Do Something works to create and promote positive social and environmental change. We identify problems and then find answers that achieve measurable benefits for the environment and our community. Check out our smaller initiatives (not campaigns) driving positive change.

  • Microbeads

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    The phase out of the tiny plastic beads used in facial scrubs and exfoliants is gathering pace. As concern grows about the environmental impact of plastic microbes, two multinational companies have confirmed that they’re phasing them out.

  • Phosphates

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    Australians love to wash clothes - we carry out 1.9 billion laundry washes every year! We asked the question "why can't 22 million Australians buy phosphate-free laundry detergents" just like the Americans?

  • Go Solar

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    Go Solar

    Do Something along with the Australian Solar Energy Society and the NSW Chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association have found a way to save at least $455M from the Solar Bonus Scheme without the retrospective cuts.

  • Coles Bay

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    Coles Bay

    The Tasmanian town of Coles Bay is celebrating the tenth anniversary of their ban on plastic checkout bags. This week ten years ago, they were the first Australian town to ban non-biodegradable plastic checkout bags.


29th May 2015


Volunteer in your pyjamas!
How 'virtual volunteers' are changing the face of volunteering
Think of volunteering and you picture people delivering Meals on Wheels or helping out in a charity op shop. But in today's busy world, you'll also see volunteers in their pyjamas!
More and more people are starting to volunteer their time online or on the phone. It's called 'virtual volunteering' and you can participate any time, day or night. It's been popular for some time in other parts of the world, but is only now starting to take off in Australia.
With today's International Volunteer Day (Dec 5th), the charity DoSomething are calling on busy Australians to think about becoming a virtual volunteer. Their website is now listing virtual volunteering opportunties. View the media release to see what you can do or visit:

Leading charity op shops encourage Australians to 'Op Till You Drop!' for this year's National Op Shop Week


National Op Shop Week 2015 will take place from Sunday 23rd - 30th August 2015. Please put the date in your diaries!


Red Cross, Salvos Stores and Vinnies are just some of the leading charity op shops involved in this year's Op Shop Week. This is the fourth National Op Shop Week and the campaign slogan for 2015 is 'Op Till You Drop!'.


To find locations for charity op shops in your local area, please visit - over 2,000 charity op shops are listed on this site!



21st May 2015

Free book shows small to medium-sized businesses how to cut their energy bills by 10-60%.


Australians spend more on energy than many of us realise. In 2012 we spent $9 billion on air-conditioning-related energy bills and nearly $5 billion on refrigeration-related energy costs. We're also spending tens of billions of dollars 1 on fuel products

Read more about the recent project launch of here.




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