Climate Action

Websites for events and groups taking action for a safe climate and a sustainable future.

  • 100% Renewable – Community-based campaigns for 100% renewable energy in Australia
  • Alternative Technology Association – Promotes, informs and advises about sustainable technology and practice
  • Australian Youth Climate Coalition – AYCC’s mission is to create a generation-wide movement to solve the climate crisis.
  • Big Tent: Southern Highlands Community Bulletin Board
  • Bundanoon Community Association – Website for the Bundanoon community
  • Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities – The CSRC provides opportunities for University research and service to be relevant to the development and understanding of sustainable regional communities, and to provide a direct interface with communities which have particular research and community de
  • Climate Action Network Australia – The Australian arm of Climate Action Network International. A network of over 70 Australian non-government groups working for action on climate change.
  • Climate Desk – A journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact—human, environmental, economic, political—of a changing climate. The partners are The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, Grist, The Guardian, Mother Jones, Slate, Wired, and PBS’s N
  • Consensus Project – The Consensus Project analysed 21 years of published, peer-reviewed climate research to measure the level of consensus that humans are causing global warming.
  • Embark – Working to shift the community energy sector into the mainstream, as a proven and financially viable model capable of attracting large-scale investment and growing to meet its full potential.
  • LearnStuff – Infographics for many subjects, such as plastic bags, insane bosses, and climate change. Explore the site for articles in words as well. Material can be re-used under Creative Commons.
  • Lightfoot Education – Sustaining the future of Agriculture – Building Communities of Learning
  • Mistervint – A real-time picture of how much renewable energy is in the electricity grid, so that you can make your electricity use greener!
  • Northern Illawarra Sustainability Alliance (NISA) – An information hub for local, national and global sustainability issues. Great photos and postcards here and on Facebook
  • Open Climate Science 101 – Free online course in Climate Science from the University of Chicago. Video lectures, quizzes, and hands-on exercises with interactive models and simple mathematical ideas.
  • Shrink ThatFootprint – How we can get energy, comfort, miles, and stuff in ways that won’t toast the planet
  • Stop CSG Illawarra – Grass roots group campaigning against coal seam gas mining in the Illawarra – and under the Highlands.
  • The Consensus Project – The Consensus Project measured the level of consensus in published, peer-reviewed climate research that humans are causing global warming. Workers analysed 21 years worth of peer-reviewed papers on “global warming” or “global climate change”. A peer-revi
  • The Goulburn Group – Not-for-profit community action group committed to researching and promoting environmentally and economically sustainable development projects in Goulburn.
  • Transition Network – International Transition Network
  • Wingecarribee Shire Council
  • Your Home Technical Manual

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Climate and Environment

The reasons for action: websites with reliable information about how the world’s climate is changing and what that means for oceans, deserts, forests, rivers, plains, and the people who live there. 

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Renewable Energy, Low-Emission Technology and Industry

Energy efficiency, generation, storage and distribution; development and availability of sustainable technologies; new and re-newed industries for a sustainable future

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Economics and Policy

Government policies and economic discussions that relate to climate and the environment.

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Books

Debunking Handbook
By John Cook and Stephan Lewandowsky. Available as a download hereor from the Skeptical Science website.
The Great Disruption
By Paul Gilding. Published 2011. Website: http://paulgilding.com/the-great-disruption
Making Peace with Earth: Beyond resource, land and food
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By Shive Vandana. Published 2012. Website: http://www.spinifexpress.com.au/Bookstore/book/id=198/
Merchants of Doubt
By Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. Published 2010. Website: http://www.merchantsofdoubt.org/
Prosperity without growth
By Tim Jackson. Published 2009. Website: http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/publications.php?id=914
Prosperity without growth
By Tim Jackson. Published 2009. Website: http://www.sd-commission.org.uk/publications.php?id=914
Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change
By Clive Hamilton. Published 2010. CANWin Review 2013. Publisher’s website: http://www.allenandunwin.com/default.aspx?page=94&book=9781742372105
Soil Not Oil: Climate change, peak oil, and food security
By Shive Vandana. Published 2008. Website: http://www.spinifexpress.com.au/Bookstore/book/id=198/

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