About

SEE-Change is a grass-roots sustainability organisation based in Canberra. We are focussed on making beneficial changes to our Society, Environment and Economy (SEE) in order to live more sustainably.

Formed in 2008, SEE-Change is unique in that it delivers sustainability information, activities and programs through its volunteer-led SEE-Change groups.

The work of our volunteer groups is supported by part-time staff in our office in the Downer Community Centre. As well as supporting volunteers - staff co-ordinate extra projects and activities based on their passions. Volunteers are paid members of SEE-Change - $10 for unwaged and $25 for waged per year. 

Projects and Services

SEE-Change offer a wide range of projects, activities and services. Here’s a snapshot of some of our regular events.

  • Monthly sustainable house days

  • Fortnightly working bees at Jerrabomberra Wetlands

  • Annual Parliament of Youth on Sustainability

The office also runs Canberra’s only kid’s and cargo bike trailer rental service.

We also offer a range of volunteering and university intern positions at the SEE-Change office.

Our Strategy

The SEE-Change Strategy is a live document that guides our work over 2019-2022. The role of the SEE-Change Board is to help refine this document and guide the strategic direction of the organisation. Over 2019-2022, SEE-Change will focus on the following themes to support Canberra transition to  a Low Carbon and Zero Emissions city. 

These themes are:

  1. Active travel

  2. Adaptation/resilience to climate change

  3. Reduced consumption

  4. Transition to all electric households

  5. Better waste management (particularly food waste)

We are a not-for-profit incorporated association and a registered environmental charity. SEE-Change’s core funding is provided by the ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate for three year periods. 

Our People

Edwina Robinson

Executive Officer

Edwina Robinson is one of SEE-Change’s Executive Officers and shares this leadership role with Maddie Diamond. Edwina trained in Landscape Architecture and Ecology and is the founder of the social enterprise, The Climate Factory. The Climate Factory design, builds and teaches about urban micro-forests.

Maddie Diamond

Executive Officer

Maddie Diamond is the Executive Officer of SEE-Change, founder of grassroots clean up group Trash Mob, and a disability support worker. She believes that creating a sustainable society starts with connection - to each other, our surroundings and our choices. Maddie is working towards a Diploma of Sustainable Practice at TAFE NSW.

Brook Clinton

Project Officer

Brook Clinton is a Project Officer at SEE-Change and is committed to all things sustainability but in particular thinking about clever consumerism and reduced waste. Brook has a PhD in biochemistry and microbial ecology, knowledge that comes in very handy when running the Hackett Compost Collective, a community composting scheme that aims to divert household kitchen scraps from landfill.

Anna Garnock

PROJECT OFFICER

Anna is excited to be the 2020 Parliament of Youth Project Officer. She has dabbled in policy work for the federal government, youth work in a remote Aboriginal community and project work for various not-for-profits. She also facilitates human-centred design summits with Engineers Without Borders and leads cultural exchange programs to Aboriginal communities with Destination Dreaming.