Join a community of climate change innovators


Canberra is a growing community of climate change innovators and activists. You can join the movement, help reduce emissions, develop solutions and build meaningful connections with others in our region.

Join a community organisation

Local community projects can make a big difference. If you have the time, think about getting involved in a community organisation or project near you that encourages climate action, cares for trees and parks, encourages energy efficiency, local food production, or reuse and recycling. You can find a list of local environment-related community organisations on the Actsmart website.

Apply for a Community Zero Emissions Grant

The Community Zero Emissions Grant Program is an ACT Government initiative that provides financial assistance to local projects that help the ACT achieve net-zero emissions. Each successful project is funded up to $25,000, with a total of $550,000 available from 2018–20. So far, successful projects have targeted buildings, transport, land-use, energy and waste, promoted sustainable behaviour change and engaged the community. For further information or to register interest please contact the Actsmart team on 13 22 81 or actsmart@act.gov.au.

Register for the Actsmart Eco Challenge

The Eco Challenge is an easy to use tool to help all ACT residents become more sustainable in their daily lives. It contains different challenges and tips and advice on how to complete them. With each challenge you compete against yourself, your friends or a team from work or your community and earn emission savings for your efforts. Visit the Actsmart website to register and participate.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We wish to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.