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.
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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:

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National Parks Association of NSW 13 October from 6pm

National Parks Association of NSW 13 October from 6pm

Photo:Old growth habitat of endangered species in Ellis State Forest – part of NPA’s Great Koala National Park proposal – which is about to be logged Public native forests: which future? Thursday 13th October 2022 in Kent House 141 Faulkner St 6:00 pm Hearty homemade soups 6:30 AGM, current nature conservation issues 7:00 Guest speaker: ecologist Mark Graham Protecting, conserving and [...] full article »

Submit now for the Council’s draft Renewable Energy Action Plan (REAP)

Submit now for the Council’s draft Renewable Energy Action Plan (REAP)

[ Monday, 26 Sep; 11:59 pm; ] Can you undertake some Climate Action NOW and make a Submission to the Armidale Regional Council (ARC) draft Renewable Energy Action Plan (REAP)? — due for 11:59pm Monday 26th September? Take the time to tell Council that you support strong action on climate change and hence you support the draft Renewable Energy Action Plan (REAP) and [...] full article »

Robyn Williams at the Bowlo — Why weren’t they listening, when you were?

Robyn Williams at the Bowlo — Why weren’t they listening, when you were?

[ Wednesday, 12 Oct; 6:15 pm; ] ABC Friends (Northern Tablelands) speaker for 2022 Robyn Williams (ABC Science Show) Why weren’t they listening, when you were? Wednesday 12 October, 6:15 for 6:30pm start Armidale Bowling Club (Auditorium) Free Admission Robyn Williams, AM, AO, FAAS, has been host of the ABC Science Show, one of the world’s longest-running radio shows, since 1975. He holds honorary doctorates from seven Australian [...] full article »

Save Pilliga Forest from the Inland Rail

Save Pilliga Forest from the Inland Rail

The poor Pilliga is under further attack with the Inland Rail threatening to increase fragmentation in the forest and facilitate Santos’ Narrabri gas project. See the NSW Planning Portal here : this section of the Inland Rail project consists of approximately 300 km of new single track rail line, through private and public property in a [...] full article »

Enrol: Introduction to Earth Laws

Enrol: Introduction to Earth Laws

[ Tuesday, 7 Feb; 9:00 am; ] Download the Course Outline here Who should attend? This course will be of interest to lawyers and law students who are keen to stay up to date with emerging legal development around the world and in Australia – including Ecocide, Rights of Nature, Indigenous legal systems and new approaches to planning and community engagement. [...] full article »

Apply for conservation position on Bulagaranda (Mt Yarrowyck) Board of Management

Apply for conservation position on Bulagaranda (Mt Yarrowyck) Board of Management

[ Friday, 16 Sep; 5:00 pm; ] Bulagaranda (Mt Yarrowyck) has been handed back to Aboriginal Owner, the area is almost 600 hectares of land west of Armidale this land is within the cultural area of the Anaiwan Nation, as part of a joint management agreement with NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Bulagaranda (Mt Yarrowyck) has immense cultural significance for the Traditional [...] full article »

Franklin film now showing at the Belgrave

Franklin film now showing at the Belgrave

[ Thursday, 8 Sep; 1:50 pm; ] A new documentary about the Franklin River which was saved from the Tasmanian Hydro damming of the river, in 1983 has just been released. Ten years in the making, partly crowd-funded, and nominated for Best Australian Documentary in the AACTA Awards. 'Franklin' is screening daily at the Belgrave from tomorrow, Thursday. Eighth-generation Tasmanian and environmentalist Oliver Cassidy embarks [...] full article »

Progressive Cinema presents Shadow World at the Playhouse

Progressive Cinema presents Shadow World at the Playhouse

[ Sunday, 11 Sep; 5:30 pm; ] Progressive Cinema presents Shadow World at 5:30pm on Sunday, 11 September, at the Armidale Playhouse, 309 Beardy St, Armidale. Through the insights of whistleblowers, investigators, prosecutors, military and industry insiders Shadow World reveals how the international trade in weapons – with the complicity of governments, their militaries and intelligence agencies, defense contractors, arms dealers and agents – fosters corruption, determines economic [...] full article »