Happy Travels is Australia’s leading independent Backpacker travel specialist and have been helping backpackers dreams come true for over 20 years! With stores throughout Australia and New Zealand, Happy Travels work with a wide range of tour companies to bring their customers the best deals possible. In 2018, Happy Travels formed a major partnership with us, working with our team to eliminate their single-use plastic travel wallets across their stores, instead replacing them with specially designed cotton bags produced at our Indian on-ground partner SISP’s fair-trade factory, employing women and youth from below the poverty line! We are proud to be educating backpackers and raising awareness through Happy Travels, Happy Tours and Travel Bugs stores as part of their new Happy Planet campaign, an exclusive partnership between PCFML and Happy Travels!
Our Gold Sponsors are our major partners who drive our work. Through their valuable contributions and support we are able to run our projects and ensure success!
Please support our Gold Sponsors through visiting their website, frequenting their business(es) and following them on social media.
Founded by adventurer and environmentalist Yvon Chouinard in 1973 in the USA, Patagonia is a designer of outdoor clothing and gear for the silent sports: climbing, surfing, skiing and snowboarding, fly fishing, and trail running. We are honoured to have one of the biggest and most environmentally conscious outdoor clothing companies supporting our work in northern NSW and south-east QLD!
The Farm is well known in Byron Bay as a collection of micro-businesses that are working together to increase wellbeing from the soil up and to educate people about real food and the importance of sustainability in Australian agriculture. Owner’s of The Farm, Emma and Tom Lane have now set their sites on their next project - The Beach House East Coast. Just as The Farm has provided a green space for the community to gather, The Beach House is a space where people can connect to nature, create community and collectively give back. PCFML have been chosen as one of three environmental charities which the Beach House supports through their Environmental Trust.
It’s a place that connects celebration and conservation through the healing aspects of looking out across the ocean, through the coming together of friends, family and like-minded people, to create community. It’s a memorable location where ‘celebration meets conservation’. We are so excited to have The Beach House on board as a Gold Sponsor of our local, national and international projects!
Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics believes in making products from fresh organic fruit and vegetables, the finest essential oils and safe synthetics. They are animal and planet friendly and 100% vegan. Lush have supported our work numerous times - from sponsoring our shark awareness projects along the Great Barrier Reef to kick-starting our Marine Conservation Masterplan in India.
Our Silver Sponsors fund specific projects and initiatives and have enabled us to expand our work and resource our campaigns. Through their support we have been able to launch new programs, and/or fund the continuation or expansion of existing ones. Please support our Silver Sponsors through visiting their website, frequenting their business(es) and following them on social media.
Keep NSW Beautiful (KNSWB) is the state’s premier organisation for litter reduction and environmental sustainability. Through our core programs we work with a vast number of passionate stakeholders across NSW to educate, motivate and reward communities who create a sustainable and more beautiful environment.
KNSWB supported us through a grant for our Honour the Ocean project in Byron Bay. The funds from the grant lead to reduced litter, cigarette butt awareness programs and a partnership between multiple businesses and organisations to address marine debris and pollution at its source!
Southern Cross Credit Union was formed from humble beginnings to meet the financial needs of Tweed Valley banana growers in 1966, they have expanded to become a multi-million dollar business providing financial services to customers right across the Far North Coast of New South Wales and around Australia.
Southern Cross Credit Union support PCFML through their referral program for personal and home loans. We support them because they don't invest heavily in unethical businesses like the bigger banks do! If you're after a home or personal loan get in touch with SCCU and mention PCFML. By doing so, they'll help us to fund some of our vital projects and campaigns in northern NSW and beyond!
It can be difficult for a small business to find the reuse, recycling and waste services they need. Many don’t have the time or the experience in finding these types of services. So the Waste Warriors project has been set up to make the job that much easier. Waste Warriors is a free service for businesses in the Northern Rivers region, and is made possible by the support of our local councils and the NSW EPA.
Waste Warriors are working with Positive Change for Marine Life across the Byron Shire, providing small grants and raising awareness to our work, whilst also partnering with us on our Don't Be A Sucker Campaign!
Our Bronze Sponsors are our ongoing supporters who have been with us over the long-haul. Generally small, independent businesses, they have consistently supported us through funding events, supporting our raffles and giveaways, sponsoring our school programs, and/or promoting our work throughout their businesses! Please support our Bronze Sponsors through visiting their website, frequenting their business(es) and following them on social media.
Byron Fresh is focused on fresh ingredients and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Superfoods, free-range, organic and local produce are used where possible. We believe that a healthy diet means also eating the right amount of food at the right time.
Byron Fresh chooses to support PCFML with all of their staff rocking out in our organic, fair-trade tees and assisting with our local campaigns, especially our Don't Be A Sucker initiative, where we are working with the cafe to become single-use free! We appreciate Byron Fresh's ongoing support to give back to the ocean, which is at the heart of the Byron community.
