Useful Environment Websites

Transport Websites
Environment and Interest Group Websites
Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Websites
Energy Websites
Flora and Fauna Websites
Water Websites
Government Department Websites (Including Reports, Plans and Statistics)
Environment Research Websites
Local Industry Websites

Transport Websites

Public Transport Users Association

A consumer organisation representing passengers of all forms of public transport.

Bicycle Victoria

An independent organisation that aims to promote cycling and its benefits.

Virtual Bike

Provides information about safe and practical strategies when riding a bicycle. It provides advice on safety and security issues and also gives an insight into who rides, where they ride and how they ride.

www.virtualbike.com.au

Environment and Interest Group Websites

Sustainable Melbourne

A project of the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab, this website is a communications hub for re-inventing Melbourne as ecologically, socially and culturally sustainable.

Transition Hobsons Bay

Creates and supports initiatives that make our local neighbourhoods more vibrant, interesting and liveable.

EnviroNet Hobsons Bay

A group for Hobsons Bay businesses and residents who are interested or involved in community action on climate change and sustainability.

Field Naturalists Club of Victoria

Victoria's oldest conservation group, including a number of special interest groups.

Green Renters

Provides advice for living sustainably in a rental property.

 

Rethink, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Websites

Check Your Paper

An online database from the World Wildlife Fund to help paper buyers find products with the lowest environmental impact.

Planet Ark

A not-for-profit organisation that works with people and business to teach them the simple ways in which they can reduce their impact on the planet, at home, at work and in the community.

Recycling Near You

Find out what you can recycle in your local area.

Energy Websites

Energy Rating

Information about choosing an energy efficient appliance.

Alternative Technology Association

A not-for-profit organisation promoting sustainable technology and practice.
 

Flora and Fauna Websites

THINKK

Think Tank for Kangaroos.

Sustainable Gardening Australia

Seeks to protect and enhance the natural Australian environment by promoting the benefits of sustainable horticultural practices.

Gardening Australia

Website for the ABC TV program.

Flora For Fauna

A project of the Nursery & Garden Industry, this website provides information about attracting birds, butterflies and other fauna to your garden.

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

The RBG’s mission is to advance knowledge, enjoyment and conservation of plants through excellence in biodiversity research and management, horticultural displays and educational programs.

Vasili’s Garden

Website for the popular TV program.

Birds Australia

A research and advocate organisation for birds and their habitats.

Annual Reports: State of Australia's Birds
 

Water Websites

Victoria Office of Water

Provides information on water management and planning in Victoria.

Save Water Alliance

Works with member water businesses, government agencies and product companies to deliver water conservation programs throughout Australia.

Green Plumbers

Find a Green Plumber.

City West Water

Responsible for drinking water, sewerage, trade waste and recycled water services to Melbourne’s CBD, inner and western suburbs.

Australian Water Association

Association for water professionals and organisations
 

Government Department Websites (Including Reports, Plans and Statistics)

Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities

Develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's environment and heritage.


Australian Bureau of Statistics

Australia’s official statistical organisation.

See also: ABS Environment and Energy Statistics 

Living Greener

A starting point for finding information about sustainability in Australia. It includes information on programs and financial support available from Commonwealth, State and Territory governments.

Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment

Responsible for managing Victoria’s water resources and catchments, climate change, bushfires, parks and other public land, forests, biodiversity and ecosystem conservation.

Sustainability Victoria

Goal is to integrate sustainability into all aspects of Victorian life so that living sustainably forms part of what we all do every day.

Victorian Environmental Assessment Council

The Council conducts investigations that are requested by the Victorian Government relating to the protection and ecologically sustainable management of the environment and natural resources of public land.

Recent reports:

 

Victoria Environment Protection Authority

Responsible for environment standards and regulation.

See also: EPA Publications

Parks Victoria

Provides information about the parks, sanctuaries, reserves and heritage sites under the management of Parks Victoria.

See also: Enviro Active for student resources about Victoria's wetlands. 

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The leading international body for the assessment of climate change.

Environment Research Websites

Environment Complete

Contains more than 1,957,000 records from more than 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s, as well as more than 120 monographs. It offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, energy, geography, renewable energy sources, pollution & waste management, environmental law, social impacts and much more. Please note: you will need your library membership card number to access this database.

EarthTrends

A comprehensive online database, maintained by the World Resources Institute, that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends that shape our world.

 

Cooperative Research Centres

The CRC Program provides funding to build critical mass in research ventures between end-users and researchers which tackle clearly-articulated, major challenges for the end-users.

See also:

 

ECOS

Free online magazine from CSIRO with archive of 5000 articles.

Local Industry Websites

Vinyl Council of Australia Reports

ExxonMobil Australia

See also: Mobil Altona Refinery