Streat is a social enterprise offering disadvantaged youth a supported pathway from the street to a sustainable livelihood. A portfolio of eight hospitality businesses form the location where young people get their training and work experience, and where they generate the funds to continue this work.
Recently our senior management team enjoyed a two day strategy session in the upstairs board room of Streat in Cromwell St, Collingwood. The facility itself is a little funky and edgy, it has a great feel and has been fitted out very impressively. Some of the great energy flowed upstairs as did the coffee and excellent food.
Friends of the Earth (FoE) Melbourne is a non-for profit organisation working for a socially equitable and environmentally sustainable future. The international Friends of the Earth network is active in 77 countries with over 2 million members.
FoE campaigns from the local to global level: it is part of the FoE Australia network, which currently includes eight local groups around the country. FoE Australia is, in turn, the national member of FoE International, which is now active in more than 70 countries.
We Purchase our dish liquid & powder, hand wash, tea and sugar from friends of the Earth.
Who Gives A Crap began after the founders learnt that over two billion people across the world don’t have access to a toilet.
After crowdfunding their start-up capital, they went on to launch production of toilet paper, tissues and paper towels – all from recycled materials. They donate 50% of profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.
We buy their products for our offices and urge you to support them too.
Ecovantage Gift Policy
Ecovantage is committed to assisting our greater communities in every way we can. When it comes to showing appreciation and the merry times of year this is no different.
We do this in the following ways:
- Purchasing greeting cards and desk calendars from Arts Project Australia
- Donating to charity in lieu of corporate client gifts
- Purchasing socially responsible and charity-led gifts when giving physical gifts
- Swapping out Kris Kringle gifting for donation to one lucky employee-submitted charity. How do we do this? Each employee donates $10 or more into a charity pool and submits a charity that they would like the money to go to, then one of the submitted charities is randomly selected and all of the charity pool money goes to that one charity with Ecovantage matching the donations dollar for dollar.
We encourage everyone to consider their buying power and make your dollars spent count towards creating a positive today and tomorrow.