Black Gully Music Festival 2022
10am SAT NOV 9th

Every year Armidale folk gather at Black Gully (behind NERAM) to celebrate community, music and biodiversity
Armidale Vegetable Sowing Guide
This guide shows planting time periods that should allow you to get a crop in Armidale.
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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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Public Launch: Friends of New England Rail Trail 

Public Launch: Friends of New England Rail Trail 

[ Wednesday, 31 Jul; 5:30 pm; ] A new community-driven group, "Friends of NERT" (New England Rail Trail), will be officially launched to support the highly anticipated New England Rail Trail project. This initiative aims to transform the disused rail corridor between Armidale and Glen Innes into a vibrant rail trail, promoting outdoor recreation, tourism, community health and local economic growth. Launch information [...] full article »

Elements of Nature AI Video Competition

Sustainable Living Armidale, University of New England Smart Regional Incubator & Armidale Light Festival presents To enter this competition is easy — all you need to do is: Dream up and type 25 words or less with the theme ‘Elements of Nature’ into the AI text-to-video prompt and generate videos. All entries that are deemed appropriate [...] full article »

Webinar: My Efficient Electric Home Handbook

Webinar: My Efficient Electric Home Handbook

[ Friday, 19 Jul; 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. ] Hey Sustainable Living Armidale Community How is your home heating going this winter? Are you wanting to improve your home's energy usage and/or share your experiences and tips towards the renewable energy transition? Register for this Webinar for Friday 19th of July 11:00am Tim Forcey's My Efficient Electric Home Handbook is an essential first-of-its kind resource [...] full article »

2024 SLA AGM

2024 SLA AGM

[ Thursday, 25 Jul; 6:30 pm; ] All are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting of Sustainable Living Armidale Inc. (SLA), which will be held at 6:30 pm on Thursday, 25 July 2024. Participants are invited to attend via Zoom. The formalities will include election of office bearers and endorsement of the convenors of the Action Groups. A brief year in review will be [...] full article »

Seed Swap at Armidale Library

Seed Swap at Armidale Library

[ Saturday, 27 Jul; 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. ] Bring along your excess seeds to share and swap them for something you’d like to grow. If you don’t have any seeds to share, come along anyway and for a 50 cent donation take away some seeds of something you’d like to grow. Venue: Community Room (Upstairs) Armidale War Memorial Library, Rusden St Date: Saturday 27th [...] full article »

Dying to Know Day

Dying to Know Day

[ Thursday, 8 Aug; 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. ] Highlands End-of-Life Project & Sustainable Deathcare New England presents Dying to Know Day is a national event that aims to change the conversation around death and dying in Australia. Join us for a special morning at McCrossin's Mill in Uralla. Speakers will cover a range of topics including local palliative care services, First Nations' perspectives on end [...] full article »

Wild At Art 2024!

Wild At Art 2024!

[ Monday, 12 Aug; 5:00 pm; ] Get excited – entries are now open for Wild At Art 2024! From now until Monday 12 August – International Youth Day – we’re welcoming entries from young artists and nature lovers aged 5-12, showcasing the importance of protecting Australia’s threatened animals and plants for generations to come. Enter Competition Australia is home to incredible wildlife and plants [...] full article »

Petition to Combat Plastic Pollution reaches 500 signatures

Petition to Combat Plastic Pollution reaches 500 signatures

I would like to take the time to thank you all for your support. On the 26th of June we achieved an important milestone by reaching 500 signatures. This means that, when the petition ends in November we will be guaranteed to receive an official response from NSW Environment Minister Penny Sharpe. But the fight is not over yet. I [...] full article »

Listen: Everything We Need podcast

Listen: Everything We Need podcast

A member of Transition Australia, the wonderful Kyla Brettle (pictured), has produced a series of podcasts for SBS that are totally in tune with what the Transition movement is all about: community connection in the place where we live, and sharing our stories to inspire others. SBS Audio’s Everything we need is a series of podcasts [...] full article »

Vale Cliff Wallace

Vale Cliff Wallace

[ Thursday, 4 Jul; 1:00 pm; ] Clifford Keddie Wallace 1952 - 2024 Known as Cliff passed away peacefully on Wednesday 26 June 2024 at Jessie Hunt Aged Care aged 72 years. Supportive friend to all who knew him. Farmer, Protector of Land, Forest and Water. The relatives and friends of the late Cliff Wallace are respectfully invited to attend his funeral. The cremation [...] full article »

New England Rakali & Platypus Winter Forum

New England Rakali & Platypus Winter Forum

[ Saturday, 29 Jun; 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Come along to the next NERP forum to learn more about Platypus and Rakali in our district. Join us for a cup of tea and share stories about these beautiful water creatures. Date: Saturday, 29 June 2024 Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm Venue: Kent House, 141 Faulkner Street, Armidale, or join us on Zoom (Meeting ID: [...] full article »

Whoo hoo — The People’s Blockade 2024 Registration is open!! 

Whoo hoo — The People’s Blockade 2024 Registration is open!! 

Today is the first day you can register to join one of the most significant climate uprisings on the planet – the People’s Blockade 2024 in Muloobinba (Newcastle), where we’ll stop coal exports from the world’s largest coal port for an unprecedented 50 hours! We’re super excited, are you? From accommodation to volunteering, meals to kayaks and [...] full article »