Originally published 28Mar2010
ABC Radio Nat: Aus Talks this Tues 30310
AUSTRALIA TALKS ABC Radio National this Tuesday 30 March at 6-7 pm. Subject: impact of Big Box on small communities in particular Woolworths and Mullumbimby. Stand by to call in with your views. If you miss it you can hear it later at http://www.abc.net.au/rn/australiatalks/default.htm
ULLADULLA WOOLWORTHS Helping the ABC with contacts for the above programme, I passed on a contact name in Ulladulla. A most enthusiastic Stephen Cook reported that Wws had been very co-operative and had come up with a win/win design check it out at http://www.ulladullatimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/woolworths-releases-latest-design-for-ulladulla-supermarket/1655600.aspx
When Stephen has aired his comments, you could call Australia Talks and give your opinion of the Ulladulla design
3; or leave a message on Aus Talks website.
TRANSITION TOWNS COMES TO MULLUM Monday 29 March: Movie and talks from Helena Norberg-Hodge and Graeme Williams in the Mullum Council Chambers. This is an opportunity to become involved in an aspect of a low-carbon future that interests you. See the movie made at the recent Byron Bay evening by Susie Forster who says:
This is a really well thought out and exciting community initiative working all over the world, that two local women have brought to our shire. There are two more nights, this Monday in Mullum and Thurs 1st of April in Ocean Shores. If you like the idea of feeling good about global warming and peak oil, get along to the closest one to you. And if you can film it, let Liane and Kelly know: firstname.lastname@example.org
MULLUM"s MANDY speaks up! Clip from Project 7pm, Melbourne linking by satellite with our Mandy at Ballina Racecourse, being eaten by mozzies and having a time delay via earplugs
3;.. some nice ideas here, and a laugh, of course.
(it starts at 5.42 minutes into the clip)
FOOD LABELLING: Animal liberation clip of chooks causes a stir and investigation by Lateline http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/03/25/2856547.htm
Greens MP John Kay says "consumers are being played for patsies".
RSPCA FREEDOM FOOD: Meanwhile, in UK, the Royal Soc for Prevention of Cruelty for Animals has its own "farm animal assurance and labelling scheme" to improve the welfare of animals that are reared for food, including chooks, salmon, pigs, etc. http://www.rspca.org.uk/freedomfood
"PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES" MOVIE AT OCEAN SHORES.
'Permaculture Principles' is based on his book 'Principles & pathways beyond sustainability', a breath of fresh air and common-sense from David Holmgren, co-founder of Permaculture. Filmed at Woodford, great sex scenes. How we can take an honourable, sustainable harvest from Mother Earth and dig it!
Address- 85 Orana Rd, Ocean Shores. Ph. 6680 4728.
Directions- From the South, take the Ocean Shores turn off Pacific Hwy, Left over Bruns River, Right up Rajah Rd, 2nd Left into Warrambool Rd, Left @ roundabout, 4th house on right.
Donation of $5 please to allow the good work to prosper. Arrive 7.15 pm for 7.30 sharp start, get a cup of herb tea. David Hall.
BYRON"S ISLAND QUARRY SITE is turning into a "smart park" with the planting of 1100 trees and plans to make this an eco-venue. http://lismore.iprime.com.au/index.php/news/prime-news/byrons-smart-park-video
BUY, BUY AMERICAN PIE: (some light relief laced with reality: 2 mins 41) by The Capitol Steps. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vq8wbXAR4ZQ