Cool Australia was launched by Jason Kimberley, our Founder and Managing Director, following an expedition to Antarctica in 2005. He returned invigorated and armed with a renewed appreciation of the impacts of human activity and the responsibility we all have to invest in our life support system – our natural world.
Jason identified the need to provide our current and future generations with relevant and engaging information about the three pillars of sustainability: social, economic and environmental. Our education system was identified as the most important and effective medium for connecting real world education with kids.
In August 2008, Cool Australia opened for learning.
Facts and Figures
➜ 8,676 schools using Cool Australia resources (that’s 89% of all schools)
➜ 3,200,000 students engaged our learning activities in 2020
➜ 155,000 members supporting our programs
➜ 359,000 classroom lessons downloaded and taught in 2020
➜ 1.6 million total lessons downloaded and taught on an ongoing basis
➜ 1,750 free to access learning activities
➜ 0.52 cents (cost per student)