Connect here with various climate change and environmental organisations local, national and abroad.

Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
05 November 2014 01:10 PM
TREAT: Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands

http://www.treat.net.au

TREAT is a community based tree planting group operating mainly on the Atherton Tablelands.
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:25 AM
Natural Leaders Network

http://www.childrenandnature.org/movement/naturalleaders/

“In 2009 the Natural Leaders Network gathered 50 young diverse leaders from all over the country to build the network from the ground up. It is no surprise that ‘diversity in nature’ came to be one of our three pillars.. To date, C&NN has identified over one hundred regions that have either launched or are assembling grassroots campaigns to connect children with nature. These grassroots coalitions work on the state, regional and local level to create shared strategic visions and plans and to map out a process for implementation. Regional strategies include: public awareness campaigns and community events; legislation and policy changes; public education and advocacy. Each effort increases the number of people and organizations participating in and taking action to reconnect children with nature” (lifted from site). The 16 page Guide downloads as soon as you type your email address.
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:26 AM
350.org

http://www.350.org

“350.org is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. This international campaign works to build a movement to unite the world around solutions to climate change”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:26 AM
Energy Action Coalition: the hub of the youth climate movement

http://www.energyactioncoalition.org/

 An example of public activism: “Organizations such as Energy Action Coalition have galvanized thousands of students in an impressive effort to build what it calls “the youth clean energy and climate movement”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:27 AM
Inspiration Green

http://www.inspirationgreen.com/

Inspirations to green the world. Categories include Art, Building, Products, Food, Issues, Directory, Links, Music, Tech, Trailers, Videos and Resources. Fabulous content and photos, such as Books as Furniture, Keyhole Gardens, Reuse of Old Dishes
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:27 AM
Sustainable Everyday Projects

http://www.sustainable-everyday-project.net/

“What will life in 2050 look like? What is a sustainable lifestyle? What does it look like? Explore four scenarios of sustainable lifestyles in 2050! Watch online our video-scenarios!”(lifted from site)

Included are case studies, videos and pedagogical tools to teach sustainability in a creative way. Scroll to the bottom of the page to access the 4 short videos (all approximately 2:30 minutes each): Empathetic Communities, Governing the Commons, Local Loops and Singular Super Champions. The innovative content and presentation will perhaps all contribute to discussion.
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:27 AM
Sustainable Communities - UNESCO

http://www.unesco.org/[…]/mod17.html

“This is a multimedia professional learning module for primary and secondary teachers about building a sustainable future at the local level. It focuses on four main activities: investigating the urban transformation; reviewing and reporting on sustainable community indicators; analysing four community case studies; and thinking about comprehensive plans for sustainable community development. Commissioned by UNESCO, the module provides links to rich data, articles, references and useful internet sites as well as individual case studies, and employs professional learning strategies such as reflection questions and structured learning journals… Topics: quality of life, sustainable development, communities, cities, urbanisation, social connectedness, interdependence of health, social, economic and ecological systems”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:28 AM
Green Economy

http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/

This site provides many articles and photographs. Select Latest Research and access chapters from Green Economy and Trade relating to agriculture, fish and aquaculture, forests, manufacturing, renewable energy and tourism. You are invited to share your success stories or view contributions such as “Organic Agriculture in Cuba”, “ Solar energy in Barbados”, “Waste Management in Republic of Korea” and “Feed-in tariffs in Kenya”.
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:28 AM
One Planet Communities: Earth’s greenest neighbourhoods - BioRegional

http://www.oneplanetcommunities.org/

“The One Planet Communities programme is creating a network of earth’s greenest neighbourhoods, where it is easy, attractive and affordable for people to live a healthy, happy lifestyle within a fair share of our planet’s resources”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:28 AM
Innovations -Global Climate Change, NASA

http://climate.nasa.gov/energy_innovations

Scroll down and investigate 22 articles including Generating electricity from 20 suns, Artificial photosynthesis to make plants green with envy, NASA partners with community to demonstrate hydrogen bus, Getting a charge out of wasted automobile heat…
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:29 AM
Interactive Infographic: What if Waste had Worth?

http://www.good.is/posts/in[…]f-waste-had-worth-sponsored

This site contains innovative examples of reducing landfill by recycling and reusing ‘waste’.
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:29 AM
Ian Kernan – Clean Up Australia - Education Services Australia Ltd

http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/viewing/R12020/index.html

“This is a student resource about Ian Kiernan and the Clean Up community environmental campaigns he launched in Australia and around the world. Three photographs in the slideshow portray him after a yachting event and at Clean Up the World launches. Text on screen describes his background, his motivation for organising the first Clean Up day and the way the event has grown throughout the world. Each screen in the slideshow can be printed… Topics: forces and energy, community cooperation, environmentalism, rubbish”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:29 AM
Take 3 A Clean Beach Initiative 2011

http://www.take3.org.au/

“The 'Take 3' message is simple: take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or... anywhere and you have made a difference. Marine debris, particularly plastic, has a disastrous impact in our oceans on marine life and, ultimately, us. We can greatly reduce the amount of marine debris in our oceans by preventing it from getting there in the first place! We encourage people to Refuse disposable plastic, Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle and Respond by picking up rubbish” (lifted from site). Also view video, What do you fish from the ocean? (2:17).
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:29 AM
A house made from plastic bottles - BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15505130

“This is an online video about a house made of plastic bottles. The video tells the story of an Argentinian man who devised a system to build a sturdy and waterproof house out of recycled materials, mostly plastic bottles. There are subtitles translating the interview with the builder of the house and explaining its important features. The house was built in 2001 after Argentina's economy collapsed. The builder of the house now runs courses about the system he devised to build this house… Topics: waste management, houses, sustainable development”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:30 AM
Fashion less waste-Australian Museum

http://australianmuseum.net.au/Fashion-Less-Waste#

“This resource focuses on fashion using recycled non-clothing materials, featuring outfits made for the Fashion less waste design competition from 2009 to 2012, which raises awareness of sustainability in fashion. Presented through the Australian Museum website, the resource includes four image galleries of the Fashion less waste fashion parades 2009-12, as well as four main links to categories featuring a blog on the competitions, information on the competition, parade videos for 2009-12, and videos from the dance video competition in 2011. The resource includes video, images and text… Topics: sustainable development, fashion design, waste management”
Jesse Cook
Jesse Cook says:
06 November 2014 11:30 AM
Food Security and Climate Change challenge Badge curriculum -World Association of Girl Guides

http://www.wagggs.org/en/resources/document/view/3833

WAGGGS and the FAO have developed a new Food Security and Climate Change Challenge Badge to make young people aware of the issues of environmental protection and food security and inspire them to be an active part of solving the problems. Content includes reducing environmental footprints by saving energy, using water wisely, protecting forests and minimising waste. It also explores food choices. It offers lesson plans, additional websites and suggests many practical actions.