About the Gould League
The Gould League is an independent non-profit charity dedicated to environmental education and training in sustainability for schools and the community.
How we began
Established in 1909, our organisation has been recognised as an innovator and leader in environmental education with multiple state, national and international awards.
Our programs assist individuals, families and communities to adopt more environmentally sustainable lifestyles and our programs have been a major catalyst for change for many generations of Australian families.
For decades, Gould has been at the forefront of environmental education particularly in Australian schools, reaching hundreds of thousands of children with highly original and effective programs and resources. We create student leaders who in turn influence their families and communities.
Our work is consistent with the declaration of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development 2005-2014, recognising that education offers opportunities for learning, participation and action and empowerment by building skills and capacity. Education allows people to make informed decision making and assists people to take greater responsibility for their choices, actions and impact.
Our vision, purpose and values
Our Vision for the Future is:
To be recognised as one of the world's leading environmental education organisations.
Our Purpose is:
To design innovative solutions that enable people to live sustainably. We do this through education frameworks and activities that create long-standing behaviour change in individuals, organisations and the community.
Our Values are:
The following values underpin our commitment to work towards achieving the vision and key priorities of the organisation.
- integrity and respect for our heritage and history and will build on this strong foundation.
- excellence and continuous quality improvement in all of our products and programs.
- bold innovation and creativity in the design of unique products and programs.
- the development and maintenance of partnerships to achieve our vision.
About our organisation
The Gould League is a company limited by guarantee and its registered address is Genoa Street, Moorabbin, Victoria. The Gould League is a registered charity with income tax exemption and has deductible gift recipient status. It is officially registered on the Environmental Register of Environment Organisations by the Department of Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts and the Australian Business Register.
Australian Gould Leagues - How Does It Work?
Numerous separate Gould League state organisations have existed over the past 100 years. State Gould Leagues remain active in Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. Former state Gould Leagues of New South Wales, Queensland and Tasmania have now ceased operation.
As the oldest and largest group, the Gould League of Victoria, now simply Gould League, has provided nationwide resources and capacity-building services in environmental sustainability education for decades, including to other state-based Gould Leagues, as well as excursion and whole school environmental sustainability programs in Victoria, with offices in Victoria and NSW.
The Gould League has been educating children, their families and communities about the environment and how to live more sustainably within it since 1909 - visit our Centennial Website to find out more about this amazing journey.