Deforestation and the use of fossil fuels are not the only human activities causing climate change. Other aspects of modern life are adding to the problem by producing greenhouse gases, like methane, nitrous oxide and chlorofluorocarbons. Let’s examine where they come from. Show Less
Vicki, Dean, Rob and Maddie share a deep connection to the ocean. It connects them to the past, enriches the present and inspires their futures. Dean is an artist, scientist and custodian who turns to sea-country for inspiration in his work. Vicki creates sculptures from kelp—evolving a traditional artform into contemporary designs that depict the beauty and fragility of sea-country. Rob teaches his daughter Maddie the cultural importance of catching a feed—always mindful that sea-country is traditionally women’s country and she must learn when to turn back. This is their connection to sea country. Show Less
This is a timeline of the life of Greta Thunberg and her rise as a global climate activist. Swedish activist Greta Thunberg's lone school strike for the climate in 2018 evolved into a worldwide movement, inspiring millions to take action against global warming and demanding immediate change from world leaders. Show Less
Tens of thousands of years ago, First Nations Australians looked up on pristine dark skies and formed a complex understanding of what the stars could tell humans about the land. This video explores the astronomical traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, whose observations may be the first forms of astronomy conducted worldwide. Informative and engaging, this is a great introduction to an important part of First Nations history and science. Show Less
One woman's journey from ecological despair to finding hope in the soil beneath her feet. Film director and actress Rachel Ward is not the first person you'd expect to join a farming revolution. In this triumphant film, Rachael voyages from wilful ignorance about the ecological impacts of conventional agriculture on her own rural property, to embracing a movement to restore the health of Australia's farmland, food and climate. Show Less
WARNING: This film contains footage that may be distressing for some viewers. Teacher discretion is advised. Is it acceptable to kill animals for fashion? From the makers of award-winning films 'Cowspiracy' and 'What the Health', 'Slay' follows filmmaker Rebecca Cappelli’s journey around the world to uncover the dark side of the fashion industry. Rebecca's investigation into the animal skins trade unravels a harrowing story of greenwashing, mislabeling, animal cruelty and cover-ups from some of the world's major luxury fashion brands. 'Slay' provides an in-depth and eye-opening look into the realities of today’s fashion industry while pointing the way towards viable and sustainable alternatives. Are you ready to get under fashion’s skin? Show Less
'The Giants' is a poetic, cinematic portrait of environmentalist Bob Brown and the Forest. The film draws on emerging science about trees and Brown’s experiences of activism to inspire a new chapter in our relationship with trees.
From the stone age to the smartphone age, it’s in our nature to want to support each other to achieve a bigger goal. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges we face as a society today, and by working together we can find brilliant solutions. Show Less
Hear from Zaqiya Cajee, founder of SwopItUp, a non-profit organisation to help teens to run clothes swaps at schools, as well as Nayan and Alicia on how you can stay stylish and get the most out of your clothes - especially when on a budget!
Throughout history, young people have played a key role in bringing about change by voicing their concerns. Greta Thunberg was 15 years old when she started protesting outside the Swedish parliament in 2018. Sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen from Indonesia were 12 and 10 years old when they asked the Bali government to ban single-use plastic bags from the island (spoiler alert: they succeeded). Show Less
According to Water UK, 46% of people believe their household uses 20 litres of water day, but it’s actually almost 142 litres per person. This is a major problem, because according to non-profit organisation Waterwise, many parts of the UK will face significant water deficits by 2050. And we’re starting to see the effects of this now – in July 2021, the Environmental Agency reported that 15 out of the 23 water companies operating in areas of England are rated as being under ‘serious’ stress. Show Less
We don’t often think about how energy gets into our home and where it comes from. Sources like coal, fossil fuels, natural gas, wind, solar or biofuels are required to generate energy, and some of them are kinder to the earth than others.
There are lots of ways you can encourage others to get on board with protecting the planet. The easiest is to simply start talking to your friends and family about the subject. Even better, why not talk about the solutions that already exist?