Why is sustainability important to us?
Sustainability is about improving the quality of life for each and everyone of earth’s inhabitants, in a fair and equitable way, for present and future generations. This means using resources responsibly and efficiently to minimise the demands placed on our planet. In order to be sustainable, there has to be a balance between social justice, environmental protection, economic growth and diversity.
As UnitingCare Community is the community services arm of UnitingCare Queensland we share their vision for sustainability. Together we support this view, balancing growth, social conscience and our values. Our organisations are working together with the core purpose of aligning plans and initiatives across the group. Our work is guided by our sustainability principles.
At UnitingCare Community our three focus areas are energy efficiency, water and waste.
We are a proud recipient of the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2014 - Finalist (Leadership category) and Brisbane Lord Mayor's Awards 2015 - Finalist (Energex Sustainability category).