The International POPs Elimination Network(IPEN) is a global network of more than 600 public interest non-governmental organizations working together for the elimination of persistent organic pollutants, on an expedited yet socially equitable basis. This mission includes achieving a world in which all chemicals are produced and used in ways that eliminate significant adverse effects on human health and the environment, and where persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and chemicals of equivalent concern no longer pollute our local and global environments, and no longer contaminate our communities, our food, our bodies, or the bodies of our children and future generations.
The National Toxics Network (NTN) is a community based network working for pollution reduction, protection of environmental health and environmental justice for all. NTN was first formed in 1993 and since then has grown as a national network to support community and environmental organisations across Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.
NTN provides non-government organisations (NGOs) with a national and international voice on chemical and toxics issues. As the Australian focal point for the International POPs Elimination Network (IPEN), NTN hosts the international IPEN working group on community monitoring and body burden and works towards the full implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) 2001 and other global chemical conventions.
Internationally, NTN has represented Australian and global NGOs at the OECD Chemical Joint Meetings and is actively involved in the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS) providing an Australian focal point for their INFOCAP information and capacity building program.
Contact the National Toxics Network PO Box 173 Bangalow NSW 2479
An egroup has been set up by the National Toxics Network (NTN) to enable useful discussion of the toxics-reduction policies and alternatives to toxics (eg perfume-free public spaces, organic farming) the effects of toxics and regulatory and other controls of toxics in order to prevent or manage exposure to organisms and contamination of environmental media (air, water, soil, dust, sediments, wastes, etc). To join this group see this page.
QUEENSLANDERS FOR SAFE WATER, AIR AND FOOD INC incorporating QUEENSLANDERS AGAINST WATER FLUORIDATION
There are many links from the home page relating to environmental health impacts of fluoride in water and also as a food additive. Of note are the comments by Professor Trevor A Sheldon [tas5(at)york.ac.uk] that statements that mislead the public about a water fluoridation study review have appeared in the media. He comments "The review did not show water fluoridation to be safe. ... The report recommended that more research was needed."
Information topics include these listed below. Each has its own link from the home page.
1. Tooth Structure and its Implications 2. Aqua fluoridation - a total dud 3. Toxicity 3a. Merck Index 3b. How to Treat Fluoride Poisoning 4. Medical Misinformation 5. AMAQ's Misinformation 6. Was the NHMRC hoodwinked about water fluoridation? 6a. The Evidence 7. The Sulfuryl Fluoride Insanity 8. Egg Fluoridation experiment 9. Adverse Health Effects 10. Teeth 11. The Courier-Mail peddling misinformation 11a. Has The Courier-Mail had a change of mind? 12. Vested interests in Water Fluoridation 13. Views of Prominent People 14. Fluoride Toxicity Awareness Campaign. 15. Sample Petition 16. Some Debate 17. Debate from New South Wales [Above compiled and summarised by Heimen Julius]
ANEDO the Australian Network of Environmental Defenders Offices Inc consists of nine independently constituted and managed community environmental law centres located in each State and Territory of Australia. Each EDO is dedicated to protecting the environment in the public interest.
They provide legal representation and advice, take an active role in environmental law reform and policy formulation, and offer a significant education program designed to facilitate public participation in environmental decision making.
To contact the convenor of the Australian Network of Environmental Defenders Offices about national or international issues, please
e-mail the ANEDO Convenor edonsw[at]edo.org.au.
The National EDO Network is involved in numerous environmental policy initiatives. It is constantly reviewing existing laws in order to identify deficiencies and promote environmentally friendly law reform. It makes frequent submissions to governments on regulatory developments. Submissions can be accessed from this page including EPBC Act Submission, Submission on the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme Green Paper and many more.
ATA (Alternative Technology Association) The ATA (Alternative Technology Association) is Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisation, promoting sustainable technology and practice. The ATA provides services to members who are actively walking the talk in their own homes by using good building design, conserving water and using renewable energy. ATA advocates in government and industry arenas for easy access to these technologies as well as continual improvement of the technology, information and products needed to change the way we live. With branches and members around Australia and New Zealand, ATA provides practical information and expertise, based on our members’ hands-on experience. ATA also offers advice on conserving energy, building with natural materials, reusing, reducing the use of and recycling natural resources. The ATA promotes sustainable living and technologies.
RAIDE: Residents Action on Infrastructure, Development and Environment RAIDE members meet every second Monday evening from 6.30 pm at Wharf Street, Logan Village, Logan City upstairs in the old heritage school building. It is a watchdog group concerned to help local citizens have a say and protect the lifestyle they value. Phone Betty on 5546 3279. All welcome. Help to protect and preserve the Nature Sanctuary area status.
Queensland Conservation Council Queensland Conservation frequently undertakes projects in conjunction with governments, other environment groups, individuals and other organisations to further its core aim of environmental protection.
Gecko - Gold Coast & Hinterland Environment Council Gecko is the peak regional environment group, working to promote, protect, conserve and restore the natural environment and improve the sustainability of the built environment of the entire Gold Coast region, including its magnificent hinterland areas. It is a volunteer, not-for-profit, non-party-political, community-minded group.
Wildlife Tourism Australia Wildlife Tourism Australia (WTA) is a non-profit organisation established to promote the sustainable development of a diverse wildlife tourism industry that supports conservation.
Friends of the Earth Brisbane Friends of the Earth Brisbane was formed in late 1997 following a campaign to stop the opening of a new sand mine on North Stradbroke Island. The group working on the campaign felt a desire to work on a wider range of environmental and social issues and to help build a radical social change movement in Queensland and in Brisbane in particular. Over the years, many groups have formed to work on environmental and social justice issues and then disbanded a matter of months or a couple of years later. This has meant that little momentum has developed to build a social change movement and a culture of resistance. Experience and skills are rarely passed on to young activists and there is little "value adding" to good work that has been done in the past. This results in much "reinventing of wheels" and wasted resources. While single issue groups will always have a valid place, there is also a place for a grassroots organisation which is well resourced and continues to build capacity in working for social change towards an ecologically sustainable and just society.
Focus On Frogs Focus on Frogs has been created by people with an interest in frogs. The majority of frogs listed on this site are found locally in South East Queensland and the information provided has been contributed by people that have spent a great deal of time watching these frogs in their natural habitat. We are happy to try and answer any queries you may have about frogs in this area.
BRISBANE REGION ENVIRONMENT COUNCIL The Brisbane Region Environment Council(BREC) is a regional environment council providing advocacy, education, research and assistance for the protection and enhancement of the Brisbane regional environment. BREC is a project of the Web Incorporated, an association committed to achieving ecodevelopment through Care of the Earth, Care of People, and Care of the Community.
Karawatha Forest Protection Society Karawatha Forest is now managed by the Brisbane City Council with guidance from a management plan which was set up with community consultation. This stipulated that the Forest be used for passive recreation purposes.Karawatha Forest is approximately 770 hectares of bushland and coastal lowlands on the southern edge of Brisbane City, on Acacia Road, Karawatha, Queensland Australia.
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland Founded in 1962 by Judith Wright, Brian Clouston, David Fleay and Kathleen MacArthur, the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland is a community-based, non-profit organisation consisting of 24 branches throughout the State, committed to an ecologically sustainable future for people and wildlife.