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 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
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.
Some of our major programs include the Extreme Weather Heroes project,
which encourages young people to join emergency services; the Green Lane Diary, which encourages
primary school students to develop environmentally friendly,
sustainable behaviours; Build It Back Green, which provides
communities with the tools necessary to re-build after natural
disasters in environmentally sustainable ways; Witness King
Tides which raises awareness about the affects of climate
change on our oceans and coastal communities; and Future
Sparks, a national school competition that explores clean
energy options for the 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,
prompting him to found Green Cross International in 1993 in order
to create a new approach to solving the world's most pressing
environmental challenges by reconnecting humanity to the
Today, Green Cross operates in more than 30 countries across the
world, fostering a global value shift towards a sustainable future.
You can check out the work of Green Cross Australia below.