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Eco Smart for Early Childhood (within the members library) has many links to research and support material for your Quality Improvement Plan.

Due to the ever changing government names and addresses some of these links bellow may no longer be accurate. We suggest you can use the title and your search engine to source most current link. Meanwhile if a member notes that one of these is inaccurate please let us know: info@eceen.org.au and we will endeavour to amend.

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The following are a sample of the links available within Eco Smart for specific Quality Areas.

Wellbeing benefits of contact with nature research

A collection of research articles on the benefits of nature for socially, emotionally and intellectually can be found at http://www.childrenandnature.org/research/

Minimising children’s exposure to harmful chemicals:

Information on the affects on children’s health from chemicals in plastics, sunscreens, personal care products and cosmetics http://www.ewg.org/childrenshealth

Information on pesticide use http://www.safersolutions.org.au/

DVD 2011 Bag It Is Your Life to Plastic? http://www.bagitmovie.com/

Healthy eating

DVD The Future of Food http://www.thefutureoffood.com/


Designing for the future. This technical manual offers solutions for energy efficient design http://www.yourhome.gov.au/

Simply Green Back yard fun for families is a free downloadable book filled with simple, environmentally focused, time and money saving ideas.    http://www.thelittlegreenbooks.com/media-centre/31-spending-time-with-children-in-the-backyard

Energy Use

Electricity Audit – NSW Nabers Home Energy Explorer http://www.nabers.com.au/home.aspx 

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Environment Groups

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Publications from the Center for Ecoliteracy (US)

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