Links and Resources
An online calculator that allows you to measure your ecological footprint to find out how your actions are impacting the planet and what you can do to reduce your footprint.
Take this quiz to find out what your ecological footprint is, discover your biggest areas of resource consumption, and learn what you can do to tread more lightly on the earth. The tool also allows you to search by different countries.
The EPA's Carbon and Ecological Footprint Events Calculator helps organisers plan a low-footprint event. It uses life cycle assessments to estimate the carbon equivalents produced as a result of your event.
This tool sets out the process for planning a waste-wise event in three different stages.
The Office of Teaching and Learning's sustainability online community of practice aims to provide information on sustainability education activities taking place across tertiary institutions in Australia. Individuals can register, create a profile and share their teaching activities and access teaching resources.
Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future is a UNESCO program providing professional development for teachers, curriculum developers, education policy makers and authors of educational materials. Resources are divided in to four themes.
The Linkingthinking toolkit is an introduction to systems thinking, to help educators and students develop their own latent abilities to think relationally.
Linda Booth Sweeney has created a set of methods and tools that focus on systems as the context for defining and solving complex problems, and for fostering more effective learning and design.
The Mindfulness in Education network supports and cultivates the practice of mindfulness in educational settings.
The Story of Stuff is a community of 500,000 change makers worldwide who are working to build a more healthy and just planet. The Story of Stuff website provides teaching tools, resources and podcasts.
The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century. Its focus is the transition to sustainable ways of living and sustainable human development. It is a vision of hope and a call to action.
The Fifth Estate provides news, views and information on sustainable property and the built environment.
The ABC's Environment page provides up-to-date national and international environmental news.
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.
The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) website includes climate updates and trackers, climate data sets and climate change forecasts.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is the UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues. It has a strong research arm and at any one time is responsible for around 1000 research projects. Its priorities are to grow the rural economy, improve the environment and safeguard animal and plant health.
Sustainability at Work
The Green Office Guide helps you to buy environmentally friendly office equipment and use it to reduce your operating and environmental costs, including greenhouse gas emissions.
Sustainability at Home
The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH)'s Sustainable Living website provides tips and information on how to make your lifestyle more resource-efficient and includes advice on economical energy and water usage, recycling, reducing waste and saving money.
The Clean Energy Council has published a free guide to buying and installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels for your home.