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About the Goal

Life below water is a crucial sustainable development goal as it works to conserve and sustainably use the world's oceans, seas and marine resources. Maintaining healthy oceans supports climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. However the ocean is threatened by increasing levels of debris, which has huge impacts upon the environment, biodiversity and the economy.

The ocean is such an important part of Australias livelihood as, much of Australia relies on the ocean for living and working, with much of our tourism industry relying on our beaches and Great Barrier Reef. 

Why it Matters

of the worlds reefs are destroyed without recovery

>3 billion

people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods


of the ocean is heavily affected by pollution

What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing

Neighbourhood Houses and Centres work towards meeting life below water through employing sustainable environmental practices that reduce run-off and pollution which impact upon our water ways. Houses and centres across Australia use water tanks to promote sustainable water usage and grow organic gardens that reduce water consumption and run-off. 

Our Targets
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