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Challenge from BDC to make target '350'

BISHOP Druitt College has issued a challenge to other high schools on the Coffs Coast to join them in becoming a part of the 350 movement for climate change to reduce global carbon dioxide levels to 350 parts per million.

The 350 ppm CO2 target is the objective proposed by the NASA chief scientist James Hansen and his colleagues to limit the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmos-

phere to 350 parts per million.

The goal is to avoid global climate change with potentially very large and irreversible effects on human society and the natural environment

Year 11 BDC student Miriam Adams-Schimminger said students at her school would be planting 350 trees and would be sending a petition to Canberra as well as forming the number 350 on the school oval.

“We will be learning about it in science so everyone knows about it and why, and we want to challenge other schools to take part,” Miriam said.

Coffs Harbour's Jetty Foreshores will be among the iconic locations around the world celebrating the International Day of Climate Action on October 24 with a special event from noon to 2pm.

A gathering at the Coffs Creek end of Park Beach will be followed by a march to the jetty and talks by three guest speakers.

The goal of international campaign 350.org is to mobilise public opinion to put real pressure on political leaders to aim for this target.

Reaching 350 ppm will require unprecedented international co-operation.



Join Olympian for Ocean Swims

CLASS ACT: Olympian Brooke Hanson is returning to Coffs Harbour to once again be an ambassador for the Coffs Ocean Swims.

Brooke Hanson returning to Coffs to be Coffs Ocean Swims ambassador.

'Jobs bonanza' announced for hwy upgrade bridge work

Manufacturing of the bridge components will start almost immediately, ensuring ongoing employment for workers at existing facilities in Macksville and Coffs Harbour.

More than 100 bridges see a jobs boom for Mid North Coast.

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Shed takes shape

COFFS Harbour Mayor Denise Knight was "tooled up” by the team at Coffs Harbour Men's Shed to mark the completion of the latest stage of the shed fit-out.


What's happening on the Coffs Coast this weekend

Harmony Day will be held at the Botanic Garden on Sunday.

Things to do on the Coffs Coast this weekend?

CMC Rocks is just the ticket for Eric Paslay

HAPPY TO BE HERE: American country singer Eric Paslay will play CMC Rocks 2017.

Country music singer is touring overseas for the first time.

Daredevils of Nitro Circus to thrill Lismore

Oakes Oval in Lismore will host the sell-out, worldwide phenomenon that is Nitro Circus Live during its 15-city Australian tour in April.

The (in)famous 55-foot high Nitro Giganta ramp is the centrepiece

Travis Collins, Keith Urban win big at CMC Music Awards

LEE Kernaghan was also inducted into the CMC Hall of Fame during tonight's glittering awards ceremony on the Gold Coast.

Disney boss reveals big details about the future of Star Wars

Felicity Jones in a scene from the official trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

"Another decade and a half of Star Wars."

Iggy Azalea’s butt is back

Mullumbimby-raised rapper Iggy Azalea is back with her new song Mo Bounce.

THE singer is back with a new single and it is all about the bounce.

Kate Middleton: Even I struggle with being a mother

The royal has offered a personal glimpse into her life.

Emma Thompson missed her chance with Trump

Emma Thompson.

EMMA Thompson once turned down an offer from Donald Trump

Keith Urban went to extreme lengths for ultrasound

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman.

Keith Urban's flying visit to Australia for lunch and an ultrasound

Great photo... but what's with the seat?

Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin poses for strange magazine cover in toilet

Statement in style and luxury

LUXURY LIVING: This North Sapphire home has come with a long list of high-end inclusions.

SNEAK PEEK: The Real Estate Property Guide is online now.

City sale signifies a bright future for CBD

The Boulevard Arcade has sold in Coffs Harbour for just over $4 million.

Multi-million dollar sale brings plans to future development

It's official: Byron Bay unaffordable

MILLIONAIRES ROW: The Housing Commission house in Keats St, Byron Bay which sold at auction on Saturday for $1.65 million.

Buying a home in Bay Bay is a dream too far for some

Coast home luring interstate buyers sold

PRIZED POSITION: Blue clip location, peaceful surroundings, spacious living with swimming pool, tennis court on 4562sq
m

The property was described as a 'Queenslander with Hamptons style'

Stylish Coast home lures buyers from four states

PRIZED POSITION: The six-bedroom house with swimming pool and floodlit tennis court is on 4562sq
m.

Expansive property boasts serious space

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