Current Campaigns

These are campaigns currently run by the KES .

Reducing the impact you have on the planet!

Are you conscious of the impact you are having on the planet? If you want to make better earth-conscious decisions in your life, than please join out new community on Facebook.

Salvation Army Land in The Basin is expected to be developed in the near future, however the land is home to many local and rare species.

The State Government is planning a high density development, blocks will be small, possibly breaching Council’s Foothills Policy.

The old Boronia Heights Secondary College site is valuable for its vegetation including 11 locally endangered species. This also includes one of the "Lone Pine" trees propagated after World War I and is an important spot for recreation and sports.

Campaigns Supported by the KES

These are campaigns run by groups which the KES supports though monetary donations, campaigning advice, spreading awareness and education,

If you are concerned about an environmental issue in your area and would like support in running a campaign, please email is at

Crucial deep-water habitat for the threatened Blue-billed Duck lost if Lake Knox is allowed to be filled in and developed into housing.

The Hanson Quarry is one of two open-cut hard rock quarries located on Wellington Rd in Rowville and Lysterfield. Hanson intends to seek approval to expand their operations which will devastate remnant vegetation and increase the impacts the quarry is already having on local air quality and residents homes.

Don't want to see your purchases go to landfill but don't know to to or can't afford to fix them?

Why not bring them along to our next repair session!

Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act is under review. Please sign the petition to ensure that the review does not slip through without addressing important topics such as climate change, bushfire, and mass extinction of species.

Climate Change is affecting our city and our planet. It is time for Knox City Council to declare a Climate Emergency and start to make real changes for the protection of our future.

In Melbourne's East, the Swamp Skink (Lissolepis coventryi) and the Glossy Grass Skink (Pseudemoia rawlinsoni) are under significant threat due to the impacts on their habitat through rapid urbanisation, the draining of wetlands and polluting of waterways and changes in climate. Over the last few decades, survey efforts have recorded declining numbers of these skinks.

Rail transport is one of the most energy efficient modes of transport. With greenhouse gas emissions per passenger kilometer for rail transport being up to five times less than that of car transport, it is a good long term solution to reducing our impact on the planet.

Fund Rowville Rail is a community driven initiative to provide information that supports the call for action on building of a railway line to Rowville.

The Knox Environment Society always has an eye on what is happening around Knox, including large scale developments which could change the whole landscape of an area impacting our "green and leafy image" and smaller developments with significant indigenous vegetation which may be destroyed.