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, government, industry and corporate clients.
The ATA has more than 6650 members across Australia walking the talk in their own homes. We have helped thousands of households save money and reduce their environmental footprint with information on energy efficiency, solar power, rainwater tanks, materials reuse and waste.
The ATA influences government policy by drawing on our technical expertise and members’ experiences. The ATA advocates in government and industry arenas for easy access to sustainable solutions as well as continual improvement of the technology, information and products needed to change the way we live. The ATA also provides consultancy services based on our technical expertise in energy, water and communications.
The ATA publishes two market-leading sustainable living magazines, Sanctuary: modern green homes and ReNew: technology for a sustainable future. The magazines have a combined readership of over 120,000.
The ATA has 14 active branches across Australia that meet regularly, holding informative seminars and workshops, sustainable house tours and attending fairs and events. We also provide an online and phone advice service for members.
ATA has prepared a long term Strategic Plan to 2025 which includes an increasing focus on advocacy in sustainable living for all Australians – click here to view.
The ATA is the only national organisation in Australia that supports households and communities in their sustainable living journey, concerning energy, water, electric vehicles, sustainable materials and more.
We plan for the ATA to lead and be part of the solution by effectively inspiring, enabling and advocating for sustainable living to ensure all Australians have access to sustainable technologies at an affordable price.
We will do this by significantly expanding our supporter base and becoming a more powerful voice in conversations with the Australian community and with governments.
Click here to read the ATA’s Vision 2025.
Click here to read the ATA’s Annual Report 2017.