Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) – ACF is committed to inspiring people to achieve a healthy environment for all Australians. For 40 years we have been a strong voice for the environment, promoting solutions through research, consultation, education and partnerships. We work with the community, business and government to protect, restore and sustain our environment.
The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) – The NCC serves as the umbrella organisation for more than 120 environmental member groups across NSW. As the State's peak environmental organisation since 1955, the NCC contributes expertise in community–based education projects and awareness campaigns. NCC will be running a support program for environmental non-government organisations throughout NSW to educate for sustainability as well as a biodiversity education program within Western Sydney and the Central Coast.
The Council of Social Service of New South Wales (NCOSS) – NCOSS is the peak body for the social and community services sector in New South Wales. NCOSS plays a coordination, advocacy, policy development, leadership and information role for the social and community services sector in New South Wales. The Affordable Water & Energy Efficiency project is an initiative between NCOSS and the Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability (DEUS) to work with agencies who support low income households, and other people in need, to reduce their water and energy costs.
Total Environment Centre (TEC) – TEC will use its many years as the primary non-government organisation source on toxic chemicals to raise awareness about reducing and eliminating hazardous chemicals in the home. It will also work with its industry and business networks to advance corporate sustainability.
Department of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability (DEUS) – Incorporating the programs of the former State Energy Development Authority (SEDA), the Ministry of Energy and Utilities, and Town and Country Water, DEUS's Energy Smart Homes program will be adapted to target change in low-income households to encourage residential energy efficiency.
Local Community Services Association (LCSA) – LCSA is the peak body for the 300 Neighbourhood and Community Houses in NSW. These centres provide a network of generalist community-based organisations that are an important part of their local community. The project uses a community development model which is flexible to help communities undertake local projects to promote sustainability. It also encourages people to use existing community networks strategies to target women, who research has shown play a major role in taking environmental action and integrate environmentally sustainable practices into everyday community and household activities.
The Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) – The NSW Government's environmental agency's Sustainability Programs Division will work to encourage closer collaboration with non-government organisations and the community and business sectors to adopt sustainable practices.