Welcome Zoe de Castro, our Research Assistant for Phase 2!

We are excited to welcome Zoe de Castro onto the team as the research assistant for Phase 2 of the project. Zoe recently completed her Masters of Agricultural Science (majoring in Food Sustainability) from the University of Melbourne. She is passionate about building food systems which are place-based, equitable, sustainable and climate-resilient. She has experience […]

Home Grown Garden Tour 2024

Armidale’s Home Grown Garden Tour was back in Feburary 2024!  The event was organised by the Armidale Food Group (Nikki, Mac, Sujata, Amy and Jen), many of whom are involved in the Armidale Climate and Health Project (UNE One Health) and connected to Sustainable Living Armidale.  On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February ticket holders were invited into the backyards of Armidale’s and surrounds local food growers in Armidale […]

Funding for Phase 2 of ACHP

HASS Academics Nicolette Larder and Jennifer Hamilton receive UNE Seed Funding for Armidale Climate and Health Project Phase 2 and the Food Group and the Armidale Climate and Health Project have joined forces to deliver it. This piece was written for the UNE Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences Newsletter, January 2024. The Armidale Climate and […]

Designing Community Food Infrastructure

At some during the first phase of the Armidale Climate and Health Project we noticed that food systems were coming to the fore as central to the problem we were trying to address with this project. The global agrifood system (which incorporates agriculture, distribution, retail, consumption and waste management) is a central driver of climate […]

ACHP @ the Doctors for Environment Conference

Project co-facilitators attended the 2022 iDEA Conference “Time to Act” in Naarm/Melbourne in early September 2022. Doctors for the Environment, Australia (DEA) is an advocacy organisation seeking to educate community and advocate for policy change in the climate and health space. They are incredibly well organised and ever-growing. The core membership is medical doctors (GPs […]

Being non-Indigenous allies in the Anaiwan Landback Campaign

As part of the Armidale Climate and Health project community consultation process we learnt was that care for Country was central for Indigenous community health and also planetary health. The question of how to be a non-Indigenous ally in this process was a really big question. We responded to it by thinking about the differences […]

The Home Grown Garden Tour

Climate and health seem to combine in the garden, being outdoors, hands in soil, healing for people, healing for place. As the project developed we increasingly realised the centrality of this kind of practical tending of a garden as one of the key actions that brings together climate and health. In building community and building […]

Why do we need to think about Indigenous Sovereignty in the lead up to COP26?

Industrialisation and colonisation go hand in hand. The development of fossil fuel technologies and the exploitation of land and water in unsustainable ways are products of the same historical processes as the violent taking of land and life from Indigenous people around the planet. What does climate action look like when it centres Indigenous knowledge […]