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'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.

Save Mt Canobolas SCA 
Posted: September 5th 2018

ECCO Orange is working with the Orange Field Naturalist & Conservation Society and the Central West Environment Council on a campaign to protect the Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area (SCA) from the impact that more than 60 km of new mountain bike trails and infrastructure would have on this special area. The SCA is home to 9 endemic species and 3 threatened ecological communities and proposed changes to the Plan of Management could put them and other species at risk. The Orange Field Nats have developed a fantatstic website - Save Mt Canobolas SCA - to support the campaign and to provide details on how to make a submission on the draft Plan of Management - due by October 1st!

ECCO AGM with Special Guest Speaker
Posted: August 18th 2018

ECCO Orange is holding its AGM this coming Wednesday (August 22nd) and we're very pleased to welcome special guest speaker, Dr Colin Bower. The topic of Dr Bower's presentation is 'Why Mt Canobolas State Conservation Area should be recognised as an area of outstanding biodiversity value and not as a venue for mountain biking'. In terms of the AGM itself, ECCO President, Nick King, asks members and supporters to "please make time to attend our Annual General Meeting ... All offices will be vacant. ECCO needs some new faces on our executive!". The AGM is being held at the Environmental Learning Facility (ELF) at the Orange Showgrounds starting at 7.30pm on Wednesday. Hope to see you there.

National Tree Day is Sunday 28th
Posted: July 21st 2018

ECCO is partnering with Orange City Council, Orange Credit Union, Western NSW Local Health District, NSW Rural Fire Service, and Habitat Connect to host the National Tree Day event in the Bloomfield bushland next Sunday. ECCO and council have been facilitating National Tree Day events in Orange for many years, attracting numerous locals to participate in tree planting and regeneration. This year, the Bloomfield bushland will benefit. The Bloomfield bushland is a 12-acre box gum woodland located on the Orange Hospital campus. The event site at the Bloomfield Road entrance will be surrounding one of two recently constructed gravel pathways. ECCO encourages members and the general community to get along and support this wonderful event - when you look back at the site in 5 years, you'll be able to say "wow, I helped do that!".

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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