You donated. Patagonia matched. Nature wins twice.
With Christmas around the corner, we’re proud to announce the success of “The Double Down” our match-funding partnership with outdoor company Patagonia!
From the get-go we were keen to join Patagonia as part of their annual Environmental Grants Program, where the company donates 1% of its global sales to grassroots environmental programs around the world. Over the last 2 months, 6 environmental Pozible projects were matched dollar-for-dollar and thanks to the Pozi community and Patagonia these campaigns reached an all up mega total of over $125,000.
Here’s a rundown of the successful 6 and what this support means for them:
The Australian Marine Conservation Society can now go ahead with plans to send an independent team of scientists to the World Heritage Committee meeting in Poland in 2017. They’ll be representing a much needed voice for Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef.
Further south, the Tasmanian Marine Debris Clean Up crew picked up 82,815 individual pieces of trash last year— yep that’s right, one by one across Tassie’s southwest shoreline. Their aiming for a even more epic clean up in 2017 to remove debris washed onto our shores.
Australia’s first Indigenous Youth Climate Network, Seed, are a group young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders volunteers educating Northern Territory locals in the on the harmful effects of fossil fuel and gas extraction on their traditional lands. With the help of Pozi supporters and a $10,000 pledge from the Patagonia team, Seed raised a whopping $24, 290 — over double their target.
Meanwhile Lock the Gate Alliance’s “Let’s STOP Fracking in WA” funds will go towards mobilising the local community of the Margaret River to prevent damaging industrial gas fields spreading across the region.
Imagine walking through pockets of inner city Melbourne and finding yourself surrounded by a lush, eatable veggie patch. Well, that’s exactly what 3000acres wants to do. They’re bringing green to Melbourne’s cityscape by transforming it into a sustainable community garden. They’ve already proven this dream a reality in the gardens they’ve set up in neglected spaces across Melbourne.
Over in Bali, Project Clean Uluwatu (PCU) — a team of expat surfers, are working with the local Balinese community to implement a waste management system and preserve one of the world’s renowned surf breaks.
For these projects, the benefits were twofold — with over 800 pledgers, their campaign mission was spread across a supportive network while funds were raised for pressing environmental causes.
Here at Pozi HQ we couldn’t be prouder of what our community has achieved in partnership with Patagonia and these projects striving to make real change!