October 13, 2020
Bushfire Relief i=Change Update
We are heartbroken by the disaster that surrounds our beautiful home, in response we have an important update to share with you of the steps we are taking to help during this time.
We are deeply saddened by all the lives lost, our hearts ache for the homes, communities, wildlife and habitats destroyed.
In times like these we must come together.
In an effort to help raise funds, 30% of all sales from 6/01-12/01 will be donated directly to WIRES Wildlife Rescue and the Australian Red Cross.
If you can, donate to any of the charities working tirelessly to help.
Working together with our partner i=Change we have updated the charities we support during this crucial time. This means while our communities, homes and land are being rebuilt, $1 from each sale will be donated to a local charity supporting recovery projects.
Supporting bushfire recovery with Foodbank
Foodbank is playing a crucial role in the current unprecedented bushfire crisis which is devastating communities across the country.
As a trusted organization, forming part of the official emergency response, Foodbank is acting as a conduit for the generosity of the food and grocery sector, and the general public who are keen to assist with essential supplies.
Foodbank is delivering exactly what is needed, to efficiently and effectively support the relief efforts.
$1= $6 worth of supplies
Restore the land with Greening Australia
Since European settlement, over 90 million hectares of land across Australia has been cleared, threatening species and the productivity of farmlands. Climate change will only exacerbate the impact with reduced rainfall, increased temperatures, droughts and more frequent extreme weather events.
Greening Australia aims to restore 330,000 hectares of native trees across Australia by 2030. Drawing on the expert input of Traditional Owners, scientists and local land managers, we will plant 500 million trees and shrubs to store carbon, create quality habitat for native wildlife, and restore degraded farmland. These 500 million trees and shrubs will absorb over 1.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year by 2030, and reduce atmospheric carbon pollution.
This is one of the world’s largest and most ambitious ecological restoration programs.
Their work to replant our habitat is now even more critical.
$50 = plants enough trees and shrubs to store 1 tonne of carbon dioxide
Post-fire support with Save the Children
Hundreds of thousands of Australian children have been affected by bushfires. Experiencing a disaster of this nature can have a harrowing long-term impact on a child’s emotional wellbeing.
Save the Children is running Child Friendly Spaces, providing children with a safe place to socialise, play and simply be children again.
In the longer-term, Save will focus on supporting children’s emotional recovery. This is likely to include helping children process and express their emotions, deal with issues they are facing and develop coping mechanisms for the future.
$30 = replaces children's toys lost in the fires