(open for more content from members especially from the NGOs themselves; please feel free to submit your own preferred wording about your organisation)
"Climate Action Network Australia (CANA) is an alliance of over 75 local , state, national and international environmental, development, research and advocacy groups from throughout Australia (See our member area for a full list.) CANA was formed in 1998 to be the Australian branch of the global CAN network, with representative groups in over 70 countries.
CANA’s core principle is that a cohesive, mutual and cooperative civil society is an essential pre-requisite if Australia is to effectively and justly meet the challenges posed by climate change. CANA sees its role as providing the behind-the-scenes work necessary to ensure that such cooperation is possible. As a result, CANA is not often in the public eye, but receives glowing internal endorsement on the necessity of our work from colleagues and campaigners in our member groups.
Like the substrate of nutrient soil in a complex forest ecosystem, CANA’s foundational work allows for simbiotic cooperation between our individual members in the complex ecosystem of social change and advocacy." Read More
Those starrred are members of CANA.
Environment and Climate Organisations (international)
- Climate Action Network - International *
"The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 850 Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in more than 90 countries, working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.
CAN members work to achieve this goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN has regional network hubs that coordinate these efforts around the world.
CAN members place a high priority on both a healthy environment and development that "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs" (Brundtland Commission). CAN's vision is to protect the atmosphere while allowing for sustainable and equitable development worldwide." Read More
- Greenpeace Australia Pacific *
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Greenpeace's goal is to ensure the ability of the earth to nurture life in all its diversity. Read More
- WWF - Australia *
" WWF Australia’s missions and goals for biodiversity protection and environmental conservation are the same as WWF’s Global missions and goals. As part of a global conservation network, our Australian work focuses on the environmental issues that are most relevant to our region as well as the issues where Australia is best placed to take a lead. " Read More
" Pollution leading to global warming, climate change and the acidification of our oceans affects every aspect of conservation. That’s why WWF is taking urgent positive action." Read More
Environment Organisations (national)
- Australian Conservation Foundation *
"The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) stands for ecological sustainability. We get to the heart of environmental problems by tackling the underlying social and economic causes. We work across society to influence urgent, transformative action to deliver lasting change on the scale required to secure a sustainable environment. We bring people together to champion the true value of our environment and its critical role in sustaining all other systems and in achieving human wellbeing." Read More
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- Australian Forests and Climate Alliance *
"The Australian Forests and Climate Alliance is an Australian community network working to protect Australia’s native forests and secure a safe climate for future generations. The Australian Forests and Climate Alliance (AFCA) was formed in Canberra, Australia, on 29-30 January 2009."
"The Australian Forests and Climate Alliance (AFCA) purpose is to help empower environmental organisations and communities to affect change and to provide a common voice to encourage decision makers and industry to act to protect, connect and restore native forests for biodiversity, our climate, water and wildlife" Read More
- Climate and Health Alliance *
"The Climate and health Alliance is a national charity that is an alliance of organisations and people in the health sector working together to raise awareness about the health risks of climate change and the health benefits of emissions reductions."
"The membership of CAHA includes organisations and individuals from a broad cross section of the health sector, with 27 organisational members representing health care professionals from medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, social work and psychology, as well as health care service providers, institutions, academics, researchers and health customers." Read More
- National Toxics Network *
NTN is the Australian focal point for the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN) and works towards the full implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) 2001 and other global chemical conventions. NTN is a member of the NGO delegation to the POPs Review Committee which is the UN scientific committee assessing new POPs’ nominations. Read More
- The Climate Institute (Assoc. Member)
"We are an independent, nonpartisan research and communications organisation focused on highlighting the impacts of climate change and finding solutions, whether at the macro-economic level, or via particular sector initiatives.
We produce and communicate research in three key areas:
- International Accountability
- Economic Transformation
- Societal Leadership
We are different from others in our independence, agility and focus on solutions rather than problems. " Read More
- 350.org Australia *
"The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.
We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all." Read More
- Australian Youth Climate Coalition *
"we believe that climate change is the single greatest threat facing humanity, and puts young people and future generations at risk. We also believe that addressing the climate crisis is our biggest opportunity to create a world that is more sustainable, just and fair.
