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B L A C K . F L A X

MINIMISING WASTE THROUGH TRADTIONAL NATURAL RESOURCES 

ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION

WHAT IS ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION?

Environmental education is referred to organized efforts to teach how natural environments and resources function, and particularly, how we as individuals can manage behavior and ecosystems to live sustainably. It is a multi-disciplinary field integrating disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, ecology, earth science, atmospheric science, mathematics, and geography. Environment Education is vital in imparting an inherent respect for nature amongst society and in enhancing environmental awareness. It is about preparing our future generations with necessary skills, knowledge and awareness to address the issues facing our environment, a process that allows individuals to explore environmental issues so they make informed decisions and take responsible action for the benefit of our world.


WHAT IS OUR ENVIRONMENT STATE/ISSUES?

For the past two decades, successive federal governments have received a series of independent, five-yearly State of the Environment reports. However, these reports haven’t differed significantly as persistent problems still continue everyday.

Some of those persistent problems include:

  • worsening traffic snarls in poorly connected, sprawling cities;
  • population pressures along our much-loved coastline;
  • degradation of productive rural indigenous lands;
  • major declines in native wildlife;
  • the growing global challenge of rising greenhouse gas emissions; and
  • major gaps in our traditional knowledge and monitoring across many areas. While most advanced nations have recognised the need to protect productive land, we continue to lose it to urban expansion, a direct consequence of the high rate of population growth, compounded by urban development policies encouraging further sprawl.

Pressures on our coastal areas also continue to be driven by our unusually high rate of population growth, augmented by social and economic changes that are driving people from inland regions. 


We are each individually responsible for increase use of environmental waste. By changing our own habbits and being environmentally aware of how we use waste and what we buy, we can change our environmental impact on the planet.


How are you contributing to our environment?


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