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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

The NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was in Lismore at Southern Cross University this morning at 11am releasing the NSW Independent Flood Inquiry where he accepted every recommendation put forward.

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Mud benda rant

Regarding last week’s Splendour Festival and all the ‘haters’ out there. I took along a few seriously fun-deprived teenage...

Criminalising protest

In another Sstate government descent into criminalising protest, to protect their own government’s sabotage of a liveable planet, last...

Lismore Council votes against supporting Assange

At Tuesday's Council meeting Councillor Guise proposed a motion that Council writes to the Federal Government, Prime Minister and relevant Ministers denouncing the extradition of Julian Assange from the UK and urging the Prime Minister to make a public statement denouncing the extradition.

The Bogong

The Byron Writers Festival has partnered with Blak & Bright curator Jane Harrison to present The Bogong, a Blak version of The Moth. The Bogong, Hosted by Danny Teece-Johnson, is a celebration of the lived experience in crafted spoken word form. Featuring six First Nations storytellers, it’a feast for the ears.

Car park housing

In recent weeks the idea by Council to develop the existing car park in Station Street has dropped out...

Undesirable

​​An undeniable purpose in living is enjoyment, due to the fact that we have the capability to enjoy. What...

Sustainability Supplements

Hints for living a sustainable life

Look, we got carried away about sustainability. We started with a few stories about the simple life and it grew into a series of features, and then into an annual publication is in its own right. Here you can learn about worm farming, electric vehicles, how fabulous the ocean is, growing organic food, how to save money when building or retrofitting a house, and maybe incidentally do the planet a few favours. It’s a DIY manual for living on Earth like there isn’t a second one.

Now in its eleventh year, The Echo‘s annual Sustainability supplement is a much anticipated resource for those who would like to tread lightly on this planet.

The current and all past editions are collected here on this page.

Sustainability 2022

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Sustainability 2021


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Sustainability 2019


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Sustainability 2018


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Sustainability 2017


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Sustainability 2016


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Sustainability 2015

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Your Sustainable Community 2014

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Your Sustainable Community 2013

Your Sustainable Community 2012

Your Sustainable Community 2011

Your Sustainable Community 2010

Your Sustainable Community 2009

Lismore Councillors to collectively decide on new GM

The recent history of general managers in the Lismore Council has been nothing if not chequered. With a very politically divided council, the question of whether all interested councillors, or just a select few, should choose the new GM proved contentious last night in the Goonellabah chambers.

Byron’s Fletcher St welcomes new members

Fletcher Street Cottage has welcomed the arrival of three new community support workers to help the growing number of locals facing the challenges of homelessness.

Byron’s Mayor Lyon defends Mullum pod fiasco

Byron Shire Council Mayor Michael Lyon has defended Council’s handling of the ongoing Mullum pod accommodation debacle, telling The Echo that councillors requested, through a Council resolution, that Resilience NSW conduct consultation with neighbouring residents regarding the rail corridor works on Prince Street. 

Mullum, flooding and pods

In this region we are all, except for a few, living on floodplains or areas prone to further landslips. And as far as I...