The Global Goals have been introduced to the world. A 17-point plan to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality. The Global Goals are the biggest attempt in the history of the human race to make the world a better place. A plan that 193 governments have agreed, a plan that the world wants and needs. A plan backed by leading business and organisations. A to-do-list for the planet that will only be achieved if everyone plays their part.
World Meteorological Organization (WMO): informative, interactive, challenging and fun with relevant up to date information, opportunities to connect and make a difference.
Green Facts: information and reports on current situations.
The Conversation (Australia): interesting articles and up to date information about climate change from a variety of sources.
The David Suzuki Foundation: get involved, take action and find out what is new in the effort to deal with global warming.
Australian Government – Department of the Environment: current news and data regarding Australia’s stance on all issues in the area of climate change.
Oxfam Australia: climate change hurts people. What do you know? What can you do?
World Wildlife Fund (Australia): information regarding the science of global warming and climate change, the impacts, and the solutions.
Nova: Science in the News: detailed, interesting information about a variety of environmental issues including how climate change will affect biodiversity in Australia and the impacts of rising sea levels. Each article concludes with a quiz.
Greenpeace International: “In 3 steps, here is what Paris can do – and what we need to do afterwards.” News that challenges your behaviour and assumptions.
Australian Conservation Foundation: current actions, events and ways to be involved and connected with the environment.
Climate Change in Australia: easy to navigate information with an option to make decisions in the Decision Tree.
Climate Kids – NASA’s Eyes on the Earth: definitions, facts, activities and things to make, do and watch.
Global Climate Change: learn more about the climate, how and why it is changing and how the climate changed in the past. An easy to navigate, entertaining site.
Tiki The Penguin: the Penguin’s guide to climate change. Great links and information presented in a fun manner.
Green Lane Diary: while not current, this site remains a valuable resource for information and activities.
GreenWorld365: up to date articles across all areas of “green” living with a focus on short, easy to read information and good tabs for students of all ages.
Running the Numbers: a visual project where every image portrays a specific quantity of something.
Devastating Effects of Climate Change: a 3 minute animation based on a recent UN report.
Meat the Truth examines an often ignored cause of climate change – intensive livestock production (72 mins).
Climate Change Basics: short video (2 min 47s) giving a clear explanation of the basics.
Ted.com: a collection of TED Talks videos on climate change (secondary level).
A Way Forward – Facing Climate Change: explore the global impact of climate change and its devastating effects—and learn what scientists suggest in response—in this short documentary film from National Geographic and the UN Foundation (7 mins 43s).
Climate Change 101: basic information, and an easy experiment from the Smithsonian (USA). Suitable for upper primary and secondary (4½ mins).
Africa Progress Panel: 3 minute video explaining how climate change is not equal in the way it is being felt across the world.
The Story of Stuff: this 20 minute animated movie was the first in the project series. It examines consumerism, waste and promotes sustainability.
Aries: a selection of videos from around the world to stimulate debate on all things to do with sustainable development.
Choose your climate future: see how your world could change as global temperatures increase.
Play Oiligarchy and be the protagonist of the petroleum era.
The Silent Tsunami explains the global food crisis as an effect of climate change (11 mins).
Critical Choices in the Critical Decade: this is the critical decade for turning around rising emissions of greenhouse gases and putting us on the pathway to stabilising the climate system (2½ minute video).
The Next Wave: an eight minute video which describes the Carteret islanders struggle to relocate, as some of the world’s first climate change refugees.
The Eco-bunnies in Hare Do’s and Don’ts.
Wind Power – The Truth: a short video about the amount of power wind turbines produce equated to household usage.
Animals Save the Planet: short, humorous animations about being earth friendly.
The Secret Life of Paper: 6 minute video examining paper use.
Games, quizzes and other activities at EcoKids.
Learn about Sisters on the Planet (DVD is available from AFW).
Climate Kids: games and film clips.
Breathing Earth: a simulation of CO2 emissions, birth rate and death rate.
The Environmental Justice Foundation has films about the human impact of climate change.
Natural Resources Management for Kids: a portal that links to various sites which offer animated explanations, games and quizzes.
Tiki The Penguin: games and interactive activities.
Play the following games:
- The Planet Pulse Game
- Virtual Forest (see how your choices affect your environment)
- Climate Challenge
- Energy Hog Games
- I’m Alright Jack
- Climate Kids – NASA’s Eyes on the Earth
- Climate Change Live – series of games and activities
- Climate Interactive – links to 19 games that “could change the future”
- EPA – games and quizzes which are linked to grades
- UCAR – games, simulations and virtual labs for fun and learning
One Person Can: take the survey and give visibility to the actions you are taking.
Climate Action Hobart: you can join up and be empowered to adopt sustainable living practices.
Australian Youth Climate Coalition: join a movement of more than 110,000 young people.
Christian Aid: international climate action.
Climate Action Network: by joining the Climate Action Network you will link into Australia’s biggest network of organisations working to confront the climate crisis.
350: building a global climate movement.
Australian Greenhouse Calculator: includes teacher ideas and student activities.
Australian Conservation Foundation: action for the environment.
EcoKids: connect with nature, play, get outside and take action.
OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES
A Fairer World has posters, classroom activities, books, DVDs and web links on global issues such as climate change and sustainability. Contact us for a complete list of resources available free or on loan to members.