Neen  logoThe National Energy Efficiency Network  (NEEN)

NEEN is a dynamic, member-based network providing community organisations with the information, inspiration and support to become more energy efficient and take charge of their energy future. NEEN is led by Catholic Earthcare and has been supported by funding from the Department of Industry as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program.

A national initiative, NEEN promotes open learning and collaboration amongst faith-based and not-for-profit community organisations around energy efficiency and sustainability. Through increased efficiency, NEEN aims to reduce the energy intensity and consumption of the community sector, in turn reducing emissions and freeing up funding for delivery of core programs that support a more positive future for all.

NEEN offers our members free access to specialist energy efficiency information, an online Opportunity Assessment Tool & interactive Business Case report,  NEEN+ events & an online learning community. It is this learning community approach to development and collaboration that sets NEEN apart from other initiatives, offering our members a unique opportunity to collaborate with their peers and make Australian communities more resilient into the future.

For more information and to become a member visit the NEEN website.


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Catholic Earthcare Australia Director, Jacqui Rémond is the nominated member from the Roman Catholic Church on the National Council of Churches Eco Mission Project (NCCA EMP). Jacqui is also the Convenor of the NCCA EMP.

This project is an ecumenical collaboration, designed to enable churches to work together to make the Christian voice and position heard on ecological matters.

Given the current ecological crisis (biodiversity loss, unsustainable consumption of resources, climate change etc.), there is an urgent need for the churches to address publicly the ethical, social and spiritual questions posed by this crisis. There is also a growing awareness that the church has a genuine mission to love and care for God’s Creation as a vital expression of its faith (this is our definition of Eco Mission). In this context, the project was established to enable a plan of action to facilitate this mission.

To learn more about the NCCA Eco Mission Project, visit the NCCA website.


NSW Eco Mission Network

Catholic Earthcare participates in the New South Wales chapter of the Eco Mission Project and hosts the monthly meetings.

The NSW Eco Mission Network was formed as a voluntary team of NSW Christians who are actively responding to the call of the NCCA Eco Mission Project to build national networks that link faith and ecology.

To learn more about the Network visit the Eco Mission NSW website.


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Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM)

Catholic Earthcare is one of the founding members of the GCCM, which was launched on January 15, 2015.

The GCCM is an international coalition of Catholic organisations and leaders committed to a sustainable climate future. It is comprised of laity and clergy, theologians, scientists and activists from around the world. This is the first time such a diverse global movement of Catholics have joined forces to work together on climate issues. All are united by their Catholic faith, commitment to climate change issues and a shared sense of responsibility to care for God’s life-giving Creation.

To learn more about the Global Catholic Climate Movement visit the GCCM website.


Important Announcement

Catholic Earthcare is the part of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference which promotes ecological conversion to achieve a loving and sustainable relationship with the natural world. It uses environmental education, national and international links and advocacy to achieve this goal.

In May 2017, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference decided to incorporate Catholic Earthcare Australia into its sister agency, Caritas Australia. This change was made to strengthen the capacity of Catholic Earthcare Australia, particularly in advocating and educating about the principles of Holy Father’s 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si, and to achieve synergies with Caritas Australia’s extensive education and advocacy work around Australia, including parishes, schools and the wider Catholic community on environmental issues such as climate change.

Caritas Australia is the Church’s international aid and development agency.  As part of the global Caritas confederation operating in 190 countries, it works alongside marginalised communities in many countries and with 11 First Australian agencies here in Australia.  Promoting the principles of Laudato Si is at the centre of the global confederation and of Caritas Australia.

This website is being refined to reflect the new administrative arrangements for Catholic Earthcare Australia. For all enquiries in relation to the work of Catholic Earthcare Australia or to request assistance, please call  1800 024 413 or email CatholicEarthcare@caritas.org.au.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Catholic Earthcare Australia and your commitment to combating climate change and protecting the environment and ecosystems from degradation and pollution.