The following groups are affiliated with FoE Australia.
We welcome inquiries from other groups interested in affiliation.
The Earthworker Cooperative is part of the transition toward new ways of living and working that empower us to take care of each other and the planet. By establishing worker-owned cooperatives to manufacture renewable energy technology and other sustainable goods and services, we're putting workplace democracy in service of a safer climate. We are currently establishing our first cooperative in Victoria's coal-power region, the Latrobe Valley, where the creation of sustainable and healthy livelihoods has become an urgent necessity for the prosperity of present and future generations in the Valley.
Goongerah Environment Centre (GECO) is an independent grassroots environment organisation based in East Gippsland, dedicated to protecting the remaining old growth forests of the region. We are situated at the base of the Errinundra plateau in the mountains 70 km north of Orbost on the Bonang Highway.
Since 1993 GECO have campaigned for protection of East Gippsland’s forests. We use a variety of strategies including education and raising public awareness, political lobbying, citizen science, forest monitoring and non violent direct action to protect high conservation value forests from logging.
We live and work on the land of the Gunaikurnai and Bidewell and Monaro people. We acknowledge the thousands of years of their ongoing custodianship of the land and pay respect to elders past and present.
The GM–Free Australia Alliance Inc is an independent not-for-profit alliance of groups and individuals sharing common concerns about the threat of Genetic Manipulation (GM) of food and crops in Australia.
We share skills and coordinate campaigns towards sustainable, farmer-managed agriculture and safe and affordable GM-free food. Our Alliance works with Pacific GM-free groups, GE-Free New Zealand and the Global GMO-free Coalition to protect our food and seeds from invasive GM companies and their allies.
ClimActs is an Australian protest theatre troupe using striking spectacle as well as satire to educate and communicate the urgency of acting on climate change. For over two years we’ve been appearing at rallies, backdropping or intercepting politicians, and protesting at fossil fuel headquarters to demand climate justice. We perform the following acts:
The Climate Guardians - Our founding act uses angel imagery to portend the dangers of government inaction on climate change as its threats continue to mount.
The Coal Diggers - Hazel Wood and Coral Bleach are prospectors in the Mineral/Beauty Fusion Industries and CO2s of BUMS (Billionaires United Mining Services)
The Flat Earth Institute - Medieval Astronomers from the Flat Earth Institute travel through time from the Universitarse of Climatastrophas (est. 1033AD)
The Frackers Guild - Grave robbing steampunk ‘resurrectionists’ that have been digging up the earth for centuries to profit from disinterring petrified cadavers and the occasional fossil (not to mention associated fuels).
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The Hub Foundation Castlemaine, based in Central Victoria, works on local projects which have tackling climate change as their focus.
Work so far involves:
•Running community bulk-buys of solar panels using local installers.
•Installing free solar systems on community buildings and on housing projects for the homeless
•Promoting local food production with our street wicking food boxes and support of the Hub Plot
•Organising Ride to Work
•Supporting re-vegetation projects
•Hosting events to raise awareness of climate change and what people can do.
The Hub Foundation is a small not-for-profit and depends on donations to further its work.
Healthy Futures is a network of health professionals, students and supporters organising to take action on climate change and related public health challenges.
We'd love to expand our network.
No Fracking WAy is a Perth based community campaign group. We campaign against fracking and unconventional gas extraction because of the risks it poses to health and the environment. For these reasons we call for a ban on all unconventional gas extraction.
Anyone who opposes fracking and unconventional gas extraction is welcome to get involved and be a part of the No Fracking WAy team.
Make your actions count! CounterAct is a new project launched to support communities in taking effective, creative, strategic nonviolent direct action on issues of environmental and social justice.
Across the country we are seeing a growing network of concerned citizens taking on large multinationals and government to defend their right to clean air, water, a safe climate and for social justice. CounterAct the corporate-government system with training and skills to grow your community or campaign.
Learn and share your experiences with other activists and community campaigners.
CounterAct will be providing training in direct action skills and community organising across Australia. We aim to increase capacity and skills amongst grassroots activists whilst encouraging a culture of skill sharing, on-training and making activism accessible for everyday folk.
In August 2012 it came to light that there exists over forty potential petroleum exploration sites off the coast of Arnhem Land.
