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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.
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- Moving forward
- Paddling with the Water Minister
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- Meeting the Minister
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- Our volunteers
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- The Coalition
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- It's official.
- MYTH: It’s rained so the Murray-Darling Plan should be delayed or scrapped altogether
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- 8,000 people rallied in Melbourne on Saturday morning
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- MYTH: Returning water to the environment will cost jobs and destroy regional communities.
- Last week I was in Sydney being briefed on the draft Murray-Darling Basin Plan
- MYTH: The Commonwealth Government will force irrigators to give up their water
- What will the Basin Plan deliver
- Is ending our addiction to coal
- Reconnecting floodplains
- Help us push through the 'valley of Death'
- Burying our heads in the coal in Victoria
- HRL attempts to silence critics
- Remembering Frank Fisher
- Keep an eye on the coal industry
- Sitting, waiting, wishing
- Getting closure
- Gillard's clash
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- Plant a tree for National Tree Day
- Naked old houses swelter in summer, freeze in winter
- Time for a reality check
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Well, it’s a couple of days after the big event, and I’m still buzzing! Environment Victoria teamed up with local and national groups to pull off the biggest rally that Melbourne has seen in more than five years as part of the National Day of Action on Climate. Is this a Green Action blog?: NULL Location Australia See map: Google Maps Summary: Environment Victoria teamed up with local and national groups to pull off the biggest rally that Melbourne has...
According to our friends at Earth Day Network, over 300 million tonnes of plastic are produced each year for bags, bottles and nearly every other consumer commodity you can conceive. Do you guess plastic production is increasing or slowing down? Correct! There was more plastic produced in the last 10 years than in the entire 20th century. Is this a Green Action blog?: NULL Location Australia See map: Google Maps Summary: According to our friends at Earth Day Network, over...
We promised to keep you posted on the implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. It’s been almost a year since it was approved by the federal Parliament and there has been plenty of work going on behind the scenes. Now the Murray-Darling Basin Authority has released a draft Constraints Management Strategy for public comment. Is this a Green Action blog?: NULL Location Australia See map: Google Maps Summary: We promised to keep you posted on the implementation of the...
Get active in the One Planet Economy this month by visiting or running a Garage Sale. October is the best month to do it because Saturday 26 October is Garage Sale Trail day. One powerful action we can all take to reduce our impact on the planet is simply to spend less money and buy less stuff, particularly brand new stuff. Every item sold and bought at a garage sale helps reduce the amount of new consumer goods that flood our economy every day, and keeps usable items out of landfill. ...
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