A Framework for Climate Action
ARC Climate Emergency Working Group Report 2020 for emissions reduction, carbon sequestration and climate change adaptation.
Armidale Vegetable Sowing Guide
This guide shows planting time periods that should allow you to get a crop in Armidale.
Lightbulb Moments
Take control of your electrical use & costs with this Resource Guide Online PDF and Print PDF for welfare agencies to assist clients, colleagues and community.

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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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New SLA forum on food and planetary health

Do you want to know more about how your food choices can contribute to planetary health and sustainability while also meeting your nutritional needs? Then tune into this talk with Dr Amy Ashman, dietician and climate activist. This SLA forum was recorded via zoom in March 2021. full article »

2021 ZOOM SLA AGM + The future of food — 6.30pm 8th JULY

2021 ZOOM SLA AGM + The future of food — 6.30pm 8th JULY

[ Thursday, 8 Jul; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The future of food – a forum on climate health and sustainable living in Armidale Presented by Dr Jen Hamilton (UNE) and Dr Sujata Allan (Armajun AHS) from the Armidale Climate and Health Project and funded by Adapt NSW, this project aims to bring climate change adaptation together with health concerns and centre Indigenous knowledge. [embed width="520"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0rb4fL1A4k[/embed] Proudly […] full article »

AGM coming up in July — We need a new convenor and treasurer!

AGM coming up in July — We need a new convenor and treasurer!

[ Thursday, 8 Jul; 7:00 pm; ] Expressions of Interest invited Two opportunities have opened up to join the SLA Executive Committee in the roles of Convenor and Treasurer. We are seeking Expressions of Interest from enthusiastic and committed individuals with a desire to support the growth of sustainable living in the Armidale region. Ideally you will be available to start a slow handover process […] full article »

Sustainable living an opportunity for Armidale’s future

Sustainable living an opportunity for Armidale’s future

Sustainable living, jobs, education, land-use and environmental awareness will be key to Armidale’s future, according to the outgoing Convenor of Sustainable Living Armidale (SLA), Tanya Howard. ‘During the drought the importance of food security, water access and the protection of habitats and natural areas were dramatically highlighted,’ she says. ‘And so was community resilience. It’s really […] full article »

Climate Matters: Nature remains

Climate Matters: Nature remains

Have you, like me, been enchanted by the pictures of tiny houses on the web and the alternate life possibilities that they hold out? While tiny houses could be described as a new phenomenon, Henry David Thoreau built and lived in his own tiny house in the mid 1800s in the woods of the New England […] full article »

Vale Beth Williams

Vale Beth Williams

Photo from Armidale Express, 3 July 2015, ‘Beth still battling three decades on’. Beth Williams was well known to many of us in SLA for her indefatigable submission writing, clarity of thought and focus. She was a valued campaigner against the destruction of Leard and Pilliga Forests and always willing to share her knowledge with novices. We […] full article »

Climate Matters: Effects of the drought on trees

Climate Matters: Effects of the drought on trees

The current drought has had a major impact on trees on the tablelands and western slopes. In some areas tree canopies have wilted and browned off. Sites most affected include rocky ridges and hillslopes with shallow soils with low water-holding capacity, typically on north or west facing slopes. As well, whole groves of river oaks on […] full article »

Koala Management Plan

Koala Management Plan

Armidale Regional Council has its Koala Management update on exhibition . Submissions close 10pm Monday 31 May 2021. ‘The purpose of this Koala Management Strategy is to encourage the conservation, management and rehabilitation of areas of natural vegetation that provide habitat for koalas to support a permanent free-living population over their present range in Armidale local government […] full article »