Flood
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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…

Learn Low Carbon Living at the Byron Community College
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Learn Low Carbon Living at the Byron Community College

The list of courses on offer is so extensive we’ve decided to just list the Sustainable Living courses in this post that start in February.   In addition to learning skills that will reduce your footprint studying locally is a great way to meet likeminded people.  The office at the college reopens after the Christmas break…

Low Carbon Christmas :  Does your business reduce emissions?
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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
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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…