Change is inevitable. And necessary. Over the last 30 years abundant scientific evidence has been gathered that demonstrates the unsustainability of human lifestyles on this earth. Society is waking up to the realisation that humanity’s existence is dependent upon our environment, and we are compromising our own future and that of future generations. Our western lifestyle is heavily dependent upon finite natural resources, such as fossil fuels. Our foods contain more embodied energy in fossil fuels than they give our body when we eat them. We poison our water, our air, our soils and our food. Socially, almost 1 in 3 Australians will experience clinical depression.

Our Association is focused on researching, implementing and promoting solutions that address sustainability holistically, bringing people together to find solutions. The Association for Sustainable Communities Inc was established in 2007 as a not-for-profit, environmental organisation building relocalised communities that are socially, culturally, financially and ecologically sustainable.

We are committed to furthering an ecologically sustainable future through reverence for the environment, each other, and our interdependence. We are creating and modeling ecological and conscious communities, guided by grace, that liberate and nurture the potential of the wider community through social equity, integrity, courage, transformative growth, care of the planet and collaborative enterprises.

Inherent in this objective is an acknowledgement of the importance of intergenerational and intragenerational equity in maintaining a sustainable lifestyle, and of conserving and protecting our biological diversity, as recognised by the United Nations in 1987. The Asociation’s major projects include establishing a model 4-bottom line sustainable living centre, incorporating an organic farm, intentional community, a conference and education centre to model best-practice sustainable living. The project embodies eco-agriculture, renewable and green technologies, sustainable tenure, ethical financing and sustainable building methods and designs.