Home Expo 2018

Kingscliff TAFE, Saturday 15 September, 9am – 3pm Be part of this year’s Sustainable Living Home Expo as we provide an all-day program of activities for the whole family to help create more affordable and environmentally-friendly homes and lifestyles in the Tweed. Be inspired and informed: See the creative, inventive display of children’s Sustainable Shoebox…

Githabul Tribe & Conservation Groups Reach Historic Agreement

The Githabul Tribe, Githabul Nation Aboriginal Corporation, Githabul Elders and representatives of conservation groups will be holding a press conference at 11.30 am on Thursday 30 August in Kyogle to launch their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the management of Githabul Native Title Lands in the upper Clarence and Richmond Rivers. On 29 November 2007…

The Big U-Turn Ahead

CALLING AUSTRALIA TO ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE How much time is left before Australian business,industry, government and households reach the peak emissions point of no return? How can we ‘chuck a collective Uey’ to reduce our emissions in time? What can we do now? KEYNOTE SPEAKER Earth System Scientist Professor Will Steffen from the Climate…

Rise for Climate Rally and March

On September 8, thousands of rallies will be held in cities and towns around the world to demand our local leaders commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us. No more stalling, no more delays: it’s time for a fast and fair transition to 100% renewable energy for all. Join…

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 the Roadshow — together we have the power to end the bulldozing of trees and…

Seeking sustainable homes to showcase Sunday September16

Inspire, educate and share your story at Sustainable House Open Day, Sunday September 16, 2018  We are taking a break from the Sustainable House Day Design Competition this year. However, we are super excited to announce that we will host another Open House Day on Sunday 16 September across all of the Northern Rivers. This event,…

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: 3pm Topics includes where Tweed’s power comes from, why more people are switching to solar…

Towards Zero Deforestation Roadshow

We’re coming to visit you in Tweed! Join us for our Towards Zero Deforestation Roadshow on July 23rd. Nature in NSW is in crisis. New laws allow for devastating deforestation and broad scale land clearing of important wildlife habitat. At least 1000 species of plants and animals in NSW are facing extinction, including our iconic koala;…

Your Forests mini documentary

Made by NEFA volunteers to raise awareness of what is really happening to public native forests and the current imminent threat of the Regional Forests Agreement renewals and proposed weakening of the already weak logging rules in the Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals which are also being reviewed. Watch at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN-SRJUJG2E&t=7s Submission deadline 13 July 2018. NEFA…

New legal challenge to land clearing code

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW, represented by the Environmental Defenders Office NSW, has again commenced Court proceedings to challenge the validity of the Land Management (Native Vegetation) Code 2018, on the basis of documents received under freedom of information laws. More information at the EDO website

Nightcap Monuments Project Moves Forward

National Parks NSW has now assessed and approved the monuments project and given acknowledgement to the significance of the project to regional history and local communities. A monument’s site has been determined within the Terania Creek area of the Nightcap National Park. The project timing also hopes to help to historically recognise the 2019 –…

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 this can be found at this link.

NEFA information session on forest rules

To help community understand the NSW Govt draft Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs)  the North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) will hold an information session in Murwillumbah on Wednesday 6th June, 6-8pm at the Tweed Valley Uniting Church Hall, 2 Byangum Road.  Refreshments provided. Speakers: Sue Higginson, Dailan Pugh, Rob Kooyman, Sam Dawson ***National Parks Association of NSW (NPA) –…

NSW Government Cancels Forest Inspection

The North East Forest Alliance is shocked that NSW Government agencies have cancelled an inspection of State Forests along the Richmond Range to be shown the dire consequences that their new logging rules will have for logging dieback, Koalas, logging intensity and oldgrowth forests. NEFA spokesperson Dailan Pugh said that on Wednesday night the Environment…

Release of new rules that regulate our Native Forests

Message from Nature Conservation Council of NSW: Last week, the NSW Government released its draft Integrated Forestry Operations Approvals (IFOAs).  These IFOAs regulate how logging of our native public forests takes place and what impacts logging has on our environment and wildlife. The National Parks Association of NSW has been leading the analysis of the IFOA along…

Act for Birds

Australia’s nature laws are failing to protect our unique birds and landscapes. The very laws designed to protect our precious natural environment are insufficient and continue to be undermined by loopholes and exemptions. Join BirdLife Australia in pushing for strong nature laws and independent institutions that will protect the birds and places we love. Learn…

Private native forestry to LLS

Local Land Services has assumed responsibility for approvals and advice services for private native forestry as of 30 April. This gives landholders a single point of contact for private native forestry advice, approvals and extension services. Read more.

Solar powered clean drinking water maker trialled

By Cole Latimer A solar-powered device that creates clean drinking water from the air is being trialled in Australia. The portable Source Hydropanels, created by Zero Mass Water, are designed to suck moisture from the air, dehumidifying it to drain the water out before it purifies and adds minerals to the water. It is powered…

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 commons, that are vital for our survival. In an eye-opening talk about the wellness of…