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We are a membership-based, non-government organisation, working since 2004 to support better conservation of the extraordinary natural and cultural wonders of the Greater Blue Mountains and its region.  Our mission is to engage people and science in caring for the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.  Read more


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Low Carbon Living

The Low Carbon Living web site provides visitors and residents with a unique opportunity to support businesses who are reducing their carbon footprint.

As part of this project, over 30 businesses in the Blue Mountains have been audited for their energy, water and waste usage. Some have achieved up to 15% reductions over one year.

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Evaluation of Fire Stories—A Lesson in Time

In 2013, the Institute released the Fire Stories documentary film, examining the experience of the devastating 1957 Leura bushfires.

How did seeing this film influence how residents subsequently responded to a similar fire threat?

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The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area

The Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area was inscribed onto UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2000. An area four times the size of the Australian Capital Territory, it protects the largest intact forest landscape on the Australian mainland.

We acknowledge the Dharug, Gundungurra, Wanaruah, Wiradjuri, Darkinjung and Tharawal language groups as the traditional owners of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

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