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The Winner in Local Government category: Cairns Regional Council - Be Ready, Cairns! campaign

The Winner in Local Government category: Cairns Regional Council – Be Ready, Cairns! campaign

 

Get Ready Queensland – Resilient Australia Award

At the Award ceremony held in Townsville on 16 October, awards were presented in the five state categories:

Education and Research

State Government

Private Sector

Local Government

Not-for-profit

The entries were judged on four criteria: strengthening community resilience, community engagement, innovation and addressing risk, connectedness, planning and resources. The winners will compete in the National Resilient Australia Awards which will be presented in Canberra on 24 November…

 

Hurricane Gonzalo puts UK on storm alert as Met Office issues weather warning

gonzalo satelite picAfter tearing through Bermuda, flattening power lines and knocking out electricity for half of its inhabitants with torrential rain and gale-force winds, Hurricane Gonzalo is expected to downgrade in strength before hitting the UK. Gonzalo has now passed the tiny cluster of Atlantic islands after hitting on Friday, though it is now curving north-eastwards and looks set to hit north England and southern Scotland head on…

 

County’s first Resilience Show

(L-R) Diane Moore, Nutshell Paints, Stuart Doderer, Green My Business, Chloe Doderer, ButlerEvents and Jenny Wilson, Sungift Solar, ahead of the Resilience Show 2014 at Southernhay Hall.

(L-R) Diane Moore, Nutshell Paints, Stuart Doderer, Green My Business, Chloe Doderer, ButlerEvents and Jenny Wilson, Sungift Solar, ahead of the Resilience Show 2014 at Southernhay Hall.

People will be able to get free advice and insight into an array of sustainable ideas, products and services from experts at Resilience Show 2014, being held at Southernhay Hall in the heart of Exeter, in Southernhay East on Thursday October 23. The show, which runs from 9.30am to 2pm, has been organised by Exeter firm Green My Business with all profits from the day going to the Southernhay Church Buildings Appeal. Experts from Dart Designs in Totnes, which makes sustainable windbreaks from yacht and windsurf sails are taking part…

 

Cira Medical Services Challenges Employers to Build Workplace Resiliency

TORONTO (October 10, 2014) — As part of Cira Medical Services (Cira)’s commitment to helping Canadians live healthier lives, Cira is dedicated to raising awareness around mental health issues, especially to support healthy workforces. Consistent with this focus, Cira announced today its support for Mental Illness Awareness Week, an annual campaign initiated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Health Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) which takes place from October 5-11, 2014. A fundamental objective of CAMIMH is to “engage Canadians in a national conversation about mental illness.” As a leading medical assessment provider in Canada, each year Cira performs thousands of mental health assessments for clients across a wide array of industries. This year, Cira aims to engage Canadians through educating employers and individuals on the importance and value of building resiliency in the workplace…

 

25 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change

disasrer induced displacement

The world is getting warmer and that’s already causing disasters that will devastate lives and cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Those problems are only getting worse, as shown by recent reports from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel On Climate Change (IPCC) and the White House, among others. The greenhouse gas emissions that drive warming “now substantially exceed the highest concentrations recorded in ice cores during the past 800,000 years,” the IPCC said. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, which primarily come from the burning of fossil fuels, have risen 40% since preindustrial times…

 

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