SEE-CHANGE STRATEGIC PLAN
Our vision is to create a fair and sustainable Canberra.
We aim to achieve this through SEE-Change’s grass-roots activities and in collaboration with our partners.
SEE-Change aims to achieve its vision through the following five roles.
- INFORM the Canberra community about sustainability information/activities/workshops/events
- INSPIRE the Canberra community to adopt sustainable behaviours via story telling and events and workshops
- INCUBATE workable sustainable living initiatives that can be copied by other groups
- COLLABORATE with other organisations/individuals on projects/events
- SUPPORT the development and activities of geographically based and special interest SEE-Change groups.
OUR FOCUS for 2019-2022
- Active travel
- Adaptation/resilience to climate change
- Reduced consumption
- Transition to all electric households and businesses (away from gas)
- Better waste management (particularly food waste)
Members of the SEE-Change Board and staff working on the content of the Strategic Plan at Canberra City Farm.
OUR CORE VALUES
SEE-Change’s work is guided by the following values:
Staff, board members and group leaders will model these core values.
STRATEGIC PLAN MATRIX – 2019-2022
The Strategic Plan Matrix is a one page document that combines SEE-Change’s roles and focus for 2019-2022.
SEE-Change reaches thousands of people through its newsletters, social media platforms and local group activities. At present that reach is mainly to well-educated people who are privileged.
Over 2019-2022, SEE-Change will aim to reach more disadvantaged people in Canberra, including Aboriginal people and people with ethnically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities and people who are geographically isolated.
The Strategy will be reviewed regularly to ensure it remains relevant.
SEE-Change’s core funding is provided by the ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate for three year periods.
Both the Conservation Council of the ACT and the Canberra Environment Centre are funded from this same funding pool. SEE-Change aims to provide unique but complimentary services and activities from these groups and ensure it helps the ACT Government reach its objectives under its Climate Change Strategy.
2019-2022 Next round of ACT Government Funding
2016-2019 Current round of ACT Government Funding
2008 SEE-Change becomes Incorporated Association & obtains ACT Government funding
WHO IS THE STRATEGY FOR?
The Strategy will be used by SEE-Change staff, SEE-Change Board and SEE-Change groups to assess existing projects and new project proposals to ensure they are a good fit with the organisation’s goals. It will help guide the development of the 2019 Work Plan.
The Strategy will support SEE-Change’s 2019-2022 funding proposal to the ACT Government.
HOW ARE WE UNIQUE?
SEE-Change is a Canberra grass-roots sustainability organisation formed in 2008. We are unique in that we deliver sustainability information, activities and programs through volunteer-led groups within the community.
WHAT DOES SEE STAND FOR?
The SEE in SEE-Change stands for:
- Economy, and
From its beginnings, the organisation’s goal was 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.
SEE-Change acknowledges the building of Canberra on the land of the Ngunnawal people. We pay respect to the elders and recognise the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We celebrate their cultures and ongoing contribution to the ACT community.