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.

Meetings

ECCO meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. Meeting details are posted as a News Item on this website and on our Facebook page, before each meeting. If you have any questions about ECCO and its operations, please send an email to ecco.orange@gmail.com or phone us on one of the numbers listed on the Contact Us page.

Joining ECCO

To join ECCO, you can send an email to ecco.orange@gmail.com requesting a membership form or download a form from the Get Involved page.

News

14 April 2024 >>> April Meeting and Dates for the Diary
Sunday 21st April Summer Hill Creek Care Tree Planting
Wednesday 24th April – Next ECCO Meeting

19 March 2024 >>> March Meeting and Dates for the Diary and Socials
Thursday 21st March UN International Day of Forests
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March – Orange Edible Garden Trail
Monday 25th March 5.30pm – Next meeting of Electrify 2800
Wednesday 27th March 7.30pm – ECCO’s March monthly meeting – this is a business meeting and all members are encouraged to attend

21 February 2024 >>> ECCO Public Meeting – Unlocking Bloomfield
ECCO’s next public meeting is on Wednesday 28th February at 7.30pm. Special guest speaker for the meeting is Orange City Council’s Director of Corporate and Commercial, Rachelle Robb, who will be talking on the topic Unlocking Bloomfield for Future Development. All welcome!

26 January 2024 >>> Environmental Citizen of the Year – Nick King
Congratulations to our hard working Secretary, Nick King, on his award as Orange’s Environmental Citizen of the Year. Nick is a passionate advocate for the environment and tower of strength in multiple community organisations across Orange. He is a veritable quite achiever with a long list of accomplishments. Among these is his role as co-founder of ECCO back in 2006, and ECCO Secretary for much of our 17 years of active involvement in the community. He’s written hundreds of submissions and has been the coordinator and principal writer of the Earth First column in the Central Western Daily for more than a decade. Nick has supported the establishment of school kitchen gardens and organised dozens of ECCO public events. Congratulations Nick on a very well-deserved award!

ECCO Orange recognises the Wiradjuri people as the traditional owners of the land on which we live and we pay respect to elders past, present and emerging.