19.8 C
Byron Shire
November 29, 2021

#rainforest2reef enviro/arts project launched

Latest News

Storms and rain for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Northern Rivers

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is predicting widespread thunderstorms and rain for the Northern Rivers.

Other News

A Smooth Operator comes to New Brighton

New Brighton Farmers Market has always been a magical place to get your weekly produce after a morning surf or swim, and now you can pack more health into your day with a visit to welcome newcomer, Smoothie Operator. 

Cr Reece Byrnes leads the Labor ticket for Tweed Council elections

Reece Byrnes is heading up the Labor ticket for the upcoming Tweed Shire Council elections. Mr Byrnes has been...

Community carers and responders program launched

Following the recent second anniversary of the bushfires that hit our region, Resilient Byron say they are proud to...

Bangalow venues in need of financial help

Two of the Shire’s most well-known community spaces have come cap-in-hand to Byron Council, after suffering major income losses as a result of COVID-related public health orders.

Byron’s new estate

Having just read in The Daily Telegraph of the approval of Harvest Byron Bay’s 149 lots, I am shocked...

F***ked

Simon Kofe, foreign minister for the small Pacific nation of Tuvalu, brought a slice of reality to the COP26...

Zion Levy, Carol Atkins and Julian Gray at The Magic Pot in Mullumbimby celebrating the launch of the #rainforest2reef campaign. Jeff Dawson.

Creating connections and understanding the interweb of life and our environment is the driving force behind Rainforest Rescue’s latest campaign to help protect Australian rainforest and reef #rainforest2reef.

Local artists Carol Atkins and Zion Levy Stewart  have been selected to take part in the combined enviro/arts project which has been initiated to highlight the significance of the Wet Tropics and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage areas in far north Queensland.

The project has been inspired not only by the amazing and rich biodiversity and natural beauty, but also the connectivity and fragility of these two internationally important areas according to Rainforest Rescue.

Twenty-one artworks have been selected and curated into sets of three combining and image of the rainforest, one of the reef and an image that connects the two. The images have been printed on non-plastic, recyclable and compostable cups to help promote the campaign. Each image tells a tale about an area or an animal or event such as a flood. You can look at rainforest2reef.org.au to find out more about each of the stories behind the image.

The BioPak art series cups are now available from coffee shops across Australia and New Zealand, including the Northern Rivers.

‘I live in paradise and want all the animals birds and trees to be safe,’ said local artist Zion about why he’s involved with the campaign.

‘I also love to swim in the ocean and paint the fish and blue sea.’

Carol Atkins a Byron Bay artist is drawn to the panorama of the ocean, beaches and tropical areas and the beautiful palette they offer.  Says the reason she got involved the campaign is because she wants ‘Trees and clean ocean for the next generation, this will help raise awareness of how we can all help and support this wonderful and very important campaign.’

How can you hep? BioPak are donating $1 for every Instagram image of the cups with the #rainforest2reef hashtag so now is the time to get online.

‘We’re honoured to be working with such a diverse range of artists who can help tell the story of these special places and why they need protecting,’ says Rainforest Rescue CEO Julian Gray.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Byron candidates 2021 Q&A part 2

Buckle in, seats upright, and loosen the belt!  It’s time to see what candidates have to say – in full – about our collective issues...

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African variant

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Last chance for tickets to Byron Shire Council Meet the Candidates forum

Today is your last chance to get tickets to tonight’s Byron Shire Meet the Candidates forum in the Byron Theatre.

Thousands gather at Ballina MMAMV rally

Around 2,500 gathered at Missingham Park in Ballina to hear MMAMV speakers before marching to the Ballina police station and then making their way back to the starting point for more speakers.