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…

Rex’s Recommendation #3 : Book – The Call of the Reed Warbler by Charles Massey
Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex’s Recommendation #3 : Book – The Call of the Reed Warbler by Charles Massey

“We were extremely lucky to have Charles Massey discuss his book at the Bangalow A&I Hall in August 2018. I think this discussion between John Kempf and Dr Zach Bush at 01 hour 5 minutes and 26 seconds through sums up Charles Massey beautifully.” Rex Harris, Piccadilly Park, Bangalow

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

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
Electric Vehicles / In the Media / News / Reports and AGM

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…

Rex’s Recommendation #2 : Colin Seis – Outstanding NSW Farmer & Educator
Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex’s Recommendation #2 : Colin Seis – Outstanding NSW Farmer & Educator

“Colin Seis is a highly regarded leader in regenerative agriculture in Australia. His technique of pasture cropping is the first major change in the way crops have been grown for the last 10,000 years.   The technique has been shown to improve Farm Ecosystems, Soil Ecosystems, Farm resilience and much more.  Extensive soil testing on…

Want solar but renting or have a shaded roof? – Haystacks Solar Garden might be for you
Energy / Partner Events

Want solar but renting or have a shaded roof? – Haystacks Solar Garden might be for you

If you haven’t heard about Haystacks Solar Garden (or maybe never heard of the term Solar Garden!) have a browse of their website here. Our next members update will be combined with our Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the start of November. Each year we will hold this meeting to report on the progress of…

Byron Bay Eco Cruises – This Christmas we recommend shopping local services and locally made products
Professional Service / ZEB Story

Byron Bay Eco Cruises – This Christmas we recommend shopping local services and locally made products

We’re not fans of Christmas promotion starting in October but that’s what’s already happening in the shopping world so we thought we’d better divert your attention from buying more ‘stuff’ that often people don’t need to supporting local services, particularly tourism businesses as they continue to be severely impacted by Covid-19 travel restrictions.  It’s always…

International Repair Day!
Climate Change / News / Waste

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…

Rex Harris shares the books, movies, mentors and resources that drove regenerative change on his macadamia farm
Climate Change / Land Use / RePlant Byron Alliance

Rex Harris shares the books, movies, mentors and resources that drove regenerative change on his macadamia farm

For the next 6 weeks we are sharing Rex’s heart felt recommendations for you to watch, read, understand or do.  This week, Rex’s first recommendation is to watch the documentary, Kiss the Ground. In my view this is one of the most important documentaries for education in land use management and general information on how…