Enova Energy and Stone & Wood have both been recognised at at the Green Globe awards in Sydney that recognising people and organisations that work towards environmental sustainability now and into the future.
Sustainability is a powerful way of thinking about the impact of our activities. In spite of attempts to trivialise the idea, it has deep roots which spread into many parts of our lives. We use it to rate tangled interactions... Read More →
Interested in projects that are going on around the region that might reduce emissions, increase sustainability or just generally be good for the environment? Join in with Sustainability Drinks Byron Shire to find out more.
More than 1,500 people attended the very popular Sustainable House Day Expo and Tiny Homes Design Competition last Saturday, September 17, at Mullumbimby Civic Hall.
Geoff Dawe, Uki Charlie Chaplin heard that Mahatma Gandhi disapproved of the conventional view of machinery. In 1931 Charlie suggested to the Mahatma in regard to machinery “… it should help to release man from the bondage of slavery, and... Read More →
There are five ways we know humans have triggered a new geological epoch, write Jan A. Zalasiewicz and Mark Williams.
Byron Shire Council is part of a unique experiment that will see power generated at its sports and cultural complex hitch a ride on the grid to be consumed at the sewerage treatment plant down the road.
Wollumbin’s Mavis’s Kitchen and Cabins has taken the next step in sustainability by becoming energy self-sufficient, just in time for World Environment Day.
Sustainable farming guru, Joel Salatin came to Byron Bay's The Farm on Sunday to give a sold-out presentation on how to feed the planet without destroying it. Watch the video
The man Time magazine called the ‘World’s Best Farmer’ is coming the Farm, in Ewingsdale next month for a sold-out presentation about his farming success story.
Sapoty Brook, Tyagarah. Winning the global fight against CO2 emissions slowly is the same as losing. We will be overrun by accumulating and quickening climate and ocean catastrophes.
Noah Yamore Mullumbimby. The solar revolution for energy independence can be seen at the new Byron Eco Park at Greys Lane, Tyagarah. The solar renewable energy building and honey processing plant are open on Thursday from 3:30 pm each week.
Mullumbimby’s Future Feeders market garden is in need of a drink. Fortunately, they are in the running for an irrigation system that will save time, save water and increase production.
Mullumbimby-based Trevor Keightley, a producer and director at Under The Sun Media with several documentaries to his credit, is looking ‘to make Australian film industry history’ by seeking $150,000 through the crowdsourcing platform towards his next documentary-drama. This is... Read More →
When Katie’s not keeping beaches from Seven Mile to Sri Lanka clean from rubbish, she’s educating young minds on the values of conservation.
Doug Foskey, Tregeagle. Our pollies in power seem hell-bent on going Future-to-the Back. This is even worse than the H (cough splutter) years, when we only looked back to Menzies…
A proposed $20-million development promising to deliver 222 apartments for workers has been lodged with the Lismore city council. It would occupy 32 acres and comprise 60 'sustainable' buildings.
Australians will be able to make better seafood choices with yesterday’s launch of the Australian Marine Conservation Society’s comprehensive guide to sustainable seafood.
Lismore and Byron Bay designers are being urged to think small for the chance to win a prize in this year’s sustainable small house building competition.
After 20 years of teaching global environmental politics at a major research university, watching the state of the world go from bad to worse, I became increasingly curious: ‘Who is devising ways of living that could work for the long haul?’
Jo Faith, Newtown.It could be argued that a real tension exists between the manner in which populations value total protection of the biosphere and the manner in which populations also value notions of sustainability and sustainable development. There exist certain contradictions which are deserving of further deep ongoing debate.
Video: Costa Georgiadis, host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, helped Nimbin’s pioneering permaculture centre Djanbung Gardens celebrate its 20th anniversary over the weekend.
It would appear the solar light globe – denoting big ideas are afoot– is well and truly glowing over the heads of the people of Lismore right now.
Joseph Sparks, who works at a Ballina service station, recently showed his employer how to save thousands of dollars on energy bills that were crippling the business.
Sapoty Brook, Mullumbimby. The global fossil fuel industry divestment campaign initiated by 350.org is gaining momentum around the planet. This is our last best hope.