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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Citizens group to identify climate change actions

Citizens group to identify climate change actions

Local actions to address climate change will be identified by a new working group being formed by Council. Community members are invited to nominate for the Climate Emergency Working Group, which will recommend actions for Council and the community to respond to climate change. Expressions of interest for the group close on Friday 20 March and Council […] full article »

//CANCELLED// April Forum: The potential of nature play

//CANCELLED// April Forum: The potential of nature play

[ Thursday, 2 Apr; 7:00 pm; ] //CANCELLED in response to COVID-19 concerns// Nature play is about children playing and learning in local natural environments. Currently, there is an international nature play movement and in Australia many early childhood services and some schools have responded by developing nature play programs. Such programs have diverse benefits for children from physical skills and risk management […] full article »

March Forum: David Carr on protecting New England koalas

March Forum: David Carr on protecting New England koalas

[ Thursday, 5 Mar; 7:00 pm; 7:00 pm; ] Even before the severe drought and bushfires of last year koalas were recognised under NSW and Commonwealth legislation as threatened species. On the coast koalas are threatened by habitat loss from urban development and are killed in large numbers by dogs and cars. Inland populations have been declining rapidly because of land clearing, drought and extreme […] full article »

Drummond Park meadow in flower

Drummond Park meadow in flower

Hello friends Armidale Regional Council has let native wildflowers and grasses flower and set seed in part of Drummond Park. It used to be mown regularly but was left unmown during the drought and when the rain refreshed it. Some wildflower species survived past mowing but rarely got to set seed. These are now thriving particularly […] full article »

Climate Matters: Truffles — a comment on Australian ecology

Climate Matters: Truffles — a comment on Australian ecology

The term “truffle” may evoke thoughts of exquisite chocolates or five-star restaurants, but among ecologists it refers to a diversity of fungi found growing under leaf litter. Some Australians have begun cultivating the European black Perigord truffle (Tuber melanosporum) that has become exceedingly popular in gourmet cuisine, but often overlooked is the myriad of fascinating […] full article »

The one million trees project

The one million trees project

As I write this, a massive project is underway to plant a million trees and shrubs in the red soils of our Western Australia rangelands property – Eurardy Reserve. This is where I live with my wife Tina and my son Liam. Eurardy is located six hours drive north of Perth on Nanda Country. Decades ago, […] full article »

Missed the National Climate Emergency Summit?

Missed the National Climate Emergency Summit?

Don’t stress you can tune in to feature recordings from the Summit online now on a dedicated National Climate Emergency Summit YouTube channel. full article »

VIDEO: Should Plastic Producers Pay for Recycling?

VIDEO: Should Plastic Producers Pay for Recycling?

Did you know that taxpayers pay more than 90% of recycling costs? That’s right, YOUR hard-earned money is spent on cleaning up the mess that you didn’t make. The good news is, there’s a systemic solution that’s gaining momentum around the world. full article »