Community Weathering Station (CoWS) is a pop-up lab for creating community-scaled solutions to global environmental change. CoWS also facilitates simple, low-fi and small events like lectures, walks, concerts, workshops and breakfasts.

In mid-2020 CoWS was awarded a grant from AdaptNSW for their Increasing Resilience to Climate Change scheme. This is for “The Armidale Climate and Health Project”. The idea of this project is to use the CoWS model to help address social injustice and environmental harms at the same time. The project started in late 2020, and the website will be launched in March 2021. Please join the mailing list to be notified of the project’s developments: HERE.

Prior to this project, The Community Weathering Station’s first outings were market stalls at Groundswell in Bingara on September 7/8, at the Armidale Farmer’s Market on September 15, Lake Zot Breakfast (26th October) and Black Gully Festival on November 9 in 2019, and the Weathering Everything: Mini-Symposium at UNE on 3-4th March, 2020. Read about these on the Blog!

For more info about “weathering” please go to the Reading & Resources page! For more information about past and upcoming events go to the Workshops & Activities page!

The Community Weathering Station is a settler-led project on Anaiwan land. We pay our respects to original custodians past and present. In rethinking town water practices at CoWS, we acknowledge Indigenous water and land sovereignty; this sovereignty was never ceded.

This is a photo of the recent Survival Skills workshop at UNE Campus