Director of Sustain SA, Phil is currently co-leading Adelaide Design Link, The Australian Living Lab Innovation Network,  Adelaide Low Carbon Heritage Building Team and Green Cities Global. Phil has a Master in Environmental Management, Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Education, is a Green Star Accredited Professional, and delivers Sustain SA's events online platform, One Planet State of Mind
(see Forum's tab).


He has previously been Director of Sustainability in South Australia's Urban Renewal Authority, Sustainability Advisor  in the Sustainability and Climate Change  division of SA Government and Director of a Field Centre on the Murray River for 5 years and is experienced across  policy development, project management, behaviour and corporate change,  evaluation and assessment, team building   and outdoor pursuits.

 Phil is member of:

  • Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) , 

  • Australian Institute  of Urban Studies  SA, (AIUSSA)

  • Bioregional Australia

  • Australian Institute of Urban Studies SA 

  • Tree for Life 

  • Ministerial Advisory committee for community and sustainability for the  implementation of the new planning system in SA.  

Phil is on the Board of EBL Disability Services and its EBL DS Foundation  Board  

Phil Donaldson

Director of Sustain SA, Phil works collaboratively  to bring project teams together to explore opportunities together. He was a leader of a successful group in the development of the Low Carbon Heritage Toolkit that became a finalist in the Adelaide  Zero Carbon Entrepreneurs Challenge and a member of  the Zero Carbon Apartment team which obtained a commendation. He led the development of the Adelaide Living Laboratory with the CRC for Low Carbon Living, been an assessor for new living labs  accedited under the European Network of Living Labs  (ENOLL) and presented on learning labs days in Europes living lab conference.   

Phil has presented at the Low Carbon Earth Summit in Xian China , the Australia China week in Shanghai , the Global Sustainability and Technology  Innovation Conference  in Brussels and the Resilient Cities Austrade conference in Indonesia.


He recently took part in the Liveable Cities conference in Adelaide and co-chaired a master class session on One Planet Living and ran a Green Cities Global -  sustainable communities tour. 


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