SMART GREEN ECONOMY
Our mission is to educate and enable young people to think about their future, their environment and how as individuals and collectively they can be part of the solution in the war on waste.
Our Smart Green Economy Student Conference is the chance to learn and be inspired by young sustainably focused innovative entrepreneurs who started global movements as young as 9 years of age!
Get your tickets now – only 150 places available
Every year in Australia approximately 130,000 tonnes of plastic leaks into the marine environment
An estimated 1.84 billion single-use cups are used every year
The recycling and resource recovery industry generates over $15 billion in value to the Australian economy
Our economy’s current circularity rate is around 5%, meaning 95% of the materials we take are not recycled or reused
Be EMPOWERED by the opportunity to contribute
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
Join other like-minded students (13+ yrs) who are keen to learn how to join the war on waste or simply get better at helping planet earth.
You will gain skills that you can apply at home or in your school environment. Learn how to monetise waste, think like an entrepreneur and how as individuals, you can make a difference.
Believe you are a changemaker? Register your Interest Now –
ONLY 150 places available.
We are building a roadmap that your school could adopt to be part of the leaders in this change.
We want to empower all students to be part of the solution, while they are still at school.
Advance QLD’s key KPIs include making science, STEM and entrepreneurship front of mind from Year 7 onwards.
Great Barrier Reef Academy brings you the Smart Green Economy Student Conference. Proudly supported by the Advance Queensland initiative.
Australian’s National Recycling Goal is to increase our efforts by 12% by 2030, that is alot of opportunity for innovation in package design and reducing single use EVERYTHING!!
Find out how to monitise waste and be inspired by our entrupreneur presenters who have already walked the walk
Circular Economy FNQ sponsor zero waste event management
Some of our Speakers
Rashan is changing education in not only the design industry, but also in the transition of students from secondary to tertiary education. He is the founder and CEO of Australia’s leading professional development in 21st century education institute – Inspired Education Australia.
Founder + Circular Plastics Innovator
Multi-disciplined management and development professional
Principal, Numimbah Valley Environmental Education Centre
Executive Head of Candy
Agriculture and Plastics Innovator
Reef Restoration Foundation
FNQ Food Incubator
DR SAM HORSEMAN
JCU Ideas Lab + Ai Hub
SARAH + DAVID McGUIRE
Founders of Community Fundraiser Tech
Garage Sale It
DAVID WITHERALL BSc
Green Food Australia #soilhealth
Parley For The Oceans
NASA Space Camp Winner
GBR Community Manager
Australian Marine Conservation Society
Founder Ocean Ears
Cairns Property Clearances
Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
Key workshops and brainstorming topics!
Let’s GET BETTER!!
● At recycling
● At composting
● At AI technology to help the environment
● At agricultural sustainability
● At reusing
● At making money from waste
● At learning about biodiversity and protecting planet earth
● At minimising food waste
● At being young entrepreneurs
● At reef restoration
● At e-waste
● At reforestation
● At understanding, respecting and working with our indigenous culture
● At being responsible for your own actions
● At helping your school be environment warriors
● At understanding renewable energies including hydrogen
● At knowing how to be a part of the UNESCO sustainability development goals
Students will be accommodated at the Cairns Colonial Club in share accommodation from Wednesday the 14th of June for 2 nights on the base package or 5 nights on the full package with touring included. All meals are included! Contact us for full details.
Touring: Contact us for a full program which can be tailored to your school’s curriculum and needs.
Green KPI License
For top Waste Ambassadors School. A Sustainability Reporting tool and checklist to help show students, parents and peers the impact of becoming a Climate Action school.
Earth Guardians Realm
One school will be gifted their very own Realm under Earth Guardians
Name a turtle
One school will be given the opportunity to name our most recent turtle saved by the team at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre
Why else should you join us?
Loads of prizes to be won!!
We are planting enough trees in a local reforestation project to remove the carbon emissions for every student’s attendance at this event*
As well as removing CO2, these trees will help create new Mabi forest habitat for the rare Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo and other unique species native to Tropical North Queensland.
*not including travel and accommodation
Every school has the opportunity to become part of the garage sale it group and learn how to monetise reusable products
Every student / school will learn how to monetise waste
How to join our event for FREE
Workshops and presentations are curriculum mapped. Cairns and FNQ is a leading edu-tourism destination offering endless curriculum mapped touring options outside of the classroom. Many students have missed out on their hands on learning opportunities during covid including being able to complete their Duke of Edinburgh and Round Square projects.
Consider this week as an excursion that ticks many boxes. Subsidies are available and packages with teachers travelling so register now for further information.
Advance QLD subsidised rates $440/student including meals and accommodation
Teacher’s subsidies 1 FOC / 15 students
Bring a friend! 25% discount / student*
DON’T MISS OUT ON HEARING ABOUT OUR 2024 EVENT