MCAN was formed in response to the potential hijacking of our local economy by the globalised Woolworths entering our small town. Our community was unable to stop them - however they afforded us a brilliant opportunity to become more aware of LOCALISATION, strengthening our economy sustainably, building solidarity and community resilience from the bottom up.
Now, the fear of the Northern Rivers becoming an industrialised gasfield is far worse than becoming a clone town. Petroleum Energy Licence PEL445 (Arrow Energy) covers Byron Shire and beyond. MCAN is supporting the LOCK THE GATE movement, which is not aligned with any political party. It is a grassroots community alliance gathering strength to become the biggest social movement in Australia.
Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development Inc (Mullum SEED Inc) provides an interactive facility for research, community education and ecologically sustainable development that enhances and protects the natural environment and builds a respectful, supportive & resilient community.
We provide support services to 12 not-for-profit community organisations in various ways depending on their capacity and organisational development.
We are a Not-For-Profit charity that aims to build a respectful, supportive and resilient community that protects and enhances its natural environment in every aspect of its activities.
Mullum SEED supports projects, start up initiatives and community organisations that promote environmental awareness and deliver on-ground activities involving:
chemical free bush regeneration,
alternative building techniques,
soil health and carbon farming,
Mullum Seed INC can provide administration, governance and fundraising support for projects that meet our objectives.
The Organisation also expanded to support emerging social enterprises and community organisations that match our values and objectives with auspicing and partnership agreements.
To reflect this expansion, the organisation’s name, constitution, objects & governance structure were changed in November 2012 to the Mullumbimby Centre for Sustainable Living and Environmental Education inc and in May 2014 it was officially shortened to Mullum S.E.E.D. inc. (Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development). In 2018 Mullum Community Garden Inc became a separate entity.
Mullum Seed Inc is now registered as an Environmental Organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient and Tax Charity.
Ballina Environment Society (BES) was incorporated in 1982.
BES meets every third Thursday of the month
at 48 Barrett Drive, Lennox Head
Membership: $5 per year
Open to all who accept BES's rules and objects
Urban Water Management Strategy
Lake Ainsworth Masterplan
Coastal Reserve Plan of Management
Far North Coast Regional Strategy
Local Environment Plan Revision
Pacific Highway upgrade
Tweed Landcare supports people caring for the environment and natural resources of the Tweed. We provide information, training, project coordination, advocacy and representation for our members, locality groups, landholders and community.
The Tweed Valley has an incredibly rich flora and fauna, with more species of fish, birds, amphibians and mammals than Kakadu. The region has many threatened fauna species, and Australia's highest concentration of threatened plants.
Committed volunteers and landowners in the local Landcare network are working to protect and rehabilitate this precious landscape. TLI was formed as an incorporated group in 1997 to promote Landcare in the Tweed Valley.
There are a number of on-ground projects with which TLI is working throughout the Tweed Valley, either as a sponsor organisation for individuals and groups, a project partner or as the applicant. If you would like to become involved with any of these let us know.
Sponsorship of Grant Applications
We have sponsored grant applications for many groups and individuals. If you need a sponsor organisation or help with your grant application come along to the monthly meeting or contact the Landcare Coordinator or Project Officer.
Information and Education
We hold Landcare displays at community events, workshops and field days, contribute articles to local media and promote awareness of biodiversity.
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month at 5.30pm at the Panorama Room (upstairs Courthouse Hotel, Murwillumbah). These are an opportunity to keep up to date with TLI activities, hear interesting guest speakers and share your views. Please feel welcome to attend.
Stop CSG Fracking Gold Coast: for an immediate moratorium on CSG mining.
There are different types of CSG mining. They all involve extracting water from coal seams to de-pressurise them and release gas. They all result in untreatable 'produced water', lower the fresh water table and are a fire hazard. The most well known - and unpopular - method is hydraulic fracturing (or fracking). It involves blasting a mixture of water, sand and toxic chemicals deep into the ground to crack the bedrock and release coal seam gas. Toxic chemicals have already been found in fracked wells in Queensland, and wells closed due to water contamination.
There are much cleaner and safer technologies available right now. But the short-term profits of mining companies are being prioritised ahead of our air, water, soil and health. Stop CSG Fracking Gold Coast will be campaigning locally for:
- A Royal Commission into all impacts of CSG mining;
- A moratorium on CSG mining until the outcome of the Royal Commission; and
- A ban on fracking
We are a fledgling Northern Gold Coast community group focused on taking actions together to help solve the climate crisis. Together we'll work on local, national and international projects for a safe healthy climate.
