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Bright Sparks’s power saving shocks manager

While completing his diploma in sustainability at North Coast Institute of TAFE, Joe performed an energy audit on his workplace – and showed how the business could save $4,000 a year on operating costs by some simple changes in energy usage. Find out more: http://www.echo.net.au/2014/02/bright-sparks-power-saving-shocks-manager

Apply to become a Rural Environmental Leader

The Centre for Sustainable Leadership is partnering with Boeing to bring the sustainability leadership training program to the Northern Rivers. Applications close Friday April 4, 2014 Find out more: http://www.csl.org.au/programs/relp

Community Energy Congress: Website live! Speakers announced!

The 2014 Community Energy Congress aims to create a new approach to energy in Australia – to decarbonise, decentralise and democratise our energy system! The Community Energy Congress website is a hub for all news and important information on the 2014 Congress. You can find the latest on keynote speakers, our growing program of talks […]

Mr W.

Finally, if you want to be amused and maybe touched, have a look at this short video (yes, it is relevant). [youtube height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mTLO2F_ERY[/youtube]  

Sustainable leaders through TAFE

Be part of the shift to a sustainable future through North Coast TAFE’s 22105VIC Diploma of Sustainability, available from Kingscliff Campus in 2014. Gain an in-depth understanding of sustainability across the triple bottom line and take practical action to change behaviour, build the business case for sustainable practice and make a positive impact production and […]

Bio Hub Workshop 2013

Sustain Northern Rivers in collaboration with the North Coast Energy Forum held a highly successful Bio Hub Workshop late last year. Over fifty participants came together in Byron Bay to discuss and progress Northern Rivers projects in bio energy, bio fuel, bio char and bio gas. The strength of the day was evident due to […]

Manilla Solar Co Launch

Creating a community-owned solar farm. Farming the Sun is a collaboration of organisations, coordinated by Starfish, who are working to establish the first community-owned solar farms in Australia.This would build on the past success of the initiative which continues to be Australia’s largest community solar energy initiative. Find out more: http://starfishenterprises.net/manilla-community-joins-farming-the-sun-to-go-solar/ http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/1836105/manilla-solar-farm-a-sunsational-concept/ http://www.nbnnews.com.au/index.php/2013/10/12/manilla-considering-a-national-first/#comment-54771

North Coast consumption down – again

Carbon emissions caused by electricity consumers on the north coast are down for the second year in a row, according to new data from the North Coast Energy Forum. But the group warns that some of the factors such as milder weather haven’t so far been repeated this year and we may see a rise […]

Flyers Creek Windfarm approved

The Central NSW Renewable Energy Co-operative received an OEH grant of $60,000 under Community RE Grants scheme – they are potential owner of one turbine in this wind farm. Find out more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-28/flyers-windfarm/5121576