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

Vale Beth Williams

Photo from Armidale Express, 3 July 2015, ‘Beth still battling three decades on’. Beth Williams was well known to many of us in SLA for her indefatigable submission writing, clarity of thought and focus. She was a valued campaigner against the destruction of Leard and Pilliga Forests and always willing to share her knowledge with novices. We […] full article »

Koala Management Plan

Koala Management Plan

Armidale Regional Council has its Koala Management update on exhibition . Submissions close 10pm Monday 31 May 2021. ‘The purpose of this Koala Management Strategy is to encourage the conservation, management and rehabilitation of areas of natural vegetation that provide habitat for koalas to support a permanent free-living population over their present range in Armidale local government […] full article »

AGM coming up in July — We need a new convenor and treasurer!

AGM coming up in July — We need a new convenor and treasurer!

Expressions of Interest invited Two opportunities have opened up to join the SLA Executive Committee in the roles of Convenor and Treasurer. We are seeking Expressions of Interest from enthusiastic and committed individuals with a desire to support the growth of sustainable living in the Armidale region. Ideally you will be available to start a slow handover process […] full article »

Armidale #ClimateStrike 9.30am this Friday 21st at Curtis Park

Armidale #ClimateStrike 9.30am this Friday 21st at Curtis Park

[ Friday, 21 May; 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. ] Join us to strike for the climate this Friday!! GATHER at 9.30 at Curtis Park for inspiring speeches, music & petition signing (program below). Then march with us at 11am from the park, through town to the post office to send the petition to Canberra! We are COVID safe! Please be sure you bring your masks. You […] full article »

POSTPONED!! Rural Lifestyle Landholders Climate Risk | FINAL FORUM

POSTPONED!! Rural Lifestyle Landholders Climate Risk | FINAL FORUM

[ Thursday, 20 May 5:30 pm to Friday, 21 May 7:30 am. ] DUE TO LACK OF BOOKINGS WE HAVE POSTPONED THIS EVENT AND WILL PROVIDE UPDATES SOON The purpose is to provide feedback to workshop participants and the wider community about the project’s findings, to further connect with neighbours on topics related to climate change readiness, and to learn how we can better navigate the next fire, flood […] full article »

Do you want to reduce your energy Bill? Free community workshop

Do you want to reduce your energy Bill? Free community workshop

[ Saturday, 15 May; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Saturday, 22 May; 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’ 2021 workshop KENT HOUSE, SATURDAY, MARCH 27th, 2–4 pm KENT HOUSE, SATURDAY, MAY 15th, 2–4pm GUYRA […] full article »

AGM COMING UP IN JULY – Be the next Convenor or Treasurer of SLA!

AGM COMING UP IN JULY – Be the next Convenor or Treasurer of SLA!

Expressions of Interest invited Two opportunities have opened up to join the SLA Executive Committee in the roles of Convenor and Treasurer. We are seeking Expressions of Interest from enthusiastic and committed individuals with a desire to support the growth of sustainable living in the Armidale region. Ideally you will be available to start a slow handover process […] full article »

The Armidale Climate and Health Project — Open Day

The Armidale Climate and Health Project — Open Day

[ Saturday, 15 May; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] We’d like to invite you to the Armidale Climate and Health project Open day and creek walk on Saturday 15th May! All welcome to come along to this family friendly event with free lunch, live music, dancing and a creek walk. Free registration. How do we build community connections and resilience in the face of climate change, improve our health and […] full article »