Category Archives: Ecological

Hemp Embassy

Nimbin Hemp Embassy

The HEMP Embassy runs an information centre/ paraphernalia shop in Nimbin all year round to fund our fight against cannabis laws. This is staffed by rostered volunteers who live locally, or are on an extended visit.

If you do not live close enough, there is still an opening. Every year, on the first weekend in May, we have the Nimbin MardiGrass Drug Law Reform Rally. To do this takes lots of volunteers who live locally OR are attending the MardiGrass. We have volunteers from all over the world who come to help make MardiGrass possible, not just stand and watch. It’s fantastic to see. Feel free to come and joint in.

If you ever come to Australia, drop in to the HEMP Embassy in Nimbin. Try to make it coincide with MardiGrass, if u can….otherwise, come anyway, or oppose stupid laws wherever you are, and you will be helping us all…

That is the Norml state of affairs, but if you feel you have special skills that could help the cause, or see a need that isn’t catered to, then communicate and contribute.

Send us your hemp related writings or art!

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“Prohibition was introduced as a fraud; it has been nursed as a fraud. It is wrapped in the livery of Heaven, but it comes to serve the devil. It comes to regulate by law our appetites and our daily lives. It comes to tear down liberty and build up fanaticism, hypocrisy, and intolerance. It comes to confiscate by legislative decree the property of many of our fellow citizens. It comes to send spies, detectives, and informers into our homes; to have us arrested and carried before courts and condemned to fines and imprisonments. It comes to dissipate the sunlight of happiness, peace, and prosperity in which we are now living and to fill our land with alienations, estrangements, and bitterness. It comes to bring us evil –only evil– and that continually. Let us rise in our might as one and overwhelm it with such indignation that we shall never hear of it again as long as grass grows and water runs.”
Roger Q. Mills of Texas, 1887.

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SacredGroup

The Mullum ‘Standing Stones’

Hi – My name is Narada. www.Sacred.Group is directed to this page I have set up on my site ByronNow.com. Its purpose is to to provide an easy to remember domain name for a central hub of information about the Mullumbimby Standing Stones site.

We would like to acknowledge that there are some Elders who believe that the site, and even information about it, should remain secret. It is widely believed to have been a gathering place visited by representatives from tribes all around the continent.

There has been a lot of community interest in the ‘Standing Stones’ site in early 2018, partly because of an article in the Echo newspaper saying that the whole area was included in a rezoning proposal that would make it ‘residential’ and open to development. This information now seems to have been inaccurate, and we are hoping that the rezoning will not conflict with protecting the site.

A community meeting was advertised in the Mullum Civic Hall on the 12th Dec 2017 to discuss the matter, but had to be cancelled due to a rude statement against the gathering being published on the Byron Council website. The councillor and the mayor who were responsible for this notice did not bother to contact the organisers (Steven Strong, friends, and Original Elders) to tell them that they were about to do this. The follow on was that a few weeks later another gathering was organised, this time by a local First Nation Elder Lois Cook, at Durrumbul Hall. This was attended by about 80 people. There was a great atmosphere and every person who spoke was applauded for the information they shared and their commitment to protecting this significant sacred site.

 

A Little Bit of History
In 1939 there were articles in papers around Australia about the bulldozing of a sacred Original People’s site in Mullumbimby, by the farmer who ‘owned the land’. The site was widely described as ‘Australia’s Stonehenge’. However, the site was all but forgotten about after its stones were bulldozed and world war 2 started.

The recent rediscovery of the site is due to the work of many people. In the 1930s local school teacher Fred Fordham recorded a lot of information about it and made maps and diagrams of the site. He corresponded with the head of the Australian Archaeological Society Fredric Slater who translated many of the inscriptions on the stones using a dictionary that was shared with him by a woman who had been taught by a local elder. He believed these inscriptions were written in the oldest language on Earth!

More Recently

These papers were lost until a few years ago, when they were rediscovered by Richard Patterson in an unmarked folder in the local historical society. The cause was then taken up by Steven Strong and his son Evan, who have done tremendous work educating the public about the ancient origins of the Original Australians.
Both Richard Patterson’s and the Strong’s websites contain a huge amount of information about the site, and I invite you to check them out using these links.

Richard Patterson’s
www.AustraliaStonehenge.weebly.com 

Steven Strong’s
 www.ForgottenOrigin.com

 


This is an artists impression of the original stone arrangement, based on Fordham’s 1930s diagrams.

