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Livewell Yarra (in inner Melbourne) was the first locality to have Livewell groups, and it continues with a range of activities. Information about Livewell Yarra can be accessed here. Other localities with Livewell Groups are invited to maintain a page on this site if they wish.

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It's up to you and your community

Community members have played key roles in Livewell from the outset, and those roles are set to increase. Livewell was started as an action research project funded and supported by the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, a consortium of universities, businesses and government bodies part-funded by the Federal Government. But from the beginning, community members in the City of Yarra have been centrally involved in all aspects of the project. They've shared their knowledge about reducing carbon and other relevant matters, as well as tapping into the very many sources of information available on the web and through local organisations and other channels.

That initial phase is over and now it is in the hands of community members anywhere in Australia to take this project further. Funds can, if necessary, be sought from various sources, and information and advice on the subject will always be available. But it depends most of all on the willingness of people like you to become involved. Most importantly, you can do this by forming or joining a Livewell Group, but if you also wanted to help with any coordination tasks your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Much of the work to create and maintain this website has been done by community members in the City of Yarra, and we invite members of other communities to join us in this work. The site has recently been revised but still contains many examples, links and references to organisations associated with Yarra. This is likely to change over time, but with very few exceptions the information it currently contains is as useful to people outside Yarra as within. We hope it helps you to reduce your carbon as part of our shared global effort to keep this world in a fit state for present and future generations.


Livewell started as an action research project funded by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Low Carbon Living, delivered through Curtin University and supported by the City of Yarra and Yarra Energy Foundation. Further funding was then provided by the CRC to produce the online Guide to running a ‘Livewell Group’


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