Looking for a great activity on World Environment Day?
Come along to hear Dr Rebecca Huntley at the Tathra Hotel!
Dr Rebecca Huntley is guest speaker for the 44th Bournda EEC World Environment Day event, Saturday 5th June at 10:15am. Rebecca was booked to speak at the dinner last year and writes:
I was so disappointed when COVID-19 cancelled the last trip planned. Not so in 2021 and I am so looking forward to coming to share my insights around the environment with you at the Bournda Environmental Education Centre event. I know the recovery from both the pandemic and the extreme weather events have hit the area hard. I am looking forward to meeting people and to hear their reflections and their stories of resilience and hope for the future of their communities.”
Tickets (available now) for $60 pp
which includes lunch and the presentation
The latest in beneficiary in CEFE’s program to roll out solar installations on public buildings and RFS sheds is the Rocky Hall volunteer firefighter brigade.
The 3.7kW solar system is connected to a battery which will provide up to five hours of emergency backup power. This will give the brigade some security in times of emergencies, like during Black Summer bushfires when the district lost all its power.
Supporting CEFE and the Rocky Hall Rural Fire Brigade were the Wyndham Progress Association and Wyndham Men’s Shed – as well as a host of locals who turned up on a very wet afternoon fund raising concert, which was shifted from the sports ground to the Wyndham Hall.
CEFE is pleased to be able to help promote an upcoming series of free webinars being offered by Renew giving information for fire-affected communities to rebuild homes for climate and fire resilience.
The webinars coincide with the launch of Renew’s Green rebuild toolkit a set of online resources, articles, and information to assist fire-affected communities to plan for, retrofit and rebuild their homes to suit our changing climate. As publishers of both Renew and Sanctuary magazine, Renew draws on over forty years of experience in this sector as well as an extensive network of technical experts, architects and designers.
The webinars will feature experts in the field speaking alongside homeowners who have already rebuilt after fire. There will also be the opportunity for people to connect with architects, designers, and bushfire safety experts in a July series of tailored ‘Speed Date a Sustainability Expert’ events, and one-on-one consults for those needing further advice. All events and support are free thanks to GlobalGiving.
The topics and dates for the webinars are as follows:
Rebuild first steps| Tue 1 June 6-7.30pm
Designing and building for bushfire and climate resistance | Wed 2 June 6-7.30pm
Materials and construction for bushfire and climate resistance | Thur 3 June 6-7.30pm
Home energy setups for bushfire zones and climate resilience | Tue 8 June 6-7.30pm
Water storage and fire resistant landscaping | Wedn 9 June 6-7.30pm
Retro fitting for fire resistance | Thur 10 June 6-7.30pm
Our Annual General Meeting will be held in the Tathra RFS training room, Bega St Tathra at 5.30 pm on Monday March 22.
The agenda papers including audited financial reports are available by clicking here
Nominations for office bearer positions must be sent to the Returning Officer at [email protected] by Monday 15 March. The email should have the names of the nominator and seconder and confirm the consent of the nominee.
Our friends from SJA- Forces for Natures group are screening this positive and uplifting documentary on Thursday nightWhat: The Bentley Effect documentaryWhen: Thursday 4th February, 2021Where: Pambula SLSCTime: 7pmCost: 5 dollars to go to SJA’s ongoing work in the communityThe Pambula Surf Club is a spacious venue, and will be COVID safe, so you can just turn up on the night. This is an inspiring film about the power of people united in defence of the land, and how to build a movement. Also, highly entertaining. Hope you can make it and please spread the word.
Join Clean Energy For Eternity on Friday August 21 at 6pm with Professor Lesley Hughes from the Climate Council, for a discussion of the science that underpins the Australian Bushfire and Climate Plan.
Hear how CEFE is bringing renewable energy generation to our community facilities as we come to grips with climate change mitigation, adaptation and survival.
To register for this meeting go to
You will require a Zoom account to participate.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This event has received grant funding from the Australian Government.
We hope to see you at some or all of these events..