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In the 1960s a group of Victorians joined forces to keep the Little Desert from becoming an agricultural development. Wonder of wonders, the cherished landscape was spared. And the Little Desert National Park was established, which was a small victory for Victoria's natural environment.
The funny thing about small victories is … they make you feel empowered. They make you want to take on more challenges. Bigger ones. Tougher ones. And that's how Environment Victoria got started.
Now, 40 years later, we're the leading environmental group in Victoria. We’re plugged in and organized. Independent of the government. And definitely not for profit.
We’ve had our share of victories. And we’re feeling more empowered than ever before. Which is why we’ve come up with the audacious goal of getting all 5 million Victorians to join us, even if it’s just in some small way. We’re calling it Green Action.
With your help, we can persuade every Victorian to get involved. It won't be easy. But 5 million people can get our representatives hopping. Get businesses bending over backwards to become truly green. Get the whole country to pay attention. Maybe even the world.
So what do you say? Are you in?
Focus of Activities
Environment Victoria mobilises people to safeguard our environment.
We collect information from the scientific community. We develop positions on the issues. And tell people about them. We get people talking. We organise events and hold summits to plan for the future.
We help our leaders make informed policy decisions. We convince them to do something. Or convince them to not do something. We try to change the system for the better.
We help you LEARN. Empower you to ACT. Invite you to SHARE. And encourage you to GIVE. At Environment Victoria, we work hard every day to:
- Inspire everyone to live within the limits of nature.
- Amplify our community's voice on environmental issues.
- Protect everyone's right to participate in environmental decisions.
- Develop green action solutions that average citizens can act upon.
We take little green actions in our personal lives. And big green actions whenever we can. In every single green action we take, we try to bring people together rather than creating divisions. Because every one of us is natural part of the environment. And it's going to take all of us to get this job done.
- We run campaigns and programs in water and healthy rivers, safe climate, sustainable lifestyles and smart stuff (less waste).
Big and small, they are the fuel that keeps us going. They give us energy and make us all feel like what we’re doing matters.
Sometimes they’re simply an agreement between people on a particularly sticky subject. Or a word change in new legislation that transforms the law’s effect. Other times they manifest themselves physically, like water flowing in a river or lower emissions figures for the month. Every time, our successes are worth sharing and celebrating. Because when you add them all up, you can see the progress we’ve made – and are making – in safeguarding our environment.
Need a lift? Look over this list of accomplishments here
Regions / countries which benefit
We need 5 million people – that’s all Victorians – to take action to safeguard our environment.
Right now, all across the state, people just like you are taking action on behalf of our environment. And just like you, they are already making a huge difference.
But our future at stake, so we need to seriously ramp things up. We think 5 million people will help us get the changes we need.
Just imagine it – the difference we could make if all 5 million of us worked together to safeguard our environment. Alone we’re just one drop in the ocean, but together we’ll become a trickle, which becomes a stream, and then a mighty river.
Now, that’s a movement that can’t be stopped.
We’re calling it Green Action. And we want you to be a part of it. It’s going to take all of us. Sure, getting everyone to join together on Green Action won’t be easy. But 5 million people can get our representatives hopping. Get businesses bending over backwards to make green profitable and productive. Get the whole country to pay attention. Maybe even the world.
How to donate
We're a great investment
We work really hard to make wise choices about how we allocate the money and resources you donate to us. Which, quite frankly, makes Environment Victoria one of the best investments you can make these days.
We will spend your money on the things that matter most – getting water to our rivers, reducing Victoria's greenhouse gas emissions, making landfills a thing of the past and empowering people to live sustainably.
Think about it. When you give to Environment Victoria...
- You help write policy and legislation that will safeguard our environment.
- You provide a voice for local, regional and statewide concerns.
- You spread the word on Green Action so everyone can get involved.
We believe in using our valuable resources on what matters most. 96 cents of every dollar given to Environment Victoria gets used on campaigns and programs designed to ensure the future of our environment. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible. So c'mon. You know you want to help.
Articles Published on SuperGreenMe: 194
- Plant a tree for National Tree Day
- Reconnecting floodplains
- Needles in the haystack
- Australia's biggest coal decision lies ahead
- Paying Australia’s dirtiest power stations to pollute
- HRL attempts to silence critics
- This Christmas think outside the box
- Murray-Darling Basin Plan – mixed messages all round
- Beautiful Barmah
- MYTH: Returning water to the environment will cost jobs and destroy regional communities.
- WE WON ON HRL!
- Gillard's clash
- Home Planet Graduation Ceremony
- Share the love this Valentines Day
- Basin Plan close to a deal – last chance for action!
- MYTH: The Commonwealth Government will force irrigators to give up their water
- Naked old houses swelter in summer, freeze in winter
- How many light bulbs does it take to change the world?
- How to have a great green barbie
- Faces of the 2014 election campaign - Kylie Rhie-Jones
- The Myth about
- Ride to work
- National parks and river banks – Inappropriate places for cows
- Yellow dust - a fact of life in East Asia
- How to be as snug as a bug in a rug this winter
- Calling all river photographers – please share your pictures!
- Victorian brown coal exports - pipedream or nightmare?
- 8 outrageous things we learnt at the inquiry into coal mine rehabilitation
- Love is in the Murray air
- Constraints and the Murray-Darling Basin Plan
- The top five climate challenges for Australia
- On Friday, 18 keen Environment Victoria supporters
- Dam stupid
- We can’t adapt to 50 degree days
- Commonwealth Water Act under review
- 100 Days countdown: The hot environment issues this election.
- Make a New Year's Resolution for the environment
- What’s non-strategic
- Doorknocking's easy & fun
- Introducing our new Campaigns Director, Alex White
- We've been chatting alot...about Carbon!
- Go for zero! Be a zero-waste hero...
- Victorians are proud of their environment
- Duck hunting in Ramsar listed wetlands – is it a wise use?
- Environment Victoria condemns Abbott Government attacks on the environment’s legal team
- Connecting ecology and economy
- How to have a great green barbie
- The government won’t cut our emissions by 20%
- Hit the Garage Sale Trail!
- The Save the Murray campaign is picking up steam (Echuca style)
- And we're off
- It's time for an ambitious energy efficiency target for Victoria
- MYTH: It’s rained so the Murray-Darling Plan should be delayed or scrapped altogether
- Choose your own (eco) adventure
- Carlton Eco Champions make plans to turn their neighbours green
- Point out the mammoth in the room this election
- Water buybacks a big success with irrigators
- Basin Plan implementation gets underway
- Get the juice on single-use!
- What will the Basin Plan deliver
- VEET granted a stay of execution
- Sustainable travel tips
- Naked old houses swelter in summer, freeze in winter
- Victoria squanders the chance to help its rivers
- The more water the better for rivers!
- Our legal challenge has been delayed
- This Mother’s Day, stand up
- Reality checks and the Basin Plan
- Clean money for dirty coal
- How I learnt to stop worrying and love the law
- River health or government wealth?
- ’Tis the season to be jolly
- Mark Wakeham's speech at rally for Yallourn mine workers
- You may have heard the shocking news
- MYTH: The Water Act is too focussed on the environment – social and economic impacts have been left out
- City of Yarra Sustainability Awards
- Meeting the Minister
- G'day and welcome (err, to myself)
- Let’s capitalise on unity over riverbank fencing
- Try a Green Spring Clean!
- Science and the Plan
- It's official.
- A new turn? What Prime Minister Turnbull could mean for our environment
- The biggest rally that Melbourne has seen in over five years
- All about yabbies
- Chat with your mates about the real story of the Carbon Price
- Healthy rivers and water-smart cities should be more than a pipe-dream
- Where do the major parties stand on our environment
- Food for thought: Celebrate with Father Christmas AND Mother Nature
- Renewables = jobs
- Check out our
- Put your money where your mouth is
- Show you give a fork with a sustainable seafood dinner party!
- Getting closure
- What does El Nino mean for our rivers?
- Missed opportunities on Direct Action
- Remembering Frank Fisher
- Faces of the 2014 election campaign - Lance Lessels
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