Low Carbon Christmas :  Does your business reduce emissions?
Buildings / Climate Change / Electric Vehicles / Energy / Land Use / Transport / Waste

Low Carbon Christmas : Does your business reduce emissions?

WWF Report Details a Huge rise in demand for sustainable goods during Pandemic New global research conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), commissioned by WWF, shows a staggering 71% rise in popularity of searches for sustainable goods over the past five years, with continuing growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the full story on…

Instead of using a car for local trips, Gerd & Bavara use their electric scooter
Electric Vehicles / Energy / Transport / ZEB Story

Instead of using a car for local trips, Gerd & Bavara use their electric scooter

Gerd Kuhlmann supplied this story as an entry to our Fight for Planet A campaign in August 2020 Bavara’s car had broken down, we needed a second vehicle and wanted to avoid another petrol car.  New electric cars were still too expensive for a second vehicle. I read an article in my RENEW alternative technology…

Northern Rivers EV Survey Results 2021
Electric Vehicles / Events / In the Media / News / Transport

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…

Rex’s Recommendation #6 : Book – Soil by Matthew Evans
Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex’s Recommendation #6 : Book – Soil by Matthew Evans

Soil is the unlikely story of our most maligned resource as swashbuckling hero. A saga of bombs, ice ages and civilisations falling. Of ancient hunger, modern sicknesses and gastronomic delight. It features poison gas, climate collapse and a mind-blowing explanation of how rain is formed. For too long, we’ve not only neglected the land beneath…

Spotlight on Bikes – So good for the planet!
Professional Service / Transport / Waste

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.😝 Bikes are an awesome, low carbon transport option and a great way to get exercise into your life – if you’re lucky enough to live somewhere they are useful. Last week I had to get a…

Rex’s Recommendation #5 : Book – Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown
Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex’s Recommendation #5 : Book – Dirt to Soil by Gabe Brown

Soil health pioneer Gabe Brown did not set out to write a book on no-till, regenerative agriculture but that was the end product of his research into a new method of farming that would bring back life to his farm, rather than taking away from it. As a series of weather-related crop disasters put the…

Summer is Coming! Get your home ready to stay cool:)
Buildings / Energy / News / Professional Service

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
Buildings / Energy / News

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…

Rex’s Recommendation #4 :  John Kempf – Regen Ag Specialist
Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex’s Recommendation #4 : John Kempf – Regen Ag Specialist

John Kempf is an entrepreneur, speaker, podcast host and teacher.  He is passionate about the potential of well managed agriculture ecosystems to reverse ecological degradation. John believes regenerative agriculture management systems can: regenerate producer profitability and create economic incentives for producers produce crops that are inherently resistant to possible infections by insects, bacteria, fungi, nematodes…