We believe that the only way to solve the climate crisis is through social movement - a groundswell of support and momentum that is powerful enough to inspire te change we need and hold decision-makers to account. This will require thousands of people committed to change hearts and minds and willing to take deep action." Read More.
- GetUp! *
"GetUp is an independent, grass-roots community advocacy organisation which aims to build a more progressive Australia by giving everyday Australians the opportunity to get involved and hold politicians accountable on important issues.
Whether it is sending an email to a member of parliament, engaging with the media, attending an event or helping to get a television ad on the air, GetUp members take targeted, coordinated and strategic action to effect real change.
GetUp does not back any particular party, but aims to build an accountable and progressive Australia - an Australia which values economic fairness, social justice and environmental sustainability at its core.GetUp is a not-for-profit organisation and relies on small donations to fund its work and in-kind donations from the Australian public. GetUp does not accept donations from political parties or the Government." Read More.
- Global Voices (Assoc. Member) *
"Global Voices is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to provide opportunities for young Australians to engage with international policy both at home and abroad." Read More.
- Sustainable Population Australia *
"Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) was formed in 1988 by people who felt that the issue of population numbers was overlooked, or regarded as too contentious, by many of those striving to preserve Australia's ecological heritage." Read More
- The Verb *
A brand new The Verb site is coming soon.
Aid and Development Organisations
- CARE Australia *
"CARE Australia is an Australian charity and international humanitarian aid organisation fighting global poverty, with a special focus on empowering women and girls to bring lasting change to their communities." Read More.
- Oxfam Australia *
"Oxfam is a world-wide development organisation that mobilises the power of people against poverty. We provide people with the skills and resources to help them create their own solutions to poverty."
Also see Oxfam's Climate Change Action Plan and Getting Smart on Climate Change.
- Tear Australia *
"TEAR Australia is a movement of Christians in Australia responding to the needs of poor communities around the world. Our motivation comes from our belief that God loves all people, and in Christ offers them the opportunity of a new life. We believe that God is just, and has particular care for the poor and those who suffer as victims of injustice.
Established in 1971 by the Australian Evangelical Alliance, TEAR Australia was originally called The Evangelical Alliance Relief Fund. As we are now an independent organisation, the letters are no longer used as an acronym. Now in our 40th year, we use the byline “Transformation Empowerment Advocacy Relief” as a description of our work." Read More.
World Vision Australia *
"World Vision is Australia's largest charitable group. World Vision helps over 20 million people every year, thanks to the support of more than 400,000 Australians.
World Vision provides relief in emergency situations and works on long-term community development projects. Together, these address the causes of poverty and help people move towards self-sufficiency." Discover More.
- United Voice *
"United Voice is an organisation of over 120,000 Australian workers, united by our belief in the dignity of workers and the right to fair and just treatment at work. We are an active union, and we are passionate about organising to win." Read More.
- Australian Religious Response to Climate Change *
"The Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) is a multi-faith network taking action on the most pressing issue of our time. In the face of ecological damage and social injustices, we affirm our love for this planet and its inhabitants and our deep reverence for life." Read More
- Catholic Earthcare Australia *
"Catholic Earthcare Australia was established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference in May, 2002 and received its present Mandate in May, 2003. As an agency of the Catholic Bishops Commission for Justice and Development, Catholic Earthcare Australia's mission is to help promote understanding among people that Creation is sacred and endangered, and must be protected and sustained for present and future generations yet unborn.
To play its part in helping protect the integrity of creation and the health of Earth's inhabitants and life supporting ecosystems, Catholic Earthcare Australia is mandated, through the activities of research, education, advocacy and outreach to give leadership in responding to Pope John Paul II 's call for an "ecological conversion" of the world's Catholics." Read More
- Edmund Rice Centre *
"The Edmund Rice Centre is involved in a range of projects and activities across the four areas of its operation in research, community education, advocacy and networking. The Centre's objectives are to:
- Conduct and encourage research into the causes of poverty and inequity in society, especially with regard to youth and Indigenous Australians.
- Promote teaching that supports awareness, understanding and action in the areas of justice and community issues.
- Promote experiential learning activities through organised and reflective immersion programs in Australia and internationally.
- Encourage the development of skills in advocacy and social action.
- Facilitate liaison and networking opportunities amongst agencies involved in social justice and community education activities."
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- Sisters of the Good Samaritan *
"We the Sisters of the Good Samaritan, are religious women whose desire is to seek God. Our spirituality, nourished by the ancient Rule of Benedict and the Good Samaritan parable, is expressed in our commitment to community life, prayer, justice, hospitality and compassionate service. We take seriously Jesus’ Gospel command to go and be neighbour."
"The Congregation of the Sisters of the Good Samaritan of the Order of Saint Benedict is the first Australian ‘home grown’ congregation of Catholic religious women. Archbishop John Bede Polding, an English Benedictine monk and Australia’s first bishop, founded the congregation in Sydney in 1857."
"Two Sisters of the Good Samaritan were among a multi-faith delegation that converged on Canberra in early June to lobby federal politicians on behalf of the many people of faith who believe urgent action is needed to curb climate change" Read More
- Uniting Church, The Justice and International Mission *
"The Uniting Church is an Australian Christian movement. It shares with Australian people in the search for meaning, purpose and community in life. It is committed to justice and reconciliation between people. Through worship, sharing the story of Jesus, and service in the community, we witness to the belief that life is most fully found in God."
"20% by 2020. The Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania has pledged to reduce its energy usage by at least 20 per cent by 2020. This is part of our commitment to respond to climate change and ensure energy justice globally. There are already some great energy reduction initiatives started by environmentally conscious congregations, agencies, schools and other institutions and councils of the church. Read More
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organisations
- 100% Renewable Energy / Solar Citizens *
"Solar Citizens is a new project by 100% Renewable to protect the rights of millions of Australians with solar to cut bills, create clean power and take energy generation back into our own hands.
Australia is one of the sunniest continents on earth, so producing power from the sun just makes sense. This has been recognised by millions of Australians who have chosen to take energy generation into their own hands.
One million rooftop power stations are now lighting up homes around the country. And many more households are looking to solar as a way to manage their energy bills, creating cleaner energy along the way. To date ordinary Australians have invested $8 billion of their own money in solar - a massive investment in clean energy generation in the grid. The solar revolution is happening at an astounding pace - the price of solar is plummeting, making solar more affordable than ever, and rates of uptake continue to rise rapidly.
But despite the many reasons to go solar, some big energy companies don’t want to see Australians take back control of their own energy needs. They want to make connecting to solar harder, not easier. Solar Citizens is a new community project to bring together existing and future solar owners to ensure the rights of solar owners are protected and to help see Australia put a panel on every rooftop." Read More
- Beyond Zero Emissions
"Beyond Zero Emissions Inc. is a not-for-profit research and education organisation working to design and implement a zero emissions economy for Australia. Its goal is to transform Australia from a 19th century fossil fuel based, emissions intensive economy to a 21st-century renewable-energy-powered clean-tech economy." Read More
See their Zero Carbon Australia Stationary Energy Plan.
- CORENA (Citizens Own Renewable Energy Network Australia) *
"We believe renewable energy is the key to tackling climate change and keeping coal and gas in the ground. The future of our planet, and its people, is too important to leave in the hands of politicians and business leaders. That’s why we’re creating a people-powered movement to fast track Australia’s renewable energy revolution, and you have the power to help make it happen."
"CORENA provides a practical and effective way for ‘the people’ to collectively fund new renewable energy installations NOW instead of just waiting on government action." Read More
- Moreland Energy Foundation *
"Moreland Energy Foundation Limited (MEFL) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to sustainable energy. We undertake community engagement, do research, consult, provide professional development and advocate on energy efficiency, renewable energy and related policy and planning issues. Working with our local community in the inner north of Melbourne, we use the best available expertise to create practical demonstrations of local sustainable energy solutions." Read More
Beyond Coal and Gas
- The Sunrise Project *
"At The Sunrise Project, we share a vision for the 21st century where our homes, schools and workplaces are powered by the sun, wind and waves. Where a healthy democracy means that local communities make their own development decisions guided by a concern for community health, and an ethic of stewardship for the earth.
