Our purpose

The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is a not-for-profit organisation that enables, represents and inspires people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. Established in 1980, the ATA provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions for the home to households, governm..Read more ent and industry.We have helped thousands of households save money, reduce their environmental footprint and make their homes more comfortable. ATA is well respected in our sector for our technical expertise, communications capacity and an informed membership.The ATA delivers in four main areas:¥ Membership services. ATA has 14 active branches across Australia and over 6000 members who are actively creating a sustainable future in their own homes and communities. The ATA provides an online and over the phone advice service for members, and member discounts from the ATA Webshop.¥ Communications. ATA provides independent information on sustainable solutions though our magazines ReNew: techno Show less
Name Alternative Technology Association Inc.
ABN 57533056318
Date Established 01/01/1900
Main Activity Environmental activities
Other Beneficiaries Overseas communities or charities
our deductible gift recipient funds RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT TRUST FUND, Item 1
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The organisation measures its impact.
The organisation has said, “Project Managers have been working ad hoc on impact measurements and reporting over the last couple of years, with strong and meaningful reports created. Over the next year, the organisation will create a whole-of-organisation theory of change and from there start to look at larger program measuring and reporting, with a long-term goal of reflecting and reporting on the organisation's impact. As Renew has a wide variety of activities, this will be a challenge but every step is an opportunity for learning. We are also looking to partner with leaders in this new area for support and guidance."
The organisation believes their board is diverse.
Renew's Board is made up of a majority of women, and Board members have a diverse array of experience, knowledge and backgrounds.
The organisation holds annual general meetings.
Office holders are appointed for set terms.
Boards and governing councils should meet regularly, at least quarterly. The organsiations board and governing councils meet regularly.
The board or councilors delegate authority where appropriate.
Sub committees meet regularly, at a minimum 2+ times per annum.
The organisation believes the current activities are in line with their stated purpose.
The organisation has accurately presented its purpose to the regulator.
The board or councilors review the make-up of the board or council, and actively ensure a broad range of skills are represented.
The board or council review the sub committees make up, and actively ensure appropriate skills are represented.
This organisation is formed under corporate or trust law.
This organisation reports on a standalone basis to the regulator.
The organisation uses social media.
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Government Funding Use

Renew relies on private donations and is happy to align gifts with the interests of our donors. A $10,000 gift would enable us, for example, to focus on an underrepresented area on Sustainable House Day, drawing more homes in and showcasing sustainability to a community that may not be aware of local solutions. A gift of this size could be used to support our campaign for Climate Resilient Homes, which focuses on changing the national standards for home construction, leading to many positive benefits for households and communities. Donations to this campaign could support advocacy, communications and education. Renew also has been working to provide solar lighting and power systems to remote villages in Timor-Leste for 15 years. Donations to this program provide renewable lighting for villagers, benefiting children and families in their homes and in medical clinics, schools and orphanages.
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Diversity Statement

This organisation has not provided diversity statement.

Impact Statement

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Donation Impact Statement

Government grant funding is used for a combination of specific deliverables (e.g. consumer guides) and analysis of current or proposed aspects of the renewable energy market.
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Our Responsible Persons and Directors

O'Beirne Darren -

La Dominique -

Scholz Gerlinde -

Downie Grant -

Taylor Kylie -

Bytheway Mark -

Drinkall Tim -

Fairfield Tristy -