EYE is a group of inspired youth from the Bellingen Shire in New South Wales, Australia, who have a passion for our planet. We aim to strengthen the connections between youth and the natural world, while becoming empowered to lead the way to a more environmentally sustainable future.
EYE youth and mentors work together to provide adventurous and enlightening nature camps and leadershiptraining, are involved in communityprojects - on themes such as street art and local food - and participate in Landcare.
EYE is visioning up an amazing future. Please join us!
Sunday, 19 May. jEYE Camp rego opens. See News post for more info!
Monday , 20 May. Street Art Project! 4:00 pm – meet at the Hub. EYE is creating a mural and garden bed on the outside wall of the Bellingen Enviro Centre. Local visual artist Lunci and place practitioner Dr Charlie Brennan will facilitate. Open to jEYEs and EYEs and any youth interested (Years 7 and up).
Monday , 27 May. Street Art Project! 4:00 pm – meet at the Hub. Open to jEYEs and EYEs and any youth interested (Years 7 and up).
Monday , 3 June. Street Art Project! 4:00 pm – meet at the Hub. Open to jEYEs and EYEs and any youth interested (Years 7 and up).
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th May – junior EYE Camp. For youth in Years 7 & 8 @Cascade Environmental Education Centre.
Davidson’s Plum Jam
Davidson plum or Davidsonia Jerseyana is native to the sub-tropical rainforests of Northern New South Wales. The fruit of this tree is extremely tart and only the very brave would attempt to eat it raw. It’s also very low in pectin so to make a nice thick jam you’ll need to add some. Rather than add the commercial stuff, we experimented with green apples. The following recipe works quite well and the resulting jam has a tangy/sweet taste which goes particularly well with toasted macadamia and fruit bread from Hearthfire Bakery – and this is how we had …
Thanks to the inspiring Nic from bellofoodbox (foodbox.org.au), EYE has embarked on a new project – a weekly fruit picking party! We spend one hour exactly at the farm of a lovely local who needs their citrus picked, and bring the delicious no-spray mandarins and oranges directly to the cool room of bellofoodbox. They use it in the next Wednesday’s boxes so that bellofoodbox customers have wonderful citrus fruit for the week. Win-win situation! An orchard full of fruit is being used, local customers are being satisfied, and EYE has a bit more money in our account. It just may be that if we can pick through the winter we …
Well, we still haven’t exactly found new funding, but we are forging ahead on a wing and a prayer……so all you jEYEs, come along and play!! This camp is all about …… being in the bush, practicing new nature awareness skills, learning what is happening to our planet,and meeting new friends…..and don’t forget having extreme amounts of fun.
when: Friday after school through Sunday afternoon, 15-17 June 2012. where: Cascade Environmental Education Centre (20 min from Dorrigo by car) who: the camp is led by environmental educators and senior EYE leaders how much: $160 — includes food, lodging in dorms, materials and tuition. Some financial assistance is available. how to register: REGO OPENS FRIDAY …
“Plastic Free April” has officially ended….but for those who took up the Challenge, what has not ended is our awareness of the damage that plastic packaging is doing to our planet and ourselves. To be honest, most Challengers found the challenge extremely difficult – having to give up items such as cheese, crackers, and others things that are just not available in any plastic free form. And of course there is the hidden plastic – inside what looks like a paper box of tea bags – voila! More plastic.
We have gained much appreciation towards those food outlets in town (especially Kombu and the butchers) who were willing to let people …