Conservation Council SA
What does this organisation do?
Conservation Council SA is the voice for South Australia's environment. As the state's peak environment organisation, we represent over 50 environment related community groups across SA. Together with our supporters we are creating a movement of people who care about nature and a sustainable future for our state. Together we are a force for positive change. Our projects focus on nature and well being; conserving land, water and air; protecting native plants and animals; and promoting sustainable living. We do this by empowering, engaging and educating our community. We champion the people who care about their environment and increase community awareness of challenges and solutions.
People who are newly arrived to Australia
Recent migrants to South Australia can face many challenges as they settle in our communities and establish new lives for themselves and their familles. For example, they may experience unemployment and social isolation, and they may encounter real or percieved discrimination. This can negatively impact their wellbeing.
Low income families and the long term unemployed
Employment is a significant factor in our wellbeing. Employment provides financial independence, improves our physical and mental health, expands our social networks and builds our skills.
On the flip side, long term unemployment or underemployment negatively impacts our wellbeing. It contributes to poor mental and physical health, social isolation and poverty. And it can negatively impact the wellbeing of our children.