You’ve heard the phrase, ‘Think Global, Act Local’ when conserving our natural world? But what does Act Local look like?

We’re catching up with legends from across Australia who are getting their hands dirty and having a positive environmental impact in their local communities.

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Australian Microplastic Assessment Project

You’re Full of Microplastic and AUSMAP Are Doing Something About It

This episode of Act Local will give you the ick, the ick for microplastic.

Earthship Eco Homes

This Earthship Could Be the Future of Self-Sufficient Housing

I’m Dr Martin Freney. Welcome to my self-sufficient crib.

What we've learnt so far

We Interviewed Environmental Activists Across Australia - Here's What We Learnt

When you interview a bunch of conservationists, chances are you’ll learn a thing or two. Cam’s done precisely that.

Grassland Earless Dragon Alliance

Rediscovering a Species: Meet The Man Who’s Dedicated His Life to Little Dragons

George is the founder of the Grassland Earless Dragon Alliance, which is in town to rally the local community around the survival of a local lizard species called the Bathurst Grassland Earless Dragon.

Wasteman Mick

Wasteman Mick is the Recycling Superhero We Need!

Red? Yellow? Green? Where oh where does this rubbish go? Help me Wasteman Mick!

Operation Crayweed

We Planted Sydney's Missing Seaweed and Now It's Having Sex

We bring the cameras to our community planting event and sit down with Operation Crayweed to learn about seaweed sex.

Castaway Textiles

The Simple Way You Can Help Stop Rubbish Ending Up in the Ocean

We all know rubbish doesn’t belong in the ocean. Sure, we can keep picking it up off our beaches, but what if we could stop it from being created in the first place?

Gippsland Intrepid Landcare

Meet the Young Guns Making Landcare Adventurous

When you think of landcare, what comes to mind? Is it a bunch of 18-35 year-olds planting trees and dancing? That’s what it looks like for the crew at Gippsland Intrepid Landcare.

Victorian Forest Alliance

How a Grassroots Movement is Helping End Native Logging in Victoria

Did you hear that Victoria will end native forest logging by the end of this year? These things don’t just happen by themselves. They take many helping hands.

Protect Our Winters

This Crew of Frothers Want to Save Australia’s Pow

Australia’s current snow season got off to a bumpy start and Sam Quirke wants to make sure it doesn’t dry up any more.

Terra Rosa Gear

Meet The Man Giving New Life to Old Adventure Gear

Step into Evan Howard’s workshop. There are pants blown out beyond repair, a Barc’teryx dog jacket made of upcycled, down and a bunch of sewing machines.

Surfers for Climate

This Surfer Doesn’t Want You to Kook It on Climate Action

In-between ‘surfing her brains out,’ Belinda Baggs is growing a sea-roots movement of surfers who are taking climate action and protecting the Australian coastline.

Otway Climate Emergency Action Network

How OCEAN is Protecting Our Seas From Seismic Testing

Cameron Doyle’s parked up in Apollo Bay, turned down the town’s famed scallop pie and jumped on local fisherman Trev’s boat to chat with grassroots activist Lisa Deppler from OCEAN.

For Wild Places

How This Trail Runner Is Protecting Australia’s Wild Places

All aboard! The Explorer Bus is hitting the road to bring you stories of grassroots conservationists in our brand-new YouTube series, Act Local.