Greater Western Sydney RCE

The Greater Western Sydney RCE is made up of 34 partners from different areas, institutes, organisations, community groups, local governments and business. They use working groups to address and create projects around regional sustainability challenges. These working groups are open for all RCE-GWS members and associate members to join and participate in.

The RCE-GWS working groups are:

  • Cultural Sustainability - Focus on empowering communities, refugees, international exchanges, intercultural promotion and social research.
  • International Youth Engagement- focusing on international RCE connections and collaboration with students and communities overseas (e.g. Youth Eco Summit).
  • Business Sustainability - focusing on creating effective communications, information dissemination, short course development and a range of sustainable initiatives for small and medium businesses. 
  • Schools for Sustainability - focusing on showcasing sustainable initiatives in schools and providing professional development for Teachers in digital communication skills and ICT. 
  • Post-Compulsory EfS - focusing on sustainability action in colleges (e-waste, printing waste, solar panels and composting). 
  • Food Security and Agriculture - focusing on food provedoring with local schools, migrants and communities, engagement in agriculture (PICSE), development of urban farming areas and distribution models to build a local food network. 
  • Biodiversity and Land - focusing on biodiversity, water and land.

As Prof. Geoff Scott explains in the following video, an RCE doesn’t seek to direct people or organisations about what to do, but instead “tries to bring together what is already happening in parallel, to get much more power to address those issues of social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability, which we call the four pillars of sustainability.”