Please note: AEGN events are for grantmakers not grantseekers unless the event specifically states otherwise.


Funder Forum – Food systems, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture and AEGN AGM

Centre for Policy Development will present research on Commonwealth and Victorian government funding programs in the areas of food systems, biodiversity and sustainable agriculture, followed by discussion on the implications for funding. This work has been undertaken through a partnership with the AEGN to inform members about government policy and funding in this area and will play an important role in informing strategic  and impactful funding.

The Funder Forum will be followed by the AEGN Annual General Meeting.

Date Wednesday 25 October 2017
Time 3.30 – 6.00pm

The Depot Room

Donkey Wheel House

Level 2, 673 Bourke Street


Enquiries Esther Abram on


Central Australia Field Trip
This field trip has now been deferred to May 2018. AEGN field trip exploring biodiversity, Indigenous land management, renewable energy and the issues of climate change in the awe-inspiring landscape of outback Australia. Meet and learn from Indigenous rangers, scientists and practitioners on this six day field trip.  Cost to be confirmed, range from $4,500 to $5,500 excluding flights to Alice Springs and ex Uluru.
Date May 2018
Location Central Australia
Enquiries Ione McLean


Member and Partner Events Label 17 08 03 1136


Coherent Giving for Environmental Sustainability: A Reichstein Foundation Briefing
This briefing will lift the lid on the Reichstein Foundation’s strategy in funding four particular environmental organisations.

  • Climate Media Centre
  • 100% Renewable Yackandandah
  • Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network
  • Farmers for Climate Action

The briefing will include presentations from these outstanding changemaker organisations, as well as Reichstein Foundation EO John Spierings who will discuss the policy context and reasoning behind our funding support.

We will also introduce Julien Vincent, Executive Director, Market Forces.

Please save the date and we will be back in touch as the date approaches with reminders and confirmation.

Date Monday 16 October 2017
Time 12:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Location The Cluster, 17/31 Queen St, Melbourne


2017 National Private Land Conservation Conference – Hobart

The Australian Landscape Conservation Alliance has its third annual conference on 18th – 20th of October in Hobart. These are terrific events and offer you an opportunity to hear from people and groups working to protect biodiversity and nature on private land.

There are usually all sorts of people involved – from large groups like Bush Heritage and Greening Australia to small landcare groups. Several AEGN members will attend this year. An agenda and website will be published later in August.

Date 18 – 20 October 2017
More Information
Location Hobart, Tasmania
Enquiries Heidi Taylor


Beyond Zero Emissions and Solar Citizens – ‘Rethinking Cement’

The Pace Foundation would like to invite you to an informal lunch on October 26th to hear from two wonderful, highly respected organisations – Beyond Zero Emissions and Solar Citizens. As an added incentive, at the end of lunch I’m offering anyone who is interested a drive of (or in) a Tesla Model X!

The lead researcher of Beyond Zero Emissions, Michael Lord, will give an update on BZE’s new report ‘Rethinking Cement’ (you’ll be surprised how exciting cement can be!), and Vanessa Petrie (CEO) will discuss future funding needs for upcoming work on reducing emissions across the Industrial Sector – part of the overall BZE vision for a Zero Carbon Australia.

Solar Citizens will also give an update on their current work, future projects and funding opportunities, including telling us more about The Tesla Tiny Home Tour. Solar Citizens and Tesla are allies in the mission for 100% renewable energy – and Solar Citizens is along for the ride, having conversations with thousands of Australians, talking about what a 100% clean, renewable-powered future can bring to our nation.

Pace has supported these two organisations for a number of years. I think they compliment each other extraordinarily well. The vision and research of Beyond Zero Emissions, outlining how we can make the transition to a Zero Carbon Australia, and the voice of Solar Citizens supporting and protecting the growing number of Australian solar owners, helping to lead Australia’s renewable revolution.

Many of you would be aware that Sarah Brenan has recently held a similar event in Melbourne. Now it is Sydney’s turn. I hope you will all come along to hear more

Date 26 October 2017
Time Midday – 1.30pm (sandwiches, coffee and tea will be provided)
Location The Rock Wallaby Room, Level 1, 1 Smail St, Ultimo (plenty of parking nearby in Broadway)
RSVP Sally Perini, M: 0408 229 250,