Armidale Vegetable Sowing Guide
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SLA

Living in Armidale NSW Australia, we aim to raise awareness of the implications of climate change and the depletion of natural resources, to build networks, and inspire and empower our community to build a more self-reliant, resilient and sustainable future. We are made up of action groups each with a specific focus, currently these are:

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Local environment provides the ‘face’ of 2018 Black Gully Festival

Local environment provides the ‘face’ of 2018 Black Gully Festival

A stylised lizard is the ‘face’ of this year’s Black Gully Festival – an annual celebration that brings people together to enjoy music, art, the environment and our community. Designed by local artist Simon Mellor, this year’s logo makes a creative mark while representing many elements of what the Black Gully Festival is all about. “Black […] full article »

UNE Tamworth — Practical Solutions for Reversing Climate Change

UNE Tamworth — Practical Solutions for Reversing Climate Change

[ Tuesday, 20 Nov; 5:30 pm; ] Based on the book “Drawdown The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming” This event aims to educate and inspire individuals and businesses in practical ways we can reverse climate change locally. The night will consist of guest speakers and a Q & A section + light refreshments On Tuesday 20 November 2018 at […] full article »

Black Gully Festival is plastic water bottle free! #BYOBottle

Black Gully Festival is plastic water bottle free! #BYOBottle

[ Saturday, 17 Nov; 10:00 am; ] Single use, disposable plastic water bottles are one of the most visible environmental impacts of the music scene – hugely wasteful, toxic to us and our land and water, and completely unnecessary. Sustainable Living Armidale and Green Music Australia will help phase them out and we need your help! BYO Bottle Please help us spread the word — We will supply […] full article »

Book Launch: ‘Locked On!’

Book Launch: ‘Locked On!’

[ Friday, 7 Dec; 5:30 pm; ] Friday 7th December, 5.30 pm Reader’s Companion, 149 Beardy St Mall This event launches Marty Branagan’s illustrated novel ‘Locked On! The Seventh and Most Illegal in the Hitchhiker’s Guide Trilogy’. It’s a fictionalised account of the Leard Forest blockade against coal mining on the Liverpool Plains, and the blockade against coal seam gas on farmland at Bentley, […] full article »

Now is your last chance to go solar before RECs reduce again on 1 January 2019

Now is your last chance to go solar before RECs reduce again on 1 January 2019

The uptake of solar power across Australia continues to be one of the shining lights for sustainability, particularly against the backdrop of drought, deepening climate change and losses to biodiversity. The financial benefits of going solar are as significant for most people as these environmental reasons. St Vincent de Paul’s recent annual electricity report (see Sydney Morning […] full article »

350.org crowdfunding film: Accelerate

350.org crowdfunding film: Accelerate

“This is what it would take to fund the transition to a new world.” All of Australia could be converted to renewable energy for 7.7% of the money in the super funds in this country – which is how we know 100% renewable energy is 100% doable. That’s one of the messages in the Accelerate film, the […] full article »

Nature Conservation Council — Top 20 NSW deforestation hotspots exposed

Nature Conservation Council — Top 20 NSW deforestation hotspots exposed

A few hours ago, I was in NSW Parliament to launch a new report on deforestation in NSW. We’ve exposed the top 20 deforestation hotspots in NSW. Shockingly, 17 of the 20 hotspots are home to koala habitat that is now at risk of land clearing under NSW’s new deforestation laws. With fewer than 21,000 koalas […] full article »

Community comes together at Black Gully Festival

Community comes together at Black Gully Festival

[ Saturday, 17 Nov; 10:00 am; ] The community will come together at the 8th Black Gully Festival – a free and inclusive event celebrating Armidale and our region. “Black Gully Festival is truly a community day. It is organised by the community for our community,” said Dave Carr, a driving force behind the event.“Individuals, groups and organisations from across our region donate […] full article »