Our mission is to support and empower Australian communities to protect our land, water, community health and the global climate from the negative impacts of the fossil fuel industry, and to hasten the inevitable shift to an efficient, renewable energy economy." Read More
Legal and Research Organisations
- Climate Justice Program *
"Enforcing Climate Change Law. The Climate Justice Programme (CJP)'s mission is to use the law to protect the natural environment and people from the adverse impacts of climate change. We encourage, support and track the enforcement of the law and legal initiatives to combat climate change. The CJP is the only program globally that has been established with the sole purpose to work collaboratively with lawyers, campaigners and scientists in this innovative field.
Since 2003, we have worked collaboratively with lawyers around the world on international forestry laws, commissioned groundbreaking research into corporate responsibility for climate change, lodged actions to protect World Heritage sites from climate change, and worked with people around the world to support climate justice." Read More
- Institute of Environmental Studies, University of NSW *
"Over the last 20 years the Institute of Environmental Studies (IES) has contributed to the global vision of sustainable development which we see as socio-economic development that protects and enhances the environment and social justice. Through world-class innovative research and interdisciplinary teaching in environmental studies and management we are responding to the challenges of the 21st century." Read More
- Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney *
"The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) is a university research institute that creates change towards sustainable futures by conducting independent project based research for Australian and international clients." Read More
- SEARCH Foundation (Social Education and Research Concerning Humanity) *
"The SEARCH Foundation seeks to contribute to efforts to develop a new collective and strategic set of values and ideas and a new collective political practice for a 21st Century alternative to capitalism. The SEARCH Foundation bases this vision on the best of the socialist tradition and the struggles for workers’ rights and human rights, the lessons of the modern women’s liberation movements, the historic anti-racist struggles of our times, and the profound insights of the movements for ecological sustainability. This collective and strategic politics would oppose corporate globalisation with global social responsibility for peace and justice." Read More
Environment Organisations (state-based)
- Conservation Council of South Australia *
"The Conservation Council of South Australia (Conservation SA) is a peak body representing our 50 member groups whose main purpose is conservation and protection of the environment. Combined, these groups represent over 90,000 South Australians. Conservation SA is an independent, non-profit and strictly non-party political organisation.
We play our part by championing the environment and the people who care about it. We give a voice to the growing environmental challenges that face us and the emerging solutions showing the way to the future. And we educate and engage people about what they can do to help." Read More See their Blueprint for a Sustainable Future with recommendations on Biodiversity, Coast & Marine, Water, Planning & Development, Energy and Waste.
- Conservation Council of Western Australia *
"The Conservation Council of Western Australia (CCWA) is the State's foremost non-profit, non-government conservation organisation. We are WA's peak environment and sustainability group with over 90 member groups and have been an outspoken advocate for conservation and a sustainable WA for over 45 years.
Our vision is to have communities living sustainably in our unique WA environment, our mission is to increase community awareness on conservation and encourage action for conservation throughout Western Australia. Our key role is to facilitate effective advocacy and action on conservation and environmental issues on behalf of our member groups and the wider community." Read More
- Environment Tasmania The Conservation Council *
"Environment Tasmania is the state's conservation council, dedicated to the protection, conservation and rehabilitation of Tasmania's natural environment. We operate as a non-profit, non-government organisation. We are a unique organisation, representing 24 conservation groups in the state and provide a professional voice for Tasmania's conservation movement." They have a Marine program (great photos), a Forests program and two restoration projects (Styx and Skyline).
World Heritage Forests are under threat. " Read More
- Environment Victoria *
"Our story starts in the 60's, when a group of Victorians joined forces to keep the Little Desert from becoming an agricultural development. Wonder of wonders this cherished landscape was spared and the Little Desert National Park was established. It was a small victory for Victoria's natural environment. The funny thing about small victories is they make you feel empowered. They make you want to take on more challenges. Bigger ones. Tougher ones. And that's how Environment Victoria got started.
Now, over 40 years later, we're one of Australia's leading environment groups, independent and not for profit. We’re environmental advocates, speaking up for our environment and helping others do the same. But there’s no shortage of challenges ahead so we’d love you to join our team to safeguard our environment and the future. " Read More
- Nature Conservation Council of NSW *
"The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) is a non-profit, non-government organisation representing more than 120 community environment groups across NSW. NCC is the state’s peak environment organisation and has a strong reputation for leading effective action and influencing the direction of environment protection in NSW.
