BCCAG (Bayside Climate Change Action Group) is a non-profit, community organisation that aims to reduce the human contribution to, and the impact of, climate change by creating and delivering information, facilitating actions and influencing decision makers.
The Beam-Mitchell Environment Group aims to protect and care for our natural environment for a sustainable future. Their main focus is the Mitchell Shire in North Central Victoria, but concerns extend to the Goulburn Valley Region as a whole.They also lend their voice and support to environmental issues nationally and globally.
The Benalla Sustainable Future Group was established in 2010 by Benalla and District residents concerned about environmental sustainability and the lack of action on climate change both locally and nationally. By coming together we can work towards a more sustainable future and a cleaner planet.
Black Rock Sandringham Conservation Association (BRASCA). grow out of the experience of citizens in Black Rock, Sandringham and Beaumaris that, in 1969, banded together to prevent the cliff top vegetation near the Black Rock Yacht Club from being cleared to make way for a paved car park.
When the Blackburn Tree Preservation Society was first formed in November 1959, it worked hard to preserve the local natural environment and protect areas of remnant bush. Over the last fifty years, the group has grown and prospered and they now work across the whole Nunawading municipality, and indeed the state.
Cool Australia is a not for profit organisation that provides award winning, curriculum-linked resources for teachers and students at no cost. Our vision is for every Australian student to leave school with a clear understanding of our natural world (natural capital), how it supports our very existence and the responsibility we all have to ensure it’s valued properly and invested in.
The Croydon Conservation Society (CCS) has been active in local issues for over 40 years. It advocates on behalf of the community to maintain and improve the local environment. This includes local planning issues, working to maintain indigenous flora and reserves, advocating chemical reduction strategies, promoting healthy living, improving water quality and advocating public transport and litter reduction. The CCS is a founding member of EV (then the CCV) at its inception.
DRREA (Dandenong Ranges Renewable Energy Association) is a not for profit, non politically aligned community group which promotes renewable energy in the local area. Committee meetings are held quarterly at Emerald Library and include a guest speaker. The public is welcome.
The dolphin research institute is a CSIRO approved organisation that aims to protect dolphins and their environment. It conducts dolphin research in Victoria, education for community and schools, and school/community involvement through programs such as "I SEA, ICARE", "Adopt-A-Dolphin" and the annual marine environment awards.
Eco-shout is a catalyst to action for those campaigning for environmental and social justice. The Eco-shout website includes a universal calendar of events in Victoria, a directory of active groups from collectives to NGOs and a sharehousing network for people who want to live with like-minded souls.
The objective of the Field Naturalists Club Ballarat (FNCB) is to stimulate interest in natural history and to encourage the preservation and protection of the natural environment. The club has a program of monthly lectures and excursions. They've been around for 50 years and have 50 members.
The Friends of Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park assist with weed control, flora and fauna monitoring and surveys. They encourage the community to value and use the park and become involved in its care and maintenance, as well as to ensure visitors to the park are assisted to get value from their visits.
In recent times, the Friends of Gardiner's Creek Valley have landscaped and planted the sloping bank along the Monash Freeway in Glenburn Bend Park as part of an integrated urban bush care project; installed seats and tables in Glenburn Bend Park to enhance enjoyment of the area and assisted Melbourne Water in the restoration of creek banks in the Glen Iris Valley
Friends of the Leadbeater Possum (LBP) aim to engage in strategies for the conservation of LBP, monitor the status of LBP in the wild and captivity, monitor the State Government's Recovery Program for LBP and educate the public on the conservation status and threatening processes impacting the survival of LBP.
The friends of Merri Creek are a voluntary community group which aims to preserve and restore the Merri Creek, its environs and tributaries. In 1995 they began a campaign to prevent the F2 freeway, protect the threatened grasslands in Craigieburn, protect Galada Tamboore gorge in Campbellfield and advance their proposal for a state park to protect these areas.
The Friends of Mt Worth was formed in 1981 under the leadership of Jack Brooks. Jack was a local farmer, self-taught naturalist and passionate advocate for the establishment of the Park. His determination to conserve this precious remnant of rainforest has left a legacy for all of us to enjoy today.
