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ECCO is the Environmentally Concerned Citizens of Orange. We are an environmental watchdog and a peak environmental lobby group for the community of Orange.

ECCO Meeting to Review Priorities 
Posted: October 23rd 2017

ECCO's general meeting on Wednesday October 25th will include some 'blue sky' planning for the future. ECCO started life 11 years ago with a dual focus as a grassroots environmental advocacy group and a local 'peak body' coordinating events and activities with various other, more specific-focused environmental organisations. The danger of such a broad remit is to try to be all things to all people and to become too thinly spread. ECCO has achieved an incredible amount over its decade of existence, but as with all organisations, it's important to take stock from time to time. ECCO's meeting on October 25th will provide members with the opportunity to review ECCO's core business, priorities and plans for the future! The meeting will start at 7.30pm at the ELF - hope you can make it.   

Regis Mines to Present at ECCO Meeting
Posted: September 25th 2017

ECCO's general meeting on Wednesday September 27th will focus on Regis Mines' plans for a mining venture at a site near Blayney. General Manager Rod Smith is our guest speaker and will talk about many aspects of the project including how the mine will source the water required for the gold extraction process. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session in which audience members will have the opportunity to ask Rod about any environmental concerns they have about the project. ECCO encourages members and the general community to get along to the ELF at 7.30pm on Wednesday night for this important presentation.

Sustainable Living Week in Orange
Posted: September 16th 2017

Sustainable Living Week is entering its second week with plenty on the program. On Saturday (September 16th) we have the Masters Builders Association Sustainable Building Event featuring free information sessions at builders' premises. Sustainable House Day organised by the Alternative Technologies Association (ATA) is on Sunday 17th from 10am to 4pm. Senergy, an information session for seniors about energy costs and how they can be reduced, is on Monday 18th from 10.30am to 12.30pm at the Orange City Bowling Club.There are CSIRO Science Workshops for high school students on weather, climate and energy consumption from Monday to Wednesday at Orange PCYC. And the week raps up with the Schools Waste Reduction Video Competition Award Presentation at 5pm on Wednesday September 20th at Orange City Library. SWL is a project of Rotary Club of Orange and is supported by ECCO and a number of other community organisations and businesses. For details of any of these events, visit the Rotary website.

ECCO Supports:
Orange Climate Action Now is a Sub-Committee of ECCO that focuses on taking local action to raise awareness about climate change and to mitigate its impact. OCAN organises direct action and local participation in global events such as Earth Hour and the Walk Against Warming.

Local Environment Awards:
ECCO hosts local environment awards to celebrate the achievements of individuals and groups who are making a real difference by taking action on climate change or helping make the City of orange a more sustainable community.

Earth First:
Earth First is a column that appears in the Central Western Daily each Saturday. It focuses on a different environmental issue each week. ECCO has been co-ordinating contributions to the column since the middle of 2008.

Daroo Urban Landcare Group:

The Daroo Urban Landcare Group is a group of volunteers working to rehabilitate and revegetate Wentworth Reserve in west Orange. Daroo was the winner of the inaugural ECCO Award for Environmental Sustainability in October 2008.

ELF Community Garden Group:
The ELF Community Garden Group established a permaculture community garden at the Environmental Learning Facility in 2005. The group continues to maintain and develop the garden, providing an opportunity for members to garden with others, share knowledge, experiment with new gardening techniques and enjoy the local produce grown in the garden.
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