Sustainability is about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
Australia's cities and towns of the future must successfully integrate the needs of people, the built and natural environment. Environmentally sustainable development means we can enjoy a high quality of life while we retain and enhance our biodiversity, have a developed infrastructure that gives efficient and equitable access to services and utilities, preserve the essentials of the ‘Australian lifestyle’ and contribute to the economic wealth of the nation.
We have developed some resources to help you increase your sustainability:
Additionally, NCC currently runs a variety of different sustainability behavioural change programs. For more information about these programs, see the information below, or call Kate Hopkins at the Nature Conservation Council, (02) 9516 1488, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also deliver these programs in your region. If you are interested, please contact us for an information pack.
An exciting, innovative and unique education program, developed by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW in partnership with the Love Food Hate Waste program, which provides you with the skills to reduce your household's food waste- saving your wallet and helping the environment. There are many councils and regions taking the Food Waste Challenge right now. Later this year we will be running a targeted program aimed towards families and very young children.
Think you need to be a property owner to make sustainable changes in your home? Think again. Renters can do many things to substantially increase the efficiency of their living situation and save money in the process!
An educational workshop series and community education program, bringing participants tools to reduce theri ecological FOODprint.
A roadshow (funded by the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency) was delivered through regional NSW from January to July 2012, to encourage communities to uptake renewable energy technologies. A vast majority of Australians support a move to 100% clean energy, but a lot also think we’re not ready yet. The project brought real stories from the clean energy frontline to over twelve regional centres, to prove Australia is 100% ready to start making the switch. NCC is currently looking at expanding the program further by working on community energy projects closely with a couple of regional centres. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us at the details above.
The Climate Challenge is a tried and tested environmental education model, enthusiastically received by each of the twelve communities that it has been delivered in to date. The program delivers positive environmental outcomes and builds community strategies for a low carbon lifestyle.