BSN was founded in late 2008. Heinz Kreutz (who also happens to be a Boroondara City councillor) called for expressions of interest from local residents, with the aim of promoting greater sustainability. This is an independent group, not linked with the Boroondara City Council.

The organisation has already held a number of meetings to discuss and agree fundamentals such as group structure, mission, aims etc. Members and attendees have included concerned individuals, representitives of local environmental groups and council staff.

A website has been established with some basic public information. Details of the initial meetings and progress can be obtained from the site once one registers a personal account. The introduction to the draft BSN Mission currently reads:

To link community-based environment action groups in fostering behavioural change and influencing policies, structures and resource allocation at Boroondara, State, national and international levels.

Lighter Footprints actively supports the BSN and is well represented at the meetings. We encourage Boroondara residents to join us in supporting BSN.