Listed below are some of the many environmental groups that operate with our region.  Some have a broad focus on the climate crisis and the need to advocate for change through lobbying governments at all levels and by educating the community.  Others have a more specific purpose such as working with local government or promoting specific responses such as recycling.

These groups play an important role in working within our local community to address the challenge of climate change and to remind us of need to protect the natural environment that underlies all aspects of our lives.  Please tell us about your group so we can promote its objectives.

 

 

Electrify Boroondara is a broad alliance of community groups and individuals dedicated to accelerating our transition to a clean energy future. We are part of a growing movement of innovative communities around Australia that are embracing an electric future.

For more information on electrifying your home, visit our detailed guide and read our FAQs about the difference between single phase and 3 phase power and whether you might need to upgrade your switchboard.


Lighter Footprints Inc

Lighter Footprints is a local climate group committed to leading effective climate action.  As a community based organisation working across Melbourne’s inner-east, we aim to influence local, state and national decision makers to urgently halt global warming and take the steps necessary to realise a clean energy future.


Whitehorse Active Transport Action Group Inc (WATAG)

An association of people with an interest in achieving improved health and environmental sustainability in the Whitehorse region.


Eastern Climate Action Melbourne (ECAM)

A community group of like-minded people passionate about restoring our world to good health where the most dangerous impacts of climate change have been avoided.  We seek to increase community awareness of what each of us can do in our own homes and businesses and to advocate for strong government action to reduce carbon emissions and create a safe climate now.


Bungalook Nursery

Bungalook Nursery focuses on growing plants that are indigenous to the Whitehorse region. Its customers include our local bushland parks, Whitehorse City Council, schools, community organisations, and an increasing number of home gardeners.

Growing our local plants provides food and shelter for our birds, animals and all kinds of little critters.

Now is the time to plan your planting activities from our wide range of quality stock, at only $2.00 per tube.  You are welcome to come and browse, chat with our volunteers, and purchase a few plants for your garden or as a gift.

Bungalook Nursery is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit group run by the Whitehorse Community Indigenous Plant Project:

  • We are open every Wednesday and Friday from 9.00am until 1pm.
  • Our address is 107 Fulton Road, Blackburn South (Wurundjeri Walk) towards Holland Rd.

For more details, email us at wcipp@yahoo.com.au, visit our website at https://www.wcipp.org.au, or phone 0400 563 912


3147 Love Our Street

3147 Love Our Street, aims to bring likeminded people together as a community to look after our environment, to keep our streets beautifully clean and stop litter reaching Gardiners Creek and the ocean.

At 10am on the first Sunday of each month a passionate and dedicated team of volunteers meet for one hour to collect litter in postcode 3147 (Ashburton/Ashwood). Data is uploaded to the LitterStopper App which is then shared with interested parties to influence policy makers. Go to www.litterstopper.com to find out more about LitterStopper and how to download their free LitterStopper app.

The 3147 Love Our Street group is part of the Beach Patrol movement. BeachPatrol and Love Our Street are litter collection volunteer groups in Victoria, operating in 40+ postcodes. To meet people who are passionate about preserving our environment, wildlife, marine life and ecosystems, visit www.beachpatrol.com.au. If you live in areas covered by the postcodes 3145 (Malvern East) and 3146 (Glen Iris), you can find contact details for these groups here: https://www.beachpatrol.com.au/los

We always meet for coffee afterwards to debrief. To find out how you can become involved in  3147 Love Our Street, go to their Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/LoveOurStreet3147/?_rdr, their Instagram page here: https://www.instagram.com/loveourstreet3147/ or email them at 3147@loveourstreet.com.au

Moira Tobin is Street leader for 3147 Love Our Street


Blackburn and District Tree Preservation Society Inc.

The Society concerns itself with issues involving the natural landscape within the City of Whitehorse and also regional, statewide and national environmental concerns. Local issues of interest to the society include planning, the built landscape, streetscape character and the management of municipal parks and open spaces.


ACF Community Chisholm

A group of like-minded people in Blackburn, Box Hill, Burwood, Glen Waverley, Mt Waverley, Wheelers Hill and surrounds. We work together to run programs and activities to protect nature and take action for climate.

By joining an ACF Community group, you will:

  • be part of a fun local group of people who care about making a real difference
  • meet like-minded community members and work together to run local campaigns to protect nature
  • learn new skills, like engaging with media, stakeholders and decision makers
  • Be connected to a thriving national network of groups like yours!

For more information, click here.


Boroondara Hard Rubbish Rehome Inc. (BHRR).

BHRR is a sustainability-focused community group. Non-profit and entirely volunteer-run, it retrieves useable resources from hard rubbish piles and gives them a new life, rehoming them with both charitable organisations and individuals. It also provides a platform for members to rehome their own surplus items – for free.

Please contact them by email at Boroondarahardrubbishrehome@gmail.com


Friends of Wurundjeri Walk

Location: Fulton Road, Blackburn South, 3130

Accessible via public transport

New Friends Group for Wurundjeri Walk in Blackburn South, currently recruiting new members in order to establish a group of community members that work to enhance the reserve.

Courtesy of Ian Moodie/ George Pergaminelis