As a responsible business, we have an obligation to preserve and protect the environment and to give back and support the communities in which we operate. We donate our time, energy and 1% of all profits to environmental restoration initiatives with Rainforest Rescue, a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1998. Our partnership has flourished since 2012 – together with our customers we have contributed to the protection of 4 hectares of rainforest and the planting of 10,500 trees.
This means we have purchased carbon credits to compensate for the unavoidable green house gas emissions created through the production, transportation and disposal of our products. Carbon credits fund renewable energy or tree planting projects that reduce of remove greenhouse gas emsissions from being relased into the atmosphere. We fund The Wulabo Wind Power Project in China, through The Carbon Reduction Institute.
Find out more from Garth Mulholland from The Carbon Reduction Institute.
Rainforest Rescue are looking for tree planting volunteers for Saturday 13 May. Kristin Canning talks about the indigenous significance of the Daintree, how a young male Cassowary has been visiting the Daintree Native Nursery and how Nightwinds Seedlings have reach record heights in this blog.
We thought you'd love to read and watch some messages from the Save the Cassowary campaign partner: Girringun Aboriginal Corporation (GAC).
Girramay Elder, Uncle Claude Beeron tells the story of “Goondoye” and how he came to be transformed from a man into the solitary bird of the rainforest.
Another rainforest property has been protected and the globe celebrate World Cassowary Day. Kristin Canning from Rainforest Rescue talks through the latest benefits our 1% of profits donation in this blog post. By choosing BioPak products you are making a real difference!
Our major prize Cup of Cash prize winner has been announced. A cup of hot chocolate purchased from Espresso Alley in Otahuhu has changed the life of Hineari Hom of Gisbourne, New Zealand. This lucky cup not only warmed her son in hospital, but also helped Hineari win a $10,000 ‘Cup of Cash’ thanks to BioPak and our New Zealand partner Compass Group.
We are thrilled to announce our ‘Cup of Cash’ competition winners, and thank all who visited one of our participating BioCup cafes and entered their unique code.
Happy NAIDOC Week! Read our guest blog from Andrea Harms from CorporateConnect.AB. We have been working together for nearly two years and have released a number of cups in partnership, including our popular Indigenous BioCups. Income from The Coffee Cup Initiative has and continues to fund a range of capacity building strategies helping to close the social, economic and health gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community. Andrea talks through some achievements from this year.