The Mossman Bowls Club was bursting with passionate and professional speakers laying out paths for an exciting future for the Douglas Shire - now it is up to us to catch the ball and run with it!
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
The historical Mossman Shire Hall was invigorated by people speaking from their hearts, sharing facts and also listening to feedback and creative ideas.
"It always seems impossible until it is done." - Nelson Mandela
All chairs were taken by residents young and old from South to North of the Douglas Shire to listen and discuss relevant community topics.
"You may delay, but time will not." - Benjamin Franklin
CSIRO calculates market demand for healthy and sustainable products could be worth $15 billion in Australia and $10 billion in exports by 2030
The CWA hall was filled with passionate people from all corners of the Douglas Shire to learn, discuss and collaborate.
Good communication is the key!
A diverse group of community members came together to join forces to thrive the Douglas Shire towards social, environmental and economic sustainability.
"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that somebody else will save it." - Robert Swan
An overall increase of Global Warming Potential was observed by the change of the Mossman sugar mill into a Biorefinery.
Unhappy gut bacteria can cause mental illness - and air pollution can affect both, the gut and the brain.
The Australian Government warns: Mercury exposure can cause infertility, foetal development effects and mental retardation.
If you are growing your own vegetables you might want to make sure the soil is not polluted by heavy metals such as arsenic or cadmium.
This stunningly beautiful area is extremely important for its rich and unique biodiversity.
Strong evidence links exposure to pesticides to increased risk of neuro-developmental and behavioural conditions as well as cancers.
WHO: Air pollution is a major environmental risk to health.
Small particles inhaled from the air can enter the bloodstream and reach the brain.
"Particulate Matter" - part of the stack emission from the Mossman Sugar Mill.
ABC: What is the pollution like in my postcode?