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Originally published 03Mar2010

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Mullum-Zine 77




LETTER TO WOOLWORTHS CAMPAIGN

In case you missed the letter-writing stall, please go to: http://www.magicalmullum.com for electronic version to click and send. We are hoping to get as many people from 2482 to show their opposition to Wws in Mullum. Please circulate your networks!!


REFUGEES IN MULLUMBIMBY –TALK TONIGHT

The Sanctuary Northern Rivers' Mullumbimby Settlement Branch has called a public meeting to inform the community of their intention to settle refugee families in the Mullumbimby area - to be held this Wednesday 7.30pm at the Mullumbimby High School - and will address the challenges and advantages of settling refugees in smaller communities. All welcome. Info: Gill Lomath on 66846328.

TRANSITION SHIRE – BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Kellie and Liane are spearheading the Transition Byron Shire movement, starting with awareness raising film nights as follows:
• Wednesday 24 March 6:00 - 8:30pm – Byron Community Centre
• Monday 29 March 6:00 - 8:30pm – Mullumbimby Council Chambers
• Thursday 1 April 6:00 - 8:30pm – South Golden Beach Community Centre
More info Kellie Gough smartaartz(@)hotmail.com and Liane Simons lianes(@)westnet.com 6680 2905

FOOTPRINTS FOR PEACE coming thru BRUNS

A group of women are walking from Brisbane to Canberra to raise awareness about alternative energy and expose dangers of nuclear industry. On 22 March they will stay at Sea Scout Hall and there will be music and guest speakers at the soundshell that arvo/evening. On Tues 23 March they"ll walk to Byron along the beach and local women are invited to join them for part or all of the journey to Canberra. Fresh local food and support would be fabulous: contact Gabi.bohnet(@)gmail.com 66840209.

More evidence of a growing support for National Food Strategy as SA announces its own, see below:

http://www.ausfoodnews.com.au/2010/02/22/australia-hungers-for-national-food-strategy.html


URGENT HELP WANTED

TO TAKE EMERGENCY SUPPLIES FROM BYRON TO BRISBANE

RE: FLOODS IN ALICE SPRINGS

Recent heavy rain has filled the dry riverbeds in Alice Springs. Unfortunately Aboriginal people who had to make the riverbeds their home because of the NT Intervention are now without clothes and belongings as well as without homes and money. If you are able to help move some clothes collected in Byron Bay to Brisbane, or even to Northern Territory – please contact Frankie Lee in Byron 02-66855129 or 0431 602686 (Frankie organised the "Speaking up the Territory Tour" for Barbara Shaw) or Robert and Sylvia Watson in Annerley Brisbane at 07-384 88642. Thank you.


URGENCY MOTION FROM MAJENTA: Norm and I took some bags up to Brisbane on Sunday and dropped them off at Annerley which was not far out of the way and easy to get back onto the highway. These people are in desperate need of these clothes now. We didn't really realize how bad it was for them up there until we spoke with the people at Brisbane.
So I urge anyone who is going to Brisbane to do a good deed and help out. They can get them to the NT, they just need to get them at Brisbane. Franki's shed is full to groaning with bags of clothes, bedding, etc for these people.
Now is a good time to go through the wardrobes and let go of anything you don't use.


BIOCHAR TALK - Ancient Solutions to Modern Problems
Its production and use to heal our soils and our climate. MULLUMBIMBY CIVIC HALL Thursday 18th March 7pm. Enquiries: Jeannette Martin 0412 322 255
or email: mullumcommunitygarden@gmail.com

WWS 5TH BIG POLLUTER:

SMH article discloses Dept of Climate Change data that shows Woolworths fifth biggest Scope 2 energy user/polluter in the nation (Scope 2 being greenhouse gas emissions by Woolworths, through using energy created offsite by someone else). Wesfarmers also right up there (3rd). A reasonable case to say the big supermarkets are major users of energy and therefore polluters. Shop local, save the planet! http://www.smh.com.au/business/mac-generation-the-top-polluter-20100301-pdk7.html and http://www.climatechange.gov.au/government/initiatives/national-greenhouse-energy-reporting/publication-of-data.aspx



ONLINE GROCERY PRICING Woolworths has launched a site listing 5000 of its 30,000 lines.But Choice spokesman Christopher Zinn said the Woolworths site - covered by a disclaimer which asserts customers cannot print, display or store the information on it - showed "the prices (they) want us to know". "What's so secret?" Mr Zinn said. http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/article/2010/03/02/160401_national-news.html (Thanks to GE in Maleny for these 2 links).


Hey, have you discovered TED? It"s a site devoted the ideas worth spreading, and has heaps of speeches in many categories. I found this one inspiring:
http://www.ted.com/talks/majora_carter_s_tale_of_urban_renewal.html

Cheers
Deb

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