April e-news

Autumn is known as the “transitional” season – a great time to reflect on the necessary changes underway in our community to create a safe future and safe climate. We extend our warmest wishes to everyone affected by the floods. As a community, we must adapt together to the challenges of climate change, and it was heartening to see the level of support for each other throughout the region.
Working bee – Friday 28th

We are having a creative working bee to create our “zero home” space for Renew Fest, and we would love your help – please join us next Wednesday the 3rd of May. Bring your creativity and vision. We will be painting, making signs, and potentially building a structure.

Please contact zeroemissionsbyron@gmail.com for more info – or we’ll see you on the day.

When: 10am, Wednesday 3rd May
Where: Mullumbimby Community Gardens, Stuart Street Mullumbimby

Sustainability drinks a hit!

We had a fantastic turn out and a beautiful evening at the Poinciana in Mullum on April 13th, where we launched our monthly Byron Sustainability Drinks networking event.  A crowd of around 50 emissions reduction enthusiasts mingled happily until Mayor Simon Richardson took the stage and welcomed everyone. Sasha Mainsbridge then mc’d the Soap Box Sessions, where we heard from a wide range of local groups about their work and what they need to accelerate their results. If you missed it, a summary of these sessions will be published in our website.

Next Byron Sustainability Drinks: Thursday May 11, 6-8 pm at Poinciana in Mullum. This will be the week after Renew Fest, so a great chance to keep the positive inspiration alive. Save the date!
Renew Fest 2017
We are getting excited as Renew Fest is only two weeks away, on the 6th and 7th of May.Our ‘Future living space’, will demonstrate simple actions you can undertake to reduce emissions. There will be a “Zero Home” showcasing low emissions solutions (inside and outside) our homes.The Electric Vehicle Expo will include electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi MiEV; a Zero Motorbike; light EVs and electric bikes.If you haven’t already got your tickets, you can get them online and check out all of the great workshops and offerings at www.renewfest.org.au/This is a volunteer run festival, and any profits raised through Renew Fest will go to supporting COREM and the rolling out of our community led energy revolution.
SunCrowd Solar Bulk Buy 

Suncrowd have been running a solar and battery bulk buy for  Northern Rivers, which is open  to residents and businesses in the region. The Bulk Buy has included a number of events around the Northern Rivers, geared at making it easier to understand and purchase solar, including two events in Mullumbimby on 4 April.
Over the next two weeks there will be a number of other events, including in Mullumbimby on May 9th.
For more info or to register, go to:https://www.suncrowd.com.au/bulk-buy/northern-rivers-2017


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