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October 19, 2021

Mullumbimby solar project reaches target

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The North East Forest Alliance says that the assertion by the Natural Resources Commission report that logging of koala feed trees doesn’t have any impact on koalas is ‘dangerous propaganda’.

Comment: Court rejects challenges to vax laws

More than a million people tuned into the live stream of  Kassam v Hazzard; Henry v Hazzard via the NSW Supreme Court’s YouTube channel over the past couple of weeks, many hoping for a judgment which invalidates public health orders which mandate vaccines for certain industries, such as healthcare, aged care and construction.

More artists announced for Bluesfest

Bluesfest is excited to announce that, as NSW opens, they are adding more great artists to their lineup. 

Mayor Simon Richardson, pictured left, celebrates reaching the solar funding goal for the Drill Hall with the COREM crew. Photo Jeff ‘Solar Perplexed’ Dawson
Mayor Simon Richardson, pictured left, celebrates reaching the solar funding goal for the Drill Hall with the COREM crew. Photo Jeff ‘Solar Perplexed’ Dawson

The Mullumbimby Drill Hall is going solar, thanks to community support and COREM (Community Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby).

They claim over $22,000 has been raised, which was in excess of their original target.

And that means a larger solar PV system can be installed, says spokesperson Deborah Lilly, and still have money left over for our Revolving Community Energy Fund.

The first project off the blocks after the Drill Hall will be another 10kW PV system at the Mullum Showgrounds. ‘Mullumbimby is one step closer to reducing its carbon footprint. COREM’s vision is for the whole town to be self-sufficient in renewable energy, decarbonised, democratised and decentralised.’

To get involved visit www.corem.org.au.

 


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