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Tools for working with migrant, refugee and Indigenous communities on sustainability 

How do encourage get newly arrived refugees to recycle? How do you help the Vietnamese community to be sustainability leaders? How do you engage the Indigenous community while respecting their right to self determination?

Environment Victoria's GreenTown project works with communities ranging from Burmese people in Ringwood to East Africans in Flemington, and builds on more than six years of working on sustainability with culturally diverse communities. We've put together these tools to help other organisations work effectively with diverse communities. 

 

Ten principles for working with diverse communities on sustainability
What we've learnt on what works and what doesn't.

 

Barriers and solutions to diverse communities getting involved in your events
Seven barriers, and solutions, to multicultural communities getting involved in your events.

 

Eight principles of communicating household sustainability
Getting the sustainability message across.

 

Translated sustainability materials sorted by language
Translations by Environment Victoria and other organisations.
 

Translated sustainability materials sorted by topic
Translations by Environment Victoria and other organisations.

 

Faith communities' sustainability materials
Publications by different religious organisations across Victoria.

 

Images for communicating sustainability without written words
Use these tools as presentations or stand alone images, to communicate sustainability to people with limited English.

Further information

Want more? We've compiled a some more resources, to help you work with diverse communities and communicate sustainability.

For people who know about sustainability but are new to working with migrant, refugee and Indigenous communities, we have resources for working with diverse communities.

If you're experienced in cross cultural work but need some help with the environment side of things, we have resources for understanding and communicating sustainability. We've also put together the notes from the Sustainability for Diverse Communities Forum which we held in April 2011.

 

Stay in contact!

Have these resources been handy? Did you use them? Got any suggestions for making them better? Are there others you think we should add? Add a comment below, send us an email or give us a call on 9341 8123. We'd love to hear from you.

 
GreenTown is funded by the Victorian Government's Sustainability Fund, which is managed by Sustainability Victoria

  

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