Time to act - Threatened Species Day fact sheet

Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006


Time to act is a handy educational resource for teachers and students calling all of us to make a few changes in our daily lives for the benefit of the environment. Many of these changes can also save us money. In this booklet you'll find a few tips about easy things that you can do around the house, at work or school, or when you are enjoying Australia's beautiful natural environment. With the global challenge of climate change, ongoing drought and an increasing number of threatened species, it's time to focus on the things that we can all do to help the environment.

Why not start by visiting My Environment at www.deh.gov.au/myenvironment to find out what is in your own backyard. My Environment is a web tool using your own address to generate information on what plants and animals live near your home or school, what the weather is like, what heritage places are in your area and much more information on your local environment.

Then follow the simple tips in this booklet to help reduce your impact on the environment.