Environmental sustainability

People picking up rubbish on the beach

It is everyone's responsibility to work towards a sustainable future. Below are some small changes we can all make that will have a positive impact on the environment:

  • use eco-friendly decorations instead of balloons and plastic confetti
  • choose to walk, ride a bike or use public transport
  • pick up after your pets and dispose of the waste appropriately 
  • use one of our many water bottle refill stations
  • plant natives in your backyard to encourage pollinators and other wildlife
  • minimise your waste by avoiding, reducing, reusing and recycling.

Council's programs and initiatives

Our long-term strategy

The Environment and Sustainability Strategy sets ambitious targets, such as:

  • achieving net zero emissions for our operations by 2039
  • reducing our carbon footprint
  • increasing our recycling rates
  • protecting and restoring habitat areas and corridors.

Find out more about the strategy.

Environmental messaging around Moreton Bay

Across Moreton Bay, you may see our environmental messaging on bins or footpaths. It encourages residents to reduce their waste impact on local wildlife and marine environments. 

Waste that enters our waterways and oceans can become a hazard to local marine life. The best way to help is to reduce and responsibly dispose of your waste.

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Waste education programs and campaigns

We deliver a range of waste programs and campaigns. Learn how to minimise your impact on the environment. You can also get your local school involved with the Sustainability Champions competition.

Find out more about our waste education programs.

Environmental education programs

Our environment centres offer a range of environmental workshops and educational programs. These provide a platform to learn about sustainable actions and the natural environment.

Find out more about our environment centres and programs.

Voluntary conservation program

To help protect native plants and animals, join our Voluntary Conservation Program.