ABOUT THE LIVING FUTURE INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA

The Living Future Institute Australia (LFIA) is dedicated to establishing a powerful network of informed, influential, and active global citizens who are committed to redefining humanity’s relationships with the ecosystems we inhabit. Joining together as citizens of the planet, we seek to redirect our future towards a society that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative

LFIA was established in 2012 by a passionate founding committee as a visionary hub for restorative programs and action within Australia. LFIA is an affiliate of the International Living Future Institute and provides education & training, advocacy, and opportunities for connection, across several innovative international programs.

Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Helen Keller

BOARD

Our dedicated Board Members bring decades of extensive experience to advise and support us in reaching our goals.

STAFF

Our small and agile team is based in Sydney and Melbourne. 

COLLABORATIVES

Local Living Future Collaboratives support our programs and projects in their local communities. 

OUR PROGRAMS

LIVING BUILDINGS

The Living Building ChallengeTM is the built environment’s most rigorous performance standard. It calls for the creation of building projects at all scales that operate as cleanly, beautifully and efficiently as nature’s architecture.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE

BIOPHILIC DESIGN

The practice of connecting people and nature within our built environments and communities. Our Biophilic Design Initiative aims to educate, inspire, and reconnect built environment professionals to transform everyones daily experience.

UPSKILL + GET INSPIRED

DECLARE.

The nutrition label for building products. Declare is a transparency platform and product database changing the materials marketplace for manufacturers, designers, and developers.

GET DECLARED

OUR TEAM

Laura Hamilton O’Hara

Chief Executive Officer

Alegria Alano

Communications + Community Officer

Nicola Smith

Technical Officer

OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERS