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…

Spotlight on Bikes – So good for the planet!
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Spotlight on Bikes – So good for the planet!

by Sasha Mainsbridge ZEB Community Engagement Officer, founder of Mullum Cares Inc and mother of two almost teenage boys.? Thinking about getting yourself or the kids a new bike (either new or second hand)? That’s a carbon busting idea! Bikes are an awesome, low carbon transport option and a great way to get exercise into…

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…

Annett Welss – Byron
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Annett Welss – Byron

For the last three years, we have been transforming our food and toilet waste into cooking gas and liquid fertiliser concentrate (see Living tiny and green) The whole setup is carbon-neutral because biomaterial which was created through photosynthesis pulls carbon out of the atmosphere, and once burned as energy will go back as CO2. The…

FFPA Winner: Upcycling Slippers owner Karena Williams
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FFPA Winner: Upcycling Slippers owner Karena Williams

“My small local business, Upcycled Slippers, has been using upcycled materials since its beginning two years ago. The carbon busting actions have grown!” Karena and her family were thrilled to select a Subpod Grow Bundle from the prize options. “It’s such a fabulous product”, she said. “I love how you can use its packaging for the product. It’s so well made!”