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Denis Walls

Environmentalist, Writer, and Teacher in Cairns

Denis Walls is writer, teacher, environmental activist, member of the Save East Trinity environmental action group, and President of Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC).  His story spans from 1989 to the present and details the experience of the Save East Trinity group's activism in arguing for, and ultimately spearheading the restoration of East Trinity, using Tidal Change technology.  East Trinity is 740 acres of land, located 15 minutes across Trinity Inlet (by boat) from the Cairns CBD in Far North Queensland, Australia.

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Landscape Australia


Christian Fletcher is a landscape photographer who photographs not only the beautiful South West of Australia but is now expanding his portfolio to include the rest of Australia and locations around the world. His presentation covers a new photography collaboration, exhibition, and workshop that is coming up in the near future. (in English)

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Plein Air for the Planet: Landscape Art as Environmental Activism

@ VOL 3 ON JAN 22, 2016

Speaker Stephen Washington, an artist living in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, believes strongly in the power of art—particularly plein air painting—to  help save the landscapes it so beautifully captures. 

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Jewel of North Queensland

@ VOL 134 ON MAR 18, 2016

"We came together with the the common bond for all things creative and community. We believe in the power of shared story; rewarding or challenging, humorous or heart-wrenching, all are worthy of our attention."

In Jewel of North Queensland from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 134, presenters Cathy-Ann Kerr and Angie Quinn share their home city of Cairns and the spirit of it's people that make the community so special there. From their proximity to the great barrier reef, to their culturally rich heritage, from their deep connection to their natural world, to the busting art and nightlife scene, to the city provides so much that the great land down under has to offer. With a such an abundance of passionate people, beautiful landscape, and creative talent, PechaKucha Night Cairns is in an optimal location to bring people together.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday April 25th, 2016. 

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Oceanic Art: Abstract Aerial Photography of Roebuck Bay

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 14, 2016

This sublime presentation by Mieke Boynton takes you on a mental journey via the tidal plains of Broome, Western Australia. 

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Threading the Queens Necklace

@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Chris Wighton is a musician and adventurer from North Queensland Australia.  Here Chris shares his experience travelling by Kayak from Cairns in North Queensland to remote Restoration Island in Cape York, Australia.

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Climate Change Aberdeen

@ VOL 21 ON MAR 13, 2018

Alison Stuart presented her project on Climate Change Awareness North East Scotland.

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Mitigating the Effects of Climate Change with Landscape

@ VOL 7 ON SEP 08, 2018

Edith Katz, landscape architect, discusses projects and techniques from around the globe  which demonstrate the range of functions that landscape can perform to counter the effects of climate change.

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Envision. Inspire. Improve. Welcome to The East Tennessee Community Design Center

@ VOL 28 ON AUG 16, 2018

Non-profits are not typically thought of as resources for architecture, design, and
planning services. Dustin Durham is here to change that mentality. He works for The East Tennessee Community Design Center, a local non-profit that has been around since 1970 with the sole purpose of making East Tennessee a better place through design. He runs through who they are, how they operate, and shows examples of a few of the 1,000+ projects they have designed in our region over the previous fifty years.
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The Story of a House and a Landscape

@ VOL 25 ON SEP 14, 2018

Christopher LaGuardia's company has been featured in the NY Times, and across home and landscape magazines. Today Chris shares with us the story of the home and landscape of Stephen & Sandy Perlbinder. Which is also a story of Climate Change and resiliency.