OzGREEN programs connect youth with communities to become leaders of innovative sustainable social change


OzGREEN has achieved significant national and international recognition.  This includes the Buckminster-Fuller Catalyst Program which recognised OzGREEN as being in the top ten percent of social innovators in the world, the Eureka Prize, which is Australia’s most comprehensive national science award, a Banksia Award for citizen science, a UN Media Peace Award and the UNESCO Wenhui Award and a Best Practice Case Study for the Australian Association for Environmental Education (NSW). In 2007 OzGREEN’s CEO and Co-Founder Sue Lennox was named as one of Sydney’s Top 100 Most Influential People by The Sydney Magazine.



We are proud of the feedback we receive in our programs, training sessions and workshops. 

Bellingen Riverwatch Training Day, September 2019

“The people were professional and fun." - Keith Cobbold, volunteer

Bellingen Riverwatch School Training Day, Oram Public School, September 2019

“The oxygen test was my favourite and it was really cool! I had such a great time. The teachers taught us very well and I learnt a lot!" - Eden, aged 10

“I like knowing about the planet and working with the different materials.” - Sahara, aged 11

“It was fun.”  - Tyson, aged 10

“It's fun and I like testing it all. I like knowing how our river is going." - Eden, aged 10

Bellingen Riverwatch Teacher Training Night, September 2019 

“Explanations were clear and patched at a good level. Resources were excellent.” - Teacher

“Thank you so much! It’s a terrific program and we’ve all learnt heaps doing this.” - Jenny Skillen, Volunteer, Repton Public School 

“I’m so glad to be a part of this project. So looking forward to my students becoming involved and inspired! I love being an active part of my local community and encouraging my students to learn about their environment” - Sarah Bradbrook, St Marys Primary School

"This is a wonderful opportunity for our children and our community!" - Leah Anforth, Orama Public School

"Learning from Gumbaynggirr Country" Workshop, Bellingen, August 2019

"Moved beyond my expectations. I expected information but I got discovery."

"Met my expectations very well. Huge potential visible in the conversations & relationships facilitated by the program."

"I felt the workshop exceeded my expectations for the opportunities open to the LALC.The workshop was well facilitated and attended."

"Completely met my expectations! Wasn’t sure what to expect but feel completely inspired. I feel inspired and that is just the beginning."

"My River Bellingen 2016"

"We are inspired to continue protecting our local environment and perhaps one day become scientists and activists."

"Being on the river was sad because although we spend a lot of time on the river we were alarmed to learn what was actually going on with the health of the river. We have all grown up swimming and canoeing by the river but did not know about the health."

"It has been both shocking and eye-opening to learn about sustainability challenges locally and globally. It has also been exciting to learn how we can help the world and encourage others to help. It has been great learning about these issues as a group and planning activities together in a supportive way."