Vision Mission, Values & Strategy - Key Input From ZeroSE and Bioregional Australia
Working with our CSH network across Southeast NSW to contribute / to influence the creation of a healthy and sustainable ecosystem and circular economies – through:
- Partnership - community acting together to position us as a Sustainability Hub
Mission - enable:
- Equitable communities – equitable distribution of resources
- Future sustainability
- Ecological integrity
- Health natural systems that humans are a part of
- Leaders in responding to the challenges of the changing climate
- Sustainable Homes
- Equity, inclusion, integrity and ethics
The principles of the CSH Charter are:
- Evidence based research
- Community and Ecological integrity
- Advocacy for social justice and climate policy and action
- Comprehensive reporting
- Sustainable Economy
Emission Reduction Targets As Per the Climate Council of Australia
- 75% reduction by 2030 on our 2005 levels, see:- Climate Council Target
Evidence based research
A foundation of the CSH's work comes directly from ZeroSE, in the form of their factsheets that provide baseline data to support policy making and action in local government areas across South East NSW. The factsheets provide a template for similar work across Australia.
The CSH respects natural systems and apply landscape ecology to the environmental challenges of our time. Our policy recommendations apply to bioregions and is supported by the likes of Bioregional Australia. Our actions recognise the interdependence of natural systems and are consistent with managing landscapes at scale. Ecological integrity requires a sustainable economy to minimise the consumption of natural resources, reduce costs and harm to the environment.
THe CSH, through its partners, is a voice for bringing communities together, leading to effective and widespread action. Our affiliates are community groups that are dedicated to action on the ground. Its reach includes private citizens, schools, tertiary institutions, business and local government.
Community and Local Councils engagement should be informed through the One Planet Councils' Sustainability Categories covered to a good degree already on this page. It is intended that the maturity of these categories can be measured to track and inform progress towards community sustainability :-
- Health & happiness
- Equity & local economy
- Culture & community
- Land & nature
- Sustainable water
- Local & sustainable food
- Travel & transport
- Materials & products
- Zero waste
- Zero carbon energy
Advocacy for climate policy and action
The CSH through its affiliates, in particular ZeroSE advocates for climate and environmental policy change and action and the establishment of sustainable economy. While the action is focused in south-east NSW, the advocacy is also at state and national levels. Our advocacy highlights the links between healthy environments, employment opportunities, increased productivity, reduced financial risk and quality of life. At the same time the CSH will advocate and work to form a network of community sustainability hubs.
The CSH advocates for the consistent measurement, evaluation and reporting of implementation projects to generate quality data that informs learnings from the past and the aggregation of outcomes.
Protection and regenerating our environment and natural assets require that we minimise use of those assets and this is achieved through a sustainable economy.