Darryl will be talking about innovations in road ecology - getting our native critters from A to B safely! We also have a book swap stand, Boomerang Bags and natural honey for sale. Morning tea provided (gold coin donation or free for B4C members).

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