Cultivating Murder Saturday 3 June Regent Cinema Mbah

On the 29th July 2014 Glen Turner a compliance officer with the Office of Environment and Heritage was shot four times by a farmer and died on the side of an isolated public road in NSW, 40 kms from Moree. Cultivating Murder tells the story of what happened and follows the murder trial to discover why…

Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee Sunday 28 May

With 8 million tonnes of plastic entering our oceans annually, affecting our food chain, killing off ecosystems, marine mammals, fish and seabirds, as well as clogging up our landfill, Let’s Waste Less believes we can’t ‘waste’ time waiting for the NSW government to act. We want Murwillumbah to get on the plastic bag ‘ban’ wagon.…

Threatened Species Recovery Fund

Applications close for this National Landcare Programme funding on 15 June 2017.  Funding is for projects between $20,000 and $250,000.  Visit: http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/threatened-species-recovery-fund

How does Aboriginal culture relate to bush regeneration? Tues 23 May

This free workshop is suitable for those who do bush regeneration either professionally or as a volunteer. How does Aboriginal culture relate to bush regeneration? Good question! It’s not just about what to look out for but what protocols need to be followed. Come along to a free workshop to find out why Aboriginal Cultural…

The fungi photography of Steve Axford

Nimbin Bush Theatre – Sunday 21st May – 11am   Entry by donation – Hosted by Nimbin Bushwalkers Club For this special event Steve Axford gives a presentation on his time lapse photography of fungi and mushrooms sourced from our local rainbow region rainforests and used in the acclaimed David Attenborough BBC documentary film –…

Keep speaking out against Adani

A message from GetUp.. Since we last spoke, we’ve had two huge wins against Adani. The momentum is palpable. First, after almost 8,000 of you chipped in to run a huge marginal seats campaign, another Coalition MP has publicly defied Turnbull over the $1 billion dollar Adani loan.  The campaign is now in full swing,…

World Environment Day Festival 2017

The Caldera Environment Centre’s annual World Environment Day Festival will be held on Sunday 4 June at Knox Park, Murwillumbah from 10am-3pm. Be entertained by the Pitts Family Circus, Hoopla Kids Circus, children’s activity space and music by Taraf Tambal – Balkan Gypsy Band, Monkey and The Fish and Broadfoot, who put a smile on everybody’s face. Listen…

Northern Rivers solar & batteries community bulk buy

Love clean renewable energy as much as we do? Here’s an opportunity to be a part of the uptake of renewables right here in the Northern Rivers. This April, the Northern Rivers will have it’s very own community bulk buy for solar and batteries – making the process easy and accessible, at lower prices. Find out…

‘A Plastic Ocean’ screening in M’bah 29 April

Don’t miss this award-winning film that Sir David Attenborough calls ‘The most important film of our time’, which focuses on the impact of plastic in our oceans, marine life and our own health. To reserve your tickets, please visit the Demand Film Event Page here: https://tickets.demand.film/event/1601. Unlike a traditional movie showing, my Demand Film screening requires…

New report into biodiversity offsetting

A message from the Nature Conservation Council of NSW Dear Members, As you may have seen in the news, at the Nature Conservation Council we’ve just released a new report into biodiversity offsetting schemes in NSW. The report, titled ‘Paradise Lost: The weakening and widening of NSW Biodiversity offsetting schemes, 2005-2016’ is a thorough analysis…

Understanding North Coast Soils Workshop 8 April postponed

A one day workshop in Murwillumbah.  Postponed due to flooding. Management factors to enhance soil health will be covered in addition to elements of importance for soil biological function and microbiol activity. To register and for more information on program and venue contact Judi Earl on 0409 151 969 or email judi@aimsag.com.au Understanding Our Soils…

NSW Planning Law Changes 2017

The Environmental Planning and Assessment Amendment Bill 2017 is on public exhibition until Friday 31 March 2017. EDO submission. EDO Briefing Note – Six big changes to the Planning Act in 2017 (and three missed opportunities). EDO seminar slides. EDO Planning Reform Podcast.

Climate Emergency Declaration Petition

Calling on the Australian Parliament to declare a climate emergency and to mobilise resources to restore a safe climate. http://climateemergencydeclaration.org/petition2/ Steve Posselt is a Northern Rivers man kayaking to Canberra where he will deliver the signatures on Feb 26.  More about Steve’s trip at http://districtbulletin.com.au/steve-posselt-climate-change-kayak/

Sky Scout – Drones Against Deforestation

A Wilderness Society crowdfunding campaign.  https://pozible.com/project/sky-scout   Australia is in the grips of a deforestation crisis.  In Qld alone, an area the size of the MCG is cleared every three minutes. Not so long ago, we had stronger state laws against devastating mass deforestation. But those laws recently came undone.  Deforestation typically takes place in…

Conservation of Beach-nesting Birds: Volunteer Monitoring Workshop

24th January.  1.15pm – 3pm.  Field trip 3pm – 4.30pm. Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre. Improving the conservation outlook for beach-nesting birds is incredibly challenging.  Volunteers make an amazing difference to the future of these species by monitoring breeding beaches, reporting and protecting nests, and educationg other beachusers. This workshop will focus on the methods used…

Have your say – Draft Coastal Management SEPP and Coastal Maps

  There is still time to have you say on protections for our sensitive coastal environments – the submission deadline has been extended until Friday 20 January 2017. The NSW Department of Planning and Environment (DOPE) is undertaking public consultation on a Draft Coastal Management State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) and Draft Coastal Mapping. The Coastal Management…

North Coast Energy Forum 2016 – It’s a wrap!

Welcome to the final NCEF newsletter for 2016, and for a while thereafter. First of all, a huge thank you to everyone involved in this year’s forum – the sponsors, speakers, organising committee, and of course all of you who attended. As with previous years we had over 100 people there, despite a paucity of…