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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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CANCELLED» Final Koala Dance Rehearsal for the Autumn Festival Parade!

CANCELLED» Final Koala Dance Rehearsal for the Autumn Festival Parade!

[ Thursday, 4 Apr; 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm. ] /// PARADE & PARK STALLS/ACTIVITIES IN THE AFTERNOON CANCELLED /// We are doing it again!! Come and Join the Stayin’ Alive -Bear Gees -Koala Dance – for the Autumn Festival Parade and day in Civic Park April 6th — The Giant 5m high Koala and her baby is coming back! Join the Parade for 12:30 (marshalling around 11:00am [...] full article »

Armidale Tree Group Open Day 7th April

Armidale Tree Group Open Day 7th April

[ Sunday, 7 Apr; 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. ] When: Sunday 7th April 9.30-2.30PM Where: Armidale Tree Group 80 Mann St Cost: Free Program of events 10am Opening of our new Tunnel House by Adam Marshall Guided nursery tours Workshops in the nursery 10.30 Plant Identification — Peter Metcalfe 11.30 Native Plant Propagation — Sam Arandale-Bioletti 12.30 Plants for birds — Peter Metcalfe 1.30 Koalas on the [...] full article »

AURG Celebrate Koala Habitat Planting — Free Entry

AURG Celebrate Koala Habitat Planting — Free Entry

[ Sunday, 14 Apr; 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. ] When: Sunday, 14th April, 2024 11.30am to 12.30pm Where: Site Location opposite 27 Kennedy Street, Armidale. A FREE Event The Northern Tablelands Koala Partnership, under the NSW Koala Strategy, is proud to support the Koala Habitat Tree plantings adjacent to the Weedy Wasteland to Wildlife Wetland project. Through creating and expanding koala habitat we are able to [...] full article »

Dorrigo Festival of Ideas 2024

Dorrigo Festival of Ideas 2024

[ Thursday, 11 Apr to Sunday, 14 Apr. ] Thursday 11th April 5pm to 8:30pm: Curry & Conversation at the Never Never Mind Cafe Dorrigo. Join us over a sumptuous curry feast for ‘Conversations in Radical Regeneration’ with internationally acclaimed author Andrew Harvey. Friday 12th April 6:30pm to 10pm: Film Night at The Old Gazette Theatre Dorrigo. Enjoy the film ‘Rachel’s Farm’ – an inspiring [...] full article »

Zoom: We’re Training a Movement — Rising Tide

Zoom: We’re Training a Movement — Rising Tide

[ Monday, 15 Apr; 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] There’s not much that tops watching a new movement explode with energy, and seeing that influx of new people, ideas and excitement! And that’s exactly what we’ve watched happen with Rising Tide in the last year. Let me take you back to February 2023. Just over 12 months ago about 25 Rising Tide organisers gathered in a [...] full article »

Let’s do it again! Koala Dance Rehearsal this Sunday for the Autumn Festival Parade!

Let’s do it again! Koala Dance Rehearsal this Sunday for the Autumn Festival Parade!

[ Sunday, 24 Mar; 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm. ] We are doing it again!! Come and Join the Stayin’ Alive -Bear Gees -Koala Dance – for the Autumn Festival Parade and day in Civic Park April 6th - The Giant 5m high Koala and her baby is coming back! Join the Parade for 12:30 (marshalling around 11:00am (tbc) at Central Park) Rehearsals: This Sunday afternoon 24th March, 3:30 [...] full article »

CANCELLED» Armidale Autumn Festival 2024 – join the Giant Koala in the Parade!

CANCELLED» Armidale Autumn Festival 2024 – join the Giant Koala in the Parade!

[ Tuesday, 19 Mar; 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] /// PARADE & PARK STALLS/ACTIVITIES IN THE AFTERNOON CANCELLED /// The 5m high Giant Koala and her baby that first attended the Armidale Autumn Festival in 2023 will be appearing again this year!. Would you like to join her in the Parade? Join in the Stayn’ Alive Bear Gees Koala dance. We want to support her with [...] full article »

Get involved with Armidale’s March for Forests

Get involved with Armidale’s March for Forests

[ Sunday, 24 Mar; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] While we aren't aren’t planning a March in March for Forests, we will be taking that energy to the Autumn Festival Parade! In support of the Bob Brown Foundations March for Forests we will have information on the SLA stall at the PCYC Markets in the Mall and plans for the Autumn Parade. We invite everyone to [...] full article »

Have Your Say: Advancing our Region — Toward 50,000

Have Your Say: Advancing our Region — Toward 50,000

[ Sunday, 31 Mar; 5:00 pm; ] The Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement, Advancing our region: Toward 50,000 sets the 20-year land use planning vision for the Region, providing a framework for future land use planning decisions and the management of growth, based on the regions social, economic and environmental needs. The purpose of this plan is to: Provide a vision for how future growth will [...] full article »

Stories of Transition from Pocket City Farm Sydney & Wellington UK

Stories of Transition from Pocket City Farm Sydney & Wellington UK

[ Monday, 8 Apr; 8:00 pm; ] We are delighted to offer you two wonderful speakers for our first online Stories of Transition for 2024, on the theme of exploring community land use. Monday 8 April 2024 8.00pm- 9.15pm AEST (6.00pm WA, 7.30pm SA) Jacqui will tell the story of a bowling club converted to Pocket City Farm in Sydney; and from Transition Town [...] full article »

Free virtual event: 2024 Environment Awards

Free virtual event: 2024 Environment Awards

[ Wednesday, 27 Mar; 5:30 pm; ] The countdown is on. There is only one week left until the 2024 Environment Awards. Join us on Wednesday March 27 online or in person. Friend, we have had so many amazing nominations for this year’s Environment Awards. The NSW grassroots environment movement is genuinely inspiring. We can’t wait to celebrate and recognise the incredible efforts of [...] full article »

Armidale Community Garden Working Bees

Armidale Community Garden Working Bees

[ Sunday, 24 Mar; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sunday, 23 Jun; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sunday, 22 Sep; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sunday, 22 Dec; 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ] The 24th of March will be our first Working Bee for the year at the Community Garden. Any time from 1pm onwards. Bring your favourite tool. See you there. Terry and Jo Other dates for the year 23rd June, 22nd September and for those keen 22nd December. Amazingly all these dates are within a day or so of the [...] full article »