Redesign Your Property to be Flood Resilient
Buildings / News / Rebuild Flood Resilient

Redesign Your Property to be Flood Resilient

There are some practical building upgrades you can take to make your home more flood resilient. Some ideas include: wet-proofing the lower level of a home by installing polished concrete or tiled floors can significantly reduce clean up and recovery efforts following floods. installing louvres in the walls of the lower level of your home…

Retrofit Your Home to be Flood Resilient
Buildings / News / Rebuild Flood Resilient

Retrofit Your Home to be Flood Resilient

Flood resilience is the ability to prepare for, live through and then return to normal household routines with the least amount of disruption and anxiety possible. Flood resilience will not stop flood waters. However, it aims to equip residents to make their properties more resilient, ensuring they recover quickly from flood events. James Davidson, JDA…

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…

Making plans for the next ZEB Electric Vehicle Expo!
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Making plans for the next ZEB Electric Vehicle Expo!

In some positive news, Zero Emissions Byron plans to stage an Electric Vehicle Expo on Sunday, 11 September 2022 at Bangalow Showgrounds. And we need some volunteer help. If you have an interest in Electric Vehicles and Events, would you like to join our small – but perfectly formed – EV team to help with…

Flood Insurance & discounts for those who adapt
Buildings / Rebuild Flood Resilient

Flood Insurance & discounts for those who adapt

One of the main wins I’ve had is to lobby the insurance industry to lower flood premiums in recognition of flood resilient design.\ James Davidson – founder and Principal of JDA Co. — the preferred architecture and design practice for governments, councils and private enterprises adapting urban environments to withstand floods, cyclones, bushfires, storm surges and extreme…

Flood
Buildings / Rebuild Flood Resilient

Flood

It is with much gratitude that our team thanks the team at Renew, particularly Sam Cope, for assistance provided to date and for their ongoing support to bring information to our community to ensure we rebuild to be flood resilient.  Encourage friends and family with flood damaged homes to do what they need to get…

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…

Electric Vehicle Bulk Buy starting soon
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Electric Vehicle Bulk Buy starting soon

ZEB is excited to support Enova + the Good Car Co’s EV Bulk Buy initiative to accelerate Northern Rivers residents transition to EVs as a powerful action on climate change. Intimate in-person workshops (max 20 people) are scheduled to provide you with all the information about electric vehicles that you may need, PLUS the ability…