These are campaigns currently run by the KES .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.