VIDEO: Tathra Human Sign video by OffShoreProductions1 Watch what happens when people walked onto the park. This is all unscripted without rehearsal.
2000 people came together on Lawrence Park in Tathra to spell out KEEP TATHRA COOL DECREASE CO2 CLIMATE ACTION Around 2000 people have made a giant human sign sending out a strong community message about global warming. Organised by Clean Energy For Eternity (CEFE) , the 2000 strong came together at Lawrence Park to spell out three slogans: “Keep Tathra Cool”, “Reduce CO2 ”, and “Climate Action Now”. CEFE founder and president Matthew Nott had felt the 34 letters in sign was “really ambitious” The video, producers, OffShoreProductions extend their thanks to the RFS, Brothers OnFire, The Figmentz, Stonewave Taiko Drummers, the Gorillas, and the Clean Energy For Eternity group who have been working tirelessly since 2006 to get solar panels onto roof-tops (amongst a great many other things). "Thank you to all who showed up on the day, to help Tathra punch well above her weight when it comes to climate change solutions. Thanks to photographers Chris Sheedy, Kat Walsh, and Dave Gallan"
Above: The famous Tathra beach sign with 3000 people in 2006. Photo: CEFE
Above: Tathra Community Solar Farm – IMAGINE generating clean and green, renewable power! Welcome to the Tathra Community Solar Farm (TCSF) energy hub. Photo Bega Valley Shire Council In 2014 Bega Valley Shire Council (Council) formed a partnership with Clean Energy for Eternity (CEFE) to develop one of Australia's first community solar farms. CEFE is a local not-for-profit registered organisation which has had a national reputation for championing the role of community action to tackle climate change. Through organising multiple events and broader community engagement, CEFE has raised money over many years for local community organisations (e.g. RFS fire sheds, community halls, churches, surf clubs, preschools and a tourist venue) to install solar PV. To further this work CEFE approached Council to develop a joint venture which could be a beacon to other communities around Australia for climate change action. By combining passion and expertise, the Tathra Community Solar Farm project was conceived, built and opened in 2015. The project captures financial savings and reinvests these in other local solar projects - creating a win:win:win for CEFE, Council and the local community. The TCSF is a 30kw solar photovoltaic installation at the Tathra Sewerage Treatment Plant and is a community partnership project between Bega Valley Shire Council and Clean Energy for Eternity (CEFE).