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The letters deadline for The Echo is noon Friday. Letters longer than 200 words may be cut. The publication of letters is at the discretion of the letters editor.

Dryland rice farmer and MLC Sue Higginson on her farm. Photo Julian Meehan.

Tonight Plan C is running Facing Up that looks at how we live in a climate and ecological crisis. Special guests Elly Bird from Resilient Lismore and Sue Higginson, NSW MP and former CEO of the Environmental Defenders Office from 5.30pm at the Lismore City Bowling Club on 26 July.

Cr Elly Bird. Photo Tree Faerie.

‘During these times of change, it’s more important than ever to come together and find shared understanding. Our collective challenge is to seek out meaning amidst the transformations brought about by the climate crisis,’ said Dr Jean Renouf, CEO of Plan C in a press release. 

Flooding in Lismore CBD, looking north to flooded valley, 31 March 2022. Photo David Lowe.

‘How can we grow, adapt, and find purpose in our shared experiences?’ he asks. Saying it is these questions that they will be discussing at the Facing Up event with the help of local psychotherapist and Healing Hub manager, Ruth Rosenhek.

The Book Warehouse in Lismore in the aftermath of the devastating 2022 February floods. Image: Barefoot Investor

‘Join us as we gather in the warmth of community, reflecting on our personal and collective journeys through the climate crisis. We’ll also consider the broader emotional and psychological impacts of these changes and healing from past traumas,’ says Dr Renouf.

Food is available from 5.30pm, arrive early for  chance to connect before Elly, Sue and Ruth take the stage at 6pm. This event is suitable for ages 12 and above. Book tickets here

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