The Conservation Council ACT Region advocates and campaigns to protect our local environment. 

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ACT Environment Awards 2022: Nominations now open!

ACT Environment Awards 2022: Nominations now open!

The ACT Environment Awards celebrate the efforts and accomplishments of environmentalists and environment groups, and the contributions they have made to the environment in the ACT and beyond.

Executive Director moving on

Executive Director moving on

Our Executive Director Helen Oakey is leaving us. The Board would like to thank Helen for her enormous contribution to the Conservation Council over the last three years. We are very sad to see her go but are extremely grateful for all her work ensuring that the Council is an effective, influential and financially sound organisation, and in great shape for its next Executive Director.

Community calls on Federal Government to Stop Lawson Development

Community calls on Federal Government to Stop Lawson Development

The Conservation Council ACT Region and Friends of Grasslands is calling on the Federal Government to withdraw Defence Housing Australia’s proposed urban development over nationally significant and critically endangered Natural Temperate Grasslands in the Belconnen region.

Make the Switch from gas to an all‑electric home!

The ACT now offsets 100% of its electricity consumption with electricity generated from wind and solar, so switching off gas in our buildings will immediately reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Find out how, why and when to make the switch by visiting the Conservation Council’s Make the Switch website. Switching is easier than you think!