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January 28, 2021

Latest News

It’s legal to grow and distribute – but only by the anointed

Byron based medicinal cannabis producer is sending cannabis to Germany in a breakthrough $92m deal yet the humble plant remains illegal for locals and continues to put people behind bars.

Other News

Time to transition

Geraldine Crumpton, Fernleigh  I couldn’t agree more with Phillip Fraser’s article, that it really is time for Byron Shire to...

Two charged with assault in separate incidents

A man and a woman have been charged with assault after separate violent incidents last week, one in Byron Bay and one in Mullumbimby.

Suffolk Park gardeners angry over Council’s double standard

Gardeners at the Suffolk Park Community Garden say they’ve been trapped in a procedural Catch-22 by Byron Shire Council, after it gave the green light to an expanded pump track (BMX track).

No respect

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock Once again it’s that time of the year where we are meant to celebrate Australia day...

Rail trail debate

Geoff Meers, Suffolk Park It was good to read David Lisle’s comprehensive and reasoned discussion of the history of the...

Kerry O’Brien reverses decision to accept AO

‘With regret, I have decided to reverse my decision to accept my appointment as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia’.

Sustainability Supplements

Hints for living a sustainable life

Sustainability – an Echo publication

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 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

Rail trail debate

Geoff Meers, Suffolk Park It was good to read David Lisle’s comprehensive and reasoned discussion of the history of the Casino to Murwillumbah rail corridor....

No respect

Chibo Mertineit, Lillian Rock Once again it’s that time of the year where we are meant to celebrate Australia day on 26 January. The day...

A window of trust

Baden Offord, Ocean Shores Wholeheartedly agree with Dave Rastovich’s spot-on letter regarding the value and benefit of The Echo, that it is a ‘trusted window’ (Letters,...

Conspiracy and pubs

Art Burroughes, Mullumbimby Regarding my article Conspiracy in the Pub becomes talking point (Echo, 20 January). How can we avoid falling foul of the growing tsunami of...