Reporter Amelia Moseley investigates current debates about the best way to generate electricity, considering climate change, renewable energy sources and Alan Finkel's review of the electricity market.
In 2015 the federal government announced an extra $100 million dollars to tackle the environmental problems plaguing the Great Barrier Reef. Meet the students from a a school doing what they can to save the Great Barrier Reef.
A lot of things require charging these days; from phones, to laptops and now cars. Join Andrew Wilson from the University of Queensland as he walks you through some of the fastest car chargers in Australia.
SARDI's Mike Steer explains how a citizen scientist program in South Australia is helping him understand the health of King George whiting populations, studying the remains of fish supplied by recreational fishermen, and using the information to inform sustainability efforts.
Matthew Holbrook explains the significance of a Four Corners' recycling investigation, which revealed that some of the materials that are sent away for processing actually end up in council rubbish tips.
A group of students work to bring native plant life back to the area surrounding their school. Without some of the native plant life being preserved, many animals that call Australia home are having a harder time finding a place to live. By pulling up weeds and planting some of these native plants, these students are restoring Australia's natural beauty and rebuilding homes for many animals.
Earth Hour Torches
A group of kids are working hard to make cheap and environmentally sustainable torches for families in Africa. They're building the solar-powered lights as part of Earth Hour, an environmental awareness campaign. We'll join them to find out how they make these special torches and why they're needed overseas.
Duane talks to the proud owner of a 1946 Woody, and finds out the historical reason for this allwood classic. They hit the beach to meet a master surfboard shaper who swears by the most ecofriendly material wood. More surprising history reveals the ancient Hawaiians as great surfers!
Four eco-warrior children travel around the world in their giant balloon learning about nature and environmental issues through special reports, viewer stories and song. This time, the balloon flies over the coast and the team explores under the sea.
Today Jelly is harvesting apples in an orchard, while Lily-Rose and Ant are starting a planting experiment to see if they can grow an apple tree. Cat and Jay are finding out about deer with the help of Green Balloon Club members Melina and Naureen. Rhys and Jem are setting this week's spot, and it is a pretty dangerous one, so watch out! And finally, the team all head down to the woods for the Green Balloon Club song to see what wildlife they can find there.
The Green Team are learning about hibernation and Jay is finding out if birds hibernate. Ant looks at hibernating insects and makes a bug box for minibeasts to sleep in over the winter. Lily-Rose is looking at how her seeds do in winter, while Cat finds the champion hibernator of them all - the dormouse. Also, Jelly and her friends call in on some hedghogs getting ready for winter at St Tiggywinkles and there is a special guest appearance from Justin as a Green Balloon Club member helps his tortoise get ready to hibernate.
Yogi Bear and Boo Boo must join forces with Ranger Smith to stop their home Jellystone Park, from being closed down forever. In doing so Yogi will prove that he is indeed "smarter than the average bear."
Spring has sprung, and Verne and his woodland friends awaken from their long winter's nap to discover that a large, green hedge has cropped up right through the middle of their once-natural habitat. Enter RJ, an opportunistic racoon who explains that the world beyond the hedge is 'the gateway to the good life' where peculiar creatures called humans live to eat, rather than eat to live. "For humans," RJ proclaims, "enough is never enough."
Christmas is getting near and Sky has bought a Christmas tree for the Green Balloon. May and Alfie send in a report on choosing their Christmas tree, too, and the Green Team set about making decorations - festive snowflakes for the tree.
After selling his original Puggle Farm, Matthew Evans moves his family to the much larger Fat Pig Farm, where he has a dream to build a farm-to-table restaurant in the upper paddock. When the doors are flung open, Matthew will be put to the test as a restaurateur. Food critic turned farmer turned restaurateur - how hard can it be?
The Green Team think about the four seasons and try to decide which is best. Spring, as it's full of new things? Summer, because it is such fun? Autumn, because it is so beautiful? Or perhaps winter, because it's exciting?
Basil the kitten has come to Balloon Club with Cat, and the team look at how he is like his larger African cousins. There is a special report from Nature Chris, who is in the Massai Mara with the Big Cat team. Skipper is a bit put out by all this talk of cats, and the team do their best to cheer her up. Also, Jelly reports from a scarecrow festival, while Green Balloon Club members find out about wading birds and wildfowl.
It is messy time at the Green Balloon Club. The balloon is heading to a mud festival in Wales, and the Green Team is having lots of messy fun with compost and clay. Jelly meets up with Green Balloon Club members Louie and Stanley for a trip on a canal boat and look at the wildlife along the banks.
Explore a range of farm animals and farm produce, and explore ways farm produce is packaged before being moved from the farm to places where the food is sold or made into other products. (ACSSU002, ACSSU017, VCSSU042, VCSSU043)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.