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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.

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.

An Inconvenient Sequel
Posted: August 18th 2017

ECCO Orange is hosting a special premiere and fundraising screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power at the Odeon 5 Cinemas on Thursday August 30th. As the name suggests, the movie is a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, which was screened back in 2007 by ECCO. The sequel looks at our efforts to tackle climate change in the decade since the original movie. The event will kick off at 6.30 for a 7pm screening (98 minute running time), with light refreshments provided prior to movie. Tickets are $20 and are available from Collins Booksellers Orange or from ECCO Committee Members. This is a public event and if you are at all concerned about climate change and the future of our planet, this is a MUST SEE.

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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