Taming the Australian Desert
European settlers, however, saw the same region as something to be conquered or tamed.
This explores the history, significance and sustainability of cattle grazing in northern Australia.
This is a learner-centred interactive module for biodiversity conservation in the Tropical Savannas biome.
This focuses on the role of fire in northern Australia and why it needs to be managed for sustainability of people's lives, property and the environment.
The Virtual farm Visit
This is an interactive learning resource about three farms in Australia, the people who farm them, how they go about it and the challenges they face. At the heart of the resource are 60 short videos narrated by the farmers themselves. Almost all the videos have an accompanying fact sheet and one also has a case study. They are organised according to various topics such as geography, technology and sustainable futures. The resource includes a Google map for each farm and a glossary of terms.
Sustainability requires that the wellbeing of society - the combination of community liveability, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity - is maintained or improved over time.
Biodiversity, Food and Farming for a Healthy Planet
This site contains information and resources that relate to biodiversity and farming, and how food and materials can be produced while protecting the Earth's natural resources.
Calculate your global footprint
How many Earths does it take to sustain your lifestyle?
Downstream effects of the textile industry
Regulations are put in place to control the way industries deal with waste. Take a look at Dhaka, Bangladesh and see how a lack of environmental monitoring has left rivers biologically dead and a population facing serious health concerns.
Ethical Textiles & Fashion.
How your T shirt can make a difference
Did you know that the t-shirt on your back has a major impact on the planet? Producing it took 2,700 liters of water, plus it takes a lot of energy to get it from the cotton fields to your closet.
Closing the loop
Every year we throw away 30 kg of clothes, and the textile industry is one of the world’s top 5 polluters. So, how can we make the fashion industry more sustainable? This video has some ideas.
What's the fuss about acidic oceans?
Watch this clip to find out how carbon dioxide is dissolving in the oceans, making them acidic and affecting life in the sea.
Acidification of the ocean
See how acidification of the water leads to less calcium carbonate, a vital ingredient corals use to build their skeleton.
Threats to coral reefs: what are they?
Coral reefs are in trouble.
Impacts of ocean acidification
In the long-term, ocean acidification is likely to be the most significant impact of a changing climate on the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem.
Urban planning and sustainability (abstract)
Long term impacts of rising sea levels
Rising sea levels - Kiribati
Great Barrier Reef
Threats to coral reefs
Listen to a panel of scientific and community experts discussing the human and natural factors that stress coral reefs around the world.
Marine Stewardship Council
This page has 5 videos that explain sustainable fishing and the ways to conserve the marine environment for future generations.
Fishing and Aquaculture
Is the fish you buy sustainably caught?
Watch this clip to find out why some countries certify wild-caught fish as sustainable and hear why this may not be necessary in Australia.
Sustainable practices - nuclear waste
Sustainable radioactive waste management
Radioactive waste - Australian Parliament
Microplastics in our oceans
Microplastics are tiny particles of plastic that are created when larger items containing plastic begin to disintegrate.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society explains that plastic will outlive us and it’s floating in an ocean near you.
The Great Plastic Tide
This site talks about the durable and very slow to degrade plastic materials that wash up around the world.
The Plastic Coalition
Look on this site to find out ways this school and your home could be plastic free.
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