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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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 »

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 »

Rural Lifestyle Landholders Climate Risk | FINAL FORUM

Rural Lifestyle Landholders Climate Risk | FINAL FORUM

[ Thursday, 20 May 5:30 pm to Friday, 21 May 7:30 am. ] During April and May 2021, Southern New England Landcare and Sustainable Living Armidale coordinated three interactive pilot workshops for rural residential landholders in the Guyra & Black Mountain, Dumaresq & Invergowrie and Kelly’s Plains & Dangarsleigh areas around Armidale. During this final forum, to be held Thursday 20th May from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, we […] full article »

Community joins to ‘Restore our Earth’

Community joins to ‘Restore our Earth’

More than 200 members of the community, including many families and school students, enjoyed a signature Autumn day in Armidale’s Civic Park on Saturday, April 24th, to show their interest in and support for ‘Restoring the Earth’ – the theme of this year’s Earth Day. The event utilised the Civic Park Labyrinth and led participants […] full article »

The 2021 Sustainable House Tour experience

The 2021 Sustainable House Tour experience

Every two years since 2012 SLA has held a Sustainable House Tour. 2020 was a dud because of covid-19, but last weekend the fifth House Tour was on again. This tour was different than previous years, with the focus on renovations. Lengthier conversations were held the first hour of each session. 71 people joined in […] full article »

2021 Sustainable House Tour Booklets — $10 from Armidale Outdoors

2021 Sustainable House Tour Booklets — $10 from Armidale Outdoors

[ Saturday, 8 May; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Sunday, 9 May; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Once again Sustainable Living Armidale (SLA) will be holding the fifth of its popular Sustainable House Tours. On previous tours people have visited around 10 local houses, some brand new, that displayed sustainable features. They talked informally to the owners/residents. [caption id="attachment_16401" align="aligncenter" width="466"] SLA’s Bar Finch, looking at the Sustainable Hour Tour booklet with two […] full article »

I Am Greta — must see! at Nonviolent Film Festival

I Am Greta — must see! at Nonviolent Film Festival

[ Thursday, 6 May; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] Please join Peace Studies at UNE for the return of the annual Nonviolence Film Festival at Oorala (UNE) from the 3-7 May! All films are free, and everyone is welcome. Thursday at Oorala Aboriginal Centre UNE: I am Greta (2020, 1 hr 38 mins) The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen […] full article »

Rural Lifestyle Block and Climate Risk Workshop

Rural Lifestyle Block and Climate Risk Workshop

[ Saturday, 8 May; 2:00 pm; ] In case you missed it, there is one more Rural Lifestyle Block and Climate Risk Workshop to be held next Saturday 8th of May, at 2:00pm to 5:30pm, at the Armidale City Bowling Club. Even though this event is primarily focused on rural residents from the “Dangarsleigh & Kelly’s Plains” Landcare group areas, the workshop is […] full article »