As the end of this financial year runs to screaming halt – it’s time for us to take stock, and assess the type of world we live in – and how each one of us could be part of the solution to a better world!
Given the incredible outcomes of the Organic Farmers Bushfire Appeal, we are excited about the next steps from here for ORICoop. And how we as a member owned Co-operative can step up to help when it’s needed. And stick to our key mission of increasing and enabling more organic farmers to be better stewards of more land over time. And meet the specific needs of our farming community, member to member. While connecting our friends, eaters, farmers and investors more closely together, for a better and more aligned food and farming system.
You can become an ORICoop member HERE
Each year we love putting together our ‘hot’ list of leading organisations. If you are looking to make a real difference as a tax deductible donation some suggestions are here:-
- Our friends at CERES -continuing to do good across Melbourne
- Fifteen trees – buy your own trees and watch them grow
- Buy a carbon credit that goes directly to indigenous communities
- Trees for Life – connecting seeds with farmers one by one
- Buy a piece of rainforest – from just $2.50
- Bush Heritage – supporting bushland conservation
- Tasmanian Land Conservancy
- Offset Earth – for only $2.50/week
- Firesticks – supporting Indigenous communities
- Organic Matters Foundation – Organic education and buy a tonne of carbon
- Earthworker Co-operative – supporting transition in Latrobe Valley
So what else can I practically do? Here is a short action list!
- Transfer your super to one that aligns with your investment criteria
- Review your banking (and mortgage choices) to an ethical one
- Switch your browser to Ecosia and plant some trees
- Close down that ‘extra’ credit card
- Choose to invest your funds to enable ethical and sustainable returns that don’t cost the earth
We are launching the FIRST edition of BioLogical shortly. Here you will get the first glimpse of this collaborative journal, that covers organic farming, local stories, bushfire recovery, ethical investment and our community.
And make sure at this complex time, that you connect more closely with your local farmers and your food system. One bite, one meal, one good investment at a time!