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…

Enovacommunity energy Mini Expo

Come to our FREE mini solar and battery expo to learn how to save and go renewable. Bring your bill and learn how to save on your electricity  – Local energy experts on hand plus local solar equipment suppliers. We hope to educate everyone on how to reduce energy usage, which will not only save money,…

World Environment Day Festival 2018

Caldera Environment Centre is holding its annual World Environment Day Festival on Sunday 3 June from 10am to 3pm at Knox Park in Murwillumbah. “Beat Plastic Pollution” (If you can’t reuse it, refuse it) is the United Nations theme for World Environment Day 2018 – a call to action for all of us to come together to combat…

Court rules NSW land clearing laws ‘invalid’

From Echonetdaily. The Land and Environment Court has today ruled the NSW Government’s land-clearing laws invalid because they were made unlawfully. ‘The government has bungled the introduction of one of its signature pieces of legislation, and in the process demonstrates its careless disregard for nature in NSW,’ Nature Conservation Council CEO Kate Smolski said. ‘Today’s…

Extension of Regional Forestry Agreements

Another important submission is due on RFAs.  The 23 February submission date pertained to the 10 and 15 year review.  Another is needed for the proposed extension of RFAs. Overview from the NSW Government   NPA submission guide Info from NPA website – Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) are 20-year agreements between the State and Commonwealth Governments that permit…

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 survey are located in Queensland, but many of the issues at stake have national and…

Koala workshop Sat 17 March

Friends of the Koala is calling for Tweed Shire locals to become Koala Watchers, and will be holding a free workshop on Saturday 17th March 9.30am-12.30pm at the Murwillumbah Civic and Cultural Centre, Canvas and Kettle Room , 10-14 Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah. Susannah Keogh, Koala Care Coordinator, who will be delivering the workshop, said ‘early reporting koalas in need…

Survey on use of plastic shopping bags

North East Waste is conducting an online survey to get an accurate picture of local use of plastic shopping bags.. North East Waste, which brings together seven area councils including Tweed, has big plans to reduce their use and their impact  on the environment. The surveys close on 21 February.  Take the surveys at: • Community members – www.surveymonkey.com/r/plastic_bag_survey…

Regional Forest Agreements Review

from the National Parks Association of NSW Have Your Say: RFA Review Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) are agreements between the State and Commonwealth Governments that permit the logging of public native forests. Under the RFAs forests and wildlife have suffered through intensive logging for the past 20 years. Help end native forest logging by making a submission…

Lord Howe Island conservation holiday package

Message from Australian Association of Bush Regenerators (AABR)… Please consider this very special opportunity for eco-tourism on the World Heritage Lord Howe Island, to participate in the Rodent Eradication Project, and other projects to restore the amazing and unique biodiversity of LHI. But don’t delay as the offer closes soon.  Details below. Lord Howe Island Conservation…

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 rural land use in Tweed Shire.  Draft Rural Land Strategy on exhibition until 28th February.

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 up the Stop Adani Byron Shire Facebook page. You can also post questions and ask…

VICTORY. Downer drops Adani!

This is HUGE!! Downer quietly dropped to the stock exchange this morning that they will no longer build or operate Adani’s Carmichael mine. Adani are pretending that it’s ‘mutual’, that they can build the mine themselves. But Adani have never built a mine in Australia and never built a mine this big. They simply can’t…

EDO Fact Sheets

Private Land Conservation Clearing Vegetation on Rural Land Clearing trees on urban land and in environmental zones  

North Coast Koala Survey

This survey is part of a research project to identify where you see koalas in the North Coast region and to learn your preferences for future koala management and conservation.  Take the survey at www.northcoastkoala.net

Stand with the Wangan & Jagalingou people

At any moment, the Queensland Government could extinguish Wangan and Jagalingou native title rights in the Galilee Basin – the land Adani wants to build their Carmichael mega mine on. [1] The Wangan and Jagalingou (W&J) Family Council have already said NO to Adani four times and are in the midst of a court battle…

NCC takes govt to court on land clearing laws

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW has launched legal proceedings in the Land and Environment Court seeking to overturn land-clearing codes made under the Local Land Services Act earlier this year. You can read more about the case and donate to help fund the case on the NCC website here. Grounds of the case: Failure to…

Stop Adani Tweed campaign launch

Wednesday 13 December, 7-9 pm. Regent Cinema, Murwillumbah.  Screening ‘Guarding the Galilee’ documentary, speakers, Q&A panel.  Food for sale and live music from 6pm.  Tickets at the door or online at http://www.trybooking.com/337282

Limpinwood logging

Logging on a property of high ecological significance at Limpinwood is causing grave concerns for locals and all people who care about native wildlife, habitat for rare and threatened species, cultural heritage, and corridor connectivity to World Heritage Areas. Unauthorised works happened on this property in 2014.  Read the back story. On 7 September 2017…

Repower NSW Week of Action

The Nature Conservation Council is calling on us to sign the petition to Repower NSW with clean energy.  CEC stall at Murwillumbah Farmers Market Wednesday 22 November.

Repower Week

To celebrate Re power week Come and speak to the Caldera Environment Centre team members at this Wednesday’s Farmers Market between 7 and 11 am at the Murwillumbah showground. our climate and our democracy is in crisis. The Turnbull Government is pushing a coal energy target to keep our addiction to burning coal for energy.…

Ballina, Byron and Tweed Councils E zones

The North East Forest Alliance (NEFA) is calling upon Ballina, Byron and Tweed Councils to remain resolute in the face of yet another concerted effort by NSW Farmers to stop far north-coast Councils from being able to establish Environmental Zones. “Environmental Zones (E zones) are the only way that local communities can over-ride the State…