Armidale Vegetable Sowing Guide
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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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March social forum: Green drinks invitation

March social forum: Green drinks invitation

[ Thursday, 1 Mar; 5:00 pm; ] This fun, social idea came out of the 10 year celebration/future forum last November — We are inviting sustainability interest groups together for a social gathering called ‘Green Drinks’. To be honest the original idea was by Dave Carr organising similar get togethers for the enviro-sector in previous years. But what is original is the cool […] full article »

Add my name: Save UNE habitat trees

Add my name: Save UNE habitat trees

[ Friday, 16 Feb; 5:00 pm; ] This statement of concern was drafted by 30 members of the UNE community at a recent meeting to discuss habitat tree removal on the UNE campus. If you care about native wildlife and the beauty of the UNE campus, please add your name to this statement. This statement will be delivered to the Chief Operating […] full article »

This coming Thursday is D-Day for Leard Forest

This coming Thursday is D-Day for Leard Forest

[ Thursday, 15 Feb to Friday, 16 Feb. ] This coming Thursday is D-Day – i.e. destruction day, when the annual bulldozing period commences at the Leard State Forest. We do not have volunteers for the critical days of Thursday and Friday this week. We recognise that it is difficult for people to come here to the frontline, and I admit it is a challenging environment […] full article »

Towards a Healthier Macleay River

Towards a Healthier Macleay River

[ Saturday, 17 Feb; 2:00 pm; ] You are invited to attend a meeting of interested community members on Saturday 17th February at the Wicklow Hotel (Cocktail Room), 87 Marsh St, Armidale from 2 – 4pm, to discuss impacts on the health of the Macleay River and the possibility of forming a partnership to encompass the catchment from the mountains to the […] full article »

Friends of the ABC (Armidale) AGM and public talk

Friends of the ABC (Armidale) AGM and public talk

[ Thursday, 1 Mar; 6:00 pm; ] Armidale branch of the Friends of the ABC will be holding their Annual General Meeting Thursday, March 1 at 6 pm in Kent House (141 Faulkner Street, Armidale). We extend an invitation to all those who are interested in the importance of independent public broadcasting. Following the AGM, the NSW President of ABC Friends, Ed […] full article »

Another piece of good news – renewable energy for much less than the wholesale electricity price!

Another piece of good news – renewable energy for much less than the wholesale electricity price!

The ambitious renewable energy-focused power retailer Powershop Australia has signed a huge deal for the output of a 200MW solar farm and two big wind farms, after being “stunned” by the low prices offered after it went to market for proposals last year. “We have gotten an overwhelming response from the market,” McManus told RenewEconomy. “I can’t […] full article »

Expert report: Improve home energy standards or risk bigger bills, more emissions

Expert report: Improve home energy standards or risk bigger bills, more emissions

The Building Code Energy Performance Trajectory Project is an industry-led initiative seeking improvements to the energy requirements in the National Construction Code. This Interim Report – The Bottom Line – household impacts of delaying improved energy requirements in the Building Code – presents preliminary results, focusing on short-term improvements to residential requirements. Improved building energy performance presents a […] full article »

Save UNE habitat trees — campaign’s next steps

Save UNE habitat trees — campaign’s next steps

[ Wednesday, 7 Feb; 1:00 pm; ] When: Wednesday 7th February 13:00–14:00 Where: Lewis Lecture Theatre University of New England Come along and bring your friends! for a summary of what’s happened so far in the tree removal program, fact check UNE management response, and the next steps in our efforts to preserve habitat at the university. full article »