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#Bigbadbiomass rally at Condong sugar mill

Around 50 people gathered on Friday morning at the big fig tree near the Condong sugar mill to join the world-wide #Bigbadbiomass protest against the use of biomass to create energy and to emphasise that burning biomass is not ‘environmentally friendly’.

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A public protest is taking place this Friday meet near the Condong sugar mill, north of Murwillumbah, at the big fig tree on Tweed Valley Way on Friday, 22 October at 10am to object to the burning of trees and ‘forest waste’ by Cape Byron Power to generate electricity at the Condong sugar mill.

Call to reject Evans Head Iron Gates DA over failure to recognise Indigenous heritage

Evans Head locals call for rejection of Iron Gates DA and recognition of the national significance of the site and its incorporation into the Broadwater National Park.

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The Rebels and the Wraiths visit Nationals: ‘We are facing a planetary crisis’

As part of a fortnight of climate actions and protests with the Extinction Rebellion, over 30 activists visited MP Kevin Hogan’s office in Lismore yesterday pushing ghostly empty white prams.

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Ethical search engine Ecosia will use every cent of its profits today (January 23) to fund tree-planting in areas affected by the Mt Nardi bushfire.

For the next 24 hours 100 per cent of the profits from Ecosia searches will be counted towards the reforestation of native, subtropical trees, which will be undertaken by Australian tree-planting organisation ReForest Now.

Assessment of semi-tropical rainforest affected by fires is already underway and Ecosia’s tree planting of more than a hundred native species will begin next month.

Based upon daily search volumes, Ecosia predicts it will be able to fund the planting and restoration of at least 20,000 trees, with the help of users around the world, and it is hopeful the number could be much higher.

The project will involve the planting of over 100 different tree species and 450 different plant species, which Ecosia says will make the area more resilient against future fires, increase rainfall, sequestering carbon and naturally clean the air.

‘As an Australian living overseas I have followed the fires of the last few weeks with horror,’ Hannah Wickes, CMO of Ecosia, said.

‘This new project allows us to plant trees that will not regenerate naturally following the devastating fires, it will also prioritise native and endangered species under threat.

‘We’re hoping for a record day of searches so we can overshoot our target of 20,000 trees substantially. This would allow us to build forest corridors that connect remaining patches of rainforest.’

Ecosia will announce the exact number of trees due to be planted on Friday, 24th January.

Locals in the Byron Shire and surrounds will be able to join tree planting community days in the coming weeks.

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