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'Shining a Light on Sustainability' Online
Central West Environment Council www.cwecouncil.com
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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.

Clean Up Australia Day in Orange 
Posted: February 28th 2018

This Sunday (March 4th) is Clean up Australia Day and ECCO is encouraging its members and the general community to get involved. Clean up Australia Day Coordinator, Roger Smith of Orange City Council, has asked participants to meet at Elephant Park, from where they will be allocated an area along Blackman's Swamp Creek from Elephant Park to the Skate Park. ECCO President, Nick King, has requested that ECCO be allocated the Skate Park again this year. The start time is 9.30am with a free barbecue scheduled for 12.30pm.

ECCO Meeting to Focus on Mt Canobolas
Posted: February 28th 2018

ECCO’s February Meeting will feature guest speaker, Steven Woodall, from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Steven will be talking about the recent fires on Mount Canobolas, their impact on the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA) and the development of plans for the restoration of the SCA. Steven will also be talking about the plan of management for the area, which is currently under review. The meeting starts at 7.30pm at the ELF and all are welcome.

Tree Planting Day a Success!
Posted: February 27th 2018

A successful planting day was held at Waratahs Wetlands last Sunday, February 18th. A big thank you to the members of the 4th Orange Guides, who planted a large number of aquatic plants along the drainage line between the Waratahs Wetlands and the Waratahs Dam. The young people also spent some time mulching the plants with a layer of wood chips. Next community planting day will be Sunday, March 11th at Nelson Park, commencing 10 am.

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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