OUR SHARED VISION

WE ENVISION A FUTURE AUSTRALIA WHERE THE NATURAL WORLD IS CELEBRATED AND THRIVING.


The power of science converges with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s millennia of experience to guide the wellbeing of our land. Wildlife is rich and abundant. We take action to protect and restore this land. We are proud of our relationship with our land, air, wildlife and water.

We power our country with clean, renewable energy. We have stopped extracting and burning fossil fuels and supported the transition to meaningful jobs in the clean energy economy. We have good infrastructure such as public transport, public parks and collective gardens. We have access to nature for our wellbeing.

We have a national strategy to protect our environment and it is well supported by strong institutions, laws and resources.We all have free access to clean air and water. We enjoy good food and land that is well cared for. We support our farmers to grow fresh food in ways that regenerate the soil and promote the health of our land and waterways.

We know that our children, neighbours and friends will be free to enjoy this beautiful country for generations to come.We are proud of our Australia and proud of our role as protectors of our environment in the world.

WE ARE MORE TOGETHER

IMPACT AT SCALE


The Journey to 2022

40%

$21M Pledged to Date

42%

In May 2017, the AEGN launched
The Environmental Giving Pledge –
aiming to raise an additional
$50M in 5 years for the environment.

As of April 2019, AEGN members have contributed or pledged $21M to stop land clearing, save the Great Barrier Reef, and protect our precious freshwater and sea life.

The AEGN is calling all donors to join our community of action and pledge to increase their funding to protect the environment over a five-year period from 2017 to 2022.

In May 2017,
the AEGN launched
The Environmental
Giving Pledge –
aiming to raise
an additional $50M
in 5 years for
the environment.

As of April 2019, AEGN members have contributed or pledged $21M to stop land clearing, save the Great Barrier Reef, and protect our precious freshwater and sea life.

The AEGN is calling all donors to join
our community of action and pledge to increase their funding to protect the environment over a five-year period
from 2017 to 2022.

CREATING PATHWAYS FOR CHANGE


In 2018, the AEGN hosted a workshop with 62 of Australia’s leading environmental experts from academia, philanthropy and the community sector to identify four pathways for change, where focused and strategic funding can deliver real impact.

THE PATHWAYS FOR CHANGE ARE:

CHANGE IS POSSIBLE


“Change is possible. If we can imagine a better future, we can achieve it.”

David Allen

We all share a vision for our country to be clean, green and fair. Philanthropy can help lift this momentum by providing the confidence and capital to keep working and dreaming to make protection of the environment a shared reality!

Around Australia, millions of people are doing their bit to care for all these things that inspire out love of country.

OUR CHALLENGE


“In 2016, environmental charities in Australia only received 2.3% of all charitable sector donations ($187 million) and we estimate that around $34m of this came from structured giving. Of total revenue for all charities including government grants and fees for service, the environment received just 0.59% or $729 million. Considering the scale and complexity of the environmental challenges we face, this is simply not enough.”

Keith Ince

Australia’s environment is in catastrophic decline and we are heading toward a tipping point. Humans are demanding too much of our land, water, air and oceans. Yet we know we have the power to reverse this decline.

HEAR FROM OTHERS

WE HAVE A VITAL ROLE

THE ROLE OF PHILANTHROPY

Philanthropic funds are incredibly important.

Philanthropy is not beholden to election cycles or shareholders. And with the ability to be nimble, flexible, innovative and independent, philanthropy in partnership with powerful and effective community and other non-government actors can hold the keys to achieving change and scaling up the right solutions.

Philanthropy empowers the community and its leaders and has a long track record of building capacity in movements, supporting advocacy to achieve major outcomes and ensuring impact for investment. Philanthropy plays a vital role in supporting the actions of ordinary Australians as they repair landscapes, advocate for better policies, make life changes, use their purchasing power, act together in communities and enjoy and protect nature.

STEPS YOU CAN TAKE...

Six steps to help you plan your pledge to giving more to the environment.

BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER.

$50M IN 5 YEARS BY MAY 2022

“We call upon the philanthropic sector, and those who want to create a thriving future, to be bigger and bolder in their funding. We need to act now in a courageous and strategic way. We have what it takes to turn it around.”

Amanda Martin, CEO AEGN

Contact us to discuss what you can do:

We acknowledge the traditional owners of this country and pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise Indigenous Australians as the oldest continuing civilisation and acknowledge their knowledge, experience and connection to land, waters and community.