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Be informed

Staying informed and understanding what's happening to our environment is the best thing that you can do to really make a difference.

We've listed some of the sites that we've visit often to get the big picture.

David Suzuki Foundation Oxfam CSIRO

EarthFirst owes its inspiration to David Suzuki and the foundation that he has built.

Oxfam works directly with communities around the world to help combat porverty and injustice. Provides comprehensive, rigorous science to help Australia understand, respond to and plan for a changing climate.

Greenpeace Foodwise 3things
Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviours to protect and conserve the environment & to promote peace. Foodwise's mission is to get Australians to reduce the environmental impact of their food consumption. The site is full of useful info and recipes. 3things is a movement for global goodness. What 3 things can you do to make a difference?

ban the bag Food standards natural resources defense council
Encouraging Australians to stop using plastic bags! Food Standards is responsible for the development and administering the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code which lists requirements for foods such as additives, food safety, labelling and GM foods. Scientists, professionals and lawyers united to protect the world. The site featured a vast array of info about smarter living and business.

Consumption Atlas Peta save paper
What is the environmental cost of your spending? Enter your postcode and select greenhouse pollution, water usage or eco-footprint to find out just how much your area consumes and how it compares to others. Peta is an organisation dedicated to the ethical treatment of animals Helping companies reduce paper and save money

the story of stuff UNEP You could save the world
The presenations by Annie Leonard will blow you away. The united nations environment programme (UNEP) is the voice for the environment in the united nations system. It is an advocate, educator, catalyst for climate change, disasters & conflicts, ecosystemns management, environmental governance, harmful substances and resource efficiency. Warning: this site is quite intense, it contains information about factory farming that you will no doubt find disturbing. But it's the hard stuff that we need to face up to!

The climate reality project Postcarbon Institure cosmetics database
Founded by Al Gore, The Climate Reality Project is bringing the facts about the climate crisis into the mainstream and engaging the public in conversation about how to solve it. We help citizens around the world discover the truth and take meaningful steps to bring about change. Post Carbon Institute provides individuals, communities, businesses, and governments with the resources needed to understand and respond to the interrelated economic, energy, environmental, and equity crises that define the 21st century.

Have you read your ingredients? find out whats in your makeup.

This site lets you search more than 65,000 products.

The Humane Society of USA World Carner Research Fund  

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest and most effective animal protection organization, backed by 11 million Americans. We work to reduce suffering and improve the lives of all animals by advocating for better laws; investigating animal cruelty; conducting campaigns to reform industries; providing animal rescue and emergency response; and caring for animals through our sanctuaries, emergency shelters, wildlife rehabilitation centers, and clinics.

The site contains great info on animals that's ideal for school projects.

World Cancer Research Fund is part of a global network of charities commited to cancer prevention. The website features many useful articles abour cancer prevention through diet and health.