Eco Directory


Our local region is full of opportunities to become sustainable. There are people, products and services right here in the border that are experts at doing things the best way possible. #Knowyouroptions and #leadbyexample. Smarter Choices for a Better Future!

 

ECO GROUPS (Not-For-Profit, local)

The Albury Recycling Centre's new re-use shop is run by local not-for-profit group.

Aware’s team includes local people with disabilities, some long-term job seekers and people who are retraining for new careers.

The shop gives new life to many items which are dropped off at the recycling centre. You can:

  • Buy second hand household goods
  • Upcycle goods in the craft corner
  • Buy upcycled goods ready made
  • Take something home to upcycle
Repair Cafe

Repair Cafés are free meeting places that focus on repairing things. Visitors bring their broken items from home and together with specialists such as bike mechanics, woodworkers and fabric repairers, they begin fixing. It’s an ongoing learning process with wonderful environmental and social benefits.

There are over 1000 Repair Cafés around the world but only a small number in Australia. The Albury-Wodonga Repair Cafe is Australia’s third and by far its biggest. At each session we have almost 20 people helping out, including about a dozen volunteer repairers. We boast an 80% success rate with our repairs and will have a go at fixing the following:

  • Furniture/woodwork
  • Battery-operated appliances
  • Clothing/textiles
  • Bicycles

We’ll even sharpen your small garden tools e.g. secateurs, shears. And, if you have a broken guitar, please get in touch and we’ll put you on our waiting list for occasions when we have a guitar repairer on site to help out.

10.00am-1.00pm on the first Saturday of the month at the Sustainable Activity Centre (former Tourist Information Centre), Gateway Island, Lincoln Causeway, Wodonga.

Our working group meets every three to four weeks, usually 11.00am on a Friday morning.

For more information about this world-wide initiative see: http://repaircafe.org

https://www.facebook.com/repaircafeaw/

What is WATCH ?

WATCH is a local, non-partisan, community group.

WATCH actively advocates for action on human‑induced climate change.

WATCH assists people of the Albury-Wodonga region to clarify concerns about climate change and effectively express them to community leaders and decision‑makers.

WATCH has a core committee of about 10 people and our monthly e-mail newsletter WATCHWORD goes out to over 800 people.

WATCH
Climate Council
Climate Council

After thousands of Australians chipped in to Australia's biggest crowd-funding campaign, the abolished Climate Commission has relaunched as the new, independent Climate Council.

We exist to provide independent, authoritative climate change information to the Australian public. Why? Because our response to climate change should be based on the best science available.

We're a fast growing group of people made up of expert Councillors, staff, volunteers and supporters. Together we are doing everything we can to spread independent and accurate information on climate change.

http://www.climatecouncil.org.au/
Tiny Houses Albury Wodonga

Hello to Tiny House enthusiasts!

This group is being setup – for all those interested in Tiny House concept in its various shapes – Tiny Houses On Wheels, or permanent Tiny Houses, or different natural building techniques used to build small dwellings that do not require building permits (less than 10 sq.m – check with your local council)

A crowdfunding campaign is being set up for the area with the aim to establish a co-op that would buy land and setup for Tiny Houses to be parked on – with Council’s permission and within their regulations.

Workshops and social events are held throughout the year at the Sustainable Activity Centre.

RAW Energy (Renewable Albury Wodonga)

Our aim is to start discussions about community owned renewable energy in Albury Wodonga, doing our bit to combat global climate change

RAW Energy is a based in Albury Wodonga (Australia), we are a group of passionate people that believe renewable energy is our way forward for energy security. We are working towards a community forum where we can discuss community owned energy projects. We are also passionate about building our local communities to be strong and resilient. Electricity will not be our only focus we are open at exploring many ideas on how to live our lives with lighter footprints. This group is here to enable discussions, and connections to happen and attract like minded people and to share information.

Wodonga Historical Society Inc

WHS are a group of community volunteers.

The aim is to collect and conserve items and information telling the story of the birth and growth of Wodonga and environs for the benefit of the general public, and especially for future generations. They welcome input and assistance from everybody. Why not join in?

The Society meets on the first Tuesday of each month (except January) at 2.00 pm in Wodonga Football Club Rooms, Vermont Street, Wodonga. Visitors welcome.

To view our collection please visit our display room at 19 South Street Wodonga, open on the first Sunday of each month from 1– 4 p.m. or by arrangement

http://www.historywodonga.org.au/
(02) 6024 2547
Wodonga Weather – Live

Data on the Wodonga Weather website is updated live every 10 minutes from the local weather station, located next to Kelly Park Wodonga. (unofficial weather station)

Previous records for the region is also listed in a daily, monthly and yearly format since the weather station started in 2010.

We are Geeks:

The Wodonga weather webpage is put together by weather enthusiasts / local geeks who at the best of times have their heads in the clouds. Therefore the website and its content should be used for entertainment only. Although not an official weather site such as the Bureau of meteorology, we have gone to great lengths to ensure the weather data is accurate and reliable.

Visit Wodonga Weather Today!

http://www.wodongaweather.net
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1 Million Women
1 Million Women

A mass movement of women & girls getting on with action to save energy, cut waste & pollution.

Join at www.1millionwomen.com.au & lead change

Mission

Step 1 - JOIN THE 1 MILLION WOMEN CAMPAIGN and GET COUNTED
Step 2 - Follow the prompts to the pollution cutting activity centre

There you will find over 50 ways for cutting pollution in your life - home, food, shopping and getting around. Choose activities that work for you. To stay on course to reach your 1 tonne savings you can track your progress anytime and post items in our discussion forums.

At the moment Albury Wodonga needs a representative to help the cause... if your up for a lovely endevour contact them and see what you can do to make a change, our reagion can help in the count!
You don't need to be an expert on climate change, they will guide you every step of the way.
http://www.1millionwomen.com.au/
(02) 9251 1652
Parklands Albury Wodonga

Parklands Albury Wodonga ... the benefits are endless
What we do

Parklands Albury Wodonga (‘Parklands') is focused on providing opportunities for people to access and experience the extraordinary range of "bush parks" in and around Albury-Wodonga. We undertake the conservation of these areas from a ecological perspective, whilst allowing sympathetic recreational access.

As of January 2006, our regional parklands embrace in excess of 4000 ha. of land along

  • the riverine environment of the Murray and Kiewa Rivers;
  • tributary creek valleys; sections of the Lake Hume foreshore;
    the High Country Rail Trail;
  • and the hills and ranges in and around Albury-Wodonga.

We are a cross-border, community-based, not for profit organisation, undertaking conservation, recreation, cultural heritage and tourism projects for the benefit of our regional community.

The primary focus of the Board and staff is to facilitate the involvement of local community in each project. By so doing, we aim to ensure that the community accepts ownership and responsibility for the long-term viability and enhancement of all its regional parklands.

(02) 6023 6714