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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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 »

Armidale Urban Rivercare Sunday Sessions

Armidale Urban Rivercare Sunday Sessions

[ Sunday, 10 Nov; 8:30 am; ] Armidale Urban Rivercare (AURG) Sunday Sessions will be held on the second Sunday of each month. Time: 8:30am Location: Somewhere along Dumaresq Creek — Join the AURG mailing list for details of each session. What to bring: BYO long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy boots. Please also bring gloves, broad brim hat and sunscreen. AURG will […] full article »

CANCELLED: Paddle on the Macleay 2019

CANCELLED: Paddle on the Macleay 2019

[ Wednesday, 27 Nov; 9:15 am; ] The fires are affecting everyone. No relief is expected over the next few days. We will advise of a new date – in 2020. On November 23rd, Save Our Macleay River (SOMR) will hold an event to promote awareness of concerns and benefits of the Macleay River. Bring your canoe, equipment, food and water for an informative, enjoyable […] full article »

Armidale Urban Rivercare Group — Tuesday Maintenance

Armidale Urban Rivercare Group — Tuesday Maintenance

[ Tuesday, 5 Nov; 9:00 am to 11:00 am. ] Helen Webb and Ros Bird will be continuing with their maintenance effort along the Creekland plantings Time: 9–11am Location: Somewhere along Dumaresq Creek — Join the AURG mailing list for details of each session. What to bring: BYO long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy boots. Please also bring gloves, broad brim hat and sunscreen. We look forward […] full article »