We are raising money for two great charities!
The Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust
The Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust is committed to creating natural environments where threatened yellow-eyed penguins thrive. The Trust does this by controlling predators and restoring coastal forest along the south-east coast of New Zealand (Banks Peninsula to the sub-Antarctic Auckland and Campbell Islands).
It’s a critical time for the Hoiho/Yellow-Eyed Penguin with 2018-2019 being one of the worst breeding seasons on record. The Trust, along with the Department of Conservation, and Ngai Tahu are following a new recovery plan to improve their situation, but they need our help. The Trust needs ongoing funding to keep their field staff, and conservation scientist employed, and we believe we can help them.
We are also partnering with the Trust because of their
extensive reforestation work, allowing us to offset some of our carbon
Cool Earth is a non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and its impact on Climate Change.
Cool Earth believes that local people stand to lose the most from deforestation but the most to gain from its protection. As such, they are the forest’s best possible custodians. That’s why all Cool Earth partnerships are community-owned and led – an approach that research is continually proving to be the most effective way to keep rainforest standing.
By developing local livelihoods, our mission is to end the cycle of deforestation entrenching villages into further poverty. Creating strong, self-determining communities – not dependency.
Cool Earth works solely where the threat to the forest is
greatest, on the frontline of deforestation. And each of our partnerships forms
a shield to make the neighbouring forest inaccessible to loggers – saving
millions of acres of further forest.