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How do you cook? Take our survey!

How do you cook? Take our survey!

How do you cook? Would you switch from gas to electric? The Conservation Council is helping Canberrans to make the switch from gas to electric appliances. But we know that many people are reluctant to replace their gas cooktop for electric alternatives. We need your...

Climate & sustainability: A year in review 2022

Climate & sustainability: A year in review 2022

Climate impacts have never been more apparent, and while progress on climate action can seem slow, we are lurching forwards at all levels. COP27 had both wins and disappointments. The new Federal Government and States are stepping up with responsible policies. And the ACT continues to lead, with its commitment to phase out fossil gas.
Read more about the Conservation Council’s busy year of advocacy on climate and sustainability.

Biodiversity: A Year in Review

Biodiversity: A Year in Review

At this time of year, there is a lot of forward planning and looking ahead to be done, but it’s important to take the time to reflect on the year’s achievements, and it has been a very significant year in biodiversity campaigning. Read Peta’s full review of 2022 campaigning!

What does the Federal Budget mean for the Environment?

What does the Federal Budget mean for the Environment?

This month, we saw the release of the Federal Budget for 2022-2023, which demonstrated the first budget in years that plans to take the environment seriously. The Budget has shown a number of important transport commitments from the Government, such as further funding...

The Next Step for Lawson Grasslands

The Next Step for Lawson Grasslands

Ironically, this year, National Threatened Species Day was also the day that community consultation closed for the Lawson North residential development, a staunchly opposed housing project in Canberra’s Belconnen Region. The project was referred to the National Environment Minister, for a determination on whether it should be regulated. The Council argued that the proposal should be controlled, and found it clearly unacceptable as it proposes to destroy 15.8 hectares of critically endangered grassland.

Katy, dump Barnaby’s gas rorts

Katy, dump Barnaby’s gas rorts

At the 2022 Federal election, Canberrans voted resoundingly for climate action. Now we need our representatives to follow through on their promises. Climate Minister Chris Bowen promised no new funding to gas projects. But Resources Minister Madeleine King and...

Undervalued and Under Threat: Canberra Grassland Earless Dragon

Undervalued and Under Threat: Canberra Grassland Earless Dragon

The fight to save Lawson Grasslands has been a battle on many fronts. Not only is the community working with ineffective conservation laws; but, a core aspect of this campaign has been putting Grasslands ‘on the map’ as an ecosystem worth saving. It’s worth considering that if the habitat at Lawson had been a eucalypt forest filled with Koalas, it might have been easier to garner attention and support.