The information below is being pulled in from the Australia’s Stonehenge Facebook Group.  If you are interested to keep up with developments please join the group.

The Forgotten Origin FB Group is also worth joining, and you can see the Forgotten Origin  ByronNow page here

The videos below are from various Youtube channels.

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Rainbow Power Company

Rainbow Power Company

Social and Business Ethics
Earth held by hands, centring Australia

We at the Rainbow Power Company are employed in an industry with a primary objective of turning the tide away from environmental destruction and towards environmental harmony. We frequently hear businesses claim that they hold environmental concerns above all else, but often this attitude is taken in order to increase sales and may only be a public relations façade.

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Our aims and objectives include the following:

To manufacture, wholesale, retail and demonstrate by example devices powered by Renewable Energy sources.
To trade in only high quality, user friendly, efficient, cost effective products, supported by reliable up-to-date advice and after sales service.
To educate the general public in aspects of using energy from renewable sources, and living and developing in a sustainable way.
To aid developing countries of the world in improving their living standards by educating and trading with them in renewable energy products.

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Economics of Happiness

Helena Norberg-Hodge

Helena is a local film maker and activist best known for her remarkable documentary ‘The Economics of Happiness’.

The Economics of Happiness is a 2011 documentary film directed by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and John Page, and produced by Local Futures (formerly the International Society for Ecology and Culture).SynopsisThe film features many voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change.

The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. While government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power, people around the world are resisting those policies and working to forge a very different future.

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Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm: an economics of localization.Recognition

The Economics of Happiness has won “Best in Show” at the Cinema Verde Film and Arts Festival, “Best Direction” from EKOFilm 2011, “Judges’ Choice” and “Audience Choice” at the Auroville International Film Festival, an “Award of Merit” from the Accolade Film Festival, and several other awards.

In 2012, the film was listed among the top ten films as chosen by Transition town initiatives.In 2015, it was awarded 1st place out of 100 “documentaries we can use to change the world” by Films for Action, an activism-oriented film screening and compilation site.

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GasFieldFree

Gasfield Free Byron Bay & Northern Rivers

Carrying on the activism from the huge community project of resisting the government backed mining insanity at Bentley NSW in 2015. This page includes posts from 2 FB pages: CSG Free Byron Bay & CSG Free Northern Rivers. – – – The aim of the Gasfield Free Northern Rivers movement is to protect the biodiversity, water resources, agricultural lands and sustainable industries of the Northern Rivers, and the livelihoods and wellbeing of the people who live here, from the impacts of coal seam gas (CSG) and other forms of unconventional gas mining. Our objective is to have the Northern Rivers region declared a CSG and unconventional gas free zone, and for all current licenses and leases that allow such activities to be revoked.

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OurEarth Project

OurEarth Project

OurEarth Summit 2020 is a call for action to link Earth Repair Issues with Effective Solution Providers using Military Resources to accept and manage the role of working for the health of the whole planet.

OurEarth envisions “Caretakers of the Earth” Eco-Agents trained by Veterans and Youth Leaders playing a global augmented reality game that helps to identify and solve issues around the planet.

Inspired by Bruce Lipton: “Humanity is like a super organism now connecting intelligently: like the intelligent cells of our human body we can respond with a defence system when needed, and the rest of the time work on building up resilience.”Join with us in collaboration over the next four years on effecting Global Earth Repair and participation in OurEarth Summit 2020

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Happy Herb Company

Happy Herb Company

The happy herbs we promote are described as HAPPY herbs because they are uplifting, generally mildly euphoric without the comedown, hangover or side effects. The herbs are on this planet to benefit us. Welcome to a journey back to nature and its wonderful bountiful harvest. Long live herbal lore and our freedom to choose health and harm minimization

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Starseed Gardens

Starseed Gardens

Company Overview: Starseed Garden is the home of plant-human culture and relationships. StarSeeds’ EarthSchool is a dynamic residential eco-social cultural program. Food, shelter, fibre, fuel, medicine, wisdom and beauty are some of the gifts and qualities that nurtures our deep relationship with the living realm. We gather wisdom, friends, seeds and tools, we seek objects of beauty and endless collaborative design opportunities, we relish foods that are super, and teas sublime for all to share.


Mission: The Starseed Mission is to create abundant systems of perpetual renewal, build community, teach and model productive living systems and share knowledge with the world.Starseed Lotus and Bamboo Nursery and other edible landscapes plants (permaculture).Appointment Only – Please Call Dan on 0403390448

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