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Get active with a local group

Get involved with one of the many environmental and climate change organisations making a difference in Merri-bek.

Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Community Melbourne North by North West
The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) operates an independently organised community branch that hosts meetings at CERES and is formed by members from Merri-bek and Moonee Valley plus other surrounding suburbs.

Brunswick Communities for Nature
Brunswick Communities for Nature (Brunswick C4N) is a volunteer community group that assists residents to plant indigenous plants in their nature strip, garden, or other open space.

Brunswick Sparkle
Brunswick Sparkle is a group of Brunswick residents who meet up to pick up rubbish and make Brunswick Sparkle! Join their mailing group to her about upcoming meet-ups.

Brunswick Tool Library (BTL)
The Brunswick Tool Library is a volunteer-led initiative that provides the tools and education needed to repair and care for your home and belongings. They believe everyone deserves the right to build and repair the things they own, not just those who can afford the tools.

CERES Environment Park
CERES is an environmental education centre, urban farm and social enterprise hub located alongside the Merri Creek in East Brunswick. Their activities span environmental, social, economic, spiritual and cultural dimensions.

Clean up Glenroy
Join Clean up Glenroy for a monthly meet up where we can focus on areas in Glenroy, Victoria that need our attention

Climate Action Merri-bek (CAM)
Climate Action Merri-bek is formed by members of the Merri-bek community who have come together out of concern about the lack of meaningful political action on climate change, and a recognition that we need to take responsibility for our future.

Coburg Reduce Reuse Recycle
The Coburg Reduce Reuse Recycle Facebook group allows local residents to rehome unwanted items and share resources. It is also a casual forum for sharing advice and recommendations on reducing waste.

Ecological Justice Hub (Jesuit Social Services)
Based in Brunswick, the Ecological Justice Hub is a permaculture garden dedicated to both social and environmental justice, restoring our relationship with nature and each other.

Extinction Rebellion Moreland
A local group of the Extinction Rebellion global movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience to demand governments declare a climate and ecological emergency and implement urgent action.

Fawkner Food Bowls
Fawkner Food Bowls is a local volunteer group enhancing food security and community resilience in the north of Merri-bek.

Friends of Merri Creek
Friends of Merri Creek is a community group that has actively worked since 1988 to restore and protect the Merri Creek.

Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek
The Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek actively works to improve the Creek’s environment, biodiversity and habitat.

Growing Farmers
Growing Farmers is a community project developing regenerative farming capacity in urban communities and to support a new generation of aspiring urban farmers.

Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC)
The Merri Creek Management Committee works to ensure the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, and the ecologically sensitive restoration, development and maintenance of the Merri Creek and tributaries, their corridors and associated ecological communities.

Merri-bek Bicycle Users Group
Merri-bek Bicycle User Group (Merri-bek BUG) is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers who love cycling and wish to share the enjoyment.

Merri-bek Food Gardens Network
The Merri-bek Food Gardens Network provides an opportunity for people to share information and collaborate in a variety of ways to improve food access and urban agriculture in the area.

Merri Food Hub
Merri Food Hub is based at the Fawkner Senior Citizens Centre and offers an affordable, safe and consistent supply of culturally relevant fruits and vegetables to Merri-bek residents sourced from local growers and suppliers who prioritise environmentally sustainable practises.

Neighbours United for Climate Action (NUCA)
Neighbours United for Climate Action’s vision is to be a vibrant, diverse, and empowered network of neighbourhood-based action groups, sharing resources, supporting each other’s campaigns, connecting socially and creating change.

The Newlands and East Coburg Community Hubs Inc (NECCHI)
The Newlands and East Coburg Community Hubs are committed to delivering bold initiatives to advance social justice and sustainability, and to make the East Coburg and Newlands Neighbourhood Houses the best they can be to support their communities.

Pascoe Vale Repair Cafe
The Pascoe Vale Repair cafe is open on the first Sunday of every month from 10 am to 1 pm at the Sussex St Neighbourhood House. No bookings needed.

Stop Adani Merri-bek
Stop Adani Merri-bek is one of many action groups that are building the people power to Stop Adani and move Australia beyond coal.

Upfield Urban Forest
The purpose of the Upfield Urban Forest project is to create and sustain a shady forest of trees and vegetation along the train line and bike paths and around the stations.

Walk on Merri-bek
Walk on Merri-bek is a group of citizens creating a walking culture in Merri-bek

Who can I contact if my group is not listed?

If you represent a local environment group that is not listed here, please email and let us know.