How your purchase helps.
Immediate protection of Australia's native forests, and restoration of natural habitats is one of the most effective ways to tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis.
We donate 5% of every sale to the cause, and to date we have raised over $2,000 for the causes we support.
We're very proudly supporting Bob Brown Foundation, Great Forest National Park, and Greening Australia in the incredible work they do to restore and protect our breathtaking, unique (and vulnerable) natural Australian habitats, and native forests.
What we're doing to create change.
We donate 5% of every sale. Wanting to plant trees and have a real and tangible impact on our environment is the reason I started Ramble Folk in the first place, so I always knew that fundraising for the causes I am passionate about would be a huge part of my business. Our aim is to help our chosen organisations to create the massive impact needed over the next 10 years!
Your Ramble Folk purchase is already being super cool to our environment. We create reusable products from upcycled, repurposed, vintage and leftover materials that already exist in the world, mostly sourced from op-shops, and every new product we design has the same mission in mind: To normalise, embrace and beautify the middle 'R' (Reuse). We design and make everything we sell right here in Australia, and we support other Australian businesses that are doing incredible things for our environment too, by having our packaging designed, made and printed onshore.
We're committed to making, packing and shipping every order PLASTIC FREE and delivering your upcycled, Aussie made products to your door in a home compostable mailer.
Bob Brown Foundation and takayna / Tarkine.
After running the 62km takayna Trail Ultramarathon in February 2023, Bob Brown Foundation is very close to my heart. I feel so fortunate to have been able to spend the day trail running through this beautiful and enchanting forest, and it breaks my heart that takayna is still under threat, not just from native forest logging, but also acid mine drainage.
Native forests are not only vital habitat for wildlife, they are also carbon sinks, crucial for absorbing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. If protected and restored, our native forests can be critical tools in addressing the climate crisis.
Bob Brown Foundation is on the front line, every day, standing in the way of needless destruction, and taking action to protect our wild places, and create awareness of how rare and significant this incredible part of the world is, and that it is absolutely, and unequivocally #worthmorestanding
Establishing the Great Forest National Park.
There is 525,000 hectares of natural country on the edge of Melbourne / Naarm that is currently unprotected, and the plan is to conserve it and establish the Great Forest National Park.
Clear felling and native forest logging has very recently be banned in Victoria and will end from January 2024, but it has up until now laid waste to much of the region that is currently unprotected, impairing tree growth and devastating habitats that endangered species rely on. It can be hard to appreciate the sheer size and impact of logging to these regions. The steep slopes produce lower, unprofitable volume of timber, and the extensive soil disturbance will continue to impact the region long after the trucks have left.
The creation of the Great Forest National Park would not only safeguard the habitats of endangered species and protect these critical forests, but also protect carbon stocks, water supplies, and lower the risk of bushfires. Adding a proposed 355,000 hectares to the existing protected forests will combine a number of individual national parks to form the Great Forest National Park.
Planting trees with Greening Australia.
Why did we choose Greening Australia? Basically, we want to plant trees. We want to help plant as many trees as possible, and support those incredible individuals and organisations who are working to do all they can for our climate leading up to 2030. This decade marks the timeline scientists have identified as the last chance to prevent catastrophic climate change. Greening Australia remains committed to restoring Australia's fragile and diverse eco systems in ways that work for communities, the economy and the environment.
We're supporting Greening Australia to maximise their impact between now and 2030, with projects demonstrating conservation on a massive scale, from our Great Barrier Reef to my home, the island ark of Tasmania, covering millions of hectares of land and protecting hundreds of native plants and wildlife, and creating Australia's biggest carbon sink, storing over 3.3 million tonnes of carbon each year.
How you can help.
In addition to your purchase with us (well done legend) you can help in many other ways too. Each of these organisations needs volunteers across the country, and you can find out how on their websites. You can also make a single or regular monthly donation, or subscribe to their newsletters to be kept in the loop with how your donation is making a difference.
Australia needs nature based solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis, that include protection of native forests, and restoration of logged and degraded native forests.
You can also support our #worthmorestanding campaign by purchasing a weatherproof sticker here.