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The Wilderness Society

About the Wilderness Society

The Wilderness Society is an Australian, community-based, not-for-profit, non-governmental environmental advocacy organisation. Our purpose is to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth. We work to safeguard our sources of clean water and air, to tackle devastating climate change, to create a safe future for life on Earth, and to give a better world to our children. 

Strategic goals

The following are The Wilderness Society's seven strategic goals. 
  • To protect wilderness and nature across Australia by creating protected areas and strong, nationally consistent laws and institutions.
  • To keep as great a volume of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) in the ground as possible, limiting Australia’s contribution to catastrophic climate change.
  • To enliven and sustain a diverse and engaged social movement in support of our purpose and vision by building relationships and empowering our supporters.
  • To inspire the Australian community with compelling, consistent and credible communications in support of our purpose and vision.
  • To raise funds to support our purpose and vision and maintain stable long-term relationships with members and other financial givers.
  • To maintain a healthy organisational culture.
  • To implement governance and structural changes and facilitate clear direction from our board, supported across the Wilderness Society organisations

 

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The Australia Institute (TAI)

  • About TAI:
     
    The Australia Institute is the country’s most influential progressive think tank. Based in Canberra, it conducts research on a broad range of economic, social and environmental issues in order to inform public debate and bring greater accountability to the democratic process.

    The Institute is funded by memberships, donations from philanthropic trusts and individuals, and commissioned research. With no formal political or commercial ties, the Institute is in a position to maintain its independence while advancing a vision for a fair and progressive Australia.

     
  • Mission:
     
    The Institute is determined to push public debate beyond the simplistic question of whether markets or governments have all the answers to more important questions: When does government need to intervene in the market? When should it stand back? And when regulation is needed, what form should it take?
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Solar Citizens

About us:

Solar Citizens is an independent community based organisation working to protect and grow solar in Australia. We advocate for the rights of more than 5 million solar owners and the millions more who wish to go solar.

We believe that when millions of solar owners and supporters stand together, we can be powerful. We run campaigns that use people power to put pressure on decision makers and bring about the best outcomes for solar owners and people who want solar. We’re independent, meaning that we don’t support any one political party, company or organisation over another. We’re a registered not-for-profit, relying on the generosity of our large donors and many hundreds of smaller individual donors to help us fund campaigns to protect and grow solar. We support a vision of an Australia where a major portion of our electricity is generated from the sun, where the rights of solar owners are protected and where all Australians are able to install solar on their homes.

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SEED Indigenous Youth Climate Network

About SEED:

Seed is Australia’s first Indigenous Youth Climate Network. We are building a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people working to make climate justice real for our people.

We do this by running campaigns that work to protect country, while also building the capacity of our young people to be a part of creating positive change.

In Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are at the forefront of the causes and impacts of climate change, and as young people it’s our generation with the most at stake. Right now climate change is disproportionately affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We are experiencing rising sea levels in the Torres Strait, the destruction of sacred country, diminishing food and water accessibility.

Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity and core to this crisis is the loss of country, cultures and livelihoods of Indigenous peoples in Australia and across the world. By building solutions that work towards justice for all people, the climate crisis presents an opportunity to create a more sustainable future.

Seed is a branch of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC). We are a national network led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, with a small team of staff, volunteer state coordinators and volunteers in every state and territory.

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Less Meat Less Heat

About Less Meat Less Heat

Less Meat Less Heat (LMLH) is a grassroots, non-profit organisation dedicated to reducing the consumption of meat most damaging to the climate. Our work encompasses educating the public about the massive carbon footprint of beef and lamb through sound science – addressing climate change through diet change.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to reduce the consumption of meat most damaging to the climate by promoting a Climatarian diet.
 

Vision

Our vision is for people to adopt a Climatarian diet to help address climate change.

 

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Friends of the Earth Australia (FOE Australia)

About us

Friends of the Earth (FoE) is a federation of autonomous local groups who are working towards an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable future. FoE Australia functions both through the activities of its local groups, and on the national level through appointed spokespeople, campaigns and projects, the national magazine - Chain Reaction, and the work of the national liaison officers. 

Friends of the Earth Australia is a federation of local activists campaigning across the nation through local active member groups. Many of the national campaigns are hosted by our local groups. Friends of the Earth Australia currently has groups in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Kuranda, South West WA and Adelaide. Each group operates independently but also according to the Friends of the Earth Australia vision and values.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a world where everyone’s needs are met in a way which safeguards the future of the environment. We campaign for a world where environmental protection, social justice and economic welfare for all people, go hand in hand. Through our local, national and international networks, we work with the community to communicate, raise awareness, put forward alternatives and take action.

The alternative we seek to implement is a sustainable society.  This involves a reliance on the use of renewable resources which are equitably distributed. It involves the recognition that there is an inextricable link between people and the environment.  FoE recognises that organised resistance and action are necessary catalysts for environmental, economic and social change.  Such action is essential if we are to achieve  a sustainable society based on the equitable distribution of resources and power and recognition of the rights of all people. Friends of the Earth Australia seeks to develop strong relations with environmental and social justice movements in all parts of the world and is committed to a set of objectives which guide our activities.

FoE Australia Objectives

The objectives of FoE Australia shall be:

  1. To conserve, restore and protect the ecosphere.
  2. To create a movement of change that recognises ecological sustainablility and social justice are indivisible.
  3. To preserve the natural environment in Australia;
  4. To promote public awareness of environmental issues in Australia, through promoting public awareness, direct action activities and the production of educational and community materials
  5. To assist other people and organisations interested in these objectives to carry out their tasks through the maintenance of resource centres, newsletters, magazines and communication with like-minded national and international bodies

 

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Environment Centre Northern Territory (ECNT)

The Environment Centre NT is the peak community sector environment organisation in the Northern Territory, Australia. The Environment Centre NT has been working to protect the environment since 1983.

We are the only community sector environment organisation based in the Top End that addresses all the major environmental and sustainability issues facing the Territory.

We are independent and professional, and work hard to represent the interests of our members and supporters in creating a sustainable future for the Territory.

The mission of the Environment Centre NT is to

  • protect and restore biodiversity, ecosystems and ecological processes,
  • foster sustainable living and development, and
  • cut greenhouse gas emissions and build renewable energy capacity.

The Environment Centre NT works by

  • advocating for the improvement of environmental policies and performance of governments, landholders, business and industry;
  • partnering on projects and campaigns with conservation and climate organisations, governments, Indigenous organisations, community groups, businesses, and landholders;
  • raising awareness amongst community, government, business and industry about environmental issues and assisting people to reduce their environmental impact;
    supporting community members to participate in decision making processes and action;
  • recognising the rights, aspirations, responsibilities and knowledge of the Territory’s Indigenous peoples; and,
  • acknowledging that environmental issues have a social dimension.

Our strategic priorities

Our work is guided by our Strategic Plan 2009/10 – 2013/14, which was developed through surveying our members about their views on what we should work on, and talking to key stakeholders in government, business, research and community sectors. The Strategic Plan was refined by staff, Board Directors, long term members and a few invited friends through a series of workshops.

Our five Campaigns & Programs are:

  • Nature Territory
  • Safe Climate
  • Green Living
  • Nuclear Free NT
  • Living Harbour

Within each of these, we work to achieve various key outcomes. Examples include stopping major land clearing (through Nature Territory), increasing renewable energy generation (Safe Climate), supporting household sustainability through our COOLmob program (Green Living), and ending uranium mining inside Kakadu National Park (Nucear Free NT).

These strategic priorities are achieved through implementing annual plans that are developed by staff and approved by the Board.

Contact Information: 
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2120 Darwin
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Community Climate Network (CCN)

About Us:

Our vision is to work together to restore, in a just way, a safe climate for all people, all species and all generations.

The Community Climate Network (Australia) came out of Australia’s Climate Action Summit held in Canberra in March 2010. The Summit agreed to create a Network for all the Australian groups to build a diverse, participatory grassroots climate action movement and support the exchange of knowledge, skills and resources.

Another main purpose of the network is to implement the outcomes of the national Climate Action Summits and assist in the facilitation of major campaigns.

The network is not aligned to any political party and is not-for-profit.

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Climate Justice Programme (CJP)

About

The Climate Justice Programme (CJP) is an independent not for profit, non-government organisation that uses the law to expose environmental and human rights issues relating to climate change.

We are a group of lawyers, academics and campaigners who support the development and execution of strategic initiatives to address global climate change. We seek to raise awareness and engagement in climate law through long standing global networks of lawyers and international organisations. The CJP is the only program globally that has been established with the sole purpose to work collaboratively with lawyers, campaigners and scientists in this innovative field. The CJP does not accept funding, gifts or donations from any major greenhouse gas emitters or producers.

“Climate change litigation has proved to be a vehicle through which matters that are important to communities are being brought to the attention of governments and, hence, act as a catalyst for executive action.” Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the Land and Environment Court, Australia

Vision

We are dedicated to the pursuit of climate justice, through the development of climate law.

We advocate for the protection of the environment through seeking to reduce the impact of and mitigate the risk of climate change caused by the emission of greenhouse gases, through policy and legislative reform and strategic litigation, education and professional development.

Mission

To use the law to protect the natural environment and people from the adverse impacts of climate change.

Values

  1. Climate justice;
  2. Social justice;
  3. Human rights;
  4. Creativity, innovation and excellence;
  5. Working in partnership;
  6. Inclusiveness, respect and self-determination;
  7. Leading by example;
  8. Social responsibility as an organisation;
  9. Environmental sustainability;
  10. Diversity and equality;
  11. Respect for Indigenous peoples.
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