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Living Smart is an award-winning program that helps you live a more sustainable lifestyle. Knowledge, skills and practical tools are obtained over 6–8 weeks for you to take action in your own home and community to improve both your quality of life and reduce your environmental impact. Topics include simple living, water, power, waste, gardening for biodiversity, gardening for food production, transport, healthy you, healthy home, and community. You can participate in a course in your local area, or if there are no courses near you, consider hosting one.
The Youth Guide to Biodiversity, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), is designed as an educational resource for schools, youth groups and other curious young learners. It explains biodiversity and considers why biodiversity is important, how humans impact it, and what we must do to conserve the world’s biological resources. At the end of the guide there are inspiring examples of youth-led initiatives and an action plan to help people develop their own biodiversity projects and conservation activities.
Hosted by the Dubbo environmental education network, the 31st NSW Environmental Education Conference has the theme of ‘Contributing to Global Hope: Interconnectedness between Rural and Urban Landscapes’. The mission for this conference is to create links and understandings between rural people/landscapes and others. The focus will be on hands-on learning and interactivity. The call for papers is open until 10 May 2013.
Youth Leading the World is a 3-day intensive process with youth who explore local and global issues of sustainability, measure and understand their own eco-footprint and work on action plans to make change in their lives, schools and communities. Congresses are held simultaneously, digitally linked across multiple global locations. YLTW in 2013 has a target to run in 500 locations.
The primary goal of USAUS-H2O is to educate and inform responsible stewardship of water resources between U.S. and Australian students through a robust and long-term cyber education program based on state of the art science with a global perspective. Whether high school students get ‘hooked’ on science is critical to recruiting promising students to the environmental field. By generating interest with an engaging project-based international cyber exchange, the project seeks to pique the interest of a new generation of science students who are cyber-savvy ‘digital natives’, in a transformational manner.
Are you concerned about the environment? Do you want a sustainable future for your children but don’t know how to achieve it? Don’t despair, there’s always HOPE. You are invited to join HOPE (Householders’ Options to Protect the Environment) Australia and promote sustainable living practices in your community and help protect the environment. Established in 1988, HOPE Australia is a community-based not-for-profit environment organisation promoting sustainability at the householder level of activity. Membership of HOPE Australia is free and open to anyone, including individuals, families, businesses and community organizations.
The Australian Research Institute for Environment and Sustainability (ARIES) team have put together this selection of videos from around the world to educate, engage, inspire, perplex, enlighten, delight and stimulate debate on all things to do with sustainable development.
The NSW Environmental Trust is an independent statutory body established by the NSW government to fund a broad range of organisations to undertake projects that enhance the environment of NSW. Applications for a wide range of NSW Environmental Trust grants are now invited:
The Australasian Bat Society invites you to participate in the second Australasian Bat Night throughout March. Host or join a Bat Night in your area. Last year the first Australasian Bat Night was held as part of the celebrations for the 2011-2012 Year of the Bat. Australasian Bat Night is based on European Bat Night, which takes place in more than 30 countries, and aims to educate and inform the public about the ecological importance of bats, the way bats live and their needs and threats.
The Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) frequently organises courses and workshops in plant conservation techniques. These courses are usually targeted at all those involved in plant conservation, be they private landholders, local government, community group facilitators, state and federal government and industry groups. Coming workshops are:
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