Organisations we love to support, beCAUSE they are turning passion into action

Kiva loans that change lives

To take action on the theme of World Environment Day in 2012 "Green Economy: Does it Include You?", we launched a Kiva lending team to support micro-enterprises that promote a more sustainable way of living and doing business.  How Kiva works:  you simply loan a minimum of US$25 to a micro-enterprise in a developing country and it gets paid back over time.  Lending teams are self-organised groups where members connect and rally around shared lending goals.

Purpose of our team: to support a Green Economy, a more sustainable way of doing business - one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.  How to join our team: when registering your account, nominate your preferred team.  That means that your loan appears on our community page to spread the word about loans that consider resource efficiency, lowering carbon emissions, organic farming, or other environmentally responsible projects.

We would love you to join our Kiva lending team by » visiting and making a loan.  Our team is called Green Economy Biome.

Some of the groups we have supported through in prize support, donations, and in store gift wrapping:

AIESEC Australia - a global youth-led organisation striving to achieve peace and fulfilment of humankind's potential by activating leadership qualities in youth through learning from practical experiences in challenging environments.

A Plastic Ocean screenings

Australian Association of Environmental Educators - supports the skills development of environmental educators and helps them to stay at the forefront of sustainability education and behaviour change.

Australian Koala Foundation's Save the Koala Month in September - in honour of Save the Koala Month, Biome sponsors a wild koala through the Australian Koala Foundation's foster program.

Australian Medical Students' Association - Code Green

Australian Youth Climate Coalition 

Balu Blue Foundation Inc 

Beagle Club of Queensland Welfare Committee - raises funds to actively educate the public about animal testing as Beagles being one of the most tested on animals.

Questa Game Monthly BioQuest

Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia - primates helping primates. Working to rescue and rehabilitate orangutans and return them to areas of forest large enough to support a viable population. 

Camp Quality Giggle Ball

Cancer Council

Climate for Change

Conservation Volunteers Wild Futures program - gets volunteers to roll up their sleeves through expert-approved conservation actions to save threatened species.

Fossil Free Monash - an environmental campaign at Monash University committed to ending the University's economic involvement with the fossil fuel industry.

Friends of the Earth - grassroots community-based activist organization which works towards an ecologically sustainable and socially equitable society. Campaigns include indigenous land rights, nano technology, safe food, saving forests.

Greening Australia - works to conserve and restore landscapes at scale through collaborative, science-based and innovative convervation program.

Greenpeace Australia

Greens - West Brisbane - which encompasses electorates of Indooroopilly and Moggill has a long history of being one of the most active branches of the Greens in Queensland and one to achieve the highest electoral results at local state and federal levels.

Ipswich Koala Protection Society - runs an Ambulance and volunteer carer service for injured koalas, possums, wallabies and fruit bats.

Jubilee Australia

Keep Australia Beautiful - work towards a litter free and sustainable environment by running grass roots community programs in each state and territory.

Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)

Multiple Births Association

Mums For Refugees

Murdoch University Environmental Science Association

Ocean Crusaders - aims to mitigate plastic pollution from coastal waterways and beaches, protecting our marine life and ensuing an enhanced quality of life for current and future generations of Australians.

One Girl - educating girls in Africa.

Planet Ark National Recycling Week

Plastic Pollution Solutions - focus on educating to engage behavioural change through programs and activities that empower communities to be part of the solution to the plastic pollution.

Port Phillip EcoCentre 

Public Safety Business Agency - International Women's Day

Queensland Trust for Nature

QuestaGame - Monthly BioQuest

Rainforest Rescue - re-establish rainforests through planting, maintenance and restoration programs, as well as purchasing and protecting high conservation value rainforests. Projects in Tasmania, Equador, Daintree, the Cassowary in Mission Beach.

Rise for the Reef

Schools - we support many schools and education facilities through product and voucher donations for fundraisers and environmental projects.

Sea Shepherd - supports ocean conservation by using direct-action tactics to investigate, document and protect the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife.

Seed Youth Indigenous Climate Network - For the Love of the Reef campaign

Share the Dignity - It's in the bag campaign.

South Cape York Catchment - a community-based cultural and natural resource management organisation.

Still Wild Still Threatened - advocates for the immediate formal protection of Tasmania’s precious Southern Forests using lobbying, community education, research, exploration and frontline direct action.  Including the longest running blockade in Tasmania protecting the Florintine Forrest.

Swap the Straw - an initiative to eradicate plastic straws within the Dandenong Ranges and surrounding areas.

Swim for the Reef 

The Australian Marine Conservation Society - the voice for Australia's oceans protect our ocean wildlife, make our fisheries sustainable and create places in the sea where our precious ocean animals are safe from harm.

The Nature Conservation Council - aims to maximize the preservation and protection of nature through advocacy, education and community empowerment.

The Orangutan Project

The Pyjama Foundation

The Wilderness Society - is a national, community-based, environmental advocacy organisation whose purpose is to protect, promote and restore wilderness and natural processes across Australia for the survival and ongoing evolution of life on Earth.

Turtle Approved

University of Canberra - environmental team

University of Melbourne - MDSC Goes Green educational conference

University of Queensland Oxfam Society - UQ's largest and oldest social justice student society. We offer a 10% discount to members.

University of Queensland Law Society L Card - we offer a 10% discount to member.

University of Queensland - School of Biological Sciences - Sustainability Day

Uplift Project - Please note that we are not taking donations of bras at the moment, as Project Uplift has put a temporary hold on the program. For women in disadvantaged communities a bra is often unobtainable or unaffordable. Uplift Project collects new and second hand bras and distributes them where required.

Volunteer Eco Students Abroad Program (VESA) - works collectively with indigenous village communities to create positive and lasting change through self-funded volunteer projects.


West Brisbane Greens

Women in Conservation

World Environment Day

WWF's National Threatened Species Day - focuses attention on a small number of charismatic and endangered species that can act as ambassadors for Australia's threatened wildlife through their WWF National Threatened Species Day held on 7 September which commemorates the death of the last Tasmanian tiger at Hobart Zoo in 1936.

Youth Food Movement 


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