What Can I Do?
You can read about all the good deeds in the world - but it's
much more fun to get out there and do them! You can make a change
We have compiled a list of ideas just to get you going. Try
these eco activities - share them with your family and friends.
Rate your progress. Be honest so you know what you can work on.
From waste, water and energy to what you eat and what you buy -
it's all about taking action, these little things all add up. Give
them a go at home and at school and encourage your friends - we can
all make a difference!
So you already pick up rubbish and turn the tap off? We think you're ready for a bigger challenge! Jumpstart your own project today. Planning is easy. If you can dream it you can do it. Whether it is to help your family, school or community cut peak
Become an inventor
Are you creative? Do you like technical challenges? Watch out world, here comes another budding inventor! There are hea...
Be frog friendly
Find out what species of frogs are native to your local area. Build a pond in your school or backyard to help breed more...
Volunteer to help others
The best things in life really are free like being kind and helpful to others by volunteering your skills. Some people r...
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It is ok if you or your friends can't take on a huge world changing project in Term 3. It is the little things that all add up. Have a go at some of these easy things you can do every day to make a difference in your backyard, your community and your
Ask a park ranger
Invite a park ranger to tell you more about what's living in your backyard. See how you can protect your local endangere...
Jot down emergency numbers
Equip yourself by creating a list of important emergency numbers for your fridge. Add them to your parent's mobile phone...
Join Witness King Tides
Sign up for 'Witness King Tides'. Join mum, dad or friends to take photos when big tides hit our coasts at www.witnesski...
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Australians use approximately four times more energy per person
than the world average (www.solarschools.net)
Most of our energy sources originate from the sun
The North Queensland coast is one of the wettest places in
It takes 125 recycled plastic milk bottles to manufacture a 140
litre wheelie bin from recycled plastic
95% less energy is needed to make aluminium from used cans
rather than from raw materials
Transport is responsible for 15 percent of Australia's
greenhouse pollution - second only to coal fired electricity
230,000 homes can be powered by the world's largest wind farm in
Texas, USA. That's the entire population of the Northern
With an estimated population of only 30 to 40 in the wild,
endangered Gilbert's potoroo is one of our rarest mammals
Extra load in the car increases fuel consumption. Empty out
anything you don't need to cart around.
Standby energy is the power used by an appliance when it seems
to be turned off but energy is till being used to run led
light or a clock. It accounts for 10% of a home's energy use,
costing Australians $950 million a year and tons of CO2.
There are over 2000 Museums in Australia!
It takes 10 litres of water to make just one 4A sheet of
There are 1300 critically endangered grey nurse sharks on
Australia's east coast