Black Gully Music Festival 2022
10am SAT NOV 12th

Every year Armidale folk gather at Black Gully (behind NERAM) to celebrate community, music and biodiversity
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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:

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Festive season get together at the Community Garden!

Festive season get together at the Community Garden!

[ Thursday, 8 Dec; 5:30 pm; ] Save the date, Thursday December 8th, and lets celebrate this big Climate Action year and our collective being! Come along with a nibble plate to share and drink of your choice. At the Community Garden from 5:30pm. Bring a friend and neighbour, bring children, bring a crazy hat or a crazy idea and maybe we [...] full article »

Job available — Renewable Energy Community Engagement Co-ordinator CPA Armidale

Job available — Renewable Energy Community Engagement Co-ordinator CPA Armidale

[ Thursday, 15 Dec; 5:00 pm; ] The Community Power Agency is looking for an Engagement Co-ordinator to help ensure the renewables roll-out in regional areas is done in ways that involves local people and delivers lasting value to host communities. Sound like something you’d be great at or know someone else who would? Please share around your networks. The role: 4 days / [...] full article »

New Video: Solving Plastic

New Video: Solving Plastic

The apparel industry is churning out new designs so quickly that its inventory can almost be considered single-use plastic. In the outdoor world, most clothing designed for camping, hiking, and other rugged conditions uses nylon and polyester, fibers made from plastic. Enter Repair Lair: a Minneapolis-based shop repairing and selling second-hand outdoor clothing and gear, [...] full article »

RSVP for Zoom: reveal the winners – of this year’s ACF Wild at Art

RSVP for Zoom: reveal the winners – of this year’s ACF Wild at Art

[ Thursday, 8 Dec; 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Love nature, art, and young people speaking up for a better world? Join us online next Thursday 8 December for an extra-special event to celebrate all the young artists – and reveal the winners – of this year’s Wild at Art threatened species art competition for kids. RSVP NOW From cassowaries and helmeted honeyeaters to spider orchids and [...] full article »

Living Wonders — Add your name to this open letter to Minister Tanya Plibersek

Living Wonders — Add your name to this open letter to Minister Tanya Plibersek

[ Thursday, 24 Nov; 5:00 pm; ] You would think gas and coal projects get properly assessed for their climate impacts right? Wrong! Right now there are dozens of new coal and gas proposals sitting on Federal Environment Minister, Tanya Plibersek’s, desk. Narrabri Underground Extension and Boggabri Mine Extension of mine life are two of these. Both these projects have been of on-going concern [...] full article »

Stayin’ Alive Koala Dance @Black Gully Festival

Stayin’ Alive Koala Dance @Black Gully Festival

[ Saturday, 12 Nov; 2:50 pm to 3:00 pm. ] Hey All Koala groovers and potential groovers…. Save Our Koalas (and so many other of our endangered species)! Don't miss the Koala dance at 2:50pm on the Main Stage at the Black Gully Festival. Come along and join in on the day. The disco moves are very simple and you will be led by the beautiful Julie Collins [...] full article »

Koala Scat Detection Dogs Demo @Black Gully Festival

Koala Scat Detection Dogs Demo @Black Gully Festival

[ Saturday, 12 Nov; 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm. ] As part of Southern New England Landcare (SNELC) Koala projects the Canines for Wildlife team will be on hand @ the Black Gully Music Festival a to provide an exciting public demonstration at 1.30pm. This is a central activity for the day, great for persons young and old and will be located close to the [...] full article »

Black Gully Festival is back for 2022!

Black Gully Festival is back for 2022!

[ Saturday, 12 Nov; 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. ] The Black Gully Festival is back! After a two-year stagger, the Black Gully Festival 2022 is back on the community calendar. The 11th festival will kick off in the parklands around NERAM on Saturday the 12th November, 2022 with the themes of Music, Art, Environment, Community. This a great free, family-friendly event that celebrates all that [...] full article »