No matter who we are or where we are from, we can all make small but meaningful contributions to protect and enhance the world we live in.

As part of our Global Twinning Program we assist Australian kids achieve their own local environmental goals, by focusing on simple actions that contribute to conservation of native fauna and flora and easy ways we can all live more sustainably. 

Visit Our Projects for school activity options, or scroll down for some quick tips and links that we can all do at home! Get in touch to enquire about our unique range of Australian schools activities we can offer, including:​

We offer a wide range of koala conservation activities for school-aged children, from single one-off sessions to a series of activities delivered throughout the year. 

  • Be a Koala Champion!  In-person and expert led, classroom based and practical koala conservation activities tailored to suite grades Prep – 12, including koala experiences, koala conservation dogs and responsible dog owner demonstrations and koala tree planting
  • Want to take the next step?  Be Koala Smart! This free program can be applied to any school or any class. You chose how to apply the classroom-ready content depending on what best suits your needs, your school’s size, its programs and resources.

A global citizen is someone who cares about the wider world, about the whole of our planet and all the people and animals who live on it. Our Good Global Citizen Program that involves twinning schools from Australia and Kenya, helps our young generation learn and take action to make the world more sustainable.

  •  Learn about Maasai culture and their way of life, their connection to the land and wildlife. We take a look at some of the challenges that we have in common, and also those that we have that are very different.
  • Letter writing exchange with students from Kenya ‘twinning’ school – students share stories about their lives, culture, wildlife and the environment they live in.
  • Kenya school-support activities, such as raising money to deliver specific project goals such as to buy books, solar lights, or school lunches for global classmates.

A small but pivotal source of our funding is from recycling. Recycling 10c containers (such as school poppas) is an excellent way, specially for young people, to help people and planet.  We assist in setting up class or full school recycling programs, short or long term.

The program allows students to follow their progress in improving their own local environment (including how much water, energy, and landfill they have saved through their efforts) and set targets for funds they want to raise by recycling 10c eligible containers. As just one example, 1.5 orange recycle bags can buy a solar light for a student in Kenya so they can study after dark!

We all have a role to play to secure a sustainable future

From helping native fauna and flora, to sustainable living in the home, here are some useful tips and links to get you started

Wildlife and habitat

Creating habitat for wildlife

Backyards, schools, parks, and street trees can provide habitat for wildlife and play a significant role in contributing to biodiversity. By giving some thought to the needs of native wildlife and doing your research when designing your habitat space, you are likely to encourage a much greater variety of native birds, mammals, and other fauna. Here are some links to get you started:

Backyard Buddies (great list of different DIY projects for creating habitat for wildlife, including bee hotels, bat, bird and mammal boxes and frog ponds)

Gold Coast City Council – Backyard Biodiversity (koalas, frogs, native bees, butterflies and hollows)

Why is planting locally native species best?

  • They attract native birds, butterflies and frogs to your garden.
  • They often require less water.
  • They provide a food source and habitat for local wildlife.
  • Native plants are adapted to the local conditions.
  • Native gardens are unique and attractive and complement the local landscape character.
  • Gardens filled with local native plants provide much needed additional resources for wildlife.
  • They can help you avoid having environmental weeds escape from your garden into waterways and natural areas.

The Australian Native Plant Society provides a list of native plant nurseries in your State or Territory. 

Contact your local council too – many offer free native plants for residents.

During ongoing dry weather and periods of extreme heat, it is important that we care for our native wildlife. Leave bowls of fresh, clean water out in shady locations. Shallow dishes are better for smaller animals. If you use a large container make sure to provide a rock or stick so that small animals can climb out. Place the container in an area where animals are protected from predators when drinking e.g. near a shrub or bush and keep your pets away from this area so that animals can drink undisturbed.

Unless advised to by a registered wildlife carer or veterinarian, don’t attempt to feed wild animals.

If an animal sick or injured, or appears to be suffering heat distress contact your local wildlife rescue group. Use the search tool at Australian Fauna Care to find your nearest organisation.

 

For sick, injured or orphaned wildlife, use the ‘search’ tool at Australian Fauna Care to contact your local wildlife rescue group.

Sustainable living

Recycling

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Composting

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Sustainable Gardening

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Reducing Energy Consumption

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