Local Government SIG
“Local government has an essential role to play in education for sustainability. As the “sphere of government closest to the people and environmental issues in the community”, local government agencies can be regarded as a key interface between individuals and communities, their environments and central government.”
See Change: Learning and education for sustainability (2004) Wellington PCE
Welcome to the AAEE Local Government Special Interest Group (LG SIG). The LG SIG aims to support environmental educators working in Local Government. We recognise that the roles of Local Government Environment Educators are many and varied (just as Councils are) dealing with multiple audiences and issues in small and large teams.
The group functions across Australia as a network for coordinating, advocating and resourcing local government education for sustainability. SIG members connect electronically by email and meet locally or at the biannual AAEE conference. The SIG convenor circulates a periodic newsletter and contributions are welcome.
To join the Local Government SIG nominate your interest on your membership application form or membership renewal, or contact Tricia Donnelly – Convenor – tricia.donnelly(at)cessnock.nsw.gov.au
We wish to support environmental educators working in Local Government by:
- Providing opportunities for networking with colleagues
- Develop and share ideas, resources and learning’s for projects for various audiences and issues.
- Meet as a SIG at state and national AAEE conferences or at other times as needs arise.
- Communicate using a range of Internet communication tools and regional networks.
The discussion board below is offered to members and non-members to network about current issues and to share resources.