This site contains good information of waste reduction and guides to recycling. It also has fact sheets on alternataive chemicals in the home.
Love Food Hate Waste
Love Food Hate Waste helps you avoid food waste, save time and money and reduce your environmental impact by planning better, shopping smarter and storing food effectively.
The Story of Stuff
The Story of Stuff Projects mission is to build a strong, diverse, decentralized, cross-sector movement to transform systems of production and consumption to serve ecological sustainability and social wellbeing. This site has a 20 minute video which offers great insight into how we consume material. It informs us about some of the unrecognized costs both socially and environmentally.
Empowering Young Consumers for a Better World. UNEP.
Planet Earth is facing a severe global crisis. Inefficient consumption and production patterns are putting an unbearable strain on our planet. youthxchange is designed to help trainers and individuals to understand and communicate on sustainable lifestyles.
UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) Resource Kit on Sustainable Consumption and Production.
This Information kit explores the following issues in terms of how they impact on the planet and discuss what choices we can make to lessen these impacts: Advertising, Eco design, Energies, Food, Housing, Leisure, Lifestyles, Mobility, Textiles, Tourism and Water.
The Life of a Mobile phone
Have you ever thought about how cell phones are made and what happens to them when you don’t need them anymore?
The Life cycle of a DVD or CD
Learn more about how these products are made and how you can help reduce their environmental impacts
Life cycle of a soccer ball
Have you ever wondered how a soccer balls are made and what happens to them when you’re finished playing with them.
Food Miles Calculator – Organic Linker
Food miles are a way of attempting to measure how far food has traveled before it reaches the consumer. It is a good way of looking at the environmental impact of foods and their ingredients. It includes getting foods to you, but also getting waste foods away from you, and to the landfill! You can track it from any capital city in the world!
Futurescapes demonstrates how our day-to-day actions determine the sustainability of our lifestyles. It helps us to think about our choices and understand how they affect our environment - our air, water, land, climate change and greenhouse gasses, waste management and biodiversity (the variety of animals and plants).
Big Green purse
This site has many tips and principles to consider when purchasing goods for your home.
Planet Ark - From Crop to Swap
The way we dress reflects our personality and our lifestyle choices, and increasingly, we're thinking about the environmental and social impacts of our clothes. What really goes into making them? What are they made of, who made them and how were they made?
This video follows the journey of a pair of jeans from crop to swap. It's narrated by Melissa Doyle, co-host of Sunrise on Seven and Big Aussie Swap ambassador. Click on the link below and scroll down to the video.
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