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27 Mar - ECCO Meeting at the ELF - see below for details
30 Mar - Earth Hour - check out the website and also see below

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Featured Links:
'Shining a Light on Sustainability' Online
Central West Environment Council www.cwecouncil.com
Orange Field Naturalists www.orangefieldnats.com

Welcome to ECCO

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 Hear About Cadia Pit 
Posted: March 18th 2019

ECCO's next meeting on Wednesday March 27th will feature guest speaker, Ms Jane Chung, Approvals and Community Superintendent for Cadia Valley Operations. Ms Chung will present on the topic of the proposed modification to Cadia's Project Approval to allow Newcrest to continue depositing tailings into the Cadia Hill Pit - meeting will start at 7.30pm at the ELF in the Orange Showgrounds (enter off Leeds Parade). All welcome!  

Celebrate Earth Hour on March 30th
Posted: March 18th 2019

In conjunction with Orange Dirt Music, ECCO will celebrate Earth Hour 2019 with a gathering on Saturday March 30th, commencing 6.30pm (official Earth Hour power-down is 8.30 to 9.30pm). If you're interested in coming along, please bring a plate to share along with a torch, fold-up chair, instrument/voice and a song about the environment (if possible). For further details of the Orange event, please contact ECCO member Cilla Kinross. For more info on the largest global movement for the environment, you can visit the Earth Hour website

Clean Up Australia Day 2019
Posted: March 13rd 2019

ECCO would like to thank all those who got active for Clean Up Australia Day on March 3rd. ECCO members and supporters were among the many who signed on at Elephant Park, with our focus being the velodrome and skate park precinct.There were at least 9 other CUAD sites around Orange and ECCO members helped out at a number of them - great work everyone! And remember that every day can be clean up day - register at the CUAD website to clean up any day of the year.

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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