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The Frank Fenner Foundation

Contact

Name: Ian Chambers

Position: Chair

Email: ian.chambers@anu.edu.au

Website: http://www.fennerfoundation.org.au

Address

GPO Box 11

Canberra ACT 2601

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Our Mission / Objective

The Frank Fenner Foundation was established as a perpetual Memorium to the late scientist Frank Fenner. 

Its aim is to bring about a healthy, ecologically and socially sustainable human society that understands, respects and sustains other species – healthy people and healthy societies grounded on a healthy planet.

To this end we propose the route to genuine sustainability is by becoming a biosensitive society. Biosensitivity is an attitude and approach to living on Earth which prioritises understanding and respect for the Earth System, including the other beings, and ourselves as part of the Earth System.

Therefore the work of the foundation is to promote community understanding of the human place in nature, and of the full spectrum of ecological and related health issues that confront human civilisation today.

Our Services

The Frank Fenner Foundation engages with the community through a number of different initiatives including the Young Persons’ Plan for the Planet and the Ginninderry Ecorium. 

Our Beneficiaries

Communities, Families, Schools, Individuals

Projects in Progress

EcoriumXChange Ginninderry is a proposal for a ‘living laboratory’ where biosensitive practices relating to the built environment can be explored, researched and implemented in a real-life housing development.

Young Persons’ Plan for the Planet schools program is an international collaborative high school program in which students apply strategic planning and global competencies, including data literacy, to Sustainable Development Goals and applied human ecology. Students learn to develop deeply biosensitive practices for their own schools in partnership with their community and schools across their state, nation and global region.

Patron’s corner is a place where we can hear from one of the leading minds in human ecology and the founder of biosensitivity, Stephen Boyden.

Research is ongoing as collaborations with researchers from the Australian National University and the University of Canberra.

Our People

CEO

Ian Chambers,

Number of Volunteers

20

Registration Information

ABN

52 456 986 523

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

Volunteer – the Foundation always welcomes writers, thinkers, demonstrators, researchers, ideas from businesses on the sustainability journey.

Contact projects@fennerfoundation.org.au

Donate through fennerfoundation.org.au or ProBono

Make a bequest – ring us to discuss your ideas – or visit www.fennerfoundation.org.au for further information

Work with us

Volunteer with us

The Frank Fenner Foundation currently has a vibrant group of 25 volunteers working on education projects, planning, research, communications, networking and administration.

There is always room for more – contact the Chair of the foundation at ian.chambers@anu.edu.au to see how you can be part of it. 

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

The Frank Fenner Foundation was established as a perpetual Memorium to the late scientist Frank Fenner. 

Its aim is to bring about a healthy, ecologically and socially sustainable human society that understands, respects and sustains other species – healthy people and healthy societies grounded on a healthy planet.

To this end we propose the route to genuine sustainability is by becoming a biosensitive society. Biosensitivity is an attitude and approach to living on Earth which prioritises understanding and respect for the Earth System, including the other beings, and ourselves as part of the Earth System.

Therefore the work of the foundation is to promote community understanding of the human place in nature, and of the full spectrum of ecological and related health issues that confront human civilisation today.

Our Services

The Frank Fenner Foundation engages with the community through a number of different initiatives including the Young Persons’ Plan for the Planet and the Ginninderry Ecorium. 

Our Beneficiaries

Communities, Families, Schools, Individuals

Projects in Progress

EcoriumXChange Ginninderry is a proposal for a ‘living laboratory’ where biosensitive practices relating to the built environment can be explored, researched and implemented in a real-life housing development.

Young Persons’ Plan for the Planet schools program is an international collaborative high school program in which students apply strategic planning and global competencies, including data literacy, to Sustainable Development Goals and applied human ecology. Students learn to develop deeply biosensitive practices for their own schools in partnership with their community and schools across their state, nation and global region.

Patron’s corner is a place where we can hear from one of the leading minds in human ecology and the founder of biosensitivity, Stephen Boyden.

Research is ongoing as collaborations with researchers from the Australian National University and the University of Canberra.

Our People

CEO

Ian Chambers,

Number of Volunteers

20

Registration Information

ABN

52 456 986 523

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

Volunteer – the Foundation always welcomes writers, thinkers, demonstrators, researchers, ideas from businesses on the sustainability journey.

Contact projects@fennerfoundation.org.au

Donate through fennerfoundation.org.au or ProBono

Make a bequest – ring us to discuss your ideas – or visit www.fennerfoundation.org.au for further information

Work with us

Volunteer with us

The Frank Fenner Foundation currently has a vibrant group of 25 volunteers working on education projects, planning, research, communications, networking and administration.

There is always room for more – contact the Chair of the foundation at ian.chambers@anu.edu.au to see how you can be part of it. 

Our Annual Reports

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