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      Be part of an inspiring environment network as we explore a different theme each month. Hear from fascinating guest speakers and engage in open and lively discussion about a range of topics in sustainability and environment. Includes free ploughman’s lunch When: Last Tuesday of every...
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Save the date: 2019 World Environment Day Dinner

Save the date! The Conservation Council ACT Region is holding its annual World Environment Day Dinner on Saturday 1st June 2019. Theme: Optimism and Defiance Our theme is 'Optimism and Defiance' - two attitudes which will be critical in 2019. Australia is at a turning point...
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Save the date: 2019 World Environment Day Dinner
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A year in review

The Conservation Council ACT Region has reached the end of a very busy and productive 2018. To wrap things up nicely, here's a recap of our achievements in 2018 and a sneak peek of what's in store for 2019. Looking back on 2018 We have been able to...
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A year in review
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Spring Mingle Wrap-Up
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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 ...continue reading

October 29, 2018

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 ...continue reading
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 ...continue reading
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 ...continue reading
The Conservation Council Board has been looking at our Constitution to ensure it remains in line with changes under consideration by the Federal Government in particular. While we will have ...continue reading

October 23, 2018

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 ...continue reading
The Conservation Council ACT is proud to announce that nominations are open for the 2018 Environment Awards. If you have made a significant contribution to looking after our environment we ...continue reading
ACT has set a new zero net emissions target by 2045. We are the first Australian state to upgrade its target from 2050 with tri-partisan support. Contrast this with Federal ...continue reading