The network of 25 Education Queensland Outdoor and Environmental Education Centres (O&EECs) provides innovative and distinctive educational programs within an environmental and sustainability framework for more than 90 000 students each year.
O&EECs operate in unique environments such as forests, tropical reef-fringed islands, beaches, outback and rural areas, estuarine and freshwater habitats, and urban and built environments and incorporate specialised learning opportunities and skills such as: archaeology and heritage interpretation, environmental arts, urban renewal, Waterwatch programs and environmental investigations.
The Queensland Youth Environment Council is an outcome of the international Earth Dialogues Forum held in Brisbane in July 2006.
During Earth Dialogues Brisbane 2006, Premier Beattie announced the establishment of a Youth Environment Council to provide the Queensland Government with a youth perspective on environmental and sustainability issues. Twice a year the Council reports jointly to the Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation, and the Minister for Education, Training and the Arts.
Green Cross International was created by Mikhail Gorbachev (former President of the USSR) following the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (1992).
Green Cross International helps ensure a just, sustainable and secure future for all by fostering a value shift and cultivating a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility in humanity's relationship with nature.
It promotes legal, ethical and behavioural norms that ensure basic changes in the values, actions and attitudes of government, the private sector and civil society, necessary to build a sustainable global community.
The ongoing activities of Green Cross International are centred around three main themes:
Green Cross Australia was established following Earth Dialogues Brisbane 2006.
Green Cross Australia aims to foster a global values shift towards a sustainable and secure future by: