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.

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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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Free community workshop

Free community workshop

[ Saturday, 27 Mar; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Sustainable Living Armidale & the Armidale Regional Council are sponsoring a Free Community workshop as part of the Climate Emergency Program Do you want to reduce your energy Bill? Do you want to reduce your energy footprint? or both? Join the ‘I CAN DO IT’ AGAIN 2021 workshop KENT HOUSE, SATURDAY, MARCH 27th, 2–4 pm Registration is required email Pats 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 »

Rivercare working bee at Ohio St footbridge

Rivercare working bee at Ohio St footbridge

[ Sunday, 14 Mar; 8:30 pm; ] Our next working bee is scheduled for Sunday 14th March on the creek lands near Saint Peters Preschool (87 O’Dell St). Work will include cut and pasting, whipper snipping and general tidy up. Details for working bee are as follows: Time: 8.30am Date: Sunday 14th March, 2021 Location: Dumaresq creek bank on southern side near footbridge accessed […] full article »

Koalas in the Spotlight experience — reserve your place

Koalas in the Spotlight experience — reserve your place

[ Friday, 19 Mar; 5:15 pm to 9:00 pm. ] “Koalas in the Spotlight” is a special event to learn how you can get involved in conserving Armidale’s koala population. Watch how ecologists trap and monitor koalas, and see koala detection dogs in action! Enjoy dinner and a spotlighting walk. Date: Friday, 19th March 2021 Time: from 5.15pm Location: Newholme, UNE Field Studies This is a […] full article »

Farmers’ Market back on at Saumarez

Farmers’ Market back on at Saumarez

[ Sunday, 14 Mar; 9:00 am; Sunday, 11 Apr; 9:00 am; Sunday, 9 May; 9:00 am; Sunday, 13 Jun; 9:00 am; Sunday, 12 Sep; 9:00 am; Sunday, 10 Oct; 9:00 am; Sunday, 14 Nov; 9:00 am; Sunday, 12 Dec; 9:00 am; ] The Armidale Farmers’ Market is now back on the Second Sunday of the month* at the beautiful Saumarez Homestead kicking off at 9am and going through to lunch. *except July and August full article »

NSW Government mobilises plans to frack for gas in Western NSW

NSW Government mobilises plans to frack for gas in Western NSW

Tights Sands gas mining (unconventional gas) is once again on the agenda after the NSW Government quietly reopened the Preliminary Regional Issues Assessment (PRIA) for Western NSW. The original PRIA was announced in 2017 and covered an area half the size of the recent announcement. The NSW Government says “Preliminary Regional Issues Assessment is an initial assessment of social, […] full article »

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 »

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 »