BCCAN has been working on a local response to a global challenge since 2007. We always keep in mind how we can best integrate climate adaptation and mitigation strategies when addressing local environmental issues.

Stop Adani Protest | Bathurst Community Climate Action Network (BCCAN)

Our Mission

BCCAN’s mission is to assist the Central West as we transition to a post-carbon economy and achieve net zero carbon emissions by the year 2030. We’re motivated by passion for our local environment and we strive to connect with individuals and organisations in our region who care about making a genuine difference!
Stop Adani Protest | Bathurst Community Climate Action Network (BCCAN)
Plant Sapling | Bathurst Community Climate Action Network (BCCAN)

Our Objectives

In order to achieve our mission of a more sustainable Bathurst we have identified key objectives.

Educate our Community about the Climate Emergency

Increase the use of Renewable Energy Technologies

Increase the production and use of Local Goods & Services

Install Rainwater Tanks in 70% of All Domestic Dwellings

Increase the use of Recycled Water for Irrigation & Industrial Purposes to 60%

Plant more Trees and Vegetation in Urban and Rural Spaces

A Few Words from Our Founders

An ethos has been introduced to BCCAN to help foster a focus of compassion and support the community in these times of compounding crises and the likelihood of more intense events to come.
Kings Parade Climate March | Bathurst Community Climate Action Network (BCCAN)

What We Do

We explore various issues affecting our community including the Climate Emergency, water security, food security, waste production, wildlife and habitat protection, fossil fuel consumption, transport systems, consumption patterns, population growth and economic development.

We write letters, distribute petitions, host community events and help educate people about environmental issues. We have a stall at the Bathurst Farmers Markets every fourth Saturday of the month between 8am and 12pm and regularly publish our “EcoNews” articles in the Western Advocate.

Kings Parade Climate March | Bathurst Community Climate Action Network (BCCAN)

Get Answers

Still have questions? Want to bring something to BCCAN’s attention? Just want to chat about climate? Contact us today!