Boost for green program

The 'Looking After Byron' environmental fundraising program has received a major boost thanks to Ed Ahern, the owner of Green Garage and Five Star Supermarkets Byron Bay.

Mr Ahern has donated $1000 from each business to the program, initiated by Rainforest Rescue and

The program was created to provide funding for individuals and groups requiring money for projects to enhance and conserve the shire's environment.

It aims to create a constant stream of income from businesses and individuals either giving oneoff donations or pledging a monthly amount which can be as little as $20 per month and directly debited.

Dee Tipping from the 'Say NO to Plastic Bags and BYO Bag' campaign has received funding through the Five Star Supermarket plastic bag tax.

Now, with this kitty of money a panel will assess submissions from community groups every quarter.

Groups can now apply to the next round of funding for up to $1000.

For information phone 66 807722.

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