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December 9, 2021

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Byron Shire Council elections still being counted

There are 25,414 registered voters in the Byron Shire local government area (LGA) who are responsible for electing a...

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Public health neglected

On Monday 29 November 2021, I was in Mullumbimby Woolworths around 1–1.30pm. I counted 14 people without a mask,...

True non-partisan leadership of Ballina Shire Council over

A reign of non-partisan leadership in the Ballina Shire may well be over, with conservative independent Sharon Cadwallader leading the mayoral vote tally by lunchtime Tuesday.

And just like that the border opens (next Monday)

In a Ministerial press release, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced Queensland borders will re-open to domestic hotspots from 1am, Monday December 13.

The current canine explosion

Alison Drover is concerned about what she calls ‘the current canine explosion’ and its effect on the natural environment. Of...

Not cats

It’s climate change, stupid. Not cats that is impacting birds and wildlife. One in six Australian birds are now...

Byron in crisis

The housing crisis in Byron Bay, and Australia in general, is urgent. There is no easy fix. Too many...

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 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

Alcohol-free zones to continue in Ballina Shire

Four areas of public land in the Ballina Shire are to stay alcohol-free zones for at least another three years.

Work is starting on Tweed Rail Trail

The Tweed Council section of the Northern Rivers Rail Trail is a 24km section that stretches from the Murwillumbah Railway Station to Crabbes Creek and work is starting on the construction.

Jo Jo Smith back in town for one show only

It will be a night to remember with Jo Jo Smith back in town for a performance at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club this Saturday, 11 December.

NORPA announces stellar 2022 season

This morning in a special online event, NORPA revealed some of the adventurous, world-class shows that will transport audiences to different worlds in 2022.