Spotlight: Toowoomba East State School

We recently chatted with Amy McGaw, a Health Teacher and Sustainability Programs Co-ordinator at Toowoomba East State School, Queensland. To tell us about your school please email info@solarschools.net. How did

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Five to Follow: Nations Tackling Climate Change

Australia as a nation is good at a lot of things. We generally punch above our weight in sport and entertainment, but sadly not so when it comes to climate

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Five to Follow: Women Impacting Global Sustainability in Different Ways

Solar Schools regularly spotlights research and innovations that address climate change but often the people behind these stories remain relatively obscure. Here are five passionate and motivated women working to

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Transforming data from pointless to practical

What could you be doing with your data? Many companies invest in collecting data, but to what end? Today, data is being amassed at ever-increasing rates by governments, multinational corporations,

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LEGO Plants Now Made From Real Plants

If you’ve shopped for LEGO recently you may have noticed the super cool Vestas Wind Turbine. We’re big fans (#dadjoke) not only because it includes a little motor to simulate

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New Analysis Compares Global Warming to Atomic Bombs

You’ve most likely seen the grainy, black and white World War II era footage of atomic bombs exploding. The immense power with the ominous mushroom cloud filling the entire sky.

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Commuting Cyclists Avoid Toxic Air From Traffic

Commuting by bicycle is already our favourite way to get around. You might occasionally break a sweat because you’re actually burning calories but more importantly you’re also minimising your carbon

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Tackling the divide between girls and STEM

What’s needed to inspire better involvement? Despite increased attention on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning, studies continue to show that only a small portion of girls and women

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How to recycle batteries

Batteries are everywhere, phones, computers, remote controls, cars, and portable speakers but 70 percent of the batteries sold in Australia are single-use and end up in landfill. In an effort

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Recycling Now Pays in Queensland

On November 1, Queensland’s Containers for Change scheme officially kicked off, with residents now able to exchange plastic drink containers, beer bottles and aluminium cans for 10¢ each. The program is

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