Originally published 10Mar2009
Mullumaction & other news
WWS CAMPAIGN: We are not planning on a demo at the moment as State Government have approved the Wws proposal, and a demo may not achieve anything (except raising awareness). However, Wws still need a Section 68 Certificate from Byron Shire Council which confirms their sewage arrangements are adequate. Since Council find them "unacceptable" it is unlikely they will issue the S68 which is required before they can get a Construction Certificate and start building. Ray Darney from Council is quite sure Wws will not break the law and start building (I do not share his confidence).
Please report any sightings of possible Wws construction to me at 66843723.
Below are some interesting items that have recently crossed my desktop.
COMMUNITY GARDENS: Jeanette Martin will be addressing Council at Public Access between 9-10 on Thurs (12/3) requesting support so they can start growing food. She would love to fill the chambers with brightly coloured supporters (waving sunflowers, etc). Jeanette"s no: 66844876
CHINCOGAN VIEW ESTATE: STAGE TWO: Signs of development are happening on Eric Freeman"s potential new estate. What is going on? Is it legal? Is anyone interested in joining a group to monitor the situation? Email: email@example.com
WWS & PACIFIC BRANDS COLLAPSE?: Alan Jones has some insight:
MALENY VIDEOS: Will this happen here? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDNzgj3zz0&feature=channel
Please give these a video rating.
AVAAZ, the talking fridge of the future, and European Eco Design policy http://www.avaaz.org/en/refrigerator_revolution_video/?cl=192189334&v=2951
EVENTS & INFO FROM RAINFOREST INFO CENTRE:
Help Save the Asian Elephants http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/e/appeal.htm
DEEP ECOLOGY W/SHOP Byron March 27-29 with John Seed
ATTAINABLE UTOPIA/Growing Resilient Communities
SAT 28 March at The Seed (60 Yagers Lane off Skinners shoot past Arts Factory Byron Bay): an evening of interactive entertainment
Inspirational talk and slide presentation with Dan Schriber
Followed by Didj works Dancing the 5 Elements with Cheze
Music and visuals by Simone 7 & Chinta
Talk starts 7.30 by donation
Dance @ 9 pm $10/5
TERANIA CREEK - biochar project needs volunteers - help build a farm-scale, non-polluting, biochar pyrolyser - http://www.rainforestinfo.org.au/projects/biochar/volunteers.htm
SACRED MT ALUM AT BULAHDELAH is threatened by RTA"s Pacific Highway upgrade. Tree sitters and Blockaders wanted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
GREEN DRINKS, MULLUM Every third Thursday of the month, at the Poinciana in Mullumbimby, the next one: March 19th,
Come any time after 6pm, and it will keep going until people have left, or the Poinciana closes, no speakers, no agenda, just a time to be social with other people in the area passionate about sustainability.
$5-$10 donation to cover the cost of nibbles.