The Darling Downs Environment Council (DDEC) is a peak regional environment group dedicated to the preservation and protection of the environment (natural, built, and managed) and the enhancement of values which promote sustainability.

We are concerned in particular about diminishing land and water resources on the Darling Downs and are driven by the principles of inter-generational equity
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Check out our blog for local environmental news and activities.

What we do..

We bring together people from our region who care about the environment
Why not join one of the DDEC's member groups?

These groups' interests span a wide range of environmental and heritage issues.

You can also join the Darling Downs Environment Council as an individual member.
We campaign to save what remains of this region's special natural values
Natural bushland has become very scarce in the Darling Downs region.

Even so, there are bio-diverse "hotspots" that should be conserved for future generations.

Protecting threatened species - including koalas - is a priority.
We support replacing unsustainable industries with viable alternatives
Coal mining, our most controversial local industry, is highly destructive to the local environment and the global climate.

We look forward to a future based on 100% clean renewable energy and an end to divisive conflicts over energy, water and pollution.

Join us!

The Darling Downs Environment Council is only as effective as our members.

Please join us as an individual member, contact us if you'd like to volunteer and check out our numerous member groups.


Subscribe to the Darling Downs Environment Council's FREE email newsletter.

It's a great way to stay in touch with the environment movement. in the Toowoomba region. Please tell friends and family too!


The Darling Downs Environment Council receives no direct government funding

We rely on the generosity of members and friends to keep going - and to expand our activity. If you can afford it, please donate!
If you're unfamiliar with the South East of Queensland, check out our maps page to see whereabouts we are.

You may also be interested in an overview of the Darling Downs and Toowoomba region - and a brief account of the major   concerns about this region's environment.
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