Hosted by Zero Emissions Byron and thanks to an Ingrained Foundation grant, this day-long program on the Good Fire cultural burning project was attended by local landholders, academics, restoration professionals, council staff, and international conservation NGO representatives. It provided education on prescribed fire, and attendees learned about fire safety and how to conduct cultural burning.
This year, a Flood Resilience category was added to the Sustainable House Day event, which features resources and workshops on sustainable living. The event saw homeowners and tradespeople who have rebuilt or designed with flood adaptation in mind to sharing their experiences.
In 2022, Zero Emissions Byron held the 2nd Northern Rivers Electric Vehicle Expo, displaying a range of new and privately owned EVs, and holding a talk and Q&A session for those attending.
A short film about retrofitting a home for energy independence and offers advice on improving a home’s thermal performance, which highlights the importance of rebuilding flood-damaged homes with resilient alternatives and provides resources for homeowners looking to make their homes more energy-efficient and resilient to flooding.
Fire ecologist Dr. Andy Baker and Bundjalung cultural fire practitioner Oliver Costello explain how cool mosaic burning in open forest ecosystems can contribute to the global carbon cycle, with the regrowth after a fire drawing down CO2 equivalent to the smoke emissions created during the fire. See the video here.