Owned and operated by Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club stalwart , Kurt Tutt, Go Sea Kayaks are a team are highly trained surf lifesavers and local watermen and women. They run kayak tours in Byron Bay and Brunswick Heads.
Learn about local history and indigenous culture as the team lead you around Australia’s most easterly point. Go Sea Kayaks offer a range of tours and deals suitable for a variety of ages and fitness levels. Fun and safety are always their main priorities in ensuring that you have the best experience possible.
Go Sea have been supporting us since we first started out in Byron Bay in 2012 through free tours and raffle prizes, collaborations, event sponsorship and partnering with us on a number of corporate, school and community projects.
Samantha by the Sea is a small gemstone and jewellery business who supports us through the sale of their beautiful waves ring. Each piece is handmade using 100% recycled sterling silver and each gemstone is infused with Master level Reiki energy. All jewels are created with love & intention in our home workshop, by the Sea, in beautiful Byron Bay.
Samantha By The Sea has been created for the wanderers and the dreamers. For those who care passionately and feel deeply.
We hope you can join them and #wanderinblue.
Two in the Sun create sustainable, ethical jewellery in the Margaret River, Western Australia. All designs are made in Australia using natural, biodegradable and recyclable materials.
If you're looking for that perfect piece of hand-made jewellery that doesn't cost the earth look no further than Two in the Sun!
Two in the Sun are continuing supporters of PCFML and help us a great deal with our projects around the world.
Oceanarc is a professional design practice located in Byron Bay. They love our environment, respect our heritage and value their community - so much so that they came on board as sponsors of PCFML in mid-2018.
Promoting architecture that engages, sustains and enriches life, we are proud to be partnering with Oceanarc to promote a vision of a new world in which sustainability is incorporated into every aspect of our lives.
The ocean is our metaphor, one of immersion, flow, vitality and mystery - please support OceanArc by checking them out here.
Rocking a vintage surf vibe, Woody’s is the Byron Bay bar with the best nightlife. Featuring live music, dedicated dancefloor, Kombi-style booths, outdoor patio, foosball and billiards. Woody’s is open 8pm until 3am Monday to Saturday nights, with happy hour drink specials every night from 8-9pm.
Woody's are a proud supporter of Positive Change for Marine Life and were the first business to go single-use plastic free as part of our Don't Be A Sucker Campaign!
Our partners collaborate towards long-term outcomes for people and planet. We combine our complimentary skills and resources to achieve shared goals.
North East Waste (NE Waste) is a group of councils on the North Coast of New South Wales, working together towards cost-effective waste management solutions. The group has a voluntary membership, and aims to achieve the development and implementation of local and regionally based solutions to waste management. We are proud to be partnering with NE Waste with many of our projects across northern NSW and appreciate their ongoing support and assistance!
Sebastian Indian Social Projects (S.I.S.P.) is a non-profit organization working in the coastal region of Thiruvananthapuram, the capitial of India's south-western state of Kerala.
S.I.S.P. was founded by two Belgians, Paul Van Gelder and Werner Fynaerts in 1996. They strive to accelerate social and economic change in a rural context by collaborating with local community members to build a better society where all people have easy access to education, health care, and employment opportunities.
S.I.S.P. has an explicit commitment to remain disassociated from any religious activity and to work both for and all side the poorest among all communities. The staff members and beneficiaries of S.I.S.P. belong to all the different communities in the area.
We are so excited to have SISP on board as our first Global Partner in India as part of our Marine Conservation Masterplan for the region.
The Kovalam Surf Club is located in Kovalam, Kerala, India and was founded in 2005 as a part of the bigger NGO SISP. SISP is active in the area since 1996 and tries to improve the harsh living conditions of the poorest by offering them free education, medical care, food support, old age care, micro credit unions, literacy classes, training and work in handicraft units.
he idea behind the Kovalam Surf Club was to get the children of SISP off the streets outside of the school hours and to act as an extra motivation to keep these kids going to school on a regular basis. The main rule to participate in the surf classes is: "No school - No surfing!"
We are so honoured to be partnering with Kovalam Surf Club and SISP to address the incredible environmental issues facing the ocean and the local community in the region as part of our Marine Conservation Masterplan.
Yoga For Nature is a community led approach to preserve humanity and the natural world.
Whether it’s our wildlife, marine life or human life, the interconnected nature of our planet calls for a ‘connected’ community to protect it and we believe Yoga is key to Earths survival.
With the support of the global Yoga community Yoga For Nature donation classes empower them to advocate for the environment and human rights. In the spirit of Yoga, their stories celebrate life and inspire yogis to co-create peace with people and nature.
Yoga for Nature are a partner of PCFML and will be traveling to India over the coming years to produce a professional documentary on our Marine Conservation Masterplan in Kovalam and Vizhinjam in Kerala.
Would you like to assist us make this dream a reality and become a long-term partner for our work in India? You can become a Yoga for Nature supporting yoga studio here.
Want to support the work we do? Why not become a partner or sponsor here?