Purpose of this Page

Visitors to Woolwise sometimes request adding additional educational links to promote various interests, mostly about responsible management of our environment. In many cases these are school children working on projects. These links were formerly listed under the Information for Schools section of our Useful Links page under the Environment section. This listing is becoming larger and since it is not really about wool and sheep it has been relocated onto a separate page. However, the schools and children who use these links are invited to explore Woolwise and learn about wool, a natural and sustainable fibre.

Wool, like everything people produce and use, affects the environment in some way.Groups and individuals interested in sustainability naturally want to understand how wool affects the world around us and to make informed choices accordingly.

The wool industry is dedicated to making wool’s environmental qualities more understandable and accessible. IWTO and its members regularly invest in scientific research so that wool’s environmental credentials can be quantified and communicated.

Why Wool Matters

His Royal Highness, King Charles III, Patron Campaign for Wool.

“It is abundantly clear to me that we need to make changes to the way we think about the production, use and the disposal of clothing and textiles if we are going to get anywhere near to meeting the United Nations climate change goals set for the industry. A major part of that change has to be moving from a linear system to a circular one, where textiles and clothing are produced sustainably, enjoy long use, and are made using natural materials, specifically wool, which will biodegrade naturally and quickly at the end of their useful life”.

Wool is an overlooked planet-friendly fibre, and an informative film by the Campaign for Wool aims to highlight wool’s natural eco properties, including its biodegradability, along with circular economy, regenerative farming and feed management in relation to reducing carbon and methane gas emissions.

Why Wool Matters.


Woolwise is an Australian based site.

Environmental management in Australia is an activity of Federal and State Government agencies.

Federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment
NSW Environment
NSW Planning, Industry and Environment
Department of Environment and Science Queensland
SA Department for Environment and Water
Department of Primary Industry, Parks, Water and Environment Tasmania
Department of Land, Water, Environment and Planning Victoria
Western Australian Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Environment Western Australia


Environment related Links

Stuff for kids, their guardians and their teachers

Green Guide for Kids and Adults at Home
Kids Helping the Environment
Tips for Getting your Kids to save Energy (courtesy Heba A)
Handy Activities To Teach Your Kids About Environmental Issues (courtesy Katheryne Hylton)
Environmental Games For Kids (courtesy Mitchell Cruickshank)
Home Water Conservation Guide for Parents with Kids (courtesy Audrey Baker)
How to Be Environmentally Friendly in a Home With Kids (courtesy Mykael Ray)
How to Teach Children to use Technology in Environmentally Friendly Ways (courtesy Stephen Mash)
Classroom Management (courtesy Faye Reynolds)
Career Change Resume (courtesy Wendy)
Check your English grammar with grammica (courtesy Sarah Olivia)
Grammar Check (courtesy Nora Mila)
Plagiarism Checker (courtesy Elizabeth Linda)
What’s the Difference Between Brownouts and Blackouts? (Courtesy Matt Schaeffer www.transientspecialists.com)
Teaching Children the Importance of Fish and Wildlife Conservation (courtesy Melanie Wright)
Environmental Video Games (courtesy Michael Gere)

Recycling

How to recycle anything (via Personal Creations)
The Process of Recycling Plastic Bottles (via Elaine & Ella Johnston)
Eco Friendly Car Recycling (via Carmen Adams)
What Can Be Recycled? Your Complete 2019 Recycling Guide (courtesy Daniel Je www.oneclass.com)
Home recycling guide (via Sarah Archer www.yourbestdigs.com)
Recycling Appliances (courtesy Tyler from the GreenTeensClub)
Electronic Waste Recycling Disposal (courtesy Garrett Perry)
Car Recycling (courtesy Alyssa Arnzen, Junk Car Medics)
Recycling E-Waste Responsibly (courtesy Piper Brown)
Top 20 Home Recycling Tips (courtesy Courtney McNally)
How Used Cooking Oils and Animal Fats are Recycled (courtesy Greg Levy)
Here’s How Battery Recycling Works and Why You Should Be Doing It (courtesy Marybeth Lumayag)
Glass Recycling 101; Jars, Glass Cups and Wind Bottles (courtesy Leah Garcia, USA)
What a household needs to know to recycle waste (courtesy Home Security via Shane Aikenhead)
Where to donate and clean out your storage (courtesy Blake via his mother Lily)
Creative ways to reuse plastics, rubber and other recyclables (courtesy Blake via his mother Lily)
Guide for Deck Lights Disposal and Recycling (courtesy Mari Williams, Wilkes Institute for Environmental Sciences and Sustainability)
Cell Phone Recycling
13 Awesome Uses for Your Old Smart Phone (courtesy Jordan Carr)
Recycling Cell Phones (courtesy Aghilas Ait Mihoub)
Cell Phone Recycling (courtesy Lara Hendricks)
What to do with old phone cases (courtesy Lara Hendricks)
Eco-friendly guide to managing old phone cases (courtesy Lara Hendricks)
Recycling Matters (courtesy Lara Hendricks)

Sustainability

The Sustainability Guide for College Students on a Budget (courtesy James Russell, Lucas and Scout Troup 325)
45 Sustainable Resources You Need to Know (courtesy Purdue University via Billy Adams)
A Guide to Sustainable Wearables (courtesy Piper Brown)
How to be Sustainable in College (courtesy Yvonne McQuarie)
Wool: a sustainable natural fibre (courtesy IWTO)
A Complete Guide to Going Green at Home in 2019 (courtesy Janeva Aaron from The Housewire)
Reducing your Digital Carbon Footprint (courtesy Mark Eisner)
Eco-Friendly Apps to Help You Reduce Your Carbon Footprint and Go Green (courtesy Annette Laurence)
The Eco-Friendly Guide for Airbnb Hosts (courtesy Hillary Chazen)
Sustainable Irrigation Methods for Farming (courtesy Katie)
Best Motion Activated Sprinklers for Pest Control (courtesy Jean Stark)
Eco-friendly home improvements that make a difference (courtesy John Grant)
Moving Sustainably (courtesy Colton Gardner)
Guide to Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Travel (courtesy Maria Smith)
The Future of Sustainability is in our College Students (courtesy Kelsey Davis)
Home Owners Guide to Eco Friendly Pest Control (courtesy Mitali Shutka)
Sustainability Tips For College Students (courtesy Kat King)
10 Ways to Make Your Small Business Sustainable (courtesy Aaron Anderson)
Free Legal Forms On-line (courtesy Talisha Keats)
Building or Remodeling an Energy Efficient Garage (courtesy Leslie Brooks)
How to live a realistic zero-waste life (courtesy Carrie Davis CCO of PatioFurniture.com)
Seven ways businesses can support sustainability efforts (courtesy Krista Jackman Grand Canyon University’s Doctoral of Business Administration program)

Energy Efficiency

A Guide for Energy Efficiency for Small Business (courtesy Hillary Chazen from FSG)
Award winning ideas to save energy at home (courtesy Steven Smith)
The Ultimate Home Energy Efficiency Guide (courtesy Hilary Chazen)
How To Choose Energy-Efficient Deck Lighting (courtesy Neal Langford)
5 Ways to go Green at Home (courtesy Megan Fry)
Are Solar Panels Worth it for Your Home (courtesy Annie Thompson).
Note this information is largely related to the USA although some has universal interest.

General Education

Perlego – Making Education Accessible to All (courtesy Antony Palomarez)
What is the Anthropocene (courtesy Antony Palomarez)

Tips for disposing of waste

How much trash can one person generate in a year? (courtesy Natalie)
Kitchen Composting 101 (courtesy Nicole Fauver from Mint)
Creating the Best At-Home Composing System (courtesy Hermann Samano)
Mattress Disposal Guide (courtesy Andrew Warren)
Quick Guide on How to Dispose of a Mattress (courtesy Kathleen Gray)
14 Items to Never Put Down the Drain (courtesy Elsie Weisskoff)
How to Safely Manage Medical Waste (courtesy Penelope Smith)
Medical Waste Treatment and Disposal (courtesy Penelope Smith)
Household Waste Management Guide for Parents (Olivia Campbell)
Guide to Handling, Disposal and Recycling Asbestos (courtesy Aidrick A. Ortega, Mesothelioma Center)
Mesothelioma in Australia (courtesy Aidrick A. Ortega, Mesothelioma Center)

Preparing for natural emergencies

Preparations
Hurricane (Cyclone) Safety Guide (courtesy Jon Molinsky)
How to Prepare for a Hurricane with Children and Babies: What to Pack
Flood Safety Preparedness Guide (Courtesy Heather Reiner)
Hurricane Guide What You Need to Know (courtesy Nancy Diaz)
Communications:
Learning CB Radio Codes and Lingo used by Veterans (courtesy Liza Smith)
Emergency Radio Communications (courtesy Liza Smith)
Distress Signals, Flares and Emergency Beacons (courtesy Liza Smith)

Evolution of  Transport

The Importance of Eco-friendly Cars (courtesy of Liz via Nicolas Fuller)
How to Make Cars more Eco-Friendly and Sustainable (courtesy Noah Vosa)
How do Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Work Using Hydrogen (courtesy Site Administrator)
Hydrogen Fuel Cells (courtesy Site Administrator)
How a Battery Works (courtesy Site Administrator)
Types of Batteries (courtesy Site Administrator)
Lithium Ion Batteries (courtesy Site Administrator)
Batteries of the Future (courtesy Site Administrator)

Miscellaneous Links

Tool Buying Guide for Handyman (courtesy Adam Harris)
Sympathink: Explore, Learn and Get Things Done (courtesy Lisa Row)
The Complete Guide to Thrifting (courtesy Amelia Lat)
45 Green Business Ideas for Aspiring Entrepreneurs (courtesy Kayla Montgomery, Siegemedia)
Guide to Green Careers (courtesy Andrei Kurtuy)
Your One-Stop Resource for Getting Started with Telescopes & Astronomy (courtesy Brian Taylor)
E-Bike Guide for Beginners (courtesy Alvin Graham)
How to Create a Landing Page (courtesy Anil Parmar)
Health Benefits and risks of owning dogs (courtesy Anna Webber)
9 Health benefits of owning a dog (courtesy Anna Webber)
Bicycle Safety: Smart Guide for Every Beginner Cyclist (courtesy Christina Ruiz)
20 Tips for Beginner Cyclists (courtesy Molly Peters – The Hobbies Guide)

Useful Tools

Unit converter (courtesy Emma Stone)
Jpeg Compressor (courtesy Brooklyn Bella)