Local environment organisations

Get involved with one of the many environmental organisations working in Merri-bek.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some activities may be on hold.

Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) Community CERES

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.

Australian Energy Foundation (AEF)

The Australian Energy Foundation is a for-purpose national energy foundation that collaborates to create a zero carbon society and a better life for all Australians. Formerly known as the Merri-bek Energy Foundation Limited (MEFL), which was established in 2000 by Merri-bek City Council.

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 on Wurundjeri land alongside the Merri Creek in East Brunswick. Their activities span environmental, social, economic, spiritual and cultural dimensions.

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 Merri-bek

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.

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.

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.

Moreland 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.

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.

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.


If you represent a local environment group that is not listed here, please email zerocarbon@moreland.vic.gov.au and let us know.