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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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July Forum: Settlement of refugees & AGM

July Forum: Settlement of refugees & AGM

[ Thursday, 5 Jul; 7:00 pm; ] Settlement of refugees forum details will be released closer to the event. The AGM will be held before the 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. Settlement of refugees […] full article »

Visions for Armidale Creeklands AGM

Visions for Armidale Creeklands AGM

[ Thursday, 21 Jun; 5:30 pm; ] Any interested in joining our not-for-profit association and all existing members are invited to come along to our 1st Annual General Meeting – to be held upstairs at the Armidale Bowling Club (Dumaresq St) – at 5.30 pm on Thursday June 21, 2018. Please put the date on your calendar and let any of your friends know about this important event […] full article »

Prickly Problems Project launch

Prickly Problems Project launch

[ Saturday, 23 Jun; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] You’re invited to the launch of the Prickly Problems Project and to celebrate 16 years of Armidale Urban Rivercare projects. Saturday June 23, 10-12pm at Creeklands Behind Phil Wheaton Oval, Erskine St Free brunch by Dumaresq Lions Club All Welcome full article »

VIDEO: Save Ugly

VIDEO: Save Ugly

Wilderness Society have rebooted their look with the tag line ‘Life. Support.’ and refreshed their campaigns with the latest being ‘Save Ugly’. Its a new angle on an ongoing problem of motivating people to value threatened environment and animals. The campaign video is styled on children’s tv with a music video that stars American actress and […] full article »

June Forum: Love in an anthropogenic climate

June Forum: Love in an anthropogenic climate

[ Thursday, 7 Jun; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Dr Vanessa Bible will talk at the Sustainable Living Armidale’s Thursday Forum on the topic of love of place, how it can cultivate community, and how it can be a powerful motivator for environmental action. She will focus on research conducted in the Northern Rivers, but the need to belong to places and communities is universal. […] full article »

Carbon with a twist — artists, farmers and scientists come together for an unusual project

Carbon with a twist — artists, farmers and scientists come together for an unusual project

[ Sunday, 24 Jun; 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. ] From June 16, Bingara’s very own The Living Classroom will host the first artists in residence as part of a major two-year art project exploring our changing relationship to land. “An Artist, a Farmer, and a Scientist walk into a bar…” brings contemporary artists into regional NSW to make art addressing the concerns of communities […] full article »

Upcoming Leard Pilliga tours

Upcoming Leard Pilliga tours

Hi, Places are available for all tours. An all wheel drive vehicle is preferable as the unsealed roads can be potholed and corrugated. It is advised to fill up in Narrabri on the way to the Pilliga town ship, before starting the tour, and again on returning to Narrabri. Fuel is available in Barradine should it be […] full article »

Climate Matters: Smart Electricity Deals Save Money

Climate Matters: Smart Electricity Deals Save Money

Choosing an electricity retail provider is often challenging. Privatised electricity companies generate substantial profits and can confuse consumers. A common trick is to increase prices, then entice customers with impressive-sounding discounts. . Until August 2017, another trick was to offer 20-30% ‘discounts’ for 12 months, after which, unless the plan was formally renewed, the cost per […] full article »