Year 7 science: available 2014

Sustainability in the 21st century Part 3 A-Z gives students a look at various

ideas which they may start now or when they are older. An updated Story of Stuff is also included.

This manual prepares them for their future in an unsustainable world and gives them some tangible ways of redressing this.

  • Year 7 Science
  • Science and understanding – organisms and food chains
  • Earth and space sciences – non-renewables and water
  • Science as a human endeavour:
  • Nature and development of science – connecting ideas:
  • Use and influence of science – human activity and occupations

The ideas in this manual were garnered from the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne in 2013.

Students are sometimes asked to search and type in websites to obtain the answers to questions.  Answers are given at the back of this manual.

Again, this is a stand-alone book though Part 1 looks at broader issues like past civilisations and why they collapsed, peak oil and our footprint.

Part 2 is Growing your own where students research what they wish to grow. Permaculture is looked at, as well as no-dig gardens.

Part 3 also looks at gardening and our footprint.

Blackline Masters and 62 pages.

Price: $10 for the prepaid eBook. Email Michael for an invoice. Emailed as a pdf. attachment.

 An example – A

Australian Ethical Investment and Super Funds




There are three main elements of our approach:

1. When you think of ethical investing, you most-likely think of what gets excluded – what we call a

negative screen. This is an important part of the story if you don’t want your money funding things like tobacco, uranium or coal mining, exploitation of people or old growth forest logging.

2. Also important, is the positive side. With Australian Ethical, your money can help build a new low-carbon economy, fund medical breakthroughs, technology breakthroughs, efficient transport and more. E.g. Cochlear for hearing.

3. The third element of our ethical approach is engagement. We use our influence to engage with the management of companies over ethical issues, with the goal of improving their ethical behaviour.


13. What type of companies do they invest in? _____________________






Australians have over $3 Trillion invested in superannuation.

A significant proportion of this pool is invested in companies that are involved in coal mining, CSG, tobacco, old growth forest logging, exploitation of workers or other harmful activities.

We avoid investments that cause unnecessary harm to people, animals, society and the environment.

We seek out positive investments that support people, quality and sustainability.


14. How can you invest? ______________________________________