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.
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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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.
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.)
And, in the spirit of the “Pin It Forward” campaign, here are a few of Big Volcano’s favourite Pinterest people (Pinteresters?);
- Space.com – for glorious images that are out of this world
- Footprint Vietnam Travel – (we’ve booked several tours with them, when we went to Vietnam)
- The International Ecotourism Society
- Wilbur Hot Springs Hotel & Spa, who pin fabulous wildlife and nature pics
- and Ron Mader – who started all this, this morning!