Black Gully Music Festival 2022
10am SAT NOV 9th

Every year Armidale folk gather at Black Gully (behind NERAM) to celebrate community, music and biodiversity
Armidale Vegetable Sowing Guide
This guide shows planting time periods that should allow you to get a crop in Armidale.
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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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SLA wants you to be a member for 2024/25

SLA wants you to be a member for 2024/25

[ Thursday, 25 Jul; 6:30 pm; ] Show your support for Sustainable Living in Armidale by taking out or renewing membership right now for the coming financial year 2024/25. All are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of Sustainable Living Armidale Inc. (SLA), which will be tentatively held at 6:30pm on Thursday, 25 July 2024. Participants are invited to attend by zoom in accordance with clause 34 [...] full article »

Seed Swap at Armidale Library

Seed Swap at Armidale Library

[ Saturday, 27 Jul; 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. ] Bring along your excess seeds to share and swap them for something you’d like to grow. If you don’t have any seeds to share, come along anyway and for a 50 cent donation take away some seeds of something you’d like to grow. Venue: Community Room (Upstairs) Armidale War Memorial Library, Rusden St Date: Saturday 27th [...] full article »

Book: visit the amazing Styx Forest

Book: visit the amazing Styx Forest

[ Sunday, 23 Jun; ] Sunday 23 June: visit a section of Styx River State Forest that has not been logged for some decades and is home to Greater Gliders and other wildlife. Lynne Hosking will lead an easy walk along forestry trails to see some of the lovely tall trees and tree ferns. Armidale branch of NPA and other local [...] full article »

15-year-old launches petition to Combat Plastic Pollution

15-year-old launches petition to Combat Plastic Pollution

My name is Lachlan, and I am a 15-year-old dedicated to fighting plastic pollution. I am reaching out to you today to seek your support with my petition ‘Reduce Plastic Pollution in NSW‘. This petition is advocating for the ban of single-use plastic coffee cups and lids, heavy-weight plastic checkout bags, plastic produce bags, plastic takeaway containers, and plastic bread [...] full article »

Story of Stuff Video: Uncovering Fact vs Fiction on Coke’s Iconic Bottle

Story of Stuff Video: Uncovering Fact vs Fiction on Coke’s Iconic Bottle

Have you ever noticed the discrepancy between Coca-Cola’s beverages in advertisements versus reality? Iconic glass bottles versus polluting plastic? We looked into this further – the upshot is that you’re five times more likely to see glass packaging in Coke’s commercials than in its real-world packaging. Coke’s disproportionate use of glass in its ads is a [...] full article »

Video: What is a Practice of Change and why are they important?

Video: What is a Practice of Change and why are they important?

A Theory of Change is an idea about how change happens. A Practice of Change is something more tangible — a set of practical approaches or activities that we have experienced as creating the changes in the world we want to see. We have Practiced them and seen the differences they made. For the last 18 years Transition has been experimenting with [...] full article »

NERAM exhibition opening — Earthed

NERAM exhibition opening — Earthed

[ Friday, 31 May; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Earthed recognises the unravelling and decline of the earth and its fragile environments. The exhibition includes a variety of artists and disciplines from a range of geographical locations and environments. Artists from New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia have been selected based on their connection to the environment and passion in protecting it. Opening Night: [...] full article »

Sustainable Death Group meeting at Boobooks

Sustainable Death Group meeting at Boobooks

[ Monday, 6 May; 10:30 am; ] After the meetings in 2023 in Kent House . Sustainable Death group has morphed into a monthly Death Café at Boobooks. Our next meeting is 6th June at Boobooks at 10.30am. Death Café is a group led discussion that allows for conversation around Death and Dying. Everyone welcome. Dying to know day Highland End of Life project [...] full article »

2024 Wild At Art competition

2024 Wild At Art competition

We’re excited to announce the 2024 Wild At Art threatened species art competition for kids opens on 17 June! Australia’s biggest threatened species art competition is a fun opportunity for children aged 5-12 to use their creativity to raise awareness and help protect the unique plants and animals they love. Since its inception, Wild At Art has [...] full article »

Lock the Gate: Please Sign the Climate Trigger Pledge

Lock the Gate: Please Sign the Climate Trigger Pledge

The judgement just released by the Federal Court of Australia has said that our national environment laws are out-dated and ill-suited to dealing with the impacts of climate change on the environment. Way back in 2005, Anthony Albanese said a similar thing in Federal Parliament, when he introduced a Bill to address the problem and said [...] full article »

EDO represents Maules Creek Community Council

EDO represents Maules Creek Community Council

Environmental Defenders Office (EDO) is representing the Maules Creek Community Council (MCCC) in a crucial court case about toxic air and climate pollution from the Maules Creek coal mine. Ros Druce gave up on her vegetable garden when the Maules Creek coal mine started blasting four days a week. Her home-grown spinach, geraniums and the trees [...] full article »

Beardy Street Bazaar Busking and Art festival

Beardy Street Bazaar Busking and Art festival

[ Saturday, 18 May; 8:30 am to 11:00 am. ] Come down to the Black Gully stall at the Beardy Street Bazaar busking and Art festival as part of the Big Chill weekend. This is a free event happening in the Beardy Street Mall from 8.30am till 11am Saturday, May 18, with local buskers and street art exhibitions provided by Arts North West. Black Gully Festival [...] full article »