The Friends work in partnership with Park Rangers. We share a love of the Park and a desire to protect its unique features for the benefit of all those who come to visit.
The Geelong Environment Council (GEC)was formed in 1972 to assist in the protection of the environment in and around Geelong. The GEC has been involved in the 'Save the Otways' campaign and National Park protection; the protection of Point Lillias from a proposed relocation of the Coode Island Chemical Storage Facility; industrial discharges and pollution and Corio Bay as well as Coastal and Marine issues.
The Geelong Field Naturalists' Club aims to stimulate the study and appreciation of natural history by lectures, discussions and excursions to areas of ecological interest. They also strive to preserve and protect Australian flora and fauna and protect endangered species and habitats. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2011.
Founded in 1990, the Goulburn Valley Environment Group (GVEG) aims to promote environmental awareness and responsibility. They provide creative, positive outlets for community volunteers through involvement in various planting and maintenance activities, political lobbying and educative roles which contribute to the preservation, restoration and protection of our natural environment, within a sustainable society.
The Greater Dandenong Environmental Group actively raises awareness of environmental issues. They manage a nursery for indigenous plants to be planted out at local reserves and schools in conjunction with local council and Melbourne Water. They also monitoring bird life and water health in the local area and coordinate a 'Clean Up Australia Day' event annually.
The Greening of Riddell is a volunteer group which has taken responsibility for the rehabilitation and maintenance of Wybejong Park at Riddells Creek as its major focus. Activities include monthly working bees which involve weed removal, planting indigenous species and maintenance of existing vegetation and access tracks.
Greenlink Box Hill is a volunteer organisation that works in conjunction with the City of Whitehorse in restoration and management of local flora. Activities focus on propagating plants at our nursery and reestablishing them in their natural habitats on council land thorughout Box Hill.
Healesville Environment Watch (HEWI) is a conservation, education and advocacy ENGO with 30 years’ experience addressing environmental issues at all levels of government. Our members belong to a diverse range of Friends and Landcare groups, including one focused on climate change.
Appointed representatives from Friends groups and similarly aligned voluntary groups to work together to advocate for better environmental outcomes for the KooyongKoot (Gardiners creek) and its catchment, facilitate the implementation of a KooyongKoot Masterplan and support new and existing Friends Groups in the catchment.
The Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group is a not for profit, community based organisation driven by volunteers from across the shire. We currently have more than 350 members and several active project groups focussing on local food, sustainable energy and community education.
Moorabool Environment Group is an Incorporated Association concerned with environmental issues in the Moorabool Shire of Victoria, Australia. Moorabool Shire has a population of approx 27,000 residents, and includes the towns of Bacchus Marsh and Ballan and 40 other small communities.
The Phillip Island Conservation Society (PICS) conducts important on-the-ground and lobbying work in the interests of saving existing wild places and creatures. The PICS aims to preserve and protect the natural resources on Phillip Island in the surrounding marine environment; and to promote the care and conservation of flora, fauna and their natural habitats. They also hold regular working bees to enhance the habitat.
The Port Phillip Ecocentre is a not-for-profit community 'umbrella' group which supports local initiatives to protect and enhance biodiversity in the Port Phillip region. The Ecocentre is a resource for groups, individuals and the business community in the City of Port Phillip and its wider region, and aims to facilitate awareness and local action for sustainable living.
We are a conservation group who have been instrumental in the establishment of Lower Glenelg National Park, Discovery Bay Coastal Park, Mount Richmond National Park and Cobboboonie National Park. We have monthly meetings and excursions and weekly walks have been a tradition for more than 60 years.
Renewable Albury Wodonga Energy Incorporated (RAW Energy Inc) is a group of active citizens working to increase the uptake of renewable energy in Albury Wodonga. RAW Energy Inc believes that our community can develop renewable energy projects that will reduce reliance on fossil fuels and provide an economic, social and environmental advantage to our community.
Residents Against Toxic Waste in the South East (RATWISE) is a community action group campaigning against the dumping of hazardous waste at the Lyndhurst landfill. The support the findings of the Hazardous Waste Consultative Committee that toxic waste be phased out from landfill and recommend our government quickly finds suitable long-term alternative facilities with suitable buffers.
