- Green Building Council of Australia - GBCA
The Green Building Council's mission is to develop a sustainable property industry for Australia and drive the adoption of green building practices through market-based solutions. Launched in 2002, the GBCA is a national, not-for-profit organisation that is uniquely supported by both industry and governments across the country. The organisation is funded by membership income and sponsorship only. Click here to review the benefits of membership and discover how you can participate in creating a more sustainable property industry for Australia.
Our mission is to define and develop a sustainable property industry for Australia and to drive the adoption if green building practices through market-based solutions.Our objective is to promote sustainable development and the transition of the property industry to implementing green building programs, technologies, design practice and operations.To do this we advance and promot
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- Green Power (national accreditation program)
Green Power is a national accreditation program that sets stringent environmental and reporting standards for renewable energy products offered by electricity suppliers to households and businesses across Australia. If you choose a government accredited Green Power product, your energy supplier agrees that the equivalent amount of energy you nominate is produced from renewable sources, avoiding the use of coal-derived power. Energy suppliers’ Green Power products are independently audited so you can be sure your money is being well spent. The Green Power tick is your guarantee that your contributions are helping facilitate the installation of new sustainable energy projects in Australia.
- Greenfleet - Our Program
Climate change and global warming are among today's most pressing environmental issues, brought about by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Transport is Australia's fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Greenfleet is a non-profit organisation. Our program provides a simple way to reduce your car's impact on the environment. For $40 (tax deductible), Greenfleet will plant 17 native trees on your behalf. These trees will help to create a forest, and as they grow will absorb the greenhouse gases that your car produces in one year (based on 4.3 tonnes of CO2 for the average car*).
Greenfleet is a registered environmental charity working to reduce pollution and climate change. Avoid, reduce and finally offset greenhouse gas pollution from your car, gas, electricity and flights.
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Note: Science shows that 17 mixed species trees will not only absorb a car's greenhouse emissions, but will also help to tackle salinity, improve water quality and provide essential habitat for native species.
Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted more than 2 million trees on behalf of Australian motorist ...mores and fleets. These forests will not be harvested and will create an investment in rural Australia for future generations.
- Real Climate -> ClimateScience
RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. We aim to provide a quick response to developing stories and provide the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.
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Note: Fascinating use of Google Co-op
- Ripple products Pty Ltd (2003)
The focus of this Australian business is water awareness, water consumption and water usage. Every time you turn on the tap to use water you will use a Ripple Product, and every time you use a Ripple Product you will be saving water. Ripple is a design business looking to communicate to Australian people about their water consumption. This communication is done through “water saving” product development. Our aim is to provide well-designed, “water wise”, functional items for the home that allow the consumer to be made aware of their own water consumption. The more that consumers are aware of their water usage, the more effective we can be to reduce our water consumption, individually and as a community.
Ripple Products - The focus of this Australian business is water awareness, water consumption and water usage. Every time you turn on the tap to use water you will use a Ripple Product, and every time you use a Ripple Product you will be saving water.
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- Australian Conservation Foundation
ACF is committed to inspiring people to achieve a healthy environment for all Australians. For 40 years we have been a strong voice for the environment, promoting solutions through research, consultation, education and partnerships. We work with the community, business and government to protect, restore and sustain our environment.
ACF is committed to inspiring people to achieve a healthy environment for all Australians. ACF is committed to inspiring people to achieve a healthy environment for all Australians.
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- Australian Ethical Investment - Home
Australian Ethical Investment was established in 1986 for the purpose of environmental and socially responsible investment. AEI manages four unit trusts, with around 100 individual investments. In addition, all trusts are available for Superannuation. The company has a commitment to improve the ethics of corporate Australia and promote ecologically sustainable and socially just enterprises through judicious investment throughout Australia. It currently manages four public unit trusts.
Note: See this page, for their charter: http://www.austethical.com.au/about_aei/australian_ethical_charter
- Four Corners Broadband Edition
Investigative TV journalism at its best.
- Friends of the Earth Australia
Friends of the Earth (FoE) is a federation of autonomous local groups who are working towards an environmentally sustainable and socially equitable future. FoE Australia functions both through the activities of its local groups, and on the national level through appointed spokespeople, campaigns and projects, the national magazine - Chain Reaction, and the work of the national liaison officers. Through a combination of research, community outreach, direct action, lobbying and offering positive business alternatives, FoE seeks to work in alliances with other like minded groups and individuals to achieve the necessary social change which will allow for environmental protection with full protection for the rights of all people.
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- Global Warming - Zimbio
a start page at Zimbio into global warming
Content and discussion related to global warming-- the science behind it and views from all angles: environmental, cultural, political, economic.
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- Green Vehicle Guide - QuickCompareWebForm
By choosing a greener vehicle, you can make a real difference. The Green Vehicle Guide helps you by rating new Australian vehicles based on greenhouse and air pollution emissions. The rating is calculated using data provided by manufacturers from testing the vehicle against Australian standards.
- High and dry by Guy Pearse - Readings Books
Australia is feeling the sharpest of climate change's cutting edges – water shortage is chronic and irreversible, temperatures are rising, and species are dying on land and at sea. And yet our government has been one of the world's most recalcitrant in the use and trade of carbon fuels. Why has the Howard government so conspicuously sabotaged the national interest? In this damning insider's account, Guy Pearse tells us how and why current government policy is to increase carbon emissions rather than reduce them. The Weather Makers gave us the science of climate change; High and Dry gives us the politics and economics. It is a devastating indictment of how the coal industry boardroom dominates the Howard government cabinet room.
- Human Ecology, Human Economy: Ideas for an Ecologically Sustainable Future by Mark Diesendorf (Editor), Clive Hamilton (Editor)
A collection of 12 articles describing aspects of the relationship between economics and environmental sustainability. It gives first class and very approachable coverage of this important subject. Contains excellent discussion on pathways to sustainable development.
Amazon.com: Human Ecology, Human Economy: Ideas for an Ecologically Sustainable Future (9781864482881): Mark Diesendorf, Clive Hamilton: Books
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- Institute of Environmental Studies Home
- Institute of Environmental Studies: Dr Mark Diesendorf
Dr Mark Diesendorf teaches, researches and consults in the interdisciplinary fields of sustainable energy, sustainable urban transport, theory of sustainability, ecological economics, and practical processes by which government, business and other organisations can achieve ecologically sustainable and socially just development.
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- It's Easy Being Green and it doesn't cost the earth.
Be part of the solution of climate change. Go Carbon Neutral! Every time you use electricity, drive your car or take a flight, you generate CO2 that contributes to climate change. But it’s now easy to become part of the solution of climate change! Compensate your personal CO2 emissions with one of our Carbon Neutral Packages. We neutralise or ‘offset’ your CO2 through energy saving school fundraisers.
- Leave No Trace Australia
Leave No Trace Australia is a national non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor travel and recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace builds awareness, appreciation and respect for our natural and cultural heritage. We are dedicated to promoting attitudinal change and the empowerment of individuals, companies and communities to accept responsibility for the conservation of their natural environment. This is achieved by forming partnerships to foster the development of Leave No Trace minimal impact skills and ethics.
Leave No Trace Australia promotes and inspires responsible travel and recreation through education, research and partnerships. Leave No Trace is Australia's national minimal impact program
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- No To Carbon
Part of the "Easy Being Green" organisation (I think). However their not a non-profit, they are non-governemnt, as far as I can tell anyway.
- Plant-Based Hunger Solutions (PHS)
This online resource provides information for hunger advocates, food policy researchers, sustainable development specialists, and other public interest groups reforming local and global food systems, specifically recentering them away from dependence on animal agriculture.
- Students of Sustainability 2006
This year, the fifteenth annual Students of Sustainability conference was held at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, from the 9th - 15th July.
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