There's plenty we can each do on our own, but real change happens when people work together.
Inner west communities are doing great things – and you can be part of it.
Have you got a community environment project idea or an issue that you are passionate about?
'Community Leaders in Sustainability' course
The free 'Community Leaders in Sustainability' course provides you with training in:
- project management
- grant writing
- building partnerships
- leadership skills
- environment and sustainability.
Applications for the 2018 course are now open and will close on Tuesday 24 July 2018.
The course will run from Tuesday 11 September until Tuesday 13 November, with a graduation event on Thursday 6 December.
You'll meet experts, hear about community environment projects and connect with other like-minded people.
Participants put their knowledge and skills into practice, and will work to deliver a community environmental project that creates positive outcomes for the inner west, with the support of the program.
These projects could be in a workplace, your street or your local area, around your local waterway, natural places or have a far broader influence.
The list of possible projects is endless, but projects should take a community-oriented approach to environmental sustainability.
Interested or have some questions?
Talk to the course coordinator:
Council supports community-led environmental projects. To learn more about Council's Environment Grant program, visit our grants page.
The garden is on the grounds of Camdenville Public School and is jointly managed by the local residents and the school. In 2012 grant funding enabled new soil to be purchased so that the garden could extend into a previously unused space.
Further funding in 2015 was provided to set up a composting toilet and make changes to the photovoltaic system as part of the restoration of the site's building – the Green Pavilion. This has enabled greater community use of the garden, especially by children and their families.
Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) is contributing to the urban habitat mosaic and involving the community in citizen science monitoring. A habitat tree has been the focus for funding firstly by planting understorey and then monitoring the use of the tree by microbats and other creatures of the night. Find out about the Urban Habitat Tree on the ARCCO website.