Sustainable Living Armidale Youth Awards
We are looking for ideas from young people promoting awareness about climate change, we are calling it SLAya and there are prizes to be won!!
Armidale Vegetable Sowing Guide
This guide shows planting time periods that should allow you to get a crop in Armidale.

SLA

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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December Party at Community Garden

December Party at Community Garden

[ Thursday, 5 Dec; 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Let’s celebrate all the good 0f 2019 in Armidale with friends, flowers, and finger food. We will provide drinks, corn hole, and a beautiful community garden, if you come to the party with finger food to share. The festivities will happen at the new time of 5.30pm Thursday 5th December at the Armidale Community Garden behind […] full article »

SLA stall at Saumarez markets is going bananas

SLA stall at Saumarez markets is going bananas

[ Sunday, 8 Dec; 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] The SLA/Community Garden/Armidale Local Food stall (the one with the yellow roof) has sourced some supplies from Coffs Harbour independent producers. They will have bananas, tomatoes, avocado, cucumbers — and Blueberries! Local fruit and veg are so tasty and awesome! Make sure you are up early so you don’t miss out… full article »

Climate Matters: Biochar for Sustainable Soils

Climate Matters: Biochar for Sustainable Soils

  Land degradation affects 24% of global land area, with 24 billion tons of fertile soil and 12 million hectares of productive land lost annually. Globally, 1.5 billion people live on degraded lands, and the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. Feeding this growing population is a major challenge, particularly as climate change […] full article »

Global Climate Strike

Global Climate Strike

[ Friday, 29 Nov; 9:00 am to 10:30 am. ] Friday November 29th Central Park, Armidale After the extraordinary climate strike in September with 7 million taking part across the world on 20th and 27th of September it is time to keep the pressure up! There is another global strike taking place on 29th of November. This is an important opportunity for us to continue to stand […] full article »

Climate Matters: Reaping the benefits of installing solar panels

Climate Matters: Reaping the benefits of installing solar panels

Hi, I’m Craig Ritchie, owner of New England Travel in Armidale. We recently had a 9.36 kW solar pv system installed on the business and since then have seen a significant reduction in electricity costs. Getting solar was an economic no-brainer for me. Because our business only operates during the day we can utilise the solar […] full article »

November Forum: Protecting the Pilliga

November Forum: Protecting the Pilliga

[ Thursday, 7 Nov; 7:00 pm; ] Presentation by Lynne Hosking, Armidale Branch National Parks Association (NPA) The Pilliga is a unique forested area between Narrabri and Coonabarabran. What makes The Pilliga so special? What are the concerns regarding the preservation of The Pilliga’s natural and cultural values in the face of the expansion of coal seam gas and coal mining? For more than […] full article »

Black Gully Festival back for 9th year — sustainable fun!

Black Gully Festival back for 9th year — sustainable fun!

The Black Gully Festival is back for its 9th year – demonstrating it is a sustainable community event. “The Festival was created and continues to be run by a range of community groups – for the community,” said Sara Schmude, Black Gully Festival Co-coordinator. “Core themes are Music, Art and the Environment. At the same time, the […] full article »

Fixit Armidale Uralla Repair Cafe

Fixit Armidale Uralla Repair Cafe

Fixit Armidale Uralla Repair Cafe is a volunteer run skill sharing event that aims to help people help themselves, connecting local people which in turn builds resilient community. Repair Cafes are a link in a circular economy, repairing and restoring items which reduces the need to buy new, ultimately reducing waste that ends up as landfill. A […] full article »