Sustain Northern Rivers (SNR) was formed in 2008 in direct response to climate change. It is a collaboration of peak regional organisations working together to provide a local response to a global threat. SNR was created as a collaborative platform that consults, collaborates and communicates. The aim of SNR was to empower local communities to become self-sustaining, focusing on food, transport, energy and behavioural change.
Three working groups were created for SNR, Sustain Food, Sustain Transport and Sustain Energy. While food and transport are no longer maintained under the SNR banner, Sustain Energy has continued to work towards the goal of 100% of Northern Rivers’ electricity from renewable sources.