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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ZNET Event — Rethink: Film and discussion

ZNET Event — Rethink: Film and discussion

[ Tuesday, 14 Jun; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Film & discussion night 6–8pm Tuesday 14 June McCrosssin's Mill, Salisbury St Uralla What is the circular economy and how can we support it locally? How can we treat waste as a resource? What could it look like to live in a regenerated Australia? Join us for a night of ideas and discussion with UNE's Dr James [...] full article »

RSVP today: Visit Eastlake — Protecting New England Biodiversity

RSVP today: Visit Eastlake — Protecting New England Biodiversity

[ Friday, 17 Jun; 9:00 am to 2:30 pm. ] What’s possible if you could get a return on investment for your remnant vegetation? You are invited to hear how protecting your biodiversity can add to your bottom line and the health of your whole property from experienced local Landholders. Topics include: Potential financial benefits Eligible vegetation types Types of agreements How to explore and initiate an [...] full article »

Community involvement in renewable energy projects helping to combat climate change and assist protection of nature

Community involvement in renewable energy projects helping to combat climate change and assist protection of nature

Community involvement in renewable energy projects – from bulk-buying solar panels for multiple households to communities co-owning a small solar farm – is helping to combat climate change while assisting the protection of nature along the way. Community owned or subscribed renewable energy projects have grown hugely over the last few years and there are now [...] full article »

Webinar: Renewables and Rural Australia — Community Experiences in NSW

Webinar: Renewables and Rural Australia — Community Experiences in NSW

[ Wednesday, 15 Jun; 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. ]   REGISTER HERE Wednesday 15th of June, 11:30 - 12:30. Join the authors of this major study of the social impact of large-scale renewable energy in rural communities as they launch their ground-breaking report and discuss the local and national policy implications of this research. The technological shift away from coal to renewable energy for electricity generation is [...] full article »

Free ZNET Event — Mending made easy

Free ZNET Event — Mending made easy

[ Saturday, 25 Jun; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Sew & Mend: Free Community Workshops — Ages 12 & up Mending made easy Saturday 25 June 12pm - 4pm Community Centre Uralla For bookings, email coordinator@zneturalla.org.au or phone {mobile prefix oh for}20 514 653 Thank you! full article »

Bingara: Pulse of the Earth Festival

Bingara: Pulse of the Earth Festival

[ Friday, 2 Sep to Sunday, 4 Sep. ] My name is Meaghan Stamer and I am one of the organisers of Pulse of the Earth — A Festival of Regeneration in Bingara this Sept 2-4th 2022. This year we have exciting guest speakers lined up for our weekend festival along with live music, the lighting of the Phoenix and Childrens Fire ceremony (for the [...] full article »

Land management and biodiversity solutions, CleanTech Futures Series #3

Land management and biodiversity solutions, CleanTech Futures Series #3

[ Monday, 20 Jun; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] The UNE SRI CleanTech Futures Series promotes connections, shares information and grows aspirations for building strong regional futures. It shines a light on knowledge and innovations, including around bushfire resilience and recovery. This event will include presentations by: Dr Alexandra Carthey, 'wildlife conservation researcher developing novel multidisciplinary approaches to tackle introduced species and disturbed ecosystems'. She [...] full article »

Statement of expectations from New England Renewable Energy Zone Councils

Statement of expectations from New England Renewable Energy Zone Councils

By Sustainable Living Armidale (SLA) broadcasting this combined councils letter is not in itself an endorsement of it by SLA. The reason for this broadcast is to enhance community knowledge on this local issue. Background The New England Renewable Energy Zone (‘NE REZ’) will be 8GW in size which is approximately the equivalent of 57.44 mt [...] full article »