Enabling change in our Society, Environment and Economy (SEE)

Business Recognition Schemes

On 31 May SEE-Change Belconnen group held a forum on ‘Recognition Schemes for reducing Ecological Footprints of Small Businesses in the ACT Region’.

The forum comprised an ecological consultant Dr Maartje Sevenster giving a presentation on a range of footprint calculators around the world and discussing the adaptability of the calculators to the local context.

It was followed by vigorous discussion by the eight attendees on the pros and cons and the ultimate usefulness of such an approach, and interest was expressed by some of the small business owners among the attendees in participating in initial trials relating to using such calculators for local purposes.

It was decided that such trials will be coordinated directly between the speaker and the interested individuals, without SEE-Change playing any formal roles in the process at this stage.




With thanks to our


  • ACT Government Environment and Planning
  • The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT (AISACT)
  • Catholic Education Office (Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn)
  • Education and Training Directorate
  • ACT Government