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

Sustainability Groups

There are many other groups who, like SEE-Change, are committed to working with communities, assisting and empowering them to gain control over their futures.

If you know of a group that is not mentioned here, please email us so we can update this page.

Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is a Melbourne based group with a branch in the ACT. Membership of ATA includes free technical advice (via the internet) and the ATA quarterly magazine, ReNew. The Canberra branch holds combined meetings with ANZSES.

Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) is Australia’s largest environment NGO, committed to inspiring people to achieve a healthy environment for all Australians.

Australia and New Zealand Solar Energy Society (ANZSES) has an ACT branch which meets on the last Wednesday of every month (except December) at the Ian Ross Building, ANU. Membership to ANZSES includes membership to the ISEA (International Solar Energy Association) and their bimonthly magazine, Refocus.

Canberra Environment Centre works with all sectors of the ACT and regional community towards sustainable development. They maintain an extensive library and run a number of workshops and programs.

Clean Energy for Eternity (CEFE) is an active environmental group on the NSW South Coast (centered in Bega). They have succeeded in getting the Bega, Eurobodalla and Snowy River Shires to adopt local targets of 50% energy reduction by 2020.

Climate Action Canberra brings you the latest on our brave new climate. You’re not alone in Canberra.

climateXchange gives you access to the latest information and views on climate change and sustainability solutions in your local community. We created climateXchange to ease access to the abundant local information. Local community organisations can describe themselves, and post details of their events on the shared calendar. We are a not-for-profit group.

Concerned Residents of West Kambah (CROWK) is a community organisation who work to support residents in their development of a socially vibrant, environmentally sustainable, local community, ensuring that community resources are protected and maintained as community assets.

Conservation Council is the peak environmental organisation in the Canberra region who mission is to achieve the highest quality environment for Canberra and the surrounding region.

Get-Up is an independent, grass-roots community advocacy organisation giving Australian the opportunity to get involved and hold politicians accountable on important issues.

Nature and Society Forum (NSF) is a non-profit, community based organisation that aims to promote the health and well being of humans and the natural environment. Members receive daily updates about conservation science and the nature of the climate challenge. NSF is the parent body of SEE-Change.

Our Community provides resources, advice and tools for Australia’s 700,000 community groups and schools. They have 16 online Knowledge Centres and associated publications and training. They also work to create practical linkages between the community sector and the general public, business and government.

OzHarvest, a not-for-profit charity, “rescues” excess food from restaurants, shops, delis, corporate catering companies, event venues, and delivers the same day to disadvantaged Canberrans. No costs.

Sustainable Communities NPSP Inc. is a community-based organisation in the Norwood Payneham St Peters Local Government area of Adelaide. People are invited to join and make a commitment to reducing their ecological footprint. Our aim is to work together to reduce our use of the earth’s resources and to learn to live differently and cooperatively.

Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) ACT attempts to manage a Sustainable Population for Australia. Among other things, SPA aims to contribute to public awareness of the limits of Australian population growth from ecological, social and economic viewpoints.

The Big Switch is an online initiative of the Australian Conservation Foundation which promotes action to reduce the effects of climate change.

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