10.9 C
Byron Shire
April 13, 2021

Fossil Fool Bulletin goes live

Latest News

My own pandemic imaginations

Robert Podhajsky, Ocean Shores Imagination is a powerful mechanism; I must admit I get unsettled with my own pandemic imaginations...

Other News

Wooing the discerning gin drinker with Husk Botanic

Husk founder, Paul Messenger, introduces his new Husk Botanic – a fresh cane spirit, designed to be mixed with...

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called...

Essential businesses recognised

A sticker initiative, to say ‘Thank you’ and support local retailers’ doing it tough is adorning Mullum shops, owing in part to efforts by resident Angela Bambach.

Interview with Dan Willis

Dan Willis brings Best of British back to the Byron Comedy Festival. It was a sellout last year, with the audience confirming it as one of the favourite shows of the program. Dan is back – this time with Rory Lowe and John Flynn, and spoke with The Echo…

Take a ticket

Council’s Draft Complaint Handling Policy is on exhibition! It’s a document that, if drafted carefully, could provide the public with confidence that Council take complaints seriously and accountability will apply when a complaint is found to be true.

Hassle councillors, not Council staff

Duncan Dey, Byron Greens council candidate 2021 –Main Arm The Echo’s article of 10 March implied that it was Council...

A screenshot from the new website.

Keeping up with Adani, AGL, Santos and all the other fossil fuel-hungry companies is akin to juggling jelly, but for the last 18 months Northern Rivers journalist Eve Sinton has put her passion for protecting the environment from damaging fossil fuel mining into a weekly email which has now gone live on the net.

The Fossil Fool Bulletin was launched in November 2017 as a newsletter for people working to end Australia’s fossil fuel era and has now emailed 86 editions on schedule every week.

Now, the project has grown from its beginnings as a weekly newsletter and has joined forces with kindred spirit Johanna Evans to construct a new website where those interested can access up-to-date info on the fossil fool industry.

Evans, of Green Pigeon Graphics, has been closely associated with the Knitting Nannas and the Bentley Blockade, which ousted coal seam gas development from the Northern Rivers.

‘It’s been great working with Jo,’ says Ms Sinton. ‘She has excellent web skills and understands where I’m coming from.’

Ms Evans says the Fossil Fool Bulletin is the perfect resource for busy people who need to keep up to date with what’s going on Australia-wide in regards to multiple top-line issues in the fossil fool disaster space. ‘You can read about weekly happenings in the gas, coal, hydrogen, nuclear, renewables and fossilised politics spaces – all in one place.

‘Now with the addition of a website it’s an online library dedicated to the documenting of a topic that concerns every single one of us.’

The Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG) have been huge supporters of the Fossil Fool Bulletin and will continue to give a small monthly sponsorship and continue to host the publication along with its subscription and mail-out services, on their website knitting-nannas.org.

Knitting Nanna spokesperson Judi Summers says the nannas are totally smitten with Eve’s Fossil Fool Bulletin. ‘We are very proud to have one of our own Nannas publishing such an important piece of journalism. The well-researched and written articles give the reader the facts about the fossil fuel industry’s impact on our environment – land, air and water – an issue very close to Knitting Nannas’ hearts in this climate crisis. We are very happy to sponsor FFB to ensure it gets into email inboxes all over the country.’

Sinto is careful to only use authoritative sources – no fake news or internet myths to be seen here.

Researching and compiling the newsletter is a full-time unpaid job. Subscriptions to FFB are free, however Eve invites donations to Focus Publications to help cover costs such as news subscriptions and computer equipment.

She hopes the venture can expand with more newsletters on other topics, and involve more journalists in this new type of publishing.

Donation details are listed on the website.

It’s easy to subscribe to FFB, with a click-through to https://knitting-nannas.org/bulletins.php.


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.

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Inspector condemns prisoner health services

In the forward to the Inspector of Custodial Services Report published last month, Fiona Rafter Inspector of Custodial Services says that the provision of health services to inmates in New South Wales custodial facilities is a complex and challenging responsibility.

The importance of talking about ovaries

Brother and sister clothing designers Camilla Freeman-Topper and Marc Freeman are, were 11 and 13 respectively when their mother died of ovarian cancer.

Dead rats in the Byron bubble?

Poppa Veet Mayo, Main Arm Am I the only one who can smell a dead rat in this bubble called the Byron Shire? Hear it happened...

Linen SHIFT project urgently needs new home

With a vision to disrupt the cycle of women’s homelessness, the Linen SHIFT project was born to provide unique individual support and education for at-risk women in a safe residential environment, but today they they have been forced to close.