Meet the changemakers of Sydney and surrounding areas: Businesses that give back, local charities and social enterprises to get involved with and for-purpose projects making an impact.
Coffee. Liquid Gold. It’s a humble brew that does so much in helping us function on the daily. But, when ordered from one of For Change Co.’s social enterprise locations, it’s so much more than a caffeine hit – it’s an opportunity for a better life for young people.
Redefining motherhood and sustainability, Montana Lower is an environmental engineer, a mum to beautiful daughter Blue, a conscious climate activist and a model. She’s the founder of ethical skincare brand, Bluem, and the passionate pioneer beyond the ARTivism movement, Murals For Change. Alongside her partner Tom Linwood, Montana manages all this while living between her charming bus-home and her latest adventure: a divine little cottage nestled on five acres of lush Tasmanian bushland.
TOMbag is a social enterprise on a mission to rid the world of single-use garbage bags with our sustainable and reusable alternatives. We’ve created the world’s first reusable garbage bag – made out of post-consumer waste using GRS (Global Recycling Standard) certified recycled plastic, it’s extremely durable, easily washable and 100% waterproof.
The Social Outfit is a fashion label with a difference. We provide employment and training to people from refugee and new migrant communities in clothing production, retail, design and marketing. Our social business model builds skills in a supportive environment, interacting with broader Sydney communities and producing ethical fashion that reflects a hopeful Australian spirit.
If you’re looking to really mix things up this Mother’s Day with a truly thoughtful gift, why not make it a purpose-driven present that gives back to people and the planet, too.
We are all about making the world a better place each and every day. Whether it’s as something as simple as brightening up someones day with a smile, we believe that everyone can positively impact our world.
Our goal is to put out good karma everyday – and collectively, significantly impact our world for the better.
The Possibility Project is about restorative justice. It’s about restoring balance between people and planet through conscious relationships. We have created a slow clothing label called slumwear108, made through practises that value dignified relationships throughout the entire supply chain.
Between inspiring many at a multitude of conferences and talks across Australia, invitations to share their story over TV appearances, recently securing the Duchess of Cornwall as their first UK volunteer and continuing to positively connect communities daily with the brilliant work they do, Nic Marchesi, Co-Founder of the amazing Orange Sky Australia still found time to have a chat with TOWNHALL.
I’m a 17 year-old designer, problem solver and community builder. I’ve got a tendency to be extremely optimistic about people and the world we live in. I truly believe that everyone has value to add in this world, but the systems of education currently in place don’t help us realise that potential. There are so many issues out there to be solved, and so many people with great ideas who want to make a difference but are not empowered to act on them. I think that if we were able to help young people around the world reach their potential, we’d have generations growing up who interact mostly through kindness, empathy and compassion, while being empowered with the skills to make the world a better place. The thought of such a world is what drives me.
Transforming education to be a catalyst for human creativity, intelligence and empathy in our rapidly innovating world. So that young people are growing up communicating through kindness empathy and compassion, while being empowered with the skills to solve real world problems. Podcast has been running since last November, but have just started the rest of our stuff this year!
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