Learn about, contribute to, advocate for and invest in regenerative solutions to improve our planet.
Empowering and educating women and girls leads to a lower population and less pressure on resources.Fundraise with One Girl Find out more
Every year, we humans consume the amount of resources that the world is able to replenish by August. That means for the rest of the year, our booming global population is taking away from future generations. So how do we reduce the pressure of a booming population on our planet? The evidence is clear that empowering women and girls with education, access to reproductive health services and work opportunities can give them a better quality of life and have an enormous impact on the planet. The UN predicts that if 98 million more girls were able to complete their education, it would mean 1.1 billion fewer people on the planet.
This year, Damon Gameau will be joining the #DoItInADress Campaign by attending the Global Climate Strike on 20th September in a dress to help raise funds for girls education around the world. You can also fundraise with One Girl by joining the #DoItInADress campaign and raising awareness of the importance of educating girls and empowering women in the fight against climate change and fair share of resources.Fundraise with One Girl Find out more
Marine permaculture is a regenerative solution that sequesters carbon and restores balance to our oceans.donate now Find out more
Our oceans absorb almost all of the excess heat in the atmosphere - about 90% of it - and this means they too are warming rapidly. They are also becoming more acidic because they also absorb excess carbon dioxide. Ocean heating is causing mass coral bleaching and threatening marine ecosystems. Even if we stopped pumping more carbon into the atmosphere, the oceans are already too warm and are in need of an innovative solution. Luckily, there is one incredible organism that can change all of this - seaweed! Growing up to half a meter a day, seaweed removes carbon dioxide from the water, restoring the alkaline balance. It can draw down huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere and help restore marine ecosystems (Plus it has so many uses!).
We have teamed up with the Intrepid Foundation and the University of Tasmania to launch Australia's first seaweed platform in Storm Bay near Hobart. We have set up a crowdfunding page where every dollar you donate will be matched by the Intrepid Foundation. This is a great way to join the Regeneration and bring the vision of 2040 into reality. Click the donate button to take action.donate now Find out more
We believe it's time for a new economic model, one that benefits all people while staying within the means of the planet.Learn more
The economy has delivered so many benefits to society and people, but no matter what side of the discussion you're on, we need to talk about the impact on the environment and how it’s holding us back from achieving real change. If we put the health and wellbeing of ourselves and the planet at the heart of our economic system, we can radically pivot towards a safer and brighter future for all.
Here are some references if you are interested in exploring our sources further:
1) World Economic Review, "Global Growth, Inequality and Poverty Eradication in a Carbon-Constrained World" || https://bit.ly/2WH47SW
2) ABC, "ISDS: The devil in the trade deal" || https://ab.co/2WJxE37
3) A Doughnut for the Anthropocene: humanity’s compass in the 21st century || https://bit.ly/2F625Gc
4) Ellen MacArthur Foundation, What is a circular economy? || https://bit.ly/2C0BGJd
In this week’s featured clip the Environmental Psychologist Dr Renee Lertzman shares her vision for 2040.Learn More
These days our news feeds are filled with images and stories of a bleak future. This may be why many of us feel paralysed when it comes to taking action on solutions to save our planet. Environmental psychologist, Dr Renee Lertzman, explains that when we receive information charged with fear, dread or anxiety, the limbic system in our brain can be activated, which can override the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with creative thinking and problem solving.
The more that we can acknowledge openly and explicitly how we're feeling about what's going on, the more quickly we can free up our energy to be strategic and creative. By opening up a dialogue, we can empower all voices to join the conversation, connect through shared values, and create a shared vision for a new story for our planet. In this way, the climate crisis can be viewed as an enormous opportunity to unify, collaborate, step up, and activate our influence and agency. The climate movement is evolving and we understand more about creativity, resilience, and problem-solving than ever before. Join the conversation by using the hashtag #WhatsYour2040Learn More
What if we could reduce CO2 in the atmosphere, restore health to the planet and secure our future food supply all that the same time? Well, we can!join Carbon 8 Learn more
What if we could reduce CO2 in the atmosphere, restore health to the planet and secure our future food supply all that the same time? Well, we can! Regenerative agriculture is a system of farming and grazing practices that can reverse climate change by building healthy, biologically-diverse and mineral-rich soils, all the while sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. Global soils contain 2 to 3 times more carbon than the atmosphere. Project Drawdown, has estimated that regenerative agricultural could remove an astonishing 23.15 gigatons of CO2 from our atmosphere by 2050! All the while making our soils healthier and our food more nutritious. It’s a win-win for people and the planet!
We are thrilled to help launch the Carbon8 Fund which supports farmers transition to regenerative practices by paying them to put carbon back into the soil. This will help us reverse global warming by drawing down carbon from the atmosphere, supporting farming in the transition, healing our soils by pumping it with carbon and improving its natural capacity to retain water, and ultimately benefiting our food systems by making our food more nutritionally rich.
"One person, through a donation of $8 a month, can sequester over 1000 tonnes of CO2 per year and offset 80 people who aren't helping yet.” - Mike McCosker
Sign up to Carbon 8 today to help farmers put carbon back into our soil.
#JoinTheRegeneration #WhatsYour2040join Carbon 8 Learn more
It’s the kind of film that you feel could make a startling difference if the people in power who could implement change get to see it. Even if they don’t, there’s plenty to be learned at a grassroots level.
— The Sydney Morning Herald
Engaging, persuasive and urgent, it’s an exercise in what you might call muscular hope.
— Lead Negotiator of the Paris Climate Agreement
A most compelling blend of futuristic vision and current reality. Let yourself be inspired.
We have partnered with the curriculum experts at Cool Australia to build a comprehensive package of units of work for upper primary and secondary.
These free lesson plans are learning recipes for teachers that utilise short clips from the film to support classroom learning, providing step-by-step instructions, student workshops and engaging content. The first release of lesson plans are now available, with more to come!
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We are delighted to announce that schools can now pre-order the Schools Version of the 2040 DVD!
This Schools version of the 2040 DVD is for Australian primary and secondary schools that wish to utilise the film as a learning tool or host free on-site screenings for the school community. The lessons and an accompanying media library are available via the Cool Australia website. School based screenings can commence from September 1st and pre-ordering will ensure that the DVD is delivered to you before the end of August. If you would prefer an invoice for your purchase please email [email protected]Click here to pre-order the schools DVD
Engaging, persuasive and urgent, it’s an exercise in what you might call muscular hope.Read more
Feeling helpless about climate change? This doco is the uplifting call to arms you need right nowRead more
A vision of 2040: everything we need for a sustainable world already existsRead more
Australia’s second largest city has unveiled a $19.1 million plan to unleash a sea of green across the city by boosting urban forests and decorating buildings with ‘vertical greening.’Government News
Everyone loses when we sideline the people at the forefront of the transition to a zero-emissions economyThe Guardian