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We are the voice for the environment representing community environmental and sustainability groups in the ACT region. Our mission is: To influence government, business and community through effective public policy and engagement to protect nature.


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Walk the Border – Light wrap up

Sunday 25 November wrapped up our 2018 Walk the Border - Light! To celebrate the first anniversary of the successful completion of the Conservation Council’s 2017 21 day fundraising walk around the 306 km ACT border, the Conservation Council ACT Region hosted a series of four half-day walks on the ACT’s border...
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Walk the Border – Light wrap up
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Canberra School Strike for Climate creates national momentum

Wednesday 28 November saw young people from across Canberra walk out of school to call for real climate action to protect our future. They are joining almost 30 strikes across Australia this week. This strike made history because never before have students in Australia gone on strike from school to demand urgent climate action....
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Canberra School Strike for Climate creates national momentum
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We’re looking for a new Executive Director

The Conservation Council ACT is looking for a new Executive Director. An Expression of Interest (EOI) closes Friday 15 December and full applications on 11 January 2019. Potential applicants are strongly advised to submit an EOI first. The Executive Director reports to a Board and will lead the organisation to...
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We’re looking for a new Executive Director
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Changes at Conservation Council

I have resigned as Executive Director to finish Friday 16 November. I informed the Board some time previously of my pending departure then formally submitted my resignation in October. I commenced with the Conservation Council in October 2014 as Assistant Director then since May 2016 I've been Executive Director. There's...
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Changes at Conservation Council
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Conservation Council AGM report

The Conservation Council Annual General Meeting was held 6pm 13 November 2018 at the Conservation Council office. The meeting confirmed the minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held 9 November 2017 and accepted a report from the President Rod Griffiths on behalf of the Board and the Executive Director’s...
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Conservation Council AGM report
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Join us for Walk the Border – Light

2017 Walks Program for Walk the Border - Light It’s on again but it’s LIGHT. One year on Walk the Border ACT is back. To celebrate the first anniversary of the successful completion of the Conservation Council’s 2017 21 day fundraising walk around the 306 km ACT border, the Conservation...
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Join us for Walk the Border – Light
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Spring Mingle Wrap-Up

Friday 26 October saw the Conservation Council's annual Spring Mingle and presentation of the ACT Environment Awards. We would like to extend a very big thank you to everyone who came to this celebration - what a fantastic night! We are extremely lucky to have so many dedicated people in...
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Spring Mingle Wrap-Up
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2018 ACT Environment Award winners

Friday October 26 2018 saw our annual ACT Environment Awards at the Conservation Council Spring Mingle, which acknowledged the significant contributions of exceptional members of the community towards sustainability and the environment in the ACT. The diversity of our groups and activists working to protect the environment is quite amazing....
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2018 ACT Environment Award winners
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The biomass delusion

Forest biomass - trees, woodchips, thinnings, forest 'litter' and other materials - should not be used for energy production given its impacts on forests and on climate change. The Conservation Council ACT Region has joined with other groups through the Australian Forest Climate Alliance in endorsing this position statement. Position...
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The biomass delusion
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Loss of mature native trees recognised as threatening process

In the environment, as in many matters, if we recognise a problem then we might then be able to deal with it. Over some years the Conservation Council and member groups have been working to have the loss of mature native trees recognised as a key threatening process under the Nature...
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Loss of mature native trees recognised as threatening process
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Who we are

Established in 1979, we aim to achieve the highest quality environment for the Canberra region through advocacy, campaigning and community engagement. We are a non-profit, non-government organisation that welcomes you to be a part of our active community that is working to safeguard the environment for future generations.

We are an incorporated association with a constitution. Please see our Strategic Plan 2015-2020 (PDF), accepted at the August 2015 Board meeting. The plan lays out our direction with long term focus, and each year our operational plan will based on the strategic plan.

Our staff

Meet some of our dedicated, passionate team committed to protecting the ACT’s unique environment and spreading the word about how you can be involved too.

Our Board

We are a non-profit, non-government incorporated group, overseen by a Board with skills and expertise in a variety of fields.

 

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