pilot programs

Projects and programs currently trialling approaches, techniques and ideas that if proven successful can be scaled up and/or shared as transferable knowledge

Elphinstone Cool Places

Regenerating the habitat value of a derelict semi-industrial landscape and creating an outdoor space where the community can gather on hot days. The project explores and documents regenerative methods of invasive species removal and solicits the community engagement.


Creating networks of urban habitat and connecting people with nature and neighbours. Through knowledge sharing and a regenerative design process, the project supports residents to develop an ecologically informed and achievable vision for their shared habitat with extra-human life.

Zero Net Retrofits

Retrofitting old housing stock for net zero emissions and greater thermal comfort.

Climate Conversations

Building relationships and connections with a diverse range of community groups. The project facilitates structured conversations with community groups, giving participants an opening to discuss their fears and concerns about climate and develop collective climate action.

YIMBY Compost

Turning waste into rich compost while increasing community knowledge, connections and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A project where volunteer composters collect and process their neighbours’ organic food waste – reducing waste transportation miles and avoiding rotting organics in landfill