Our Vision

To connect through education to advance understandings and actions in relation to environmental and sustainability issues across all communities and education sectors.

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.

Network Aims

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 Local Government survey has been collated and is presented here Local Government SIG Survey Results Summary 2013. This will provide strategic direction for the Executive and will also assist in framing the Skilling Educators for Sustainability Australian (SESA) professional development project.  AAEE is in alliance with the Australian Water Association (AWA) Marine Education Society of Australasia (MESA) Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) to progress this professional development pathway program.


How effective are environmental education programs in changing community knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviour in relation to water  catchment issues? A delivery mechanism review is presented by Environmental Evidence Australia and commissioned by  Wyong Shire Council and NSW Catchment Management Authority - Central West Coast. Click here...

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

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Latest News

  • August 14, 2017 - Seaweek 4-10 September - The ocean and life in the ocean shape the features of Earth - Seaweek is Australia's major national public awareness campaign to focus community awareness, provide information and encourage an appreciation of the sea.Seaweek gives us a fantastic opportunity to promote educational issues of relevance to the... More →
  • August 8, 2017 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NZAEE - Educators, practitioners and supporters of environmental education are invited to submit abstracts of short presentations, short workshops, long workshops, or another format to be considered for the 2018 NZAEE conference. - NZAEE8th Biennial Conference: An Ecosystem for Environmental Education - Wednesday 18... More →
  • August 8, 2017 - ozEEnews CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - Creating Change through EE - We are currently planning the SeptemberIssue of ozEEnews and seek your contribution. - This issue's theme is 'Creating change through EE'.We're looking for stories or projects you may be working on or have recently completedthat have created change or behaviour change through... More →
  • June 26, 2017 - ozEEnews is out! - The latest issue of ozEEnews,our quarterly member publication is now out! - In this Issue, we focus on local initiatives keeping our oceans clean and 'plastic free'. - Read this Issue - Login on the home page then visit theozEEnews Members Only pageto download the latest issue. - Happy reading! - Alison... More →
  • May 11, 2017 - Submission 2017 Review of Climate Change Policies Discussion Papers - What do you think Australia's climate change policies should be? - We have just made a submission to the federal government in response to their Discussion Paper on this topic. - AAEE Submission Aust Govt Climate Change policies review[download pdf] - This submission is made by the executive of the National... More →


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