What we do
The purpose of Sunshine Project for Community Inc Charity is to empower local communities and organisations to achieve sustainability, decrease their carbon footprint and respond to the impacts of climate change at a local level by raising awareness and educating the community in ways to enhance their local natural environment and live a more sustainable life.
To achieve this, we educate and raise awareness & funds in relation to:
The protection and enhancement of the natural environment including biodiversity.
Understanding the impacts of climate change on the environment and our daily lives.
Building resilience to natural disasters and impacts of climate change.
Implementation of energy efficiency and renewable options for not-for-profit organisations that serve the community (Green Community Program.)
Carbon offsetting with an emphasis on afforestation & reforestation projects and regenerative agriculture.
Ways to work towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Empowering disadvantaged and marginalized groups to build climate resilience.
Promotion of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander ways of Caring for Country.
How it works
The motivation to establish Sunshine Project was to bring the benefits from carbon offsetting into the local community. Offset programs are invariably placed in overseas locations. The offsets from these programs are purchased by organisations a long way away. The idea of Sunshine Project was to make sure that the benefits of carbon offsetting are shared in the localities of the organisations that bought the offsets. In other words, bring it home.
Sunshine Project has a sister company called Ecoprofit that is certified to facilitate high-quality carbon offsets that are genuinely additional. Ecoprofit donates $1 to Sunshine Project from every carbon offset it sells to its customers. This is a unique situation where corporations and government agencies are putting money back into their local communities. It's a win-win for all!
Sunshine Project keeps abreast of current funding opportunities and holds all eligibility criteria and insurances to successfully submit grant applications to both Federal and State governments to help expedite projects.
The Sunshine Project is funded by Ecoprofit donations, grants, and contributions from individuals, businesses like Bendigo Bank and organisations such as Rotary.