SEE-Change is a Canberra grass-roots sustainability organisation formed in 2008. It is unique in that it delivers sustainability information, activities and programs through its volunteer-led groups within the Canberra community.
The SEE in SEE-Change stands for:
- Economy, and
From its start, the organisation’s goal was to address changes across these three spheres in order to create a fair and sustainable society with a reduced environmental impact. These three spheres continue to be addressed in SEE-Change’s second decade of operation.
The local-based projects include:
- sustainable house tours
- film nights
- seminars, talks and educational workshops
- community festivals
- Kitchen Table Conversations
- planning submissions
Each year the office runs:
- Bulk buys of electric bikes
- Draft proofing workshops
SEE-Change Strategy 2019 – 2022
The SEE-Change Book
Bob Douglas, one of the founding members of SEE-Change, published a book in 2006 about the SEE-Change approach titled: SEE-Change Centres – Grey Power and Hope. An update to this book was published in 2009.
What continues to make SEE-Change unique, is that SEE-Change local community groups are the main heart of SEE-Change activity.
While there is a central SEE-Change office, how SEE-Change local groups decide to achieve the SEE-Change Mission and Vision is open to creativity and the interests and needs of those involved.
The SEE-Change governance structure is designed to provide organisation-wide cohesion and support, while at the same time fostering diversity and independence in the local groups.
The role of SEE-Change is seen as one of enabling groups of citizens to work together on projects that matter to them – rather than telling people what to do.
SEE-Change is funded by the ACT government. This funds the Downer office and part-time Executive Officer and Project Officer/s.
SEE-Change is an independent organisation that is not affiliated with any other organisation.