Here are some useful links to other organisations outside the ACT Government. Please let us know you have suggestions for additional links. You can also access a web portal for all kinds of ACT Government grants and the Australian Government's Grant Finder portal to find government environment grants in Australia.
Your Community Group
Renew (formerly known as Alternative Technology Association) is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to connect, inspire and assist people to make sustainable choices in their homes and communities, such as renewable energy and sustainable building.
Canberra Environment Centre
Work directly with the community to ensure the best environmental outcomes for the ACT through targeted education, information and practical application.
Caring for our Country
Australian Government natural resource management initiative.
Canberra's community online sustainability forum finding local information, events, and organisations concerned with climate change and sustainability
The voice for the environment in the ACT representing community environmental and sustainability groups in the region.
GreenPower is the only voluntary government accredited program that enables your energy provider to purchase renewable energy on your behalf.
Links to community groups
Links for some of the ACT's community groups which have an environmental focus.
A community, not-for-profit group that aims to inspire, inform and support action to reduce Canberra's ecological footprint.
Sustainability information and research
Moreland Energy Foundation undertakes community engagement, consultation, provides professional development and advocates on energy efficiency, renewable energy and related policy and planning issues.
Teachers Environment Fund
Teachers Credit Union fund that assists public schools in their long-term sustainability through grants for water and energy saving projects, composting and recycling projects, tree planting and biodiversity projects and other suitable environmental projects.
Junior Landcare Awards
Landcare Australia's program to get kids actively involved in their environment.
Carbon Neutral is a carbon solutions provider and reforestation developer. They help organisations and individuals across Australia minimise their impact on the environment by working with them to measure, reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions.
The Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) Program is a joint initiative of the Australian, Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and the New Zealand Government. It reduces greenhouse gas emissions and energy demand in both countries. It also reduces the running costs of appliances and products for households and businesses with star ratings and energy efficiency.
Make the Switch
Through the ACT Community Zero Emissions Grants program, the Conservation Council have produced the Make the Switch website. The website provides information on switching from gas to electric appliances in the home.
Your New Home Buyer's Guide
Through the ACT Community Zero Emissions Grants program, SEE-Change have produced the Your New Home Buyer's Guide. The guide provides information on steps involved in choosing a new home, what to look for and questions to ask.
The Canberra Discovery Garden
Inspiration for you to develop a healthy, water wise garden in your own backyard through sustainable gardening practices.
A program aimed at helping householders to reduce emissions, energy costs and improve the thermal comfort of their homes.
Green it Yourself
Green It Yourself is a free video-based resource that gives step-by-step instructions on how to make smart, savvy and money-saving changes to your home to make it an energy-efficient machine.
Not-for-profit organisation providing sustainability advice specifically for those living in rental accommodation.
Australian Government information
YourHome, technical information on home design
Building, buying or renovating a home? Learn how to create a comfortable home with low impact on the environment – economical to run, healthier to live in and adaptable to your changing needs. It also provides ideas on how to adapt your home to a changing climate.
Energy Rating App
Download the Energy Rating App to find the running costs of your household appliances anytime or anywhere, on an iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch®, Android™ and Windows Phone.