Mullumbimby-based conservation organisation Rainforest Rescue recently beat 2000 other not-for-profit groups around Australia to be named a finalist in the sixth annual Australian Sustainability Awards.
Rainforest Rescue executive director Kelvin Davies said though his group did not win the Best Practice Non-