World Environment Day 2020 Online

UN WED HQ: “… urgent action to protect biodiversity … the variety of life on Earth … each part is interdependent … the entire system is affected … humans have pushed nature beyond its limit … when we destroy biodiversity, we destroy the system that supports all life … upsetting the delicate balance of nature…

Cutting Down Native Forests on Private Land Draft Codes of Practice

The Draft Private Native Forestry Code of Practice have been open for public submissions. It is ‘A permission-booklet for ecologically significant native forests destruction on privately held land.’ We have read the Draft Codes of Practice, and highlighted the bits of the document for you to read quickly, to focus and save time. It is…

Climate Council > getting a “green recovery” after the epidemic > support

The Climate Council is at the forefront of studies aimed at getting a “green recovery” after the epidemic.  We are therefore facilitating opportunities to join with them in this endeavour. Australia’s economic response to the coronavirus crisis is being decided. Right now, we have an opportunity that we didn’t have before, to craft the future we…

ACTIVE HOPE AND RESILIENCE IN A TIME OF CRISIS

A community event held by Extinction Rebellion Tweed Valley. We are living through difficult times that have only gotten harder the last six months as we face regular new waves of social and environmental crises. In this time we are witnessing immense growing social injustices and the sixth mass extinction of life on Earth. Many…

NSWG Plastic Plan

The NSWG Plastic Plan speaks of redesign laws and fairly lightweight ban promises, not very impressive given the situation we are now in regarding plastic. “If this, … “If this, … ” is an awardee of The Caldera Environment Centre ‘Ecological Arts For Information Merit Award’.

Managing Native Vegetation

The NSW Govt Audit Office report found the clearing of native vegetation on rural land is not effectively regulated and managed. The processes supporting the regulatory framework are weak and there is no evidence-based assurance that clearing of native vegetation is carried out in accordance with approvals.  https://www.audit.nsw.gov.au/our-work/reports/managing-native-vegetation

Land-Clearing Must Stop

The North East Forest Alliance is calling for an immediate halt to land-clearing in the light of the Natural Resources Commission’s damning review showing that land-clearing has skyrocketed, the promised off-setting is not being implemented, Areas of Outstanding Biodiversity Value are not being protected, the regulatory map has not been released, and that land-clearing represents a…

TSC Draft Climate Change Policy targets net zero by 2030

TSC Draft Climate Change Policy targets net zero by 2030  Tweed Shire Council is stepping up its response to climate change by laying a firm policy foundation for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting the Tweed to the impacts of climate change.  Mayor of Tweed Councillor Katie Milne said the Tweed needed to respond to the…

Tweed Local Strategic Planning Statement

Tweed Local Strategic Planning StatementOn exhibition from Tuesday 3 March 2020 to Friday 3 April 2020Local residents and visitors to the Tweed are invited to have their say on the Tweed Local Strategic Planning Statement ‘the Statement’ which sets out the 20 year vision for land-use planning in the Tweed. The Statement describes the special…

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON HAZARD REDUCTION FACTSHEET

Australia’s 2019-20 bushfire season is shaping up as being the worst on record. Already, New South Wales and Queensland have su ered more property damage and forest loss than in any previous fire season, with the worst fire danger period yet to come for Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. This guide sets out the facts…

Groups Ask Koala Inquiry to Support Logging Moratorium

A number of groups have appeared before the NSW Legislative Council inquiry into Koala populations and habitat in New South Wales and have requested the committee actively call on the NSW Government to put in place a moratorium on logging koala habitat across public and private lands as an emergency response to the loss of thousands…

The water mining legislation is broken, change the legislation.

November 15, Lismore, Tweed Water Alliance are convening a meeting of key people with a view to thinking through the mess of legislation and regulation around groundwater. “We are keen to protect our groundwater stocks and wind back this ridiculously greedy industry. Of course we will let you know the outcome and urge you to…

Call for Submissions: Tweed River Estuary Management Plan 2019

The Caldera Environment Centre encourages those who care about the conservation and recreational use of the Tweed River estuary to forward a submission in support of the Plan to Tweed Shire Council. The Plan has introduced the concept of Character Zones in two locations, Stotts Island (high conservation significance) and upstream of the Commercial Road…

The CEC has nominated Claire Masters and World Environment Day in the Tweed Sustainabilty Awards and would like to encourage members to view the nominees and vote.

The Tweed Sustainability Awards: Public voting is now open.Vote across the three categories of: Regenerative Agriculture, Wildlife and Habitat Conservation and Tweed Sustainability. Read more about the nominees …, a chance to find out about the inspiring people and projects helping to protect and enhance our natural environment. The CEC has nominated Claire Masters and World Environment Day…

BRAEMAR’S KOALAS NEED YOUR URGENT HELP

NEFA (North East Forest Alliance) have identified a nationally significant population of Koalas on the Richmond Lowlands, with core breeding habitat in Braemar, Carwong and Royal Camp State Forests. The Forestry Corporation are proposing to log the Koala high use areas in Braemar State Forest. NEFA need your help to stop them. “The rules used…

Tweed Shire Council declares a Climate Emergency [!]

At its meeting on 19th September, Tweed Shire Council adopted a motion put by the Mayor, Katie Milne, to declare a Climate Emergency. Speeches addressing this motion were made in the Public Forum by Jasmine Cook, a member of Council’s “Youth Advisory Committee”; and by Barry Firth, a member of CEC. The motion was adopted…

Extinction Rebellion [XR] Call to Action!

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We are at ecological, economic and social tipping points right now, as you read this text. Australia is currently headed for a 4°C rise in global average temperature from preindustrial times, this amounts to a catastrophic loss of life. We are calling on everyone, regardless of your political…