Stand up for our voice and help safeguard Victoria’s Environment - permanently. Become a Green Action Partner today.

It’s great to have you here because this is a situation like no other. Victoria’s environment is under an unprecedented attack with decades of environmental protection wins being rapidly overturned. And failed attempts have been made to silence the community voice that want our environment protected not plundered.

You can stand up for our environment and show this government that we can’t be silenced by becoming a Green Action Partner for less than $1  a day. Take me straight down to the sign up form

Since being elected the Victorian Coalition Government has opened up Victoria as a free-for-all for brown coal mining, logging and corporate profit at the expense of our environment. Approving a new HRL coal fired power station, throwing out the target to reduce Victoria’s emissions by 20 percent, making solar more expensive for households, making it virtually impossible to build new wind farms, planning for growth in a dirty brown coal export industry  –  all this was just the beginning!

In 2013 400 jobs were slashed  in the Department of Sustainability and Environment, which was later merged with the Department of Primary Industries. Following this marine research and Park Victoria jobs were also cut.

The integrity of national parks was undermined by opening them up for development and announcing an inquiry to extend mining prospecting. Also big building plans  for Melbournes green wedges – a vital habitat corridor for the endangered Brown Bandicoot - were announced.

And in a style not seen for years, they defunded Environment Victoria just before this onslaught began in 2010 in an effort to silence the voice of people like us who would speak out against it.

But something amazing has also happened. Other Victorians - who in their love for Victoria’s environment and forward thinking for a clean energy future - are jumping on board to help Reclaim Victoria’s Environment. The momentum is building.

As we stand up to this regressive government and transform the status quo, our effectiveness comes in numbers. We're building a volunteer force to protect our environment for decades to come.

Please stand with us and become a Green Action Partner today. As a Green Action Partner, your ongoing monthly gift of $29 will help safeguard Victoria’s environment for the long term. That's less than $1 a day. Click here to sign up right away

This is one battle in a long challenge between people standing up for their environment vs corporate greed. So we’ll need all the help we can get. 

Your one-off donations help us to deal with short-term environmental emergencies, like stopping HRL and brown coal exports, ending polluter handouts and our advertising campaign exposing the totality of this attack on our environment and the solutions for change.

But to protect our environment for the long-term, we need your committed support to implement our longer term strategy to ensure that the environment stays at the top of the political agenda.

We’ll also rally Victoria’s business leaders to speak out in support of a green economy and promote green solutions. We’ll shape the business world to be sustainable and create lasting change. This is a key way to ensure that the protection of our environment and climate becomes entrenched in our economy and lives, so that no reckless, rouge government can do this kind of damage ever again. 

Together, you and I, with others like us will deliver a game changer that supersedes government and their silly political games and reclaim Victoria’s environment.

So become a Green Action Partner today. Just complete the secure, online form below to sign up. We can’t do it without you.

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Destroying Our Environment

  1. Introduced cattle grazing in the Alpine National Park
  2. Delayed the plan to Save the Murray
  3. Supported new coal-fired power stations such as HRL
  4. Removed water Target 155
  5. Extended duck hunting season
  6. Defunded Environment Victoria
  7. Ended talks to replace Hazelwood Power Station
  8. Removed all traces of Victoria’s Climate Change White Paper
  9. Scrapped the Climate Communities Fund that’s designed to help communities cut emissions
  10. Made wind farms harder to build than new coal mines or coal-fired power stations
  11. Slashed the solar feed-in tariff by 85% and the solar hot-water rebate
  12. Cut access for most households to a second incentive to install new rooftop solar panels
  13. Renewed Alcoa’s mining lease at Anglesea for 50 years, with no further measures to reduce its pollution
  14. Allowed firewood collection from key national parks
  15. Cut forest protection for our endangered and threatened critters
  16. Broke the promise to return water from the north- south pipeline to the environment
  17. Put decisions about sustainable logging limits in the hands of logging company VicForests
  18. Dropped some of Sustainability Victoria’s renewable energy and climate programs
  19. Overturned a decision to protect large areas of the Murray River, giving the green light to cattle grazing
  20. Retreated from the decision to introduce a bottle deposit scheme
  21. Opened up new coal allocations for the coal industry
  22. Planned to run a taxpayer-funded PR campaign to clean up coal’s dirty image
  23. Dropped limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new coal-fired power plants
  24. Failed to deliver on key environment election promises in the state budget with significant cuts to environment and climate change policy funding
  25. Scrapped a $20 million election pledge to replace street lights with more efficient lighting
  26. Weakened planning rules designed to reduce impacts of climate change
  27. Budgets cuts for DSE led to sacking of 17 river health employees in West Gippsland
  28. Announced six more suburbs for Melbourne, covering productive farmland and green wedges, with less protection for threatened species in these areas
  29. Approved an open-cut gold mine in the heart of Wombat Forest near Daylesford
  30. Undermined the integrity of national parks by opening them up for development and prospecting
  31. The department for environmental protection was swallowed up in a merger with the department responsible for mining natural resources
  32. Prioritised funding for the East-West tunnel across Melbourne over public transport
  33. Reintroduced logging in River Red Gum forests and native forests in the state's west
  34. Dumped goal to increase the amount of native vegetation across Victoria
  35. Broke key election commitment to investigate the management of Victoria’s rivers, wetlands, estuaries and groundwater systems
  36. Withdrew funding for Geelong geothermal project
  37. Broke election promise to change the Victorian constitution to ensure the Snowy Hydro scheme is never privatised
  38. Dumped a plan to shield the endangered southern brown bandicoot from urban sprawl
  39. Instructed public servants to suppress use of the term 'climate change'
  40. Axing program to make some of Victoria's biggest companies cut their power and water use

    Stopping loans to departments to upgrade their energy efficiency

    Handing over taxpayer money to polluting new coal export projects

    Failing to spend a dedicated environmental levy on its purpose of river protection and restoration

    Luring trophy hunters to Victoria

    Allowing electricity retailers to discriminate against solar customers by charging a higher daily connection fee than non-solar customers

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