- Protecting and promoting the environment in our region -
Darling Downs Environment Council is dedicated to the protection and preservation of the precious Environment of our region. We are a peak Council for Environment Groups and we assist, support, and advocate on their behalf. We also take on systemic and regional issues that affect our members but are beyond the scope of any one group. We welcome you
DDEC INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE
Trees are vital. They give us water, air and beauty. Are you interested in helping develop a plan for managing trees in the Toowoomba Region? DDEC invite you to our forum to develop a plan to protect and preserve some of our most precious assets.
We plan to draw on the resources of our community to develop a Tree and Vegetation plan that can be adopted by TRC. Be a part of the solution and get involved!
LOCK THE GATE !
DDEC is objecting to New Acland Coal's Stage 3 mining lease application and supporting Oakey Coal Action Alliance's objection to the Environmental Assessment approving construction of the New Hope mega mine at Acland on the Darling Downs.
Farmers like Frank and Lynn Ashman will lose their livelihoods and Queensland will permanently lose prime Darling Downs land if the mine goes ahead.
DDEC is committed to saving our food bowls and the livelihoods of those who farm them. Join the campaign to save Acland and the Eastern Downs ! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them you want to donate to save Acland!
photo Dan Peled AAP
Donations are being accepted online at: http://www.lockthegate.org.au/acland_donate
MARCH FOR POWER
We held our 'MARCH FOR POWER' on Sunday, May 31, coinciding with Toowoomba World Environment Day Celebrations. A great turn out with participants from Brymaroo, Oakey, Toowoomba, The Lockyer Valley and beyond.
We launched our paper petition calling on the State Government to protect the precious agricultural land of the Darling Downs against the ravages of mining.
Copies of the petition will be available for download soon - so you will be able to get your friends and family to sign to counter the 1250 signatures of support Acland received.
FRIENDS OF FELTON ON ABC TV'S LANDLINE WITH PIP COURTNEY
PIP COURTNEY, PRESENTER: "Last week we brought you a story on the residents of the Mary Valley who successfully campaigned against the Queensland State Government's proposal for a dam which would have flooded their community. This week, we visit Felton, near Toowoomba. The residents there also did the seemingly impossible, winning a David-and-Goliath battle against an open-cut coal mine and petrochemical plant. With their farms safe, many expected the locals would retire the Friends of Felton protest group, but encouraged by their win, they've kept it going to ensure no-one's ever in doubt where Felton is or why its rich soils were worth fighting for."
See the Landline episode on the link below: