So many websites, so little time. Here are four great Australian socially aware organisations that deserve a place in your rss reader. Get browsing!!
This week I am looking at sites that are run by our non-profits and environmental organisations. Yes, they are not necessarily “home grown” blogs but they are amazing resources that we should be checking in with.
In no particular order:
Greenpeace is an independent campaigning organisation that uses non-violent direct action to expose global environmental problems and to force solutions which are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Yes many people have differing views on Greenpeace and their tactics for change. I actually know a few people who have strong environmental views and belief who disagree with Greenpeace. I am not going to express my views here (you can ask me in the comments!) but they are a huge resource of information and statistics.
Some campaigns they are currently working on in the Australia / Pacific region include:
Overfishing in the waters surrounding our country
Genetically Modified Food in Australia and the region
Protection and awareness of the Whaling Industry
WWF-Australia is part of the WWF International Network, the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation. It has close to five million supporters and a global network active in more than 100 countries. Their missions are to:
- conserving the world’s biological diversity;
- ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; and
- promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.
World Wildlife Foundation are a great spot to start to investigate issues to do with the animals of our planet. They also have a great area for educating children about the plight of animals.
The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) is committed to inspiring people to achieve a healthy environment for all Australians. For over 40 years the ACF have been a strong voice for the environment, promoting solutions through research, consultation, education and partnerships.
Local news and issues – then the ACF is the place to go to find out what is happening. They have an extraordinary amount of information available and issues to support. The Healthy Rivers section of their site is a highlight if you are concerned with Australian Rivers and waterways.
They also showcase their GreenHome program with information, tips and statistics about Australian Families living sustainably.
The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is the voice for Australia’s ocean wildlife. We are an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of professional and passionate scientists, educators and advocates who have defended Australia’s oceans for over forty years.
This is particularly close to my heart – they work hard to protect our wonderful oceans (which means better diving conditions!) and are the ones who provide us with the Sustainable Seafood Guide.
Do you have any other big organisations that you love that I should be aware of?