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Landcare, bush and river regeneration, urban greening, cleanups and other get-togethers that focus on improving the local environment.

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Encourages communities to clean up, fix up and conserve their local environment.
www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/

A neighbourhood renewal project, it is the development of a future plan so that the community knows what they are working towards.
www.yoursaywagga.com.au/wagga-view-our-future-in-focus

Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s big day of GOOD STUFF with over 10,000 garage sales happening around the country at once. Now in its sixth year, Garage Sale Trail, is a free, council-powered day of garage sales that attracts over 300 000  bargain-loving shoppers  nationally.  With over 2 million pre-loved treasures expected to be up for sale for many its Australia’s national day of haggling.
www.garagesaletrail.com.au/

A group of local people get together to invest in local renewable energy generation, such as solar or wind power. This also includes community outreach through stalls, tours, festivals, events, film screenings and presentations.
www.cpagency.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/CPAgency_HowtoGuide2014-web.pdf

One Planet Living is the vision of a world in which people enjoy happy, healthy lives within their fair share of the earth’s resources, leaving space for wildlife and wilderness. The One Planet Living international framework is based on ten principles covering areas such as carbon, waste, transport, food and water, which enables us to plan for, deliver and communicate sustainable development. The framework provides a clear, practical transition to a better way to live and do business.
www.bioregional.com.au/

Initiative of Creative Communities in conjunction with Councils. Ordinary people creating extraordinary places, in just 7 days, without endless talk and on a shoestring budget. Communities learn a more agile approach to transforming their public spaces.
www.7day.com.au
 

A City of Onkaparinga initiative - an activation project seeking community groups, services, schools, businesses and individuals to use Ramsay Place as a performance and engagement space.  More specifically it seeks to invigorate this unique public space through a series of events and activities that foster innovation and a sense of vibrancy.
www.Onkaparingacity.com/ramsayplace/activate

Community members contribute to scientific projects in many ways all over Australia and globally. Learn more through the Australian Citizen Science  Association and the Atlas of Living Australia.
www.ala.org.au/get-involved/citizen-science/

PASSA (Participatory Approach to Safe Shelter Awareness) is a participatory tool that allows communities to improve their living environment, build safer shelters and design better settlements. It was developed by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) together with British Red Cross.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6B-aFNT388

Social enterprise that advocates for adequate housing that fosters environmental and social sustainability and strengthens communities.
www.nightingalehousing.org

A free community festival celebrating sustainable living and our World Heritage listed reef and rainforest.
www.cairns.qld.gov.au/community-environment/sustainability/ecofiesta