Protecting our paddock trees

Paddock trees are big, old, majestic native trees that often stand alone like sentinels from another time. They graciously provide shelter for stock, nectar for honeybees, hollows for nesting, and places of rest and safety for weary wildlife. Studies have…

New solar bulk buy

Community partnered bulk buy information sessions – Sept 12-14th: Tweed, M’bah, Ballina, Lismore, Byron.  The first “Farming the Sun” bulk buy round was fully subscribed. Bulk buys save 20-29% on retail prices. The “Farming the Sun“ group is up front with all…

Living for the Future Home Expo

Saturday, 16 September 2017 A free, family-friendly event offering a one-stop-shop of stalls and practical workshops to help people embrace sustainable living principles, find out more about smart housing designs and renovations to help create more affordable and environmentally-friendly homes and…

Draft Wildlife Protection Areas Policy

This is a great initiative by Council to protect and improve high conservation value public land by reducing threats to wildlife from the impacts of domestic cats and dogs. Draft Wildlife Protection Areas Policy The draft Policy is on public…

Sunlight and Seaweed

Sunlight and Seaweed , the most recent book by Tim Flannery is a must-read book for all who want to look straight ahead at climate change and its effect on our planet and our lives. Importantly it is a book…