SLF is helping to foster the rapid adoption of ways of living that will sustain the community of life locally and globally. SLF aims to make its contribution through the creation of 'platforms'. These platforms enable large numbers of people and organisations to cooperate in the pursuit of social and ecological sustainability.
SLF facilitates many projects and initiatives covering a wide range of areas relating to sustainability, both locally and nationally. The certainty that time is short and a race is on underpins many of SLF’s initiatives.
One of the major initiatives is the staging of the annual National Sustainable Living Festival, which is the largest celebration of sustainability in Australia with a whole month dedicated to talks, workshops, performances, art and film on a range of sustainability topics.
Another is Breakthrough, the National Centre for Climate Restoration, is an independent think tank that develops critical thought leadership to influence the climate debate and policymaking. Breakthrough’s mission is to develop and promote strategy innovation and analysis that is essential to deliver safe climate restoration.
“An organisation such as the Sustainable Living Foundation is a vital necessity. Of course there are a multitude of organisations appearing with an interest in various aspects of the environment. The important role for SLF is to engage them in joint activities and draw information and enlightenment from each and circulate that knowledge to the whole community. Only in that way will attitudes change and action be taken at all levels in society”
Dr Moss Cass
Australia's First Environment Minister