You will now find Z-NET Uralla in the Uralla Public Library on Thursdays.
Our email and phone number remain the same.

Z-NET is getting our new project on sustainable firewood underway. One of the first steps is to enage a person to deliver professional services for the project. This will be things like organising on-farm field days, workshops, doing Home Energy Reviews ... If you know someone who may be interested in taking on this role please direct them to https://nrmjobs.com.au/jobs/2018/20000185/Tender_Education_to_improve_the_sustainability_of_firewood_collection_
OR phone Sandra Eady on 0428199044.

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This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust.

Adam Marshall MP, Member for Northern Tablelands, Minister for Tourism and Major Events and Assistant Minister for Skills officially announced this morning that Z-NET Uralla had scored the significant NSW Environmental Trust Funding.

 

The collection and use of firewood is a common practice in the Uralla Community with over 75% of our homes using firewood for winter heating. Firewood is a valuable source of energy and is renewable, if harvested in a sustainable manner.
Our new project, "Elephant in the Woodlands" will raise awareness and encourage sustainable practices amongst landholders, firewood collectors and firewood users to ensure firewood is a renewable resource for future generations. The project will run for three years, supported by a NSW Environmental Trust Education Grant, private donations and Z-NET Uralla volunteers.
Project partners are BackTrack AgLads, Uralla Shire Council, SNELC, NT LLS and Scientists from UNE, plus three local landholders (Balala Station, Lana and Barrakee) who will help demonstrate how biodiversity assessments can be done to identify low impact firewood sites.
Our goal is to enable Uralla Shire residents to source their firewood, in the knowledge that it is being collected in a way that has a low ecological impact. Training programs will be provided to landholders and firewood collectors to enable them to tap into the market for sustainable firewood. The project will also support and extend existing community-based programs for improving home thermal efficiency, reducing energy demand in the first place and promoting effective firewood storage and use.
These goals will be supported by an ongoing education campaign through media, at community events and in schools to raise awareness of the ecological value and importance of standing and fallen timber and promote the use of sustainable firewood.

Media Release from Adam Marshall's office

Z-NET Uralla features in a great article in the Alternative Technology Association’s ReNew magazine, Australia's leading magazine for understanding the application of sustainable technologies. Read about some of the things we and some of the locals are doing to better understand energy use in homes and business.

ReNew is available in paper or electronic versions and at Armidale Library http://renew.org.au/current-issue/

Our community is showing Australia how to get the job done with renewable energy!

Download the article here.

 

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  • Phone Number: 0411 804 627

  • Contact Mail: coordinator@zneturalla.org.au