Wollumbin view

View from the north. @Regran_ed from @travellingtype – View of Wollumbin (Mount Warning) from the treetops of Chillingham, NSW.

Tweed Shire Sustainability and Environment E-Newsletter now available

Residents encouraged to subscribe online

Tweed Shire Council’s first Sustainability and Environment E-Newsletter is now available online, allowing residents of the Tweed to read more about what they like, when they like.

Sustainability-E-Newsletter_154007_640 Photo caption: Council’s Acting Director Community and Natural Resources, Jane Lofthouse, takes a look at the new Sustainability E-Newsletter that can be subscribed to or accessed online.

The Summer 2015 issue of the Sustainability e-newsletter was released in December 2015 and can now be found on Council’s website at www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/eNewsletters

Mayor of Tweed Councillor Katie Milne said the release of the first e-newsletter was another step on the path to spreading the word about sustainability and environmental stewardship.

“We are very lucky to live in the Tweed and what everybody loves about the region is its astounding environmental values,” Cr Milne said.

“The Tweed community is very savvy and understands the imperative and financial benefits of being sustainable, so it’s great that the Sustainability and Environment E-Newsletter is focused on providing our community with more information about ways residents can take action.

“As residents of the Tweed it is important we educate ourselves, and each other, to inspire local communities and agencies to preserve and enhance environmental values for the future.

“This first Sustainability and Environment issue contains many useful articles and stories including an extension of the Sustainable Agriculture survey, Murwillumbah’s new seed library, tips on recycling wrapping paper and products at Christmas, how to join the Backyard Habitat for Wildlife program and how Council has been saving on electricity throughout the year,” she said.

“The E-Newsletters will be a great read, inexpensive to produce and will provide a wide range of information about Council programs and services along with other information that will benefit the community.”

Tweed Shire Council aims to provide additional e-news in 2016 that will focus on and cover the areas of business, arts and culture, and Tweed Regional Aquatic Centres (TRAC).

To view the Summer 2015 Sustainability and Environment E-Newsletter or to subscribe, visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/eNewsletters

Courtesy: Tweed Shire Council Newsroom, Tuesday 12 January 2016
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See also: Big Volcano > Environmental Organisations, > Education, Research and Training
and Big Volcano Ecotourism Resource Centre: Sustainable Design & Management

Hooray for Olleywood

What is it about Ballina?

With Burns Point, a current film in production written by local Chris Blackburn, and PJ Hogan (“Muriel’s Wedding”), filming the feature “Mental” in Ballina in 2012, not to mention a slew of other film and TV productions in the region recently, you could be forgiven if locals started referring to the town as “Balliwood”.

And why not?  After all, there’s only so much Big Prawn you can eat, and with the opening of the Margaret Olley Art Centre, already dubbed “Olleywood”, complete with sign, at the Tweed Regional Gallery in Murwillumbah last month, variations on the theme seem to be very appropriate at the moment.

Olleywood sign

Olleywood sign, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia

#PinItForwardUK with Pinterest The Design Sheppard

I discovered this post about Pinterest on my good mate – Ron Mader’s Weekly at paper.li, which I subscribe to for daily update notices.

It’s a very readable introduction to Pinterest for people who haven’t discovered it yet.  (You’re in for a treat if you’re the kind of person who can’t live without Stumbleupon or Delicious.)

#PinItForwardUK with Pinterest The Design Sheppard.

I’ve been using Pinterest for as long as I can remember so I was pretty shocked to find out recently that it is only officially launching in the UK this month.

And, in the spirit of  the “Pin It Forward” campaign, here are a few of Big Volcano’s favourite Pinterest people (Pinteresters?);