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Why is is important to live sustainably?

Watch this video for an understanding of how the climate of the Earth has changed over time. These are recorded facts. They have happened. This video explains that climate change is a natural event, which is currently being accelerated by the action of humans. It is the job of science to either stop, or slow down the contribution people make to climate change, or, if this is not possible, to make sure that we and our environment survive the changes that are coming.


What is sustainability science?

In Sustainability Science we will learn ways of doing this, improving your quality of life by learning new skills and having fun at the same time.
Sustainability Science aims to build real skills which make a difference today. Watch this thought provoking video to understand the motivating thinking behind the structure of this course.  

David Attenborough: What a wonderful world


World's Deepest Bin


Responding to the threat of climate change. Australian youth Coalition Powershift 2013 Promo


Pallet Garden


Bottle Towers - Tours de Bouteilles


3 Unique Plastic Bottle Recycling Garden Ideas


The future of farming: The Vertical Farm

The Vertical Farm, is the future of farming.


Bike Powered Concerts

Future Spark: this is the innovative company behind the bike powered concerts in Victoria. Central to the concerts is a trailer with 10 bikes hooked up to generators. Read more...

Homestead Gardening

This manual was funded through the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as a part of the 2007 Input Trade Fairs project.
Methods and techniques described were developed over three years by CRS and members of the Consortium for Southern Africa 
Food Emergency (C-SAFE) in Lesotho


 Landcare is an Australian organisation of volunteers that care for the natural resources of their community.

Landcare community groups look at the improvement of farmlands, waterways, coasts, replanting of trees, urban environments and wildlife habitats.

National Tree Day

National Tree Day is Sunday July 28th. PlanetArk is asking people to go outside and plant a tree, it is also an opportunity for communities to appreciate the great outdoors and nature. 

National Tree Day for Schools is on Friday July 26th. Some ideas for events at school and resourcs for teaching and leraning can be found at Links for Schools

Make sure you read the Missing Trees: The Inside Story of an Outside Nation, 2013 report about how the lives of Australians and relationship with nature has changed.


    Community involvement at Bunnings

    This short clip looks at the corporate partnership that Bunnings Warehouse has with the Wesley Mission in supporting suicide prevention. In 2007, Bunnings held a statewide 'sausage sizzle' in NSW to raise funds for the work of the Wesley Mission.


    Interview with Dr Karl-Henrick Robert - Sustainability, The Triple Bottom Line


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