This is a positive, solutions-focussed group open to all ages and demographics (you don't have to be a parent to join us!).
We meet monthly at a wonderful Community Garden in Ormeau - space for kids to run and everyone to breathe.
This is an Australian Parents For Climate Action local group. We are a volunteer community-led non-partisan group. Whilst we aim for our actions and schedule to be parent-and family-friendly, you don't need to be a parent to join us - we welcome all members who are dedicated to working for a safe climate.
Join us in this Revolution to conserve Earth & Inhabitants! Come make a stand! We are at risk of extinction and we must make a change NOW. OUR DEMANDS !
1. Climate Action Zero Emissions, Draw Down, 100% renewable s by 2025
2.Preserve Biodiversity End land clearing and give nature legal rights.
3.Tell the Truth Spread the science about climate change and spread all facts honestly
4. Dismantle Colonial Systems Of Exploitation Decolonise and and replace oppressive government structures with systems of self management and true participatory democracy
AYCC Gold Coast empowers young people on the Coast with the knowledge, skills, networks, opportunity and hope to take meaningful and fulfilling action for climate justice, through vibrant and energising engagement with national campaigns to keep coal and gas in the ground, and transition to sustainable industries of the future.
The Gold Coast and Hinterland Branch protects wildlife and their habitats through campaigns such as:
Save Our Spit
hinterland protection (including protecting Springbrook)
workshops such as nest building workshops
public awareness/education activities, such as our annual display on World Environment Day.
We always welcome new members and members to be on the committee.
Held at The Community House, Bishoff Park, Nerang St, Nerang. Dates are available through our Branch newsletter. Join now.
Wildlife Queensland Gold Coast Branch is working tirelessly to help preserve the last sixth of the original 2.75 hectare Swan Lake site, where multitudes of birds still shelter. On 29 October, Council votes on this matter. Please come to Council, bring your family and friends – let’s make it a big gathering and have our voices heard!
Where: Gold Coast City Council, Bundall, Qld 4217
When: Tuesday, 29 October 2019 at 12.30pm for the 1.00pm meeting
For more information, contact The Secretary, Wildlife Queensland Gold Coast Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When Citizens become threatened a POWER unleashes and a transformation occurs! For these young Girls (who should never be underestimated), their transformation took to new heights. Their Power was unleashed, and they became SUPERHEROS!!!!
GIRLS AGAINST GAS are UNSTOPPABLE, UNBEATABLE and UNDENIABLY POWERFUL in our fight against Coal Seam Gas!
Girls Against Gas is a group organisation representing the community in its resistance to Gas mining in Australia. Over 90% of surveyed residents of the Northern Rivers have declared that they want Gas Field FREE communities! With NO social license Gas companies are still forcing themselves onto these unwilling communities. This shameful plot is being made possible by our so call representatives in State Parliament. Our CRIES are falling on deaf ears. So these Powerful young women have made the stance, using there super powers of-
EMPOWERMENT: Empowering our common citizen to realise the strength they hold as an individual to make a difference.
TRUTH VISION- Seeing past the lies and empty promises of evil companies and deceitful politicians, to see the truth!
SUPER VOICE- Using our powerful voice to speak out and educate our citizens on the truth! Loud and Clear so our foes can here our powers all combined in our resistance!!!
If you feel your superpowers are being unleashed by the GIRLS AGAINST GAS super power of EMPOWERMENT, then lets us know, and maybe you too can be a GIRL AGAINST GAS!
The Australian Youth Climate Coalition is building a generation-wide movement to solve the climate crisis. We live in a beautiful part of Australia.
Saving the Land, Air and Water for the Kiddies! We want to leave this land better than we found it, for our children, grandchildren and future generations.
Farming the Sun is Australia’s most diverse community solar energy initiative, with programs over the last decade in solar power, hot water, space heating and cooling; Australia’s first community-funded Council solarfarms, with Lismore City; training dozens of tradespeople; and contributing to a massive level of community awareness and education in sustainable energy. It is a large-scale collaboration coordinated by Starfish Initiatives and has been awarded a NSW Government Green Globe Award for its contribution to sustainability.
