The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is a not-for-profit organisation that enables and inspires people to live sustainably in their homes and communities. Established in 1980, the ATA provides expert, independent advice on sustainable solutions.
The ATA’s more than 6500 members across Australia walk the talk in their own homes. We’ve helped thousands save money and reduce their environmental footprint with information on sustainable design, energy efficiency, solar power, batteries, rainwater tanks and more.
We influence government policy by drawing on our technical expertise and members’ experiences, and advocate for easy access to sustainable solutions and 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.
We publish two market-leading sustainable living magazines, Sanctuary: modern green homes and ReNew: technology for a sustainable future and organise the extremely popular annual event Sustainable House Day.