June 2012 Water Workshops

Caldera Environment Centre media statement June 2012 Water Workshops The CEC was proud to have been a co-sponsor of these water workshops and it was refreshing to have such informative presentations on sustainable development in our community. Dr Litowski from the Sydney Olympic Park Authority has demonstrated that ecologically sustainable development is possible; the technology…

Fukushima: the worst is still to come

Posted by grh.  20-Aug-2012 News from Fukushima has been consistently bad since the severe earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011..  However, the worst of the disaster may be yet to come.   There is also the symbiosis between the nuclear energy and the continued production of nuclear weapons. This from Prof. Anthony Hall writing for GlobalResearch.Ca…

Fukushima radiation spawned mutant butterflies

From the ABC website..  13/8/2012. Researchers in Japan say radioactive fallout from the Fukushima meltdowns have created abnormalities among the nation’s butterfly species. The researchers collected hundreds of butterflies in the weeks and months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. They found abnormalities in more than 10 per cent, including unusually small wings. The rate of…

Tweed Heritage Submission- March 2012

Submission from the Caldera Environment Centre to the Tweed Shire Council in regards to the recent Heritage study. The Tweed has several remarkable characteristics which make certain buildings in the region of special or heritage significance.   Link to Submission:   = = = = = =

TREE Magazine Autumn 2012

                       TREE Magazine AUTUMN 2012  Cabarita Beach  Kings Forest  The Kerry CSG Blockade The Environment and Awareness NRG Report Tweed CAN Report

IWCM- Review by Save Byrrill Creek Group February 2102

To the General Manager, Mr Mike Rayner Tweed Water Staff Tweed Shire Council tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au The Save Byrrill Creek group welcomes the opportunity for an Independent Review of the IWCM For this to be a truly independent Review we request that both Hunter Water and MWH are not contracted to do the Review. We support an…

Development Tweed Coast- Submission

The Director General NSW Government Crown Lands Division GPO Box 15 Sydney NSW 2001 Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Reserve Trust (TCHPRT) and Land and Property Management Authority (LPMA Bogangar, Cabarita South Precinct Plan Introduction/Summary The Tweed Coast has been under constant threat of wave and wind erosion for millennia, but the rate of sea level…

Invitation to join Biosphere Project

From Hop E.  The Caldera Environment Centre Inc (CEC) invites local community groups and individuals to form an affiliated coalition to lobby Australian governments (at all three levels) to nominate the Border Ranges bio region as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Biosphere Reserves were promoted as a conservation/sustainability tool and a major part of the ‘Man…

TREE Magazine Spring 2011

    * Biosphere  * Paul Gilding  * CSG Cobaki  * Flying Foxes  * Grow your own house  * Consuela   * Captain Sage  View PDF: TREE Magazine SPRING 2011

Press Release- Biosphere Reserve

PRESS RELEASE – Caldera Environment Centre 30/8/2011    From Mr. Paul (Hop.e) Hopkins Plans to create a biosphere reserve for the Mt Warning caldera are gaining momentum, after receiving support from Tweed Shire Council. The project, headed by the Caldera Environment Centre (CEC), received unanimous support from the Tweed’s councillors this month. This month’s Council meeting…

Biosphere push finds support

Written by Kate McIntosh and Luis Feliu From the Tweed ECHO    Thursday, 30 June 2011 – A push to have the Tweed caldera region recognised as an internationally significant ecological site appears to be gathering momentum. At its meeting last week Tweed Shire Council unanimously voted in favour of a motion to bring forward…

TREE Magazine Winter 2011

             TREE Magazine Winter-2011  The Vampire – The Mur’bah Rally – Tara Report – – Coal Seam Facts and Fracking Action – – Biosphere Reserve – Climate Action – –  The Inimitable Captain Sage –     = = = = = = = =

TREE Magazine Autumn 2011

            TREE-Magazine_Autumn2011 * Water Wise * They’re Fracking where? * How the Rally came and went.. * Byrrill Creek Update   * A Biosphere Reserve   *Stirring the Calderan * How the Tweed will cope with Climate Change       *Working with Nature * Climate Denial Tweed Style * Captain Sage           = =…

Tree Magazine April 2010

TREE Tweed River Environmental Echo  Vol. 9, Issue 15 April 2010 Newsletter of The Caldera Environment Centre    Link to PDF here:    TREE-Magazine_Vol-9-15_April-2010  = = ===

Tree Magazine Autumn 2009

  TREE, Vol. 9, Issue 12 Editorial-  Developer puppet councillors and/or council bureaucrats call the shots;   Kings Forest and Cobaki Lakes – Concept Plan Applications, Councillor Katie Milne on the inadequacies of the development proposals;  Repco Rally Australia- inappropriate to say the least; The Issue of Public Consultation-   interpreting power relationships; Dear Council-   … please explain;   NSW Spin…

Tree Magazine Winter 2008

** History and Theme of World Environment Day 2008 ** TWEED LANDCARE ** THE NIMBIN ENVIRONMENT CENTRE ** TWEED GREENS ** TWEED CAN ** VEGANISM ** AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ** SEA SHEPHERD ** SUSTAINABLE VILLAGE ALLIANCE ** NORTH COAST CLIMATE ACTION GROUP ** NORTH COAST ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL ** CALDERA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE ** Earth Hour or Green…

Tree Magazine Spring 2007

  Give Your Vote more teeth-  vote multiple times below the line; editorial- when it comes to the federal election there is really only one option, let’s get rid of the Howard gang;   Why vote in a world gone mad?  at some time in the last thirty years, most of us decided that the suburban lifestyle we grew…

Tree Magazine Winter 2007

   * TYALGUM DAM  * WOLLUMBIN (MT. WARNING) SHIELD VOLCANO BIOSPHERE RESERVE  * Chemical Free Weed Control Part 3.  * DAMNING THE TWEED  * Stirring the Calderan  * PEACE CONVERGENCE  * WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY June 3rd 2007.       View PDF:  TREE_vol_9_issue_07_Winter2007                   = = = = =…

Tree Magazine Summer 2006

  TREE, VOL. 9, ISSUE 6  No Nightcap  Nightmare- 420 buildings in a new ‘village’ just outside the existing village of Uki;   Editorial- Full Spectrum Dominance;    Whose Fault?  the conservatives are accountable;   ‘THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGING’-  time limits on development consents;  KINGS FOREST- a timeline of the development of the ‘Development’;  RE Kings Forest- Letter to Frank Sartor, Minister…

Tree Magazine Autumn 2006

  TREE, VOL. 9, ISSUE 5 Lest We Forget-  the massive bombing of people and infrastructure (the sewage treatment plants, water supply plants, electrical generation plants, schools and universities) and the depleted uranium fallout from battlefield weapons, adds up to an horrendous social justice and environmental catastrophe;  KINGS FOREST-  the Chief Town Planner’s recommendation regarding the King’s Forest rezoning has Iemma’s and…

Tree Magazine December 2005

The Caldera Environment Centre     Tree Vol 9 Issue 4  Dec. 2005.  TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION WITH TWEED SHIRE COUNCIL ADMINISTRATORS 1. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ZONES should be “NO GO” Areas 2. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION 3. LIMITS TO POPULATION GROWTH 4. Need to promote TWEED VEGETATION MANAGEMENT PLAN and native (locally indigenous) vegetation 5. Need to promote WATER…

Tree Magazine October 2005

  TREE- Vol-9 issue 3-  October 2005 — Wollumbin festival issue — Wollumbin Dreaming — AUSTRALIANS AND UNAUSTRALIANS — Stirring the Calderan- revolutionary  change in Venezuela — DEBATE- Sustainable Agriculture and Chemical Use — Party Politics- TWEEDLE DEE / TWEEDLE DUM TEDIUM –Social Justice and Empowerment: View PDF:   TREE_vol_9_03_October2005           =…

Tree Magazine August 2005

  Tweed River Environmental Echo Issue 2.`August 2005 — Editorial- No more dams.. — WE HAVE LOST FIVE GOOD, HONEST COUNCILLORS … — BUSINESS WELFARE –- Stirring the Calderan- -– DEBATE- Weed control and Chemical Use — THE DREAMING — DO TREES TALK? — Water Policy- PART ONE  View PDF: TREE_vol_9_issue_02_August2005        …

Tree Magazine March 2005

  Tweed River Environmental Echo. Newsletter of The Caldera Environment Centre. Vol-9. Issue 1.  March 2005. — Editorial- membership revival needed. — The Current Inquiry into the Tweed Council … — Wollumbin Scout Camp –- Stirring the Calderan- -– DEBATE- Weed control- Is Roundup the new DDT? — CEC STRATEGY PLAN : DRAFT FOR COMMENT…

TREE Magazine Winter 2001

  IN THIS ISSUE GREEN POWER-  GLOBAL GREENS CONFERENCE NOT-SO-GREEN POWER-  SUGAR MILL CO-GENERATION KINGS FOREST AND SEASIDE CITY-  COUNCIL’S COASTAL PLANNING UNDER INVESTIGATION HASTINGS POINT RAINFOREST FIRE-  RURAL FIRE SERVICE REFUSES TO SAY SORRY WOLLUMBIN FOREST-  UPDATE PLUS:   * CONSUELA   * LAND CLEARING IN QUEENSLAND   * POWER COMPANY VANDALISM   View PDF:   TREE-Magazine-2001-07-Winter2001_BQ_SM_OCR   = =…

TREE Magazine July 1999

  IN THIS ISSUE Upcoming Local Government Elections NCC Seminar In Murwillumbah – Healthy Rivers Living Bush Workshop Series – Greener Living in Everyday Life Consuela And more           View PDF:   TREE-Magazine-1999-07-Winter99_BQ_SM_OCR   = = = = = = = =

TREE Magazine Autumn 1999

  In This Issue * DRAFT TWEED LOCAL LOCAL ENVIRONMENT PLAN- ARGUMENT FOR IMPROVED ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION * COLLECTING SEED AND REPLANTING * AUSTRALIAN PLANTS IN DANGER * Win in Court for Opponents of the Timbarra mine * The Flying Foxes in the Maclean Rainforest Reserve- * LONG DISTANCE WALKING TRACK – SCENIC AND CALDERA RIMS-…

TREE Magazine Summer 1998-1999

        == In This Issue == • NSW Forestry Agreement • NHT Grant • Conservation vs Preservation • Environmental Funding • Draft Tweed LEP             View PDF:   TREE-Magazine–1998-12-Summer98-99_BQ_SM_OCR = = = = = = = = = = =

TREE Magazine October 1998

        In this Issue * Tweed Update * North Coast Jabiluka Timbarra Mine * Pacific Highway Upgrade – Yelgun to Chinderah * YOUR YOTE CAN COUNT TWICE         View PDF:   TREE-Magazine-1998-10-Oct98_BQ_SM_OCR   = = = = = = = =

TREE Magazine Autumn 1998

      In This Issue * Tweed Shire Council Draft Management Plan and Budget for Year 1998-99 * Jabiluka Blockade * ORGANIC FOOD- SWALLOWED BY AGRIBUSINESS? * TIMBER IS TREASURE * BIOENERGY – A NEW DIRECTION * Economics and Other Lies * CHEMICALS PLAGUE US ALL   View PDF:  TREE-Magazine-1998-03-Autumn98_BQ_SM_OCR   = = =…