COLLABORATION: Volunteer Gordon Fraser with NR3C members Uta Dietrich, NCAHS health promotion director, Cr Simon Clough, representing Wollumbin Institute, and Linday Kemp, of North Coast TAFE.
COLLABORATION: Volunteer Gordon Fraser with NR3C members Uta Dietrich, NCAHS health promotion director, Cr Simon Clough, representing Wollumbin Institute, and Linday Kemp, of North Coast TAFE. Brendan Allen

Joint effort to beat climate change

WHILE there are numerous groups and organisations working on climate change on the Northern Rivers, peak regional organisations believe the issue requires collaboration and co-ordination.

Yesterday, 16 regional organisations announced they had joined together to develop an integrated response to climate change in the region.

Spokeswoman for the Northern Rivers Climate Change Collaboration (NR3C), North Coast TAFE director Elizabeth McGregor, said preparation for and adaptation to climate change was bigger than any organisation could manage in isolation.

“We need to generate green jobs, to find new ways of living and working in a carbon-constrained economy,” she said.

According to Uta Dietrich, director of health promotion at the North Coast Area Health Service, the NR3C will work together to develop organisational and community leadership in response to climate issues.

Organisations involved include Northern Rivers Tourism, North Coast Institute of TAFE, Southern Cross University, North Coast Area Health Service, The Northern Star, Northern Rivers Regional Development Board, Northern Rivers Social Development Council, Wollumbin Institute and the Youth Environment Society.


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