Our Living Coast:
In 2009, three Councils on the Mid North Coast –
Coffs Harbour City Council, Bellingen Shire Council and Nambucca Shire Council
formed an alliance to work together with residents towards a more sustainable
objectives of the Alliance are to:
To improve biodiversity and sustainability
To increase the community’s ability to achieve
environmental improvements and conserve biodiversity in urban areas;
To improve the three Councils’ response to
To build and strengthen local and regional
partnerships for better environmental and sustainability outcomes.
Living Coast provides an online sustainable
living hub for the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Council areas. Here
you can find out about local events and news, get great tips to inspire you to
live sustainably and enjoy a happy, healthy and rich life.
The website provides a portal for promoting Council events and programs and links to
online bookings to these via Eventbrite.
We also welcome broader community to submit their sustainable living
themed events and activities for publication and promotion. We also publish
a monthly online newsletter with pertinent sustainable living articles and
information about upcoming events as well as maintaining the Our Living Coast Facebook
page for a similar purpose.
Living Lightly Program
consists of a series of sustainability themed workshops
for the community. These workshops are delivered through a partnership with the Coffs Regional
Community Gardens and Coffs Central, optimising the expertise of all organisations.
focus on all aspects of sustainable living including water and energy
efficiency, waste reduction, improving biodiversity, backyard food
production and repurposing
every day, every home item as a way to extend the life of resources and
Green Schools Grants and Sustainable Schools Network:
The annual grants program provides grants of up to $2,000 to Coffs
Harbour schools, preschools and childcare centres to assist them in engaging
students and school communities in hands-on projects that raise environmental
awareness and result in improvement in biodiversity, water use, water quality,
energy use and resources and waste minimisation.
Coffs Harbour Sustainable Schools Network (SSN) is a forum facilitated by Coffs
Harbour City Council for teachers and educators from local High Schools,
Primary Schools, Preschools and Childcare Centres to meet and discuss
environmental sustainability ideas, projects and opportunities for their
schools and school communities. The
network meets four times per year (once per term).
innovative and award winning program developed in collaboration with National
Parks & Wildlife offering free guided tours of our local natural wonders to
community members and tourists alike providing environmental sustainability
information & inspiration. Delivered
by a team of highly trained, passionate and knowledgeable community volunteers.