Category: Economics

20 year logging extension a disaster for the public good

NEFA MEDIA RELEASE The North East Forest Alliance has called the process used by the Commonwealth and State Governments to adopt new Regional Forest Agreements as a superficial sham simply intended to lock-up public native forests for private sawmillers at…

Towards Zero Deforestation Report

The top 20 tree deforestation hotspots in NSW have been revealed in a report by the NSW Nature Conservation Council, WWF-Australia, The Wilderness Society and National Parks Association of NSW. The report found that 17 of the state’s 20 deforestation hotspots also contain koala habitat…

Power providers- how they stack up

The quickest and easiest way to support renewable energy is to switch to an ethical electricity provider. Your actions do make a difference – Together we make a change. ‘Power providers_How they stack up’ Courtesy Repower Byron Shire.

EDO slides from Towards Zero Deforestation Roadshow

Thanks for joining us last week at the Tweed leg of the Towards Zero Deforestation Roadshow. Deforestation is causing havoc for our wildlife, our climate, and the health of local communities and our land. I’m so glad you were part of…

Power to the Tweed – free talk

You’re invited to join Tweed Shire Council’s Energy Projects Officer, Michael Qualmann, for a free information session at your local library to discuss Power in the Tweed on Wednesday 1 August. Tweed Heads library: 9.30am Kingscliff library: 12pm Murwillumbah library:…

Independent Review of RFA’s released

The report of the independent reviewer on the Regional Forest Agreements has been tabled in Federal Parliament. A copy of the report can be found at this link. The Federal Government has also released a holding statement on the review and…

An economic case for protecting the planet

We all share one planet — we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko Ishii is on a mission to protect these shared resources, known as the global…

Stop Adani Tweed community survey

Stop Adani Tweed wishes to survey the views of Tweed Shire residents, regarding the proposed massive expansion of coal mining in Queensland, including the so-called “Adani” mine in the Galilee Basin. Yes, the projects that are the subject of our…

Final Draft Rural Land Strategy presentation

There will be a drop-in session at Murwillumbah Civic Centre’s Canvas and Kettle Room, Thursday February 1 from 7pm to 8:30pm.  The session will cover the more than 140 proposed actions in the Draft Strategy which will shape the future of…

Journey to Stop Adani frontline

A journey to the front line is being arranged by the Northern Rivers Stop Adani Group leaving on January 13 and returning on January 21. Living costs for the week on the front line are $250 and include everything.  For more information look…