Green Cross Australia educates and empowers Australians to become more resilient to our changing environment.
We run innovative digital projects that help to grow more sustainable and resilient communities. We know we are making powerful, positive changes because we track our on-the-ground impact using cutting-edge digital mapping technologies.
Our business and research partnerships draw together like-minded leaders and their companies and research institutions towards our vision of a more resilient Australia.
Green Cross Australia 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. We work alongside respected business, research, community and government partners to deliver world-class digital values and behaviour changing projects. We strive for a secure and sustainable future.
'Think + Act + Share = Change' is key to every project we deliver.
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 2008 we have developed an award-winning digital network that advances our purpose. Together our websites have empowered more than 550,000 Australians towards a more resilient and sustainable future.
Business and research partnerships
Since 2013 we have been developing a Business Adaptation Network involving companies and research organisations that share an interest in advancing good climate adaptatation practice. We are delighted that the following organisations are early supporters:
Visit our digital network
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.
ACT First helps to create empowered communities who are aware of their risks and are better prepared to respond to - and survive - severe weather events or natural disasters. This personalised online resource helps residents of the ACT prepare for extreme weather with customised preparedness information for each user.
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.