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May 29, 2024

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Byron biz digs in for BayFM

The Byron business community gathered at Fishheads for their new menu launch and a fundraiser for Bay FM last week, with $1,360 being raised for the independent radio station.

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New community meeting room in Lismore

A new community meeting room, free for non-profit organisations and community groups to hire, has been launched at the Lismore Library.

Surf like a woman

Local surfing legend Pauline Menczer has told her remarkable story in a new book, 'Surf Like a Woman', which tells the story of how she overcame sexism, homophobia and rheumatoid arthritis to become World Surfing Champion.

The Red Heart project helps African women recycle pads 

Something that we don’t always stop to think about is how African women access menstrual and hygiene products – pads, tampons, moon cups, sponges or other ways to manage that monthly bleed. 

Drumming circle

Every morning I get up early and walk along the beach south of the Brunswick Surf Club. What I’ve started...

Mullum SEED Eco Hub gets $600k

A $600,000 federal grant for the community facilities at the Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development Inc will see new facilities developed.

Housing: too important to leave to private market

It saddens me every time I get to the back of The Echo and see all the real estate...

Michael Reynolds received a standing ovation at Bangalow A&I Hall last Thursday evening. He has dedicated more than half his lifetime to developing an amazing sustainable home built from recyclable materials. It’s fully self-sufficient and it works!

With about $6k, a working model the size of a studio could be built in Mullumbimby in 4–5 days. It’s happening around the world, so it would be great if the Alternative capital of Australia, Byron Shire, showed the initiative to examine closely and then implement it if successful.

The people of Haiti, Anadaman Islands (off India), Jamaica and Sierra Leone appeared well satisfied.

Michael builds with the locals and trains them along the way. Other more elaborate models are now being build in the USA, Norway, Mexico, Holland, Canada, France and England. This is awesome. Watch the DVD Garbage Warrior or visit www.earthship.com for details.

Peter Duke

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Ballina adopts Corporate Emissions Reduction Plan

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Surf like a woman

Local surfing legend Pauline Menczer has told her remarkable story in a new book, 'Surf Like a Woman', which tells the story of how she overcame sexism, homophobia and rheumatoid arthritis to become World Surfing Champion.