Quick StatsOfficial Name: Sustainable Living Foundation
Year Founded: 2000
Chief Executive: Giselle Wilkinson
Headquarters: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Mission: SLF seeks to help foster the rapid adoption of ways of living that will make it possible to sustain the community of life locally and globally.
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Language Spoken: English
# Countries Active: Australia
Official Website: http://www.slf.org.au
Phone: (03) 9249 1888
Areas of Focus: Sustainable Development, Sustainable Living
Organisation Type: Foundation
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Sustainable Living Foundation
SLF seeks to help foster the rapid adoption of ways of living that will make it possible to sustain the community of life locally and globally.
SLF aims to make its contribution especially through the creation of 'platforms' that enable large numbers of people and organisations to cooperate in the pursuit of social and ecological sustainability.
SLF was formed in response to a sense of environmental urgency and the passionate belief that positive solution-oriented options already available could make a big difference to our individual and collective sustainability if widely adopted. Over the years, many people have come together to build a vibrant organisation from the ground up, fuelled by sheer enthusiasm and backed by knowledge, despite having few funds.
At the end of the last century a number of individuals, who had been working on complementary projects in Queensland and Victoria, joined forces to form a small group which became responsible for the emergence of the Sustainable Living Foundation in the year 2000. Working with the eminent and pivotal community event – a ‘Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair’, the third of its kind – they catalysed and consolidated the community interest and the commitment of key people who wished to fill the vacuum created by a lack of government leadership.
The absence of significant political leadership being demonstrated at state or federal levels, the lack of political vision, and the abandonment (by the Governments of that time) of the existing Environmental Non Government Organisations (ENGOs), all prompted action. The identified need was for a ‘positive, solution oriented’ organisation that would promote sustainable living and effectively engage the wider community, and thus the early identity of SLF was formed.
Over the years SLF has been working at developing a range of major platforms and today facilitates many projects and initiatives covering a wide range of areas relating to sustainability both locally and nationally.
Focus of Activities
> Conserve and protect the natural environment.
> Foster the rapid adoption, by the whole of our community, of ways of living that will make it possible to sustain the community of life locally and globally.
> Make our contribution especially through the creation of 'platforms' that enable large numbers of people and organisations to cooperate to pursue these purposes effectively.
> Be a leading example of an entity that practices and pursues ecological and social sustainability.
How to donate
Large or small, donations also make a difference for us. This may be a way you can help SLF fulfill its aims & objectives of creating a sustainable future, separate to or in addition to joining.