Sustaining Eco-friendly Communities
Eco-friendly communities is a partnership project between the Department of Environment and Conservation NSW and the Local Community Services Association, the peak body for neighbourhood and community centres in NSW.
The project is funded by the Environmental Trust and is being conducted as part of the Our Environment it's a living thing Program.
The project, which commenced in 2003, aims to increase the knowledge of people and communities involved with Neighbourhood and Community Centres so that they can work together to identify ways of living and working sustainably.
A resource kit Eco-friendly Communities: Promoting Sustainable Living and Working has been produced and provided to Community Centres across NSW.
The kit includes information on making your organisation more eco-friendly, running discussion groups on environmental issues, and linking with other community and environmental groups in your local area.
It addresses environmental issues such as air, energy, water, waste, chemicals and biodiversity and promotes an action learning approach.
Although the kit was written for people working in Community Centres, it may be useful to other community and environmental groups.
A revised version of the kit was released in June 2006.
Additional resources and information on sustainability issues are available in Section 5 of the kit. Also visit livingthing.net.au for updates on the partnership project.
Find out more about local sustainability projects in your area, contact your local Community or Neighbourhood Centre at www.lcsa.org.au on NSW freecall 1800 646 545.
Page last updated: 12 August 2011