This practical community organising guide by the Australian Conservation Foundation is a good example of how to start, set up and support community action groups. Download the guide from the box at the bottom of the page.
A note from the ACF team
This guide was written by campaigners, communicators, organisers and government relations advisors. We’ve spent years advocating directly with elected representatives and know how to run strategic, effective campaigns. We’ve also worked extensively with communities and know just how powerful activated communities can be.
We are also people who are deeply concerned about the urgency for action on unchecked pollution and extinction, and we are determined to scale up action. We know that a handful of experts or one group alone will never have enough impact. We need a wave of collective action all over the country.
We created this toolkit because the inaction has gone on for too long. Big polluting companies damaging our climate. Politicians who forget they represent the people. The reef is bleaching on our watch. We have work to do. People like us must step up, get involved and come together to demand change.
When we work together, we can create a tomorrow that’s even more beautiful that today.
- WHY ACTIVE COMMUNITIES MATTER 03
- A note from the ACF team 04
- WHAT IS ACF COMMUNITY? 05
- ACF Community principles 07
- HOW TO START AN ACF COMMUNITY GROUP 09
- Get your group up and running 12
- Grow your group 15
Download the guide from the box below.