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Tweed newsletter inspiring shire’s sustainability

Tweed Shire Council's acting director community and natural resources, Jane Lofthouse, takes a look at the new Sustainability E-Newsletter that can be subscribed to or accessed online. Photo supplied

Tweed Shire Council’s acting director community and natural resources, Jane Lofthouse, takes a look at the new Sustainability E-Newsletter that can be subscribed to or accessed online.

In a first for the Tweed Shire, an online newsletter aimed at informing ratepayers on sustainability and local environmental issues has been launched by Tweed Shire Council.

Council’s first issue now online has articles on Murwillumbah’s new seed library, tips on recycling wrapping paper and products at Christmas, how to join council’s Backyard Habitat for Wildlife program and how council has been saving on electricity throughout the year.

Tweed mayor Katie Milne said the release of the first e-newsletter was another step on the path to spreading the word about sustainability and environmental stewardship.

‘We are very lucky to live in the Tweed and what everybody loves about the region is its astounding environmental values,’ Cr Milne said.

‘The Tweed community is very savvy and understands the imperative and financial benefits of being sustainable, so it’s great that the Sustainability and Environment E-Newsletter is focused on providing our community with more information about ways residents can take action.

‘As residents of the Tweed it is important we educate ourselves, and each other, to inspire local communities and agencies to preserve and enhance environmental values for the future.

‘This first Sustainability and Environment issue contains many useful articles and stories including an extension of the Sustainable Agriculture survey, Murwillumbah’s new seed library, tips on recycling wrapping paper and products at Christmas, how to join the Backyard Habitat for Wildlife program and how council has been saving on electricity throughout the year

‘The E-Newsletters will be a great read, inexpensive to produce and will provide a wide range of information about council programs and services along with other information that will benefit the community,’ the Greens mayor said.

To view the newsletter or subscribe, visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/eNewsletters


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