The end of the busy fishing season and monsoon in Kerala was the perfect time for us to start our cleanup and ongoing survey’s in Vizhinjam Harbour.
The team in India have been working on an exciting new project for the last few months. Collaborating with our local partner SISP’s social enterprises workshop (employing women and youth from below the poverty line), we have been creating alternatives to plastic products for our new major partner Happy Travels! Join us in celebrating the first-step in our new sustainable products journey through our biggest corporate partnership yet - the Happy Planet initiative!
Over the past year, Zoe White, our Byron Bay Co-ordinator, has worked with Kate Akkerman from Byron Shire Council and NSW EPA to conduct a range of trials and strategies in attempt to reduce cigarette butt litter across the Byron Shire. The result = a reduction in cigarette butt litter, a smoking ban on the Shire’s beaches and education programs that are driving long-term change!
We were honoured to have recently been nominated by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) as finalists for the Community Leadership Category in this year’s Green Globe Awards. The Community Leadership award recognises outstanding community leadership and commitment from NSW not-for-profit organisations whose sustainable initiatives are locally relevant and have widespread benefits for communities.