Giving Back

We plant a tree for every order we receive

Our planet is currently losing over 15 billion trees each year—that’s 56 acres of forest every minute!

Earth Day Network’s Canopy Project plants trees to benefit local communities, increase habitat for species, and combat climate change. 

In partnership with Earth Day Network, our tree planting initiative has reforested hundreds of acres of rainforest and thousands of individual trees.  

This means the rehabilitation of threatened ecosystems that without you, would never have been achieved. 

In 2019, in the wake of the Amazon fires, we focused our efforts on the Amazon Rainforest. Our quarterly donation planted over 10,000+ trees in this area!

That was a really great effort and such a worthy place to focus our efforts.

And as we grow, we are picking up steam.

Our donation in June 2020 was 36,158 trees, which were planted in:

•Sierra Gorda Reserve of Mexico
•Boreal Forest of Canada
•Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, India
•Mount Elgon area of Uganda

But we're not done yet - we have more projects going on behind the scenes that we can't wait to share with you!

We are so excited about what is yet to come!

Thank you for being a part of this important journey. We're all in this together.  

 

Now meet other charities we love and support!

WIRES

In the wake of the devastating bushfires of November 2019, which so badly affected our local region in Northern NSW, all proceeds from Seed & Sprout's 2019 Christmas gift wrapping service will be donated to WIRES' bushfire relief effort to rehabilitate injured wildlife. 

WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for native animals for over 30 years. 

https://www.wires.org.au/

 

Aussie Ark

Aussie Ark is NSW’s largest independently owned and operated conservation organisation and is home to seven keystone species once found in the Barrington Tops of NSW. The vision of Aussie Ark is to establish a robust insurance population of Australian threatened, native mammal species such as the Tasmanian devil, Eastern quoll and long-nosed potoroo, suitable for semi-wild release into large, predator proof fenced sanctuaries in the Barrington Tops, for eventual reintroduction to the wild.

Additionally, their efforts are also protecting an abundance of native fauna already existing within the sanctuaries at Aussie Ark including, 50 species of mammal, 278 species of bird, 42 species of reptiles and 18 species of frog.

Their core activities include building insurance populations, fire management, feral cat & fox exclusion, feral herbivore control, weed eradication, bush rejuvenation, field science programs and wildlife translocations. In fact, they are the first conservation organisation to initiate a war on weeds, one that we will WIN! In addition to this, they are also the only organisation dedicating to restoring the flora and fauna of the Great Dividing Range, back to its pre-European settlement state. 

https://www.aussieark.org.au/

 

Seabin Project

Seabin Project provides practical and tangible solutions to reduce the plastics in our oceans which is one of the world’s greatest problems.

Seabin’s mission statement is simple: To live in a world without the need for Seabins! It may seem like a contradiction but at the end of the day, marine litter should not be in the water in the first place.
The idea was if there was rubbish bins on land, why not in the water? Over time, the scope of the project evolved into a comprehensive research, technology, and educational initiative with global interest and reach.

How it works: Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 Lph (liters per hour), plugged directly into either a 110V or 220V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag.
The Seabin can catch an estimated 3.9 Kgs of floating debris per day or 1.4 tons per year (depending on weather and debris volumes) including micro plastics down to 2 mm small.

https://seabinproject.com/

 

BUSHFIRE RELIEF UPDATE 4/1/20

In addition to the donation of the proceeds of our Fire Aid gift wrapping to WIRES animal rescue to help rehabilitate animals, we are also contributing to the Red Cross Disaster and Recovery Relief appeal in response to the NYE fires.