For more than 55 years we’ve successfully responded to the critical threats to our environment through our statewide network of members, staff and volunteers. NCC is dedicated to protecting and conserving NSW’s wildlife, landscapes and natural resources. We believe biodiversity is at the heart of addressing some of our greatest challenges, from climate change and water shortages to dealing with natural disasters, improving human health and building a sustainable society." Read More
- Queensland Conservation Council *
"Queensland Conservation consults with member groups. We talk to business, government and communities. We apply the latest scientific research to develop policies and campaigns which we use to convince government to take action. We hold meetings and summits to bring together experts and get people talking. We monitor progress and we rate the performance of governments and their programs." Read More
Environment Organisations (regional)
- Cairns and Far North Environment Centre *
The Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) is the peak regional non-government environment organisation for Far North Queensland. It was established in 1981 by concerned local and regional community members with an interest in nature conservation and environmental protection."
"Sustainability has four elements: environmental, economic, social and cultural sustainability. So when we talk about the idea of sustainable communities, we are talking about communities which exist without degrading the natural environment, which provide for ongoing economic resilience and which nurture healthy, creative and culturally diverse societies. " Read More
Also see How will Climate Change affect the Cairns region?
- North Coast Environment Council *
"Formed in 1976, we are the peak umbrella environment group in northern NSW. We cover the area from the Hunter to the Tweed and west to the New England Highway. We also actively support other campaigns further afield. We receive no government funding and have no paid staff or central office. Our members and office-bearers work around the region, often travelling large distances to assist others as we organise in our defence of the environment and the communities it sustains." Read More
- North Queensland Conservation Council *
"NQCC, a peak organisation in the Statewide environmental movement, is the voice for the environment in north Queensland. It represents the area roughly bounded by Bowen in the south, Cardwell in the north, the Coral Sea in the east and the Northern Territory border in the west, advocating on regional issues.
NQCC is an umbrella group, aiming to support small, often single-issue and hands-on, local organisations in statewide forums. It works closely with other peak bodies, especially Cairns and Far North Environment Centre (CAFNEC) to the north and the Mackay Conservation Group (MCG) to the south." Read More
Environment and Climate Organisations (grassroots)
- Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions Inc (BREAZE) *
"Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions (BREAZE) is a non-profit grassroots organisation, which has come about because members of the Ballarat community want to demonstrate that individual and community-based actions can make a difference in our response to climate change.
BREAZE was officially formed during a public forum in December 2006 when 40 people signed up to become members. After just 12 months, interest in BREAZE and its activities has grown to the extent membership and the email distribution list are numerically very strong. The beginnings of BREAZE as a grassroots organisation underpin its emphasis on engaging and supporting the Ballarat community, implementing actions and working with partners. We also advocate government policies that embrace climate change, while not aligning ourselves with any political party." Read More
- Bathurst Community Climate Action Network *
"The Bathurst Community Climate Action Network was established in 2006 by members of the local community concerned by what they were learning about greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate. It came about from a group of individuals who sought to be involved in the Bathurst Region response to one of the greatest challenges facing life on earth.
The organisation is a network of organisations and individuals working together to promote action on the challenge of climate change and sustainable equitable development. The principal focus is to work with local government, individuals and organisations in this shared challenge." Read More
- Climate Action Hobart *
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- Climate Action Monaro *
"This new group, part of the Michelago Region Community Association (MRCA) was officially established on 27 August 2011 in Bredbo. … Climate Action Monaro has two aims: to inform the community on the science of climate change, and to seek action on both mitigation and adaptation." Read More
- Climate Action Newcastle *
"A Renewable Energy Plan for Hunter. Climate Action Newcastle is currently undertaking work with a range of stakeholders across Newcastle to develop a scenario model for a clean energy transition for the Hunter region."
"From 2008, Climate Action Newcastle has co-ordinated the Newcastle's Going Solar program - Australia's largest community based bulk purchase of electric photovoltaic solar systems." Read More
- Climate Action Newtown *
"Climate Action Newtown (CAN) is a local community organisation based in Newtown NSW. Our aim is to persuade our governments to take meaningful action against global warming. CAN is a not-for profit organisation. All members are volunteers and the group is not aligned with any political party. New active members are always welcome!
