Magnetic Island

CURRENT LOCATION

Location: Cairns, QLD, Australia
Lat/Long: 16° 55′ 24″ S / 145° 46′ 26″ E
Weather Conditions: 79F (26C) Mostly Cloudy
Cairns city skyline.





DAILY AUDIO UPDATE

Charlie Miller

We spent much of today on Magnetic Island, where we first visited with Rachel Angus at the Solar City project, an energy reduction project that has resulted in energy consumption levels on the island being returned to 2007 levels and deferring the need to add another undersea power cable to the island from the mainland. We then visited the Magnetic Island State School, where we met with Principal Jo Sinclair-Jones; with Charlie McColl, a longtime island resident and preservationist who’s been involved in a number of environmental cleanup efforts on the island; and with Stephanie Hobbs, a longtime teacher at the school. After our visit to the school, we made the 4-hour drive back to Cairns, and will head out to the Great Barrier Reef tomorrow.


DAILY IMAGES


Charlie and Aaron interviewing Rachel Angus, the administrator at Solar City on Magnetic Island.
Barbara Gibbs, a local author on sustainable practices on fishing boats and other vessels, being interview at Solar City on Magnetic Island.
Charlie McColl, a local preservationist on Magnetic Island, talking to Charlie about his recent work around Gustav Creek.

Charlie McColl, a local preservationist on Magnetic Island, talking to Charlie about his recent work around Gustav Creek.
Aaron and Charlie with Stephanie Hobbs following an interview about her work as a teacher at Magnetic Island State School.
Schoolchildren during an assembly at Magnetic Island State School.

Charlie and Aaron with the mascot for a local battery store. Magentic Island State School had won a contest for recycling the most batteries.
Two people walking out to snorkel along the reef during a low tide on Magnetic Island.


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