We have formed a group consisting of local residents of Maningrida Community including Traditional Land Owners. 'Protect Arnhem Land' (PAL) is the name of the campaign we have launched with the intention of fighting for a just process for the people of Arnhem Land in relation to the new offshore mining permits and any future oil or gas proposals.
We are requesting a moratorium on all offshore oil, gas and mining exploration approvals until there is effective consultation with every Clan group in the geographic areas that are affected.
A project helping Australians keep their money out of environmentally destructive projects.
Market Forces was launched in January 2013 with the aim of helping individuals and communities prevent finance into environmentally destructive activities. Our philosophy is that change is the result of people power. So we have worked to make it as easy as possible for people to see their own financial connection to fossil fuels, and then remove as many barriers to taking action as possible. We want it to be empowering and enjoyable for people to take part in our campaigns. Most of all, we want to get results that mean positive outcomes for the environment. In just two years, our achievements include:
Revealing over $80 billion in bank loans to fossil fuel projects in Australia, and where superannuation funds worth hundreds of billions of dollars are invested in coal, gas and oil
Showing how our taxes are used to subsidise fossil fuels, and helping win a $1 billion cut to fossil fuel subsidies
Campaigning to get Deutsche Bank and HSBC to commit to not fund the expansion of the Abbot Point coal export port, which has led to many more European and US-based banks doing the same
Helping thousands of people shift nearly half a billion dollars out of fossil fuel funding banks
Profiling over 120 banks, mutuals and credit unions to show people the options available for where they can bank fossil fuel free
And we’ve been a major part of a movement that has put fossil fuel divestment well and truly on the map in Australia.
We reckon that’s a pretty decent list of achievements for a team that is now just four part time staff. But we’re only going to be able to continue this work if we can build a community of donors chipping in to sustain this project.
With just a small monthly donation, we can make millions of dollars worth of difference – it will be great to have you on board!
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Market forces will expose how our money is being invested in environmentally damaging projects, and enable the community to take action that shifts investment towards projects that match our values.
SEN is a grass roots organisation with a vision to demonstrate scenarios for Western Australia to reduce CO2 emissions and pollution in fixed electricity generation, by maximising our use of sustainable energy.
SEN affiliated with FoEA in 2007.
Reverse Garbage is a not-for-profit workers' co-operative in Brisbane that collects high quality industrial discards, diverting them from landfill to sell them at low cost to the general public.
We run a variety of environment and waste focused art workshops and educational talks and tours to suit every age and group. We also run a mail order service and host a gallery and gift shop promoting local artists, craft workers and designers who salvage, reuse and up-cycle materials.
West Mallee Protection (SA)
West Mallee Protection is based in the Ceduna region and joined FoEA in January 2008.
Food Irradiation Watch (FI Watch) is a network of organisations devoted to helping consumers make informed choices about what they eat. We are dedicated to raising consumer awareness of the practice of irradiating food in Australia. FI Watch is concerned about the food safety, social, economic and environmental impacts of irradiation.
Supporting Health Care in Organic Farming Communities
This group is supporting the Katuulo Organic Pineapple Cooperative to build, staff and maintain a health care centre in Katuulo, a remote rural community in Uganda. It is also supporting a range of environmental initiatives in the region. It joined FoEA as an affilate in July 2008.
“sailing the waves on our own”
Tulele Peisa is a local community organisation in Papua New Guinea that is trying to relocate the whole island community of the Carterets to nearby Bougainville because of the impacts of climate change.
They affiliated with FoEA in 2009.
In Our Nature is a not-for-profit organisation which is working on the Kitobo Colobus Project. Located in southern Kenya near the border with Tanzania, Kitobo Forest is made of around 160 acres of tropical rainforest created by underground water emanating from the melting snows of nearby Mt Kilimanjaro. The group is working to support both the community’s efforts to preserve the forest and the community itself.
The Public Transport Not Traffic campaign is a sustainable transport campaign mobilising organisations and individuals across Melbourne to seek priority political support and funding for public transport, instead of more freeway/tollway-building.
Instead of the East-West Road Link, which could cost Victorian taxpayers $14 billion, we insist our taxes be invested in world-class public transport infrastructure. Better public transport instead of another motorway will be better for Victoria's environment and greenhouse gas emissions, but also traffic congestion, our health, our society and our economy.
Friends of the Earth is a proud member of the Public Transport Not Traffic campaign.
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