The Climate Conversation

To enhance your research around sustainability, climate change and justice I have collated some resources for your reflection. The majority of resources have been recommended to me by both lay people and experts concerned about the environment. I have read some of the material however due to the vast quantity, I have been unable to touch the edges of this complex topic. Make up your own mind about how useful the resources are to you. I look forward to your feedback on documentaries, videos, books and websites as we learn to live sustainably.

Must Watch

The Story of Stuff

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The New Joneses Project 2014

Watch two Australians as they seek to “do more with less” and “live it up, not keep up” with the rest of society.


Organisations & Websites

Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC) »

A multi-faith network committed to taking action on climate change. They have Climate Change Action Kits for people of the Christian, Hindu, Islamic and Jewish faith groups.

Skeptical Science »

This website provides discussion around climate change facts, myths and skeptiscm and addresses perspectives from a beginner, intermediate and advanced perspective.

The Climate Institute »

Check out The Climate Institute and their vision for Australia, “a resilient Australia, prospering in a zero-carbon global economy, participating fully and fairly in international climate change solutions.”

Beyond Zero Emissions »

“Beyond Zero Emissions Inc. is a not-for-profit research and education organisation known for its work designing and implementing a zero emissions economy for Australia. Its goal is to transform Australia from a 19th century fossil fuel based, emissions intensive, economy to a 21stcentury renewable-energy-powered clean-tech economy.” »

“We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all.”

Alternative Technology Association »

The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) is a not-for-profit organisation that exists to connect, inspire and assist people to make sustainable choices in their homes and communities.

Fifteen Trees »

Fifteen Trees distributes trees to community groups and landholders for planting. These groups have been looking after our native heritage for generations. Fifteen Trees can plant trees to help reduce the carbon footprint of your – car, flight, or conference. Trees can be planted as a gift or as a thank you.

Transition Towns - Maroondah »

Creating resilient and sustainable communities


Climate Change - Making Up Your Mind

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Climate In Peril - A Popular Guide to the Latest IPCC Reports

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Suffering The Science - Climate Change, People and Poverty

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Dried Up, Drowned Out

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Videos & Documentaries

Earth Hour »

CO2 Experiment

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National Geographic
Six Degrees Could Change The World:

2 Degrees »

4 Degrees »

6 degrees »

No Impact Man

Watch No Impact Man »

Follow the Manhattan-based Beavan family as they abandon their high consumption 5th Avenue lifestyle and try to live a year while making no net environmental impact.

Climate Council

The Climate Council exists to “provide independent, authoritative climate change information to the Australian public. Why? Because our response to climate change should be based on the best science available.”

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Read “All The Top Climate Scientists In The World Have Something To Tell You" »

Read “Which Suburbs Are Winning The Australian Solar Race" »

Years Of Living Dangerously

Watch Years of Living Dangerously »

Explore the issues of climate change with celebrity “correspondents”, including Jessica Alba, Harrison Ford and Matt Damon, as they travel around the world and visit areas impacted by extreme weather events.


A Climate of Hope: Church and Mission in a Warming World by Claire Dawson & Dr Mick Pope
(Coming Soon in 2015)

Eaarth: Making A Life On a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben

A book about scaling back!

Global Warming – A Very Short Introduction by Mark Maslin

An introduction to global warming.

Living in Denial by Kari Marie Norgaard

This book discusses the lack of response from Western nations to the current and urgent environmental issue, global warming.

Carbon Detox by George Marshall

Provides readers with practical lifestyle changes to help reduce carbon dioxide and carbon emissions.