” … Farming the Sun has coordinated nearly 700 installations of solarfarms, solar power, hot water, heating and cooling systems to date, which is more than $10m of solar technologies so far …”
Stop CSG Fracking Lismore: for an immediate moratorium on CSG mining, focusing on ideas on how to STOP its spread through Northern NSW and Australia through investigation of legal avenues, direct actions and clean energy alternatives.
We are a group of concerned citizens who are worried about the long term health and well-being of Lismore Shire residents, Northern NSW. All PEL relating to Coal Seam Gas mining & related activities everywhere should be stopped until we're sure it safe.
To our newer members, this is an ON TOPIC group, not a place to rant about politics or conspiracy theories. There are plenty of other places on Facebook for these rants.
Topics like Chemtrails, renewable energy strategies, carbon tax and other things not related to the Lock The Gate Alliance campaign will be removed.
Attack the issue, not the person. Any abuse of another member will have you booted. You will be warned once by private message. Threads will be deleted. Debate is great but be polite and respectful. The issues we address have brought conservatives and greens together and this often causes tension - argue your political case elsewhere.
Watch your language. Foul language will not be tolerated. If you must use an expletive, use "fracking" - one of the filthiest words we know.
Here, we stay on the broad topics of Coal Mining and Unconventional Gas - and the issues directly around those topics, and the campaign.
There are many ways that you can contribute to the 'Lismore Shire against Coal Seam Gas Campaign'. Pledges of varying degrees include, writing letters to the editor of local papers, intertstate and national newspapers. Making phone calls to Member's of Parliament or having meetings with local MP's to get the message across. Writing letters to MP's within the State and Federal Government, sharing your concerns and ordering them to immediately halt all PEL's relating to coal and coal seam gas mining in Nth NSW. Phoning talk back radio. Making sandwiches if we are forced to blockade. Participating in non violent dynamic action such as blockading against CSG drill rigs or seismic test vehicles. Taking pictures of CSG activities. Reporting suspicious sightings. Put your name down on the emergency blockade contact list. Participating in rallys, gatherings or letter box flyer drops. Helping out making signs, selling lock the gate signs and linking people up with how to get more information.
We are all in this together. United we stand. Thank you for your contribution. Blessings on OUR land. S
he North West Alliance is an affiliation of over 40 groups across north west NSW.
Our charter it is to educate and advocate the community, media and government on issues around coal seam gas (CSG) and coal extractive industries.
Surveys show 96% of landholders over 3 million hectares across the north west reject these industries due to their impact on water, land, air, landholders, communities and traditional owners.
The Alliance meets on a regular basis to share knowledge and experiences and to identify the region-wide strategic direction to be taken.
Join us on this journey, get in touch with the Alliance or one of the groups below, and take action here to help us protect our region from coal and CSG.
No known information about this group.
Surfrider Foundation Australia Yuriguir is a volunteer Branch of Surfrider Foundation Australia, protecting our oceans, waves and beaches since 1991.
The Channon Gas Defence Network was formed by local activists, spear-headed by Annie Kia, in response to the CSG threat to our region and to The Channon area in particular. Annie was the instigator of the idea to declare our roads CSG-free, a move which is now spreading rapidly in the region and further afield.
Our aims are to:
(a) connect with each other to spread information about the threats posed by CSG;
(b) prepare ourselves to take action to defend our land, water and community; and
(c) protect our whole region from CSG industrialisation.
Our endeavours are based upon non-violent , peaceful protest and direct action - and we mean 'NON-violent' and 'peaceful'.
We are a friendly and respectful bunch concerned about the impacts of CSG on the productivity of our land, our water quality, including ground water, our environment and our social fabric.
We are concerned citizens - in every sense of the word. We're educated, have jobs or are retired from them and some of us are raising or have raised families.
We're not so-called "professional activists" or "rent-a-crowd" when it comes to attending meetings, rallies or standing on-site to protest or take direct action. These descriptions are often forthcoming from those in favour of CSG, but they demonstrate little respect for our position, which is built upon research, objective science and economic analysis, and our passion for where we live and the community that we share this place with.
The Channon Gas Defence Network meets at The Channon Butterfactory Tavern at 5.30 - 6.30pm every first and third Tuesday of the month.
Local people are very welcome to come along and get involved.
Further information may be obtained by emailing Nan at:
Also, have a look at their Facebook page.