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June 23, 2024

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Cars and other items stolen from Brunswick Heads

Local police are warning residents in the Byron Shire to be diligent in maintaining their home security after personal items and vehicles were stolen from Brunswick Heads yesterday.

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Do you have an IF?

When 12-year-old Bea moves into her grandmother Margaret’s apartment in New York, while her father waits for heart surgery in the same hospital where her mother died of cancer years earlier, she chafes against his playful antics, insisting she can handle the situation with maturity.

Youth Activities Centre holds Friend Raiser, June 20Youth Activities Centre holds Friend Raiser, June 20

Live music, a flea market, food, an art sale and a non-alcoholic bar will all be part of a free event, to be held at Byron’s Youth Activities Centre (YAC), on Thursday, June 20, from 4pm to 8pm.

The Village Grocer is shutting down

The supermarket near the roundabout in Byron, formerly known as Five Star, Handimarket, Spar Express and more recently as...

Max to the Max

As a young man who grew up in the Byron Shire, Max McAuley discovered his talent for dance and performance at an early age. When his parents saw him playing music videos over and over again and copying the choreography, they decided it was time to enrol him in formal dance lessons.

Inequity underpins solar-battery rebates

Over 3.2 million Australian households now have solar systems, and NSW leads, with a million systems (rooftop, heated pool or hot water).

16-year-old Mullum boy summits Imja Tse

Back in 2017, nine-year-old local boy, Finn Marshall-Rosato, became the youngest Australian to trek to Everest Base Camp, unaided and carrying all his own gear. 

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.

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 2024

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Sustainability 2023

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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

Yes, peace is the solution

Both Duncan Shipley-Smith and John Scrivener yet again display the same responses that I talk about over, and over and over again. They do...

Teething problem

I think it’s really stupid and potentially dangerous that the concept of an absorption period of charging a lead acid battery has been transferred...

Rising Tide activists head to Justine Elliot’s office with kayaks

Today saw just over 40 people kayak from John Follent Park in Tweed Heads to Faux Park in South Tweed, before walking close to a one km with their kayaks to the Labor Member for Richmond's Office to demand an end to new fossil fuel projects.

Butterfly and bee highways created by local schools

Northern Rivers students have created a ‘B&B Highway’ for bees, birds, and butterflies to support threatened pollinators in the region.