Friends & Sponsors
Voiceless is an independent, non-profit think tank focused on raising awareness of animals suffering in factory farming and the kangaroo industry in Australia
Veganpet is a complete and balanced dry pet food that contains no animal product or bi-products. It provides a real alternative to processed animal foods and is priced comparitively. Scientific studies confirm Veganpet’s suitability for maintaining a healthy diet for both cats and dogs, young and old.
Funky Pies are a 100% vegan product created by a dedicated team based in Bondi.
The Pollination Project makes $1000 grants every day, 365 days a year to individual changemakers.
Microsoft is pleased to partner with Connecting Up to donate a wide variety of software products to nonprofit organisations.
CrispyCopy is a professional copywriting service based in Sydney, Australia. They specialise in SEO, content marketing, web and print copy for small businesses, companies and not-for-profits organisations. CrispyCopy provides discounted and pro bono services to selected not-for-profit groups in Australia.
Joining the Dots takes participants on a thought provoking non- judgemental journey that touches on the key issues of social justice, animal cruelty, sustainability and human health. Taking a look at the complex web of connections that cause people to make the choices they do, individuals are encouraged to develop their own sets of values regarding how they should live. The program is age appropriate and does not contain any graphic images. Our activities meet learning objectives in the areas of language, media studies, ethics, biology and animal behavior.
The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our people, for animals and for the environment. With tens of thousands of young people in more than 120 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world. Young people identify problems in their communities and take action. Through service projects, youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are making a difference across the globe.
The Institute for Humane Education believes that education is the key to creating a just, humane, and sustainable world for all people, animals, and the environment. We offer programs and resources designed to train, educate, and inspire people to become humane educators and changemakers, and to live with compassion and integrity while working to solve the most pressing challenges of our time.
The basis of all our education work is the recognition of farm animals as sentient beings. Animals are capable of feeling pain and suffering, experiencing sensations and emotions. When farming practices provide them the right environment and conditions they can enjoy their lives. We also work to raise awareness of the detrimental impact of intensive animal farming on the environment, on human health and food security, and on scarce natural resources.
Whether you´re a student, a teacher or someone who just loves animals there will be something here for you. WOAW is a fantastic resource for quality animal information, learning resources and piles of fun stuff to do and learn, but there´s just one catch…it´s all about animals!
WIRES has an excellent and comprehensive Australian wildlife education kit. The booklet is a fun educational wildlife activity book for children and teachers to enjoy. It will introduce children to the amazing world of Australia’s native animals with the aim of educating young naturalists with details about everyday animals they see and experience.
Websites for young activists
Animals Australia Unleashed (Unleashed) is the youth outreach division of Animals Australia, Australia’s largest and most dynamic animal protection organisation. Animals Australia campaigns to protect all animals, and is known for its groundbreaking work in investigating and exposing animal cruelty.
Volunteering is a way of supporting not-for-profit organisations (NFP) and getting involved in your community. Young people can become involved by running their own project, running an event or volunteering at NFPs. The Centre for Volunteering can assist young people in finding volunteer opportunities that are right for them.
Information for Parents and Teachers
Primary Ethics Primary Ethics will build a substantial body of innovative curriculum created by leading Australian academics specialising in philosophy and education. This curriculum and the accompanying learning and teaching materials will make a valuable contribution to the treasury of Australia’s educational resources and have the potential to make the organisation a global leader in ethics education for children.
Shop Ethical – Go ethical in your school Are you a teacher or parent who is passionate about helping the next generation live a more sustainable, conscious life? Everyone has the right to know what future they’re creating with the dollars they spend. The guide is a great way for students to start –
- making the connections between the wider issues and their daily choices
- understanding the power they have as citizens in a consumer society
- be agents of change by having the information and alternatives to buy better!
Creative and interactive activities can make it easier to engage with the many issues connected with our purchases. Below are some great resources to help people ‘discover’ the connections themselves. Whether you’re in a traditional classroom or homeschooling, this sure beats a regular lecture.
Humane Research Australia Inc. is a not for profit organisation that challenges the use of animals in research and promotes the use of more humane and scientifically-valid non animal methodologies.