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Who’s up for looking after this planet? The Byron Environment Centre (BEC) crew are having a Picnic in the Park public networking afternoon, this Sunday 16 October 2–4pm, at the BEC’s Rotunda, in Railway Park, Jonson St, Byron Bay. 

Post covid restrictions, communities across the state are coming together to reestablish networks at Picnics for Nature, coordinated by the Nature Conservation Council and local environment groups.

Whether your interest is in commenting from the sidelines, back-seat support, front-seat driver, or frontline activist, from Knitting Nannas to School Strike students, with an interest in local/regional/or global campaigns, or in a ‘looking after country’ First Nations Voice to Parliament, let’s get together and decide on how we are going to protect the rights of nature, and the rights of future generations to a liveable planet. Grab a coffee and bring a cushion, and come along!

PS: Don’t dawdle on the pedestrian crossing in front of the park – it’s now a $20,000 fine and two years jail for activists inconveniencing traffic.

John Lazarus, Byron Bay

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  1. grab a coffee?

    John, you should know that coffee is one of the most environmentally destructive farming practices on the planet, the farming chemicals used and the soil erosion generated from this farming methods, not to mention the absolute ridiculous working conditions many of these slave workers are putting up with.

    I think we should only bring along sustainable foods and drinks, I for one will only be bring juice from my own trees in my garden, no chemicals used and no slave labour.

    Caffeine is also one of the most addictive chemicals on the planet and its being used to control the population into work culture.

    please no coffee.

    • I reckon John would be referring solely to locally organically grown Byron coffee which everyone knows is hand picked by virgins when the moon’s in Uranus.

      Chocolate, alcohol and caffeine are all addictive but some things are just worth being part of the work culture. By all means subsist on your own land (you’d need more of it individually than there is to go around for all) but leave the rest of us to choose our own poisons.


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