The South East Australian Naturalist Association links feild naturalists clubs across Victoria and adjoining areas of South Australia and New South Wales. It fosters regional activities which furthers the study of natural history and seeks to promote conservation issues, advocating and well research management strategies.
The Southern Dandenongs Landcare Group was founded in August 2007 with the aim to protect and preserve the remnant vegetation of the southern section of the Dandenong Ranges, particularly the water catchments which are home to our locally threatened platypus population.
Sustainable Upper Ovens (SUO) is community-based organisation formed in 2018 aimed at helping householders and small businesses adopt improved energy efficiency measures, switch to renewable energy and maximise opportunities to reduce, reuse and recycle our resources. We run projects, events, and connect people with information to help residents make sustainable choices.
GENI is an international non government, non profit organisation accredited with the United Nations and affiliated throughout the world. Predominantly serviced by enthusiastic and committed volunteers, GENI researches and disseminates information on the relationships between population development, the environment and energy issues, and promotes a practicable solution to the world's most pressing problems through the global interconnection of renewable resource energy.
The Hub is an office and restaurant complex on the corner of Barker and Templeton Streets in Castlemaine. The owners, Neil and Heather Barrett, have been involved in climate change and renewable energy projects for many years. In May 2014, they established The Hub Foundation Castlemaine Ltd (a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee) to further their work to help reduce the Shire’s – and the planet’s – CO2 emissions.
Transition Towns Maroondah is a local community group that works to raise awareness about climate change and to initiate and support projects that help to create resilient and sustainable communities as a positive response to these challenges. We see localisation of the economy and our way of life, and re-skilling as keys to resilience and sustainability.
Urimbirra Co-operative was formed in 1973 to purchase 400 hectares of more or less virgin bush in the Little Desert region of the Wimmera district of Victoria. It followed a controversy in the late 1960s when the State government had a proposal to subdivide most of the Crown land in this area for farming.
The formation of the Victorian Mobile Landcare Group (VMLCG) represents the next phase of the development of the Mobile Landcare concept. Formed by people passionate about land care through responsible 4WD use, they are a non-profit association tightly affiliated with Landcare Australia, committed to the pursuit of supporting environmental projects of our own or others' making, across Victoria.
WMCN is a not-for-profit association for individuals, groups and agencies that share an environmental vision for the wider Werribee catchment. WMCN:
Unites, strengthens and resources people, groups and agencies;
Advocates for the protection, management and enhancement of natural heritage;
Gathers resources for the implementation of the vision across the catchment; and
Is well resourced, well-researched, well-connected and speaks fearlessly to promote the shared vision of its members.
The Westernport & Peninsula Protection Council (WPPC) aims to preserve and protect the dwindling natural systems of the region. The WPPC's programs are aimed at preserving and restoring the natural environment of Westernport Bay and its Hinterland and its activities include environmental awareness education, research, lobbying and promotion.
WATAG is principally an advocacy group, but with some public community activities. We advocate for the use of local spaces to suit environmental purposes for living, recreation, safe and friendly local movement, children’s play and general planning of our towns and cities. We advocate for safer travel options for all - including the disabled - with an emphasis on walking and riding, using public transport, and multi-modal travel using all these modes. We believe that active travel is very environmentally beneficial, and especially good for personal and community health.
Wodonga Albury Towards Climate Health (WATCH) members are community advocates for a safe climate. They meet with politicians, host events, give presentations, collaborate with other groups and campaign within our region for greater action on climat change.
WWOOF Australia is part of a worldwide movement linking volunteers with organic farmers and growers to promote cultural and educational experiences based on trust and non-monetary exchanges, helping to build a sustainable global community. There are over 55 countries in the world with their own WWOOF Group.
We are a not-for-profit community organisation formed in 2004 by a group of citizens who love the Yarra River, and care for its future. Our aim is to protect and restore the Yarra River and its tributaries, from source to mouth, for current and future generations. We are a member of the growing and successful international Waterkeeper movement of community groups around the world caring for their local waterways