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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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BIOCHAR FOR SUSTAINABLE SOILS

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 »

Day of Mourning — Manus/Nauru

Day of Mourning — Manus/Nauru

[ Thursday, 19 Jul; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm. ] Armidale Rural Australians for Refugees are holding two silent vigils on Thursday 19th July. On 19 July 2013, PM Kevin Rudd said “From now any asylum seeker who arrives in Australia by boat will have no chance of being settled in Australia as refugees.” As a result many people have been kept on Manus Island and […] full article »

Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden

[ Thursday, 19 Jul; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. ] Remembering Dark Town: Experimental History, Decolonisation and Archival Activism at Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden Presented by Dr Kate Wright Date: Thu 19th Jul 2018 12:00pm-1:00pm Location: Oorala Lecture Theatre, UNE, Building E22 Contact: Dr Sophia Waters {local landline prefix}3 3318 The Armidale Aboriginal Community Garden was established in 2015 as an experimental research site, and a decolonising activist platform, […] full article »

Climate Matters: Black crate recycling system continues to achieve waste diversion goals

Climate Matters: Black crate recycling system continues to achieve waste diversion goals

Many people in the community have often asked me why we continue to use the black crate recycling system instead of moving to the co-mingled yellow lid recycling bins used by many other jurisdictions. At Council and with the support of our recycling contractor Armidale Recycling Services, we have continued to advocate the benefits of […] full article »

Plastic straw free Bello Winter Music Fest

Plastic straw free Bello Winter Music Fest

Bellingen went plastic straw free for the Bello Winter Music weekend thanks to the efforts of Waste Not Bellingen. Thanks to all the amazing businesses that have pledged to reduce their single use plastics! full article »

Future Learn: Volunteering with Refugees

Future Learn: Volunteering with Refugees

I have done a free online course offered through Future Learn that I found very interesting and useful. While I have not done Volunteering with Refugees, I believe it will certainly have something helpful for those who choose to do it. It is a commitment of only a few hours per week. By: Susan M full article »

July Forum: How can I help? 7:30pm

July Forum: How can I help? 7:30pm

[ Thursday, 5 Jul; 7:30 pm; ] With many new refugees now becoming part of our Armidale community, SLA is hosting a forum with the key players involved with their resettlement. Find out what’s happening, what’s proposed and how you can get involved and help. A panel of speakers will include Samantha Airs, the Community Engagement Coordinator from SSI (Settlement Services International), Lance […] full article »

SLA 2018 AGM 7pm

SLA 2018 AGM 7pm

[ Thursday, 5 Jul; 7:00 pm; ] The AGM will be held before the July forum with office bearers elected and Convenors of Action Groups endorsed. A brief year in review by Action Group convenors and vision for the future year will be presented by the current convenor Iain MacKay. The AGM will start at 7 pm at Kent House on Thursday 5 July. […] full article »