This Friday: School Strike 4 Climate
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This Friday: School Strike 4 Climate

From the School Strike 4 Climate website:  The next few months have some exciting action in store for strikers all across the continent! On March 25, we will be joining hundreds of thousands of students across the world in the Global #ClimateStrike to demand world leaders fight for #PeopleNotProfit! Many of our Local groups are planning…

Award Winning Mullum Care’s Library of Stuff
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Award Winning Mullum Care’s Library of Stuff

Among Byron Shire Council’s Australia Day Awards, the Library of Stuff was awarded ‘Community Initiative of the Year’. (Pictured above: Sasha Mainsbridge at left, with Library of Stuff co-founder, Celine Massa, with their Community Initiative Award.) As Council describes it: “The Library of Stuff is a community operation that shares infrequently needed items with its members who are…

Byron Shire Council Achieves 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY target
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Byron Shire Council Achieves 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY target

Since 1 January, Byron Shire Council is sourcing 60% of its total electricity needs from one wind farm in the NSW Southern Tablelands (pictured above).  The remaining 40% is being sourced from certified GreenPower projects.  This means Council has now achieved its 100% renewable energy target five years ahead of its 2027 goal. “Achieving 100 percent of our…

Northern Rivers EV Survey Results 2021
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Northern Rivers EV Survey Results 2021

Christobel Munson, ZEB Chair & EV Working Group We have been promoting the uptake of Electric Vehicles as part of our strategy to reduce local emissions. In 2019, we held a successful EV Expo which was attended by over 500 people. Over the Covid lockdowns we organised a series of 8 Webinars on different Electric Vehicle…

Net Zero by 2050 – how the transport sector can be managed to contribute
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Net Zero by 2050 – how the transport sector can be managed to contribute

The Grattan car plan: practical policies for cleaner transport and better cities calls on the Federal Government to impose a cap, or ceiling, on the emissions allowed from new cars sold in Australia each year, and to ratchet the ceiling down to zero by 2035. This would help Australia hit a national target of net zero…

Market Forces call to action – Deutsche Bank is getting cosy with Whitehaven
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Market Forces call to action – Deutsche Bank is getting cosy with Whitehaven

Hi Community, Financial news source Debtwire reports Deutsche Bank is preparing to arrange funds for Whitehaven Coal’s climate-wrecking coal business. This could be the money Whitehaven needs for new coal mines like Vickery and Winchester South. Will you tell Deutsche Bank to back-off? Debtwire says Deutsche Bank organised a roadshow for creditors this week and could act as…

COP26 is less than 10 weeks away.  It’s now or never!  Can you spare 10 mins a week to push for strong climate action by our Federal Government?
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COP26 is less than 10 weeks away. It’s now or never! Can you spare 10 mins a week to push for strong climate action by our Federal Government?

We’ve all heard about the latest IPCC Report and the urgency with which most of the rest of the world is planning to address the Climate Crisis.  THIS IS AN EMERGENCY!  Can you join the voices that are rising into a crescendo to demand our leaders represent our wishes for strong targets?  GetUp’s campaign is…

Byron Shire Council takes action on Climate Adaptation
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Byron Shire Council takes action on Climate Adaptation

The Bangalow Herald’s cover story in this month’s edition is a ‘whos who’ of likely candidates who will take the battons and continue to represent us and drive action on Climate Change in our LGA.  In addition to finishing the great work of staff and councillors before them to reach the 2030 net zero goal…