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Sustainable Futures Australia has created a range of tools and processes to assist organisations in making the transition towards sustainability.

sustainability health check (SHC)
© LGMA,  Sustainable Futures Australia and NSW Department of Environment and Conservation, 2006
This popular self-assessment tool for local government rigorously explores the current sustainability status of council’s organisational systems and progress towards sustainability outcomes.  The SHC process generates new ideas and clear directions for improvement.  Training workshops are currently being facilitated by SFA throughout NSW. Download Brochure.  Download Manual.



sustainability framework for organisations

© Sustainable Futures Australia 2005

This organisational framework provides a comprehensive structure for making decisions and carrying out actions for sustainability. The key components of governance, engagement, tools, resources and planning are integrated in the framework encouraging a systematic approach to applying sustainability principles and focusing on sustainability outcomes.

working together model

© Sustainable Futures Australia 2005

This participatory model helps identify key groupings of stakeholders that should be engaged in sustainability initiatives, and at what levels this should occur from the local to regional level. In this model, the role of council or other central organisation is facilitator and coordinator.

the s-team

© Sustainable Futures Australia, 2004

Forming a sustainability team, or ‘S-Team’, in your council or organisation can make the difference between sustainability being ‘just an idea’ and it creating committed organisational involvement.  The ‘S-Team’ process and model of representation provides an effective focus for collaboration and achievement of sustainability goals. 

sustainability assessment and reporting approach (SARA)

 © Sustainable Futures Australia 2005

The SARA system provides a comprehensive assessment and reporting tool for decision-making related to projects, programs and development proposals. It includes an assessment matrix and report template. It enables concepts, actions and responses to be measured or considered in relation to key success indicators and targets.

esd operational systems framework

© Sustainable Futures Australia 2006

Based on a combination of ‘The Planning Web’ and the ‘Project Sustainability Framework’, this tool enables an organisation to establish an integrated action plan to ensure key operational systems including transport, energy and water use, and waste management are focused on achieving sustainability outcomes.

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