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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: 191
- Right now, take a moment to reflect on what’s been achieved for the Murray
- The Coalition
- A new turn? What Prime Minister Turnbull could mean for our environment
- The fossil budget
- Baillieu’s anti-climate strategy
- Basin Plan implementation gets underway
- Getting closure
- Remembering Frank Fisher
- Living on borrowed time
- MYTH: It’s rained so the Murray-Darling Plan should be delayed or scrapped altogether
- What’s non-strategic
- Sitting, waiting, wishing
- Renewables = jobs
- Reconnecting floodplains
- It's time for an ambitious energy efficiency target for Victoria
- The silver lining
- Try a Green Spring Clean!
- The Myth about
- Film Review: Thule Tuvalu
- WE WON ON HRL!
- The government won’t cut our emissions by 20%
- One girl’s story of a carbon price campaign
- Report, ignore, repeat – A tale of environmental dysfunction
- Keep an eye on the coal industry
- Playing favourites
- National parks and river banks – Inappropriate places for cows
- Our River Campaigners
- Environment Victoria
- Paying Australia’s dirtiest power stations to pollute
- Show you give a fork with a sustainable seafood dinner party!
- Water buybacks a big success with irrigators
- Victoria’s rivers in 2013
- How easy coal blind-sided both sides at Hazelwood
- River health or government wealth?
- More 'clean coal' projects bite the dust
- Yellow dust - a fact of life in East Asia
- ’Tis the season to be jolly
- Constraints and the Murray-Darling Basin Plan
- April 22nd- 41 Years of Earth Day
- The Save the Murray campaign is picking up steam (Echuca style)
- All about yabbies
- Green Grog: a guide to sustainable alcohol
- Update from the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry at Morwell
- Put your money where your mouth is
- Moorabool River
- Paddling with the Water Minister
- How many light bulbs does it take to change the world?
- Premier flipflops on climate change (again)
- 2012 -
- How the Victorian Government can save $2.5 billion, create 6,700 jobs and reduce your heating bill
- This Christmas think outside the box
- Windsor Inquiry
- Say YES to a STRONG price on pollution
- North Melbourne Recycle Now
- 8,000 people rallied in Melbourne on Saturday morning
- Environment Victoria's Festive Season Guide
- A thank you to our political leaders
- Choose your own (eco) adventure
- Check out our
- Update from the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry at Morwell Day 3
- Victorians are proud of their environment
- MYTH: The Commonwealth Government will force irrigators to give up their water
- Chat with your mates about the real story of the Carbon Price
- Plastic-free July
- How I learnt to stop worrying and love the law
- Victorian govt failing workers in traditional and emerging industries
- Food for thought: Celebrate with Father Christmas AND Mother Nature
- Where the Coalition stands
- Australian houses are just glorified tents in winter
- What does El Nino mean for our rivers?
- Introducing our new Campaigns Director, Alex White
- Why I became a climate campaigner
- MYTH: The Water Act is too focussed on the environment – social and economic impacts have been left out
- Naked old houses swelter in summer, freeze in winter
- Time to put pen to paper
- It's official.
- Pay-back time for rivers supplying Melbourne’s water
- MYTH: We can’t afford to return so much water to the environment
- Time for a reality check
- And we're off
- Join the Backwards March
- It’s the biggest drink they’ve had since 1993.
- Murray Darling – Crossing the Divide
- And we’re back
- Environment Victoria launches appeal
- Murray-Darling Basin Plan – mixed messages all round
- Is ending our addiction to coal
- Take the chill out of winter
- Home Planet Multicultural Environment Expo
- Baillieu Government
- Beautiful Barmah
- Point out the mammoth in the room this election
- Wetlands under threat, need help…
- Victorian brown coal exports - pipedream or nightmare?
- Last week I was in Sydney being briefed on the draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan
- Riad and Mary's story
- Faces of the 2014 election campaign - Kylie Rhie-Jones
- Naked old houses swelter in summer, freeze in winter
- Hit the Garage Sale Trail!
- Calling all river photographers – please share your pictures!
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Malcolm Turnbull on climate change in 2012: "Politicians and shock jocks, scientists and coal barons, all of them can argue for as long as they like, but they cannot change the physical reality." front page image: Location Australia See map: Google Maps Is this a Green Action blog?: NULL Summary: It’s a new day, and Australia has a new Prime Minister. And that means the federal Coalition has a chance to push ‘reset’ on the environment and climate...
The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is really quite simple – it’s a $13billion investment in river health and sustainable water use. Yet it is subject to a constant barrage of criticism from user groups and political attempts to undermine its environmental outcomes. front page image: Location Australia See map: Google Maps Is this a Green Action blog?: NULL Summary: The Murray-Darling Basin Plan is subject to a constant barrage of criticism from user groups and...
In Thule, a small village perched on the edge of the Greenland ice shelf, indigenous hunters watch the sea ice – and the way of life it represents – recede year after year. In Tuvalu, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean, rising sea levels erode the shoreline, endangering a very different traditional culture. front page image: Location Australia See map: Google Maps Is this a Green Action blog?: NULL Location: See map: Google Maps read more
Claire Dawson from Langwarrin Vineyard Church responds to the Pope's Encyclical. Location Australia See map: Google Maps Is this a Green Action blog?: NULL Summary: I respond to this recent Encyclical as a Christian, with growing convictions regarding the urgency of climate change and the need for church communities to engage with the issue as a matter of love, justice and mission. Personally, I found great relief in reading the Encyclical. It seems to be full of wisdom that...
Riad doesn’t remember the exact date his family fled their home in the city of Al-Hasaka, Syria, nor the date they arrived in Lebanon. But the day he and his wife, Mary, arrived in Australia is a date that he easily recalls: Tuesday the 14th of October 2014. front page image: Location Australia See map: Google Maps Is this a Green Action blog?: NULL Summary: As a volunteer, Riad has done many home energy assessments in his community, teaching parents about energy...