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Sustainability: Home

Support materials for Year 6.


 Sustainability (noun):

  • from the stem: sustain
  • a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged  eg sustainable techniques, sustainable agriculture
  • relating to a lifestyle involving the use of sustainable methods eg sustainable society

 Ecotourism (noun):

  • the practice of touring natural habitats in a manner meant to minimize ecological impact


Sustainability Song

World Clock

Current figures on population, food, water, energy, health and much more.

Databases to Use

Access our databases by clicking on the ONLINE REFERENCE CENTRE on the Library page in MyGrammar.


Library Webs is a great starting place for websites related to the topics of sustainability and ecotourism. Once you are in the database, do a search or choose a category.


Britannica Encyclopedia will give you authoritative information about the environment from many of its articles.

Just in case you wonder why....

...this will remind you.

Sustainability Explained

More on Sustainability

Two short films on the topic of sustainability.

World Population Growth

How will this affect the way we live?


What is your own ecological footprint? Click here to take the test!

Sustainability Sites

Ecotourism Sites

Tourism vs Ecotourism

Lennox Heads

Aerial view of Lennox Head

Aerial View Of Lennox Head. [Photography]. Retrieved from Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest.

Miley Cyrus and Phillip Island

Can star power can change a government minister's mind about a controversial development?

You decide!!

You can also read the story here.