Our goal is to create awareness among the local community that we are faced with a real climate emergency, and create pressure on our elected representatives to take strong action against climate change. We believe Australia needs to take urgent steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and transition our economy to a low carbon future based on 100% renewable energy." Read More
- Climate Action Sydney Eastern Suburbs (CASES) *
"CASES builds on several years of advocacy on climate change in the eastern suburbs. In the mid “naughties”, Australian media reports on climate change began to increase from monthly to weekly and, from about mid 2006, daily as Australia headed towards the 2007 Federal Election for a possible fourth term of a Liberal government that were largely climate change sceptics and offered no real climate action policy. Australian public concern about the impacts of climate change and the Federal Government’s weak response began to escalate." Read More
- Climate Action Tomaree *
"the EcoNetwork-Port Stephens Inc website, dedicated to the interest of all who treasure and want to preserve the natural beauty and biodiversity of our Port Stephens estuary and hinterland.
We aim to excite and inform not only our affiliated organisations and individual members, but all those interested in a healthy environment.
Port Stephens contains diverse habitats: native vegetation, beaches, rocky headlands, saltmarsh, mangroves and wetlands, and unique reefs. Our challenge is to protect these natural assets from the excesses often associated with developer, commercial and other human activities." Read More
- Climate Action Now Wingecarribee *
"a non-partisan community group in the Southern Highlands of NSW. CANWin works to minimise climate change and prepare for the effects of peak oil. We recognise that none of us can do this alone, but together we “must be the change we want to see in the world” (Mahatma Ghandi).
CANWin runs regular public events, such as speaker nights, film nights, and our recent Clean Energy Future workshop. We research and prepare information sheets for members and the public on scientific and technical matters that affect the sustainability of life on the Highlands. CANWin initiatives include programs such as Fruit Rescue and Community Exchange Southern Highlands, and we collaborate with many other local groups that share our vision for a united, resilient and sustainable community." Read More
- Climate Change Australia *
"Climate Change Australia is a community climate action group, with branches in Grafton (Clarence Valley), Port Macquarie (Hastings Valley) and Taree (Manning Valley) in north eastern New South Wales.
The aims of Climate Change Australia are to:
+ raise awareness about climate change issues and impacts
+ encourage everyone to conserve energy and water
+ promote the increased use of renewable energy
+ encourage all levels of government to take urgent action on climate change (Read More)
- Climate Change Balmain Rozelle *
Like many similar groups, Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle began because a few individuals saw a desperate need for change and set out to galvanise many. However, this group differs from others in one key respect: CCBR was the first climate change action group in Australia to be run by local residents for local residents. " Read More See also page33 and page 4.
- Climate Emergency Network *
Site under construction. "CEN is “a not-for-profit, non-politically-aligned network of… individuals, groups and organisations” who advocate “a safe climate future for all people, all species, and all generations”."
- Darebin Climate Action Now *
"Darebin Climate Action Now is an independent, non-party-politically aligned group of local citizens of all ages – campaigning for a safe climate future. We campaign actively in Alphington, Fairfield, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir and Thornbury." Read More
- Friends of the Earth Australia
"Friends of the Earth (FoE) is a federation of autonomous local groups who are working towards an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable future. FoE Australia functions both through the activities of its local groups, and on the national level through appointed spokespeople, campaigns and projects, the national magazine - Chain Reaction, and the work of the national liaison officers." FoE has branches in Adelaide, Brisbane, Kuranda, Melbourne, South West WA, Sydney. Read More
- Friends of the Earth Melbourne
"Friends of the Earth Melbourne believes that social and environmental issues cannot be separated from each other. As a result, FoE is a social and environmental justice organisation. It seeks to work towards a sustainable and equitable future and seeks to work in a way that empowers individuals and communities. This means that FoE operates on a collective basis using consensus for decision-making." Read More
- Green Music Australia *
Harnessing the cultural power of musicians to lead the way to a greener world. Green Music Australia is a not-for-profit campaigning organisation. Our goal is to help the Australian music scene to become a practical leader in sustainability - cutting energy use and waste streams, using renewable energy, and broadly showing our audiences how we can all go green while still having fun!
Once our industry is really leading the way, we can work with our fans to build a real groundswell for action to protect this precious world of ours." Read More
- Lake Macquarie Climate Action *
"LMCA was formed in 2007 by a group of local residents concerned about the threat and lack of action to mitigate climate change. LMCA works with our local council, businesses and other like minded organisations to achieve our aims. We meet monthly at LMCC chambers in Boolaroo. Actions include projects undertaken by different sub committees or individuals, organising events as well as sending letters to government, businesses and the media." Read More
- Lighter Footprints *
"Lighter Footprints, is a significant and widening group of concerned residents from Boroondara and Whitehorse municipalities in Melbourne who came together in 2006 to see what we could do about the serious challenge of climate change.
In the face of well-demonstrated challenges for local people and the world at large, we aim to reduce our own carbon footprints, and to work collaboratively to achieve positive responses to climate change at local, state and national levels." Read More
- Locals into Victoria's Environment *
"LOCALS INTO VICTORIA’S ENVIRONMENT is a non-profit, community organisation based in the City Port Phillip, an inner-city suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Our goal is to reduce the human contribution to, and the impact of, climate change on our planet. We do this by creating and delivering information, facilitating actions, involvement in campaigns and influencing decision makers." Read More
- Mackay Conservation Group *
"Mackay Conservation Group is the peak environmental organisation in the Mackay region in Queensland, Australia.
The organisation focuses its conservation and environmental protection efforts on the Central Queensland Coast and Brigalow Belt bioregions in the area from Bowen in the north, west to Clermont and South to St Lawrence, and the off-shore islands of the Great Barrier Reef." Read More
- Mount Alexander Sustainability Group *
"The Sustainability Group has over 270 voting members: local people taking action to combat climate change. We employ four staff, supported by volunteers at the MASG office in Castlemaine, central Victoria."
"MASG is committed to activity and practical projects that reduce carbon and build community resilience in the face of climate change. The People's Solar brings affordable solar energy to the community in a way that delivers a social dividend. We are working with Energy for the People to demonstrate the model in Mount Alexander Shire." Read More
- Parramatta Climate Action Network (ParraCAN) *
"Our first official event was the launch on 3rd September 2007, but there had been plenty of work prior to this.
Annie Nielsen had planned and hosted two ‘Walks Against Warming’ (2005, 2006), formed an informal group of concerned people. Then the Australian Conservation Foundation organised a forum on climate change in May that was the catalyst for the formation of a local action group. Our first meeting was 5th July and generated lots of issues and ideas but most importantly it set up a committed group that became the core of ParraCAN and it gave us our name. The launch on 3rd September was a success with over 30 attending and more people joining the core group.
We followed this with a ‘Candidates for Climate Change’ Forum on the Federal Election of Nov 2007 - also well attended and we did another ‘Walk Against Warming’. The ‘footprints to Canberra’ which we managed for the Climate Institute was also a success – we were by far the most prolific footprint collectors nation-wide. We consolidated during 2008, but there was also a noticeable climate action collective sigh of relief with Howard finally gone and Rudd to lead the charge - how ironic to look back now and see the tortuous path to where we are today. ..." Read More
- Quit Coal *
"Quit Coal is a Melbourne-based collective that campaigns against the expansion of the coal and unconventional gas industries in Victoria. As dangerous climate change escalates, ending the age of fossil fuels is one of the greatest global challenges we face today. Building new coal and gas infrastructure locks in decades of polluting, risky, and unsustainable technologies when we should be moving towards a future with clean, renewable energy." Read More
- Rising Tide Newcastle *
"Rising Tide Australia is a grassroots Newcastle group taking action against the causes of anthropogenic climate change and for equitable, just, effective, and sustainable solutions to the crisis. We are committed to the principles of Non-violent Direct Action. We are part of the global Rising Tide climate justice movement. We live in the biggest coal port in the cosmos." Read More
- Sustainable Living Armidale *
The SLA is a locl community initiative, part of the Transition Towns movement, with action groups on various topics - Energy, Climate, Transport, Heart and Soul, Community Garden, Armidale Local Food and Armidale Action on Coal Seam Gas Mining. There is a monthly forum on special topics and each group has its own meetings.
- Wodonga and Albury Towards Climate Health (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 500 people." Read More