Community Capacity Building

AELA works with individuals and community groups, to provide support for Earth-centred community capacity building in Australia. This work includes supporting people who wish to advocate for Indigenous First Laws, Rights of Nature, Community Eco-Governance (Greenprints) and other Earth-centred governance initiatives in their jurisdiction or local community.

Here are some highlights of our work over the past few years:

  • We are currently working with communities along the Clarence River, Hawkesbury Nepean River and around Perth, to map strategies for Earth laws and First Laws advocacy in their region.
  • In 2022 we provided information and tools to Earth laws advocates in the Mornington Peninsula Council, as they explored Rights of Nature in the region.
  • In 2020/2021 we supported community members in the Blue Mountains (NSW) who advocated for the Blue Mountains City Council to adopt the Rights of Nature. The Council adopted Rights of Nature as an operational principle in their work.
  • In 2019 we supported Greens MP Diane Evers as she drafted and introduced the “Rights of Nature and Future Generations Bill” into WA Parliament.
  • We also provide many private workshops and discussions with community leaders and Local Councilors about how to increase Earth-centred policy and governance in their own communities.

If you or your group/organisation are interested in information and advocacy tools for Earth-centred governance, please contact us anytime!