Our local network of environmental advocacy organisations:
Permaculture Hunter hosts blitzes & field days, teaching and sharing information about growing your own plants. They sell and swap books and plants, and meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month.
The Commons’ mission statement is: We are connecting communities of love and justice and empowering people to live lives of hope, joy and meaning. They run a group of facilities including a café, training room, gallery, and some office space.
CAN is a non-profit and non-aligned community group working to empower the community to take action against climate change, with the ultimate goal of creating a truly sustainable future.
HunterLETS is a growing network of people from Maitland, Cessnock, Newcastle and the Hunter Valley, who strive to trade goods and services with the use of little or no cash. Trades depend on energy, skills and time, as well as a native currency (the Molly) to encourage community trade and growth.
Remake obtains weird and wonderful reusable waste materials from local businesses for the community to use for their creative and artistic pursuits. They also host workshops and provide employment and training.
The local arm of the National Greens party. Their specific policies can be viewed here.
Newcastle’s branch of the Wilderness Society – a national network of people committed to a vision of Australian society that protects respects, and is connected with the natural world that we inhabit. Their ideology is based on four pillars: Ecological Science, Indigenous Conservation, Climate Change, and Economic Development.
The Hunter Community Environment Centre was established in 2004 to encourage and facilitate environmental and social justice advocacy and education in the Hunter region.