About climate change

Understanding the science and impacts of climate change

Lismore floods, Australia

As a leading sustainability consulting company, we’re here to help you learn more about climate change and its impacts. We’re in a climate emergency and need to do much more right now.

We believe that education is key to making positive change. That’s why we have curated a selection of video resources on climate change.

Join us in our effort to combat climate change by exploring the resources on this page and taking action in your homes and workplaces. Together, we can make a difference and create a more sustainable future.

Free climate change presentations

climate reality leadership Corps

Green Moves are proud members of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Team. We’re passionate about climate action and helping educate others on sustainability matters.

We offer free educational presentations on climate change. If you’d like to book a presentation for your school, community group or event, contact us.

What’s climate change

It’s when the typical temperature and weather patterns of a place change over a long time. This has been happening for millions of years, but it’s happening much faster and more intensively now. If we can understand what’s causing it, we’ll know what we can do about it.

Because climate change affects everything around us, including more frequent and extreme storms, floods and droughts, it’s important to learn more about the impacts, so we can take appropriate actions to mitigate and adapt.

Watch this video from the UK Met Office to learn more.

How climate change affects Australia

We’re in a climate emergency. Climate change impacts on Australia are higher temperatures (we’re already 1.6 degrees celsius warmer), more extreme and frequent droughts, fire seasons, floods and more extreme weather.

We’re also seeing rising sea levels, along with other extreme weather events, that threaten housing and infrastructure. Watch the video to learn more about climate change’s impacts on Australia.

Watch State of the Climate and understand how our climate is changing in Australia.

What’s the deal with carbon

Carbon is in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. When it’s released into the air, it can harm the environment and contribute to climate change.

Carbon emissions come from burning fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas for electricity, transportation and other things. The emissions cause the earth to warm up which leads to more natural disasters, health and biodiversity impacts, and species extinction.

We need to reduce carbon emissions urgently to reduce the negative effects of climate change. This can be done by using clean energy, reducing waste, and changing how we travel. We already have the solutions, we just need to do it – now.

Watch this short animated video for an overview of how the carbon cycle works.

How to reduce your carbon footprint

Green Moves has a free short course teaching you all about what you can do personally, and how you can reduce your carbon footprint. There’s even a handy checklist to download so you can tick off the actions when done!

Sustainability explained

Sustainability means living in a way that doesn’t harm the environment, now or in the future. It’s about using our natural resources wisely and efficiently so they don’t run out. It’s also about designing and building systems and structures that can last for a long time without damaging the planet.

When we think about sustainability, we focus on using renewable energy, recycling materials, reducing waste and protecting biodiversity. Watch this short animation about what sustainability is.

Why biodiversity is so important

Biodiversity is the large variety of different lifeforms on earth, from the smallest bacteria and insects to the largest animals and mammals. It’s important because it helps maintain a healthy and balanced ecosystem.

Biodiversity ensures that there are enough plants and animals to pollinate crops, provide food, filter air and water and create medicines. It also makes ecosystems more resilient to natural disasters and climate change. Watch this short TED video to learn more.

Other educational videos

Cradle to Cradle

You’ve heard the term ‘cradle to grave’ now learn about why ‘cradle to cradle’ shows how we can change the way we make things to eliminate waste and be a truly sustainable society.

The Story of Stuff - by Annie Leonard

Watch this 20-minute fact-filled video about how we produce and consume things. It exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues and calls us to create a more sustainable and just world.


Watch the trailer of 2040, a film about an aspirational journey to discover what the future could look like if we simply embraced the opportunities that already exist today.

Regenerating Australia

This is a hypothetical news report from 2030 based on interviews with a diverse group of Australians who were asked about their hopes and dreams for the future.

Get more guidance

For more than 15 years, Green Moves has been working with householders, businesses and government organisations on how to reduce their carbon footprint and sustainable living.

We offer a wide range of sustainability services and can even tailor solutions according to your needs. If you can’t find what you’re looking for or have questions, we can help. Contact us today.

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