This year resolve to learn more and do more to reduce your footprint – study locally with the Byron Community College
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This year resolve to learn more and do more to reduce your footprint – study locally with the Byron Community College

The list of courses on offer is so extensive we’ve decided to just list the Sustainable Living courses in this post that start in February.   In addition to learning skills that will reduce your footprint studying locally is a great way to meet likeminded people.  The office at the college reopens after the Christmas break…

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…

Summer is Coming! Get your home ready to stay cool:)
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Summer is Coming! Get your home ready to stay cool:)

by Sebastian Crangle There are actions we can take to prevent them from: a)  becoming uncomfortably hot in summer, and/or b)  needing large amounts of energy to keep them cool. Creating an energy-efficient home calls for measures beyond typical air-conditioning and fans.  Keeping the heat out of your home is better than cooling your house,…

Solar for Northern Rivers Not For Profits
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Solar for Northern Rivers Not For Profits

In July the Northern Rivers Community Foundation (NRCF) announced its partnership with Community Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby (COREM) to grow and support their Revolving Energy Fund. By being able to access a zero-interest loan for solar, community organisations in our region can transition to renewable energy sooner rather than later and put more of their…

Electric Vehicles (talking cars today) – try one, buy one, this Summer, this Christmas…
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Electric Vehicles (talking cars today) – try one, buy one, this Summer, this Christmas…

We are keen to hear from the Northern Rivers community about their interest – and concerns – about electric vehicles. The last day to enter our EV Survey is Sunday 31 October. The winner of the day in a Tesla will be drawn from the entries on Monday 1 November. Take the survey now! This…

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…

International Repair Day!
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International Repair Day!

https://openrepair.org/international-repair-day/ This year the spotlight is clearly on its beneficial impact on emissions. Two things are definitely true :  if you look after what you already have better you will extend the life of your goods and reduce emissions generated to meet your demands.   Secondly, as a society our efforts to find and engage repairers…

Tracking the increase in Solar PV installations
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Tracking the increase in Solar PV installations

Since Zero Emissions Byron began in 2015, the size and number of solar PV installations in the Byron Shire has increased four-fold. This graph has been compiled from data on the APVI Solar Map[1] for the four Byron postcodes covering Bangalow, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Ocean Shores (2479, 2481, 2482, 2483). “Over 3.5MW were installed…

This Friday –  Support the School Strike for Climate Movement – attend the online rally at 3pm
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This Friday – Support the School Strike for Climate Movement – attend the online rally at 3pm

This Friday whilst NSW is under Covid restrictions the School Strike for Climate will be an online Rally.  Climate Change isn’t on hold during the pandemic.  We must keep the pressure up with COP26 only 21 days away! The last rally was less than 6 months ago!  Here are some pics from that day.

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…