A Framework for Climate Action
ARC Climate Emergency Working Group Report 2020 for emissions reduction, carbon sequestration and climate change adaption.
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.

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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WATCH Forest Defenders: The fight to protect Tasmania’s native forests

WATCH Forest Defenders: The fight to protect Tasmania’s native forests

[ Tuesday, 23 Feb; 7:00 pm; ] Join us for the screening of Forest Defenders: The fight to protect Tasmania’s native forestson Tuesday, 23rd February, from 7pm at 295 Rusden Street, Armidale. The film takes you straight to the frontline where ordinary people are stepping up, joining the Bob Brown Foundation to protect some of the most incredible forests in the world from the archaic practice […] full article »

SUNDAY FORUM UPDATE: Food choices for personal and planetary health

SUNDAY FORUM UPDATE: Food choices for personal and planetary health

[ Sunday, 14 Mar; 10:00 am to 11:00 am. ] One of the most powerful ways individuals can have an impact on the natural environment and climate change is through our diets- but with so much information (and misinformation) about nutrition and climate out there, it is easy to become overwhelmed and confused about what choices to make. In this talk, SLA Convenor, Tanya Howard […] full article »

INVITATION: Planting (even more) trees for climate-neutral politics

INVITATION: Planting (even more) trees for climate-neutral politics

[ Saturday, 6 Mar; 9:30 am; ] I would like to invite you again, for second tree-planting session at Banded Bee Farm (BBF), Saumarez Ponds. The first planting (Sun 11th October 2020) was a fun outing. Around twenty of us got some 200 native trees, shrubs and bushes into the terra firma. This was followed by an invigorating conversation, not surprisingly about some […] full article »

Climate matters: Tiny savings mount up

Climate matters: Tiny savings mount up

Our electricity usage, hence our bills, depends on both the appliances we use and how we use them. Appliances can be divided into those that create heat like a stove or iron, which tend to use a lot of energy, and those that are mechanical, like a fan. But even a large computer will create heat […] full article »

NEW DATE: The Social Developers’ Network Workshop

NEW DATE: The Social Developers’ Network Workshop

[ Sunday, 1 Nov; 12:00 pm; ] If the Covid-19 lockdown has you thinking about real and authentic ways to ‘build back better’, or you are interested in promoting social change, community development, co-operation strategies and personal growth, consider attending Bring your story of anything from the personal to the political, the local to the global, and become part of this workshop’s dynamic […] full article »

High Court win over Acland coal mine

High Court win over Acland coal mine

Fantastic news! On February 3rd — the farming community of Acland in south-east Queensland have won an important victory in the High Court over a controversial coal mine expansion. After years of legal battles our clients, the Oakey Coal Action Alliance (OCAA), have won the right to a fresh trial. This means they have chance to […] full article »

Clean Up Australia! Two weeks to go!

Clean Up Australia! Two weeks to go!

Can you believe there’s only two weeks until Clean Up Australia Day? Wow! Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun! If you’ve already registered your site (good on you, you legend!!) head over to our handy event checklist to make sure you’re all systems go… TICK IT OFF! But if you’ve been procrastinating, come on – we […] full article »

Sustainable Living Armidale 2021 planning day

Sustainable Living Armidale 2021 planning day

[ Saturday, 6 Feb; 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] Sustainable Living Armidale is holding a 2021 planning day and you are invited. If you have energy, ideas and most importantly, can commit your own time to taking action, please join the SLA coordinating committee to sketch out the year ahead. Saturday 6th February 2pm-5pm (followed by a social debrief at the pub!) Due to Covid-19 we […] full article »