eco Council

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COMMUNITY

It is all too easy to feel that the world's problems are so big that you cannot make a difference. It's crucial that we have a sense of 'working together' on this most important challenge, to live sustainably. We need to nurture and deepen our relationships with others and fire up our compassion toward those in need, the young and future generations of living creatures on this planet. Through these relationships, we will learn together, act together and kick environmental goals together. The sense of common purpose and achievement we will gain will provide essential fuel for the journey. So how can we nurture our compassion and engagement so as to contribute?

EXPLORE ACTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY

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Help protect our waterways

Our water practices over the past 200 years have brought many of our waterways to their knees. Help restore our rivers, lakes and estuaries.

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Promote sustainable living

Help spread the word about actions we can all take to reduce our impact on the environment.

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Join a revegetation group

Community groups are planting seedlings and revegetating our lost native bushes and grasslands. Why not join a group and do your bit for the environment?

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Join an urban regeneration group

Community groups are helping to rehabilitate weed choked native vegetation, enabling it to regenerate and thus, restoring native biodiversity. Find your local group and lend a hand.

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Help protect our coast

Keeping our fragile coastal ecosystems healthy and vibrant preserves the unique natural beauty of Australia.

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Support our local indigenous culture

Understanding, appreciation and respect for indigenous Australians and their cultural beliefs and values is a critical part of moving forward as a society.

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Be a responsible pet owner

Pets give us company, affection and love. But with ownership comes responsibility; to care and nurture them and to minimise their impact on the environment.

Environment

People are at the heart of the current environmental crisis. The group's people form are the most powerful force for change available to us. Climate change, the corrosion of natural services and the diminishment of nature all have their source in human activity. Addressing these unsustainable lifestyles and working together to repair our planet is the key challenge.

Wellbeing

Our 'affluent' society takes a disproportionate share of the world's resources to support an unsustainable lifestyle while the remaining 80 per cent of the world's people and most of its natural systems suffer. Many are swimming against this tide and together seeking to craft a sustainable, wise and fair world.