"The time is now for each of us... I invite everyone who's listening to recognise that you are the leaders, you are the people, you are the individuals, you are the beings on this planet who can make a difference.
Each of us will do that in different ways and that's what makes it powerful"
-Kate Williams CEO of 1% for the Planet
We're proud to be fighting for our planet
Here at Coffee Tools Distributing, we believe that sustainability is key to preserving the world we live in- there's no Planet B, right?
We love this beautiful country of Australia, we call home and we want our children and our children's children to be able to live in it, enjoy it and experience it in all its glory, diversity and uniqueness. Unless we start fighting for this, the sad reality is, it just wont last that long, unless we make changes. Things need to change, not just here though, but globally.
In addition to this sincere concern for our world, we also believe in a fair and ethical coffee trade, not just for the farmers who grow the coffee we so enjoy, but also for their families and the communities they live in. Coffee is truly the source of what we do here at Coffee Tools and is an essential part of the lives of the people who work here.
For all of these reasons and more, we have chosen a handful of not-for-profit organisations who we believe are making a significant difference to the issues that are close to our hearts.
Coffee Tools Distributing is a proud 1% for the Planet member, which means that we commit to giving 1% of our earnings back, in order to aid organisations dedicated to improving our planet, its flora and fauna and its people.
Current 1% for the Planet Partners
1% for the Planet represents a global network of businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations tackling our planet's most pressing environmental issues. All members contribute at least one percent of their annual sales to environmental causes with a mission to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthy planet.
Through 1% For The Planet, we've been able to provide much needed funds to Project Waterfall who strive to bring clean water to coffee growing communities. We believe that it's just not right that while we enjoy the purest, filtered water in our coffee, the communities at the end of its supply chain face a water crisis. Project Waterfall are working hard to make a difference to coffee growers and their communities all over the world in order to bring clean water, sanitation and education.
OzHarvest is Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, with a driving purpose to Nourish Our Country. Food is at their core, saving surplus food from ending up in landfill and delivering it to charities that help feed people in need. They are committed to halving food waste by 2030, inspiring and influencing others to do the same, and transforming lives through education.
The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife are an impact driven, environmental NFP that focused on acquiring land to grow and create national parks, saving Australian species to support biodiversity and Healing our lands.
"From infants to Elders, we work with entire communities over a 25-year period to make real and lasting change. We are disrupting the status quo, where children live with injustice and disadvantage. We are celebrating culture, recognising talent, inspiring hope, delivering excellence and creating opportunity. Children’s Ground is an evidenced-based approach, designed with First Nations leaders to achieve radical reform."
"We push for bold solutions, because the problems we face are big and urgent. We use evidence-based advocacy, courage, creativity and common sense to make this country a better place. Powered by people, we influence governments and businesses to protect and regenerate nature and hold them to account without fear or favour."
“We believe that coffee communities make the best decisions about their own development and that sustainable change comes from local leadership. If we support a community’s vision by investing in their leaders who are committed and driven to see change, we believe we can build more equitable and sustainable communities with beneficiaries at the helm of their own initiatives.” -excerpt taken from The Chain Collaborative Mission Statement.
Previously Rainforest 4 Foundation. This not-for-profit, environmental charity based in Australia, focus on rainforest protection, conservation, and regeneration in Australia and South-East Asia. They help mitigate the devastation climate change is causing here in Australia and elsewhere by saving and regenerating more forest cover. Each square metre of forest cover their donors buy back to protect, helps mitigate climate change and helps ensure precious biodiversity is not lost to development.
For over three decades now Aussies have been coming together to improve the environment and during that time Clean Up Australia Day has become the nation's largest community-based environmental event. But Australia's waste challenges can't be solved in just one day so Clean Up Australia has evolved to provide practical solutions to help us all live more sustainably every day of the year, and along the way, emerged as one of the country’s most recognised, credible and trusted environmental charities.
Starting in 2012, Bob Brown Foundation has become one of Australia’s boldest and most creative environment campaign organisations, playing a lead role in protecting wild places from Antatctica and the Southern Ocean Australia's wild forests.
Bob Brown Foundation are going on the attack in defence of Australia’s remaining native forests and endangered species.
Greenfleet plants native biodiverse forests to absorb carbon emissions on behalf of their supporters and help fight the impacts of climate change.
Since 1997, they've planted more than 9.4 million trees across over 500 forests in Australia and New Zealand. These forests are protected for up to 100 years, capture millions of tonnes of carbon emissions from our atmosphere, conserve biodiversity, improve water quality, reduce soil erosion and provide vital habitat for native wildlife.
"Australia’s first Indigenous youth led climate network. We are building a movement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice. Our vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy."
Additional Causes We Support
Coffee Tools Distributing is a proud supporter of Sea Shepherd. Sea Shepherd are an international, direct action ocean conservation movement, whose mission is to defend, conserve and protect our oceans. This non-profit organisation, in operation since 1977, works tirelessly to protect all marine wildlife, to end the destruction of marine habitats and to uphold international conservation laws and agreements.
We are so very appreciative of the work that Street Smart are doing and are proud to support their CafeSmart campaign. CafeSmart is all about community. Every year, during Homelessness Week, CafeSmart invites the Australian café and hospitality community to raise much-needed funds for local grassroots organisations doing big impact work around homelessness. And although the coffee industry is ever evolving and growing, it feels like a huge family that comes together year on year, to take action against homelessness.
Coffee Tools Distributing commits to standing by Ukraine in these dire times. Our hearts go out to the people of Ukraine and we condemn the violence that is taking place right now.
If you'd like to join us and help make a difference in these peoples lives, we urge you to make a donation via Red Cross. Every little bit helps.
Carbon Positive Australia is an Australian charity that has restored over 5,000 ha of land with over 6 million trees & captured almost 650,000 tonnes of carbon, working with landholders, communities & organisations. We empower all Australians to take positive climate action.
Redcliffe Rugby Juniors
Coffee Tools Distributing proudly supports Redcliffe Rugby Juniors Sea Snakes. We believe in a strong community spirit and in sowing into the community around us. This local club not only provides opportunities for growth in the sport but also a sense of family, value and acceptance to the people in the neighbourhoods in which we live.
Through Trillion Trees we've been able to contribute over a thousand trees to help restore the health of our land and water systems. Based in Western Australia, Trillion Trees are a not for profit organisation, who have already planted more than 15 million native trees in order to improve biodiversity and combat salinity and soil erosion in the beautiful country we call home.
Greening Australia has been restoring Australia’s unique landscapes and protecting biodiversity at scale through collaborative, science-based programs for over 38 years. Greening Australia is committed to tackling Australia’s greatest environmental challenges in ways that work for communities, economies and nature; planting millions of native trees and plants, protecting hundreds of native species, and supporting Traditional Owners’ aspirations for restoring country.
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Through 1% For The Planet, we are able to provide funds to directly help coffee farming communities in Latin America. Food 4 Farmers work with coffee farmers to strengthen local food systems, encourage sustainable farming practices, diversify income, and cultivate local leadership.