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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.
 

Public Meeting on Cadia Valley Operations
Posted: May 14th 2017

At ECCO's May public meeting, members, supporters and the general public will have the opportunity to hear a presentation from senior staff of Cadia Valley Operations about how Cadia is managing environmental issues such as water and waste management, site rehabilitation and long term environmental planning. The CVO team of presenters will be led by General Manager, Peter Sharpe, There will be a Q&A session after the presentation giving those attending the opportunity to ask any questions about the mine's operations or raise any issues of concern. The public meeting starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday May 24th at the ELF in the Orange Showgrounds off Leeds Parade. All welcome!


Autumn Tree Planting with Summer Hill Creekcare
Posted: May 14th 2017

For anyone who would like to help replace willows with native plants with the aim of restoring habitat for native flora and fauna, Summer Hill Creekcare is organising a second tree-planting right along the creek just underneath Suma Park Dam (after willow control last month) on Sunday 21st May from 9.30am to 12.30pm. There will be a free barbecue lunch and families with children are very welcome. For the tree planting, holes will be dug with a petrol augur (thanks to Orange City Council’s help) so it wll be easy peasy work. Please contact Cilla Kinross if you are able to help and would like to attend.


ECCO at Orange Show
Posted: May1st 2017

ECCO will participate in the Orange Show for the first time this year, sharing a display with U3A (University of the Third Age). The display will feature a variety of information including details of the successful ECCO-U3A-Orange City Council Spark Tank proposal (see article below), energy efficiency measures for the home, benefits and methods of composting (with the first day of the show coinciding with International Composting Awarness Week), and a wide range of other local environmental initiatives and projects. ECCO-U3A will be one of many community stalls that will be on display at the Williams Pavilion on Saturday May 13th 9am to 9pm and on Sunday May 14th 9am to 3pm. So if you're going to the show, drop by for a visit and say hello!


ECCO Supports:
OCAN:
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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