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Other environmental projects


Total Environment Centre

tec.org.au

Total Environment Centre is an independent, non-profit-group run by a Management Committee of professionals from diverse fields and an executive of experienced environmentalist. Operating as a resource and support base for environmentalists working on a wide range of issues, TEC concentrates on direct campaign activity, lobbying and research. This enables TEC to focus on their core business of protecting the environment and actively promoting sustainable systems and technologies. The Purves Environmental Fund has supported TEC by contributing to core costs as well as supporting various activities, such as Green Capital program and a campaign to defend land clearing legislation.

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State Library of New South Wales Fellowship in Environment and Conservation

sl.nsw.gov.au

The Purves Environmental Fund supported the State Library of New South Wales Foundation to develop a twelve-month fellowship to research and understand the Library's extensive collections pertaining to the environment and conservation. The fellowship was designed to help shape the development of the Library's future online resource, and stimulate fact-based discussion on our environmental past as it relates to current debate. The Library has one of the most comprehensive collections on the Australian environment including human appreciation of, and impact upon, the natural landscape. The Environment and Conservation Fellowship was awarded to Emeritus Professor Derek Anderson in April 2008.

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Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

aegn.org.au

The Purves Environmental Fund is a sustaining member of the AEGN. The AEGN aims to improve the conservation, protection and functioning of Australia's natural environment and ecological processes through education and networking of grantmakers. The AEGN was incorporated in 2008. The secretariat produces regular newsletters and organises events to keep grantmakers informed about environmental issues and philanthropy. The Fund also supported the AEGN website upgrade in 2009/2010.

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Peter Cullen Trust

petercullentrust.com.au

In 2010/2011 the Purves Environmental Fund supported the Peter Cullen Trust Science to Policy Leadership Program. The programs aimed to strengthen the understanding between science, policy and stakeholders in water-system. The program also sought to promote informed exchange and debate on important water-management issues, build capacity in science and policy for water management.

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Carbon Grazing Trust

The Fund supported the Carbon Grazing Trust to undertake a feasibility study to investigate the potential market uptake of converting the context of a book, Carbon Grazing - The Missing Link, into educational formats for use in secondary schools and vocational education sector as well as in various formats for farmers and graziers. The principle explains how to maximise the flow of carbon into the terrestrial landscape.

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Centre for Sustainability Leadership

csl.org.au

The Fund supported a Sydney Scholarship 2010 for the Centre for Sustainability Leadership's Fellowship Program. The program is a project to grow and cultivate a whole new breed of world leaders capable of helping communities and workplaces navigate a complex future. The program aims to bridge the gap between sustainability knowledge and action by training participants in leadership rather than educating them about the problems. The Centre looks to enact change through strong community leadership by creating a sustainability leader in every sector of society.

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Clean Up Australia

cleanup.com.au

The Purves Environmental Fund supported Clean Up Australia's Clean Fuels Campaign.  The Fund's support contributed towards development of a website information hub and development and distribution of a clean fuels lesson within the Clean Up Australia Kids Schools Kit. Unfortunately, the Clean Fuels Campaign was not carried through to completion due to a review of priorities at Clean Up.

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