August 2017 e-news

Zero Emissions Byron would like to invite you to some significant upcoming events that we are that we are hosting or supporting.

Coming Soon – Save the date August 31st 
What is large scale solar? How can we develop it in our region?
How can our community become involved?
How can the community invest in projects?
What are the benefits?

Come along on 31 August to find out how you can get involved in Byron’s transition to renewable energy.

The night will feature speakers such as community energy developer Taryn Lane, who worked withHepburn Wind, Australia’s first community-owned cooperative wind farm. Taryn will discuss her experience there and with other community renewable energy projects she’s been involved with around the world, and how we can harness the same potential here in Byron.

The speaker line-up also includes Damon Gameau – who’s not only concerned about people’s health, but also the health of the planet and our Shire.

Speakers will outline new projects on the cards for the region, and what role you can play in their development.

Full line-up to be announced soon. Watch this space.

The event will be $10 entry, with tea and coffee provided.When: Thursday 31st August, 7:00 pm – 9:00pm. 
Where: Mullumbimby Civic Memorial Hall, 55 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby

Sustainability Drinks- Thursday 10th August 6pm
This month’s Sustainability Drinks Byron will held be at the Bangalow Hotel on Thursday 10 August from 6pm – 8pm.
Sustainability Drinks Byron is a regular networking event for people involved or interested in projects happening in the Shire that are aimed at reducing emissions.

The evening begins with a Soap Box session, where anyone can speak for a 3 minute slot to talk about a project or initiative which relates to emissions reduction, in energy, buidlings, waste, transport and land use. If you would like to reserve one of these 3 minute ‘Soap Box’ spots please emailsashamainsbridge@gmail.com. 

On 10 August, speakers will include:
– Mike Burless, Bangalow Farm
-Tony Gilding, Macadamia Castle
-Alice Moffett & Tim Hodgson, Light Touch Solar & Electrical
– Michael Leung, Architect
-Hope Evans, Simply Ethical Advice
-Sasha Mainsbridge, Mullum Cares

Everyone is welcome to join, and find out more about these exiting projects. It’s a great chance to get new ideas and meet others of like mind.

The event is free. Food and drinks available for purchase.

When:  Thursday 10th August, 6-8pm. 
Where: Bangalow Hotel, 1 Byron Street, Bangalow

Want to take part in the War on Waste?
A WAR ON WASTE is about to hit our Shire. The event, held on Saturday 26th August (previously postponed from July) will include workshops, interactive activities and stalls focused on waste reduction.
There will be a screening of the recently aired 3-part War on Waste TV series.The family-friendly event is free.When: Saturday 26th August, 12-3 pm. 
Where: Byron Shire Council Chambers, 70-90 Station Street, Mullumbimby. 
Australia New Zealand Biochar Conference

The regional Australia New Zealand Biochar Conference is on next week, 10-12 August, at Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre and Showgrounds.

The ANZBC17 will bring together scientists, growers and biochar businesses from around across Australia and from New Zealand to showcase the very latest technology, methods of applications, scientific results and commercial trials.

Zero Emissions Byron will be attending, as biochar has an enormous potential to drawdown emissions, plus reduce emissions from the agricultural industry.

When: Saturday 26th August, 12-3 pm.
Where: Byron Shire Council Chambers, 70-90 Station Street, Mullumbimby. 

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