Green Cross Australia helps people to adapt to our changing climate, in ways that embrace sustainability and community resilience. We are motivated by our understanding of a resource-constrained, warming planet and our belief that this challenge presents opportunities for a bright future.
We are proud members of an international network with a distinctive history. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, Mikhail Gorbachev became deeply engaged with the Rio Earth Summit.
In1993 Gorbachev founded Green Cross International in order to create a new approach to solving the world's most pressing environmental challenges by reconnecting humanity to the environment.
Over 30 Green Cross offices around the world work towards this vision.
We are not an advocacy group - rather we work with respected business, research, community and government partners to deliver world-class digital projects that foster a global values shift towards a secure and sustainable future.
Our mantra, Think + Act + Share = Change, is key to every project we deliver. We believe the power of our projects is empowering Australians to take practical, informed action. So we don't just focus on awareness, we encourage people to take action, and then give them the tools via social and digital media to share their actions with their friends. We use mapping technologies to visualise participation in our projects and to ensure we can measure engagement.
We are also excited by advancements in technology and what this could mean for a sustainable energy future.
We think that every Australian wants to work towards a positive future, but are turned off by the politics, the arguments, the scare tactics, or the complicated science. We don't need to be paralysed just because we are polarised about climate change.
CSIRO research shows that 88% of Australians believe that climate change is happening. While 46.5% of them believe that humans are significantly contributing to it, 42.2% believe it's just a natural fluctuation in earth's temperatures. Whatever our belief, Australians know we need to prepare for a very different 21st century.
Since 2009 Green Cross Australia has deployed six award-winning websites engaging with 190,000 Australians, inspiring them to 160,000 measurable actions that advance our purpose.
Visit our websites:
How can you be ready for extreme weather?
We help prepare people for extreme weather events to protect families, properties and communities through our interactive disaster resilience portal.
How does your community recover after natural disasters?
We help disaster affected communities build back sustainably, by providing them with tools and resources to become more resilient.
Who is the biggest influencer at home?
We inspire primary school children to take every day actions to make a difference through our award winning environmental education program.
Did you know the average age for emergency volunteers is over
We work with young people to inspire a new generation of Australians to become emergency volunteers using the power of social networking.
How do we make climate change relevant?
We raise awareness about the affects of climate change on our oceans and coastal communities through a fun and meaningful community photography initiative.
What will your world look like when you're in charge?
We raise awareness about clean energy options for the future through a national video competition for school children.