The Living in 2030 Environmental Curriculum - an Experiment in Survival
The Living in 2030 Environmental Curriculum challenges students to examine the state of our planet in the Year 2030 if we continue with a ‘business as usual' scenario, and take no action to halt global warming. This program has been designed and developed by Global Green Plan.
The Living in 2030 Environmental Curriculum takes a ‘learning by doing' approach to environmental education. Increasingly student driven, the Living in 2030 activities and projects are designed to encourage students to come up with real solutions to real problems.
The Living in 2030 Environmental Curriculum fosters initiative, responsibility, leadership and teamwork. Students who participate in the Curriculum experience a sense of achievement and empowerment at their ability to make a difference in the face of increasingly frightening, and overwhelming, predictions about our planet. Living in 2030 students also report a heightened awareness and understanding of their community, as the Curriculum encourages interaction between the school, households and the wider community.
As well as learning about the environment, Living in 2030 students come away with valuable skills in the areas of communication (in particular, the internet and website construction), data management, critical evaluation, risk analysis and information technology.
The Living in 2030 Environmental Curriculum is designed for middle school classes (Years 7-10). It also provides extension opportunities for gifted or talented students, and classes that choose to take their 2030 experience further.
Affordability versus Sustainability in the Built Environment is a PODCAST from Griffith University Business School[14 April 2009]
What role does transport play in creating affordable and sustainable built environments? What are the wider costs of current transport options? And how can car sharing and personal transport increase the affordability and sustainability of housing, commercial developments and precincts?
Find out the challenges of built environments in this context with our first podcast from the 2009 "Sustainability in Business Series".
Growing Communities Growing Communities is a community based cooperative enterprise working to promote the establishment, development and on-going support of school and community gardens and city farms in South East Queensland and beyond. CONSULTANCY Growing Communities provides the following services to schools, community organisations, government, business & individuals:
Green Tucker One concientious omnivore and one vege’s quest to reduce the environmental impact from their food.Both Wendy & Kate love their food. Wendy, a committed organic foodie and vego, is slightly more hard core, and seems to be approaching this project with the aim of eating locally straight away! Kate, a meat eater who loves farmers markets, sees this project as more of a journey: how can she learn to make the changes in where she sources her food and the diet required to reduce her food miles.This blog seeks to list and debunk facts and myths around the best ways to source environmentally friendly food, as well as discuss products that are available around Melbourne’s markets. It also contains links to further resources, including books, films and websites that feature helpful information.
Environmental Auditing Donnachadh is author of the books "Saving the Planet Without Costing the Earth- 500 simple steps to greening your life style" and "Easy Eco-auditing - how to make your home and workplace planet friendly."
Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre CREEC (Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre) is a source of information and contact for people who care about their environment in the Caboolture area. Each year they coordinate the Caboolture Sustainable Living Fair. 17 May 2008 planning is well underway.
Biological Farmers of Australia The BFA actively works to influence standards development at government level, and support the growth of the Australian organic market. The BFA continues to increase consumer awareness of organic food and supports growth of local food economies and will remain active in lobbying for support for organic producers and in maintaining high standards across Australia. The BFA operates for the benefit of its members, as a not-for-profit organisation.It is Australia’s largest representative organic body.