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:

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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National Threatened Species Day — 7th September: media storm

National Threatened Species Day — 7th September: media storm

[ Tuesday, 7 Sep; ] This Tuesday, 7 September is ‘National Threatened Species Day’ and North East Forest Alliance have decided to send a clear message online to the NSW Government that logging public native forests must end now. In a climate emergency and mass extinction event our elected governments should be doing all they can to protect threatened animals and […] full article »

Project Zero30: Take this 10 minute household energy survey

Project Zero30: Take this 10 minute household energy survey

Project Zero30 has developed a survey to help estimate greenhouse gas emissions from Armidale Regional Local Government Area (LGA) household energy consumption methods and habits – information only our residents can provide. By completing this survey, you will be contributing to robust emissions estimates that will help inform appropriate reduction and offset strategies to guide our […] full article »

Write a letter for #MassMailoutForClimate this September

Write a letter for #MassMailoutForClimate this September

[ Thursday, 30 Sep; 5:00 pm; ] We all know that great damage is happening to our environment and there is a climate emergency. After 20 years we now only have a very short period of time to seriously address this climate change crisis. People ask, “But, what can I do?” Well, here is a very strong letter campaign you can join. With […] full article »

WORKSHOP: Anger, Hope, Action: What does the IPCC report mean for you?

WORKSHOP: Anger, Hope, Action: What does the IPCC report mean for you?

[ Saturday, 11 Sep; 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. ] Every 5 years, we get a series of updates from the top climate scientists around the world about the state of our shared climate. This is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, and the first part is coming out tomorrow. We can expect it to confirm the gravity of worsening climate change and highlight […] full article »

You ready to help the planet?

You ready to help the planet?

Spring has sprung! So are you ready to shake off the winter doldrums and get out there? No matter if you’re locked down or not – you can still don a pair of gloves (and a mask if required!) and roam the streets and parks of your neighbourhood. And if you’re lucky enough to be living in a […] full article »

VIDEO: September Forum — Focus on protection of New England’s threatened birds of prey

VIDEO: September Forum — Focus on protection of New England’s threatened birds of prey

[ Thursday, 2 Sep; 7:00 pm; ] New England is home to some remarkable birds, and with a number now being threatened by climate change as well as loss of habitat, Sustainable Living Armidale (SLA) will host a presentation on protecting its threatened birds of prey species on Thursday, 2 September at 7pm. While many may not know it, the Northern Tablelands is […] full article »

RSVP for Online Rally: Respect Wangan and Jagalingou Human Rights!

RSVP for Online Rally: Respect Wangan and Jagalingou Human Rights!

[ Monday, 30 Aug; 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm. ] RSVP to stand in solidarity with Wangan and Jagalingou’s call to respect their human rights! Adani’s destruction of the Wangan and Jagalingou lands, water, and culture is a violation of their human rights. The Wangan and Jagalingou have called for an immediate stop work on Adani’s coal mine until an independent investigation is done on the groundwater […] full article »

Handbook launch: How Regional Australia can prosper from the clean energy boom

Handbook launch: How Regional Australia can prosper from the clean energy boom

[ Wednesday, 1 Sep; 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm. ] Renewable energy is here. As states move ahead building Renewable Energy Zones across Australia, there is no better time for regional communities to plan for what we want the transition to look like for us. Join us as we launch our handbook on how local communities can benefit from incoming renewable industry investment in our […] full article »