350.org is building a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a liveable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm. We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all.
Australian Conservation Foundation
The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) stands for ecological sustainability. We get to the heart of environmental problems by tackling the underlying social and economic causes. We work across society to influence urgent, transformative action to deliver lasting change on the scale required to secure a sustainable environment. We bring people together to champion the true value of our environment and its critical role in sustaining all other systems and in achieving human wellbeing.
Australian Earth Laws Alliance (AELA)
AELA’s mission is to promote the understanding and practical implementation of Earth Jurisprudence and ‘Wild Law’ in Australia. Earth Jurisprudence is a new legal theory and growing social movement. It proposes that we rethink our legal, political, economic and governance systems so that they support, rather than undermine, the integrity and health of the Earth.
Australian Koala Foundation
The Brisbane based Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) is the principal non-profit, non-government organisation dedicated to the conservation and effective management of the wild koala and its habitat.
Formed in 1986 the AKF has grown from a small group of people interested in researching koala disease, to a well-known, global organisation with a strong track record in strategic koala research, conservation and community education with a huge focus on mapping. Koala Map is now provided to the public free of charge.
Australian Rainforest Conservation Society
The Australian Rainforest Conservation Society (ARCS) is a national, non-government, not-for-profit organization, founded in 1982, with headquarters in Brisbane. The Society addresses the fundamental issue of biodiversity and the policies and places needed to protect it.
Bayside Creeks Catchment GroupThe overall aim of the Bayside Creeks Catchment Group is to protect and enhance the health and natural processes of Wynnum, Lota and Lower Tingalpa Creeks and their catchments. This also means identifying threatening processes in these catchments and devising actions to reduce their impacts. The health of the catchments is under pressure due to increased development and other human impacts. The Bayside Creeks Catchment Group has formed in response to the need to look after these precious areas.
Beelarong Community Farm
Just 7 kms from the Brisbane CBD, at Beelarong Community Farm, Morningside, we are growing organic, chemical free food in our wonderful sustainable farming environment. Being committed to the principles of sustainable living, even our infrastructure and amenities are sustainable! Additional to growing our organic produce, other features of the farm include a grey water system, solar power, windy loo & innovative composting techniques. We are always looking for new people to share our environment and ideas with.
Beyond Zero Emissions
Beyond Zero Emissions Inc. is a not-for-profit research and education organisation known for its work in designing and implementing a zero emissions economy for Australia. Its goal is to transform Australia from a 19th century fossil fuel based, emissions intensive economy to a 21st-century renewable energy powered clean-tech economy.
Brisbane Catchments NetworkBrisbane Catchments Network (BCN) is a partnership, communication and information sharing network of catchment and land care groups across Brisbane. We provide members with a common voice on sub-regional natural resource management issues. We communicate with all levels of government, community, industry and other stakeholders, across the city and SEQ region. We coordinate collaborative on-ground projects across the Lower Brisbane River and associated coastal areas. Brisbane Catchments Network is guided by a Community Biodiversity Strategy and has two flagship programs, our Brisbane River Corridor Restoration Program and our Youth Mentoring Program.
Brisbane Organic Growers Inc.
BOGI is a not-for-profit community organisation completely run by volunteering members. BOGI has more than 600 members, who share information and resources on growing your own fruit and vegetables without chemicals, hormones, synthetic herbicides, pesticides, or genetic modification.
Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Network
Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Network (BRAIN) is a Brisbane City Council sponsored bushcare group. The focus of the group is the regeneration and rehabilitation of rainforest in sites around Brisbane.BRAIN is also active in developing and sharing information with like-minded groups.
Bulimba Creek Coordinating Catchment Committee Inc.
B4C is a non-profit community catchment group working to protect and bring back our natural environment in Bulimba Creek, one of the largest creek catchments in Brisbane. B4C also works voluntarily in the community to foster caring for the environment and embracing sustainable living through active programs.
Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network Inc.
The Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network Inc (CWCN) was established in 1999 as a volunteer organization focused on the re-establishment and maintenance of ecologically healthy catchments to deliver both environmental and community benefits. CWCN works towards biodiversity protection and the building of aquatic and terrestrial wildlife corridors in Brisbane’s Inner West with an additional focus on community engagement and education. CWCN is a past winner of the Healthy Waterways Award (Community Category) and the Minister for Environment’s Grand Prize.
The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action.
Friends of the Earth Brisbane
Friends of the Earth-Brisbane is a community based social change cooperative working on local, regional, national and international issues. Friends of the Earth Brisbane are working toward the creation of an ecologically sustainable and socially just society through community action.
Friends of Oxley Creek Common
Oxley Creek Common is a large natural wetland environment and an important area of open space within urban Brisbane. It is accessed via Sherwood Road, Rocklea. Prof Hugh Possingham has recorded, over the past 8 years, 204 species of birds on the Common. Refer to the OCCA-AnnotatedList-August-2013 in our recent posts.
We, as Friends of Oxley Creek Common, seek to protect it from unsustainable use and development, and investigate and develop potential uses that sustain its natural values.
Graceville Community Garden
The Graceville Community Garden was officially established in May 2010. The garden operates as a shared space, and aims to: Strengthen communities and families - Educate children and others about sustainability -
Grow food and other plants - Beautify the suburb and act as a place for community arts - Care for the environment.
Green Cross Australia
Green Cross Australia is passionate about our amazing environment! We educate and empower Australians to become more resilient to our changing environment and run innovative, digital projects, which help to grow more sustainable communities. Our mantra, Think + Act + Share = Change, is key to every project we deliver. The power of these projects is motivating Australians to take practical, informed action. So we don’t just focus on awareness, we encourage people to take action, and then give them the tools via social and digital media to share their actions with their friends.
Growing Communities is a not-for-profit organization that promotes sustainability education and healthy living through the establishment of productive gardens in Queensland communities and schools.
Karawatha Forest Protection Society Inc.
The Karawatha Forest Protection Society was formed in 1991 in response to the grounds well of public opinion who wanted to see Karawatha Forest, approximately 1000 hectares of bushland and coastal lowlands on the southern edge of Brisbane City, saved from development. The Karawatha Forest Protection Society continues to be active in protecting and maintaining the forest.
Landcare is a national network of over 4,000 locally-based community groups who care for our country. These groups care for our land and water resources by carrying out environmental projects to tackle natural resource issues such as salinity and water quality. They also help to manage areas of natural beauty and significance to enhance biodiversity values. With our support, Landcare volunteers in Queensland work with government, business, industry and other community groups to address Australia’s most pressing environmental issues and mitigate the impacts of drought and climate variability.
Moggill Creek Catchment Group
We are a volunteer community action group working to conserve and improve the natural environment of the Moggill Creek catchment, an area comprising conservation parks, acreage properties and urban development. Moggill Creek and its tributaries are situated in the foothills of the D'Aguilar Range, in the outer western area of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Mount Gravatt Environment Group
Mount Gravatt Environment Groups includes Fox Gully Bushcare and over the past decade the group has; expanded restoration activities in seven sites surrounding the Mountain, strengthened relationships with community, university and school stakeholders, contributed to research of Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve, increased use of the Reserve by community members and developed community education. Membership is strong and members have received local, state and international recognition of their work in Nature Conservation.
National Parks Association Qld (NPAQ)
NPAQ promotes the preservation, expansion, good management and presentation of National Parks in Queensland. The Association also offers many events and bush walking activities within our National Parks.
Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee Inc.
N4C is a not for profit community catchment group working to protect maintain and enhance the ecosystem of Brisbane's Norman Creek Catchment.
Northey Street City Farm
Northey Street City Farm is a non-profit community organisation situated on the banks of Brisbane’s Breakfast Creek in Windsor. The 4 hectare farm was started in 1994 and has been developed for people to enjoy and participate in using the principles of permaculture. With thousands of exotic and native fruit trees, bush tucker plants, shrubs and ground covers, it is also intended to be a demonstration site where people of all ages can learn through practical, hands on experience. Northey Street City Farm aims to create a working model of a cooperative, community based urban permaculture farm which demonstrates, promotes, educates and advocates for environmental and economic sustainability in a healthy, diverse and supportive community.
Oxley Creek Catchment Association (OCCA)
The Oxley Creek Catchment Association is an active not-for-profit community based organisation that protects and enhances the natural environment and resources in the catchment of Oxley Creek by advocating, educating and participating in catchment management.
The Pollinator Link: Linking Flowers, Food and People together! Pollinator Links are a tool for bringing vibrancy and health back to cities, towns and farming communities via a system of bird, bee and butterfly habitat corridors. The concept is to use backyards, parks, school grounds, agencies, developments and even unit block balconies to link patches of remnant bushland fragments created by our urban environment. We aim to create pollinator links from the city to rural lands.
Pullen Pullen Catchment Group
Pullen Pullen Catchments Group (PPCG) is one of 4,500 community based, volunteer landcare groups in Australia operating under the umbrella of Landcare Australia. The geographical area of the PPCG is defined by the Brisbane River in the south, the D'Aguilar Range in the west and the Mount Elpinstone Range in the north and east. This 55 km2 area includes Pullen Pullen Creek, Pullen Creek and Farm Creek.
Queensland Conservation Council (QCC)
The Queensland Conservation Council is the 'peak' environment organisation in Queensland representing all the major regional and community environment and conversation organisations of Queensland. QCC in consultation with its member groups, talks to business, government and communities. Queensland Conservation apply the latest scientific research to develop policies and campaigns which are used to convince government to take action. QCC holds meetings and summits to bring together experts and get people talking, they monitor progress and rate the performance of governments and their programs.
Reverse Garbage Brisbane
Reverse Garbage Brisbane is a not-for-profit worker run co-operative that promotes environmental sustainability and resource reuse. We collect high quality industrial discards, diverting them away from landfill and sell them at a low cost to the general public.
Save Our Waterways Now
SOWN is a community-based environmental organisation working to restore the habitats of creeks and waterways in the catchments of Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane's north and west.
Society for Growing Australian Plants QLD Inc.
The Society for Growing Australian Plants QLD Inc. is a non-professional organisation and is open to all persons interested in studying, growing and conserving Australian plants. The Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP) was formed in 1957 for the purpose of studying and developing the horticultural potential of Australian native plants and preserving them through cultivation. With over 8,000 members throughout Australia, it is one of the largest horticultural societies in the country. SGAP has made a significant contribution to the knowledge of the Australian flora, its cultivation and introduction into nurseries and home gardens.
Turnstyle is a collectively run social space that provides resources for people and groups working on projects that benefit the community and/or for activist social change. The resources of the space include a meeting, presentation and event space; a library; a bicycle workshop; a home brew kitchen; a cob oven bakery and art and prop-making space.
Transition Town Initiatives
Transition Town Initiatives are a community-led response to the pressures of climate change, fossil fuel depletion and increasingly, economic contraction. There are many active Transition Town groups around Brisbane and most of them can be found at the Transition Town online hub.
Vera Street Community Garden Inc.
We are Vera Street Community Garden Inc, a grass-roots, get-your-hands-dirty group of local and not-so-local residents who come together to do organic gardening and creek rehabilitation within the grounds of Toowong College, off Vera Street in West Toowong.
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland is a community environmental organisation with a wonderfully diverse and dedicated team of members, volunteers, supporters and staff united by a deep passion for wildlife and conservation. The Wildlife Preservation Society has a proud history in standing up for what we believe in and campaigning for the survival of species and ecosystems.
Wolston and Centenary Catchments Inc
Wolston and Centenary Catchments Inc (WaCC) is a not-for-profit organisation working to protect and enhance the natural environment within and around Wolston and Centenary Catchments. As a lead community organisation for local conservation initiatives, WaCC works closely with partners and volunteers in projects such as creek restoration, biodiversity surveys and nature appreciation walks. WaCC also offers capacity-building opportunities for members and volunteers.