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Educational Resources

Envirosax believes that education in environmental sustainability begins at a very young age. Envirosax is committed in keeping up to date with sustainable education resources and practises around the world.

The necessity for communities to rapidly embrace and apply sustainable practises is well documented. The interconnectedness of realms that were once able to be considered in isolation has led to a growing realisation that the notion of sustainability needs to be a more holistic one and, as such, cultural, political, social, environmental and economic realms have become equally important to the notion of a sustainable future.

It is also apparent, on macro levels (global) and at the micro levels (schools) that such broad changes in people’s mindset cannot be imposed or effected overnight and so schools remain central to the long-term goal of sustainability because of their long-term access to developing minds.

General resources for teachers and students

Carbon Footprint Calculators
Teach Sustainability
CSIRO - Sustainability
New South Wales Sustainable School
Centre for Environmental Education
Wikipedia - Sustainability
UNESCO - Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future
Youth at the United Nations: World Youth Report 2005
National Centre for Sustainability
STEP - Sustainable Technology Education Project
Future Scapes - Find out your future and your environment based on your choices
Planet Extinction
About my planet dot com
Wipe Out Waste
Ecologic - Creating a Sustainable Future
Australian Bureau of Meteorology

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Marine and water conservation

Monterey Bay Aquarium - inspiring conservation of the oceans
Watercare - Water Learning and Living
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Biotechnology

BioTek - Tomorrow's BioScience Education Today

Greenhouse gases

Australia's Greenhouse Gases
U.S. Environmental protection Agency - Greenhouse Gases

Fuel Cells

Dr Durandet from All Saints Anglican School on the Gold Coast in Australia is looking for other schools from around the world with an interest in fuel cells to form a partnership in future fuel cell projects. CONTACT: adurandet@asas.qld.edu.au

Dr Antoine Durandet was educated in France. He completed a degree in Engineering and a PhD in plasma physics. After working for 15 years as a research scientist in France and in Australia (Australian National University), he completed a Graduate diploma of education and became a high school teacher. He is now the Head of the Science department at All Saints Anglican School on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Fuel Cells 2000 is a non-profit project which provides educational information on fuel cells to the public, the media, and policy makers.
The history of fuel cells
Fuel cell technology
Hydrogen reactor - A method for producing hydrogen gas

Alternative energy (wind)

Wind power - useful sites
American Wind Energy Association
Alliant Energy Kids Teacher and Parent resources

Alternative energy (tidal)

How tidal power plants work
Tidal energy systems
Tidal power
Tidal power resources

Alternative energy (solar)

Wikipedia - Solar power
Solar power is energy from the Sun
Solar power info from About My Planet

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