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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:

SLA is a volunteer organisation that depends on the energy of its members, so please get involved and join one of the above action groups by clicking on the link and joining its mailing list.

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Save the date: 2018 Sustainable House Tour 8–9 Sept

Save the date: 2018 Sustainable House Tour 8–9 Sept

[ Saturday, 8 Sep; 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Sunday, 9 Sep; 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. ] Planning is well ahead for SLA’s fourth biennial Sustainable House Tour. To be held over the weekend of Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September it’s a great opportunity to look at a variety of local houses (not seen before in the SLA Tour) that all have some sustainable features. It’s a self-drive tour. You buy a […] full article »

New England Solar Farm — sharing the benefits

New England Solar Farm — sharing the benefits

A new solar farm is being proposed near Uralla, making use of the New England’s great renewable energy resources. The New England Solar Farm, being developed by UPC Renewables, is slated to be one of Australia’s largest solar farms, bringing 600 to 800MW more solar PV to the region. If the project goes ahead, UPC have […] full article »

New England North West 9th solar power bulk-buy block

New England North West 9th solar power bulk-buy block

We’re excited to announce that the 9th solar power bulk-buy block is now open! The bulk-buy discounts for this ninth block are still up to 33% below regular retail prices. We are pleased to be offering an expanded range of high quality solar panels and inverter options too ~ adding JA Solar and Solar Edge to […] full article »

Climate Matters: Slowing the Global Temperature Rise

Climate Matters: Slowing the Global Temperature Rise

As well as CO2(which needs to be reduced), other substances known as super-pollutants, or short-lived-climate-pollutants, are major contributors to global warming, including methane, black carbon, ozone and HFC refrigerants. A kilogram of methane causes more warming in the 20 years after emission than 86 kg CO2and black carbon more than 1,000 kg. But if emissions stop, […] full article »

AURG Planning Meeting

AURG Planning Meeting

[ Thursday, 30 Aug; 5:30 pm; ] The AURG Planning Meeting will be at the ‘Dumaresq Room” Armidale Bowling Club commencing 5.30pm on Thursday 30 August. Will cover our project commitments for remainder of 2018, Armidale urban maintenance program, and potential projects. Further details closer to the date. full article »

Slow and steady wins the race

Slow and steady wins the race

Our “Help Centre of Ecological Learning survive and thrive” campaign has raised $9160 so far….can you help us reach $10,000 by the end of August? We have a few lovely incentives for our generous donors… All donors will be recognised on our virtual Wall of Gratitude (if they choose to be). For all donations of $50 or more, […] full article »

2018 Sustainable Communities National Summit

2018 Sustainable Communities National Summit

[ Tuesday, 18 Sep to Wednesday, 19 Sep. ] Community Sustainability: the future imperative The need to grow social cohesion, connectivity and resilience: community, food, energy Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 September 2018 Angliss Conference Centre, Melbourne Convened by the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) in association with Village Well, Sustain and Transition Australia Suitable for councillors, council officers, members of Transition and Sustainability groups, as well as stakeholders […] full article »

August Forum: Biochar for sustainable soils

August Forum: Biochar for sustainable soils

[ Thursday, 2 Aug; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Dr. Annette Cowie, Principal Research Scientist and Dr. de la Rosa will discuss their biochar project at the next Sustainable Living Armidale monthly forum on Thursday, 2 August, at 7pm, Kent House Land degradation affects 24% of global land area, with 24 billion tons of fertile soil lost annually. The causes of land degradation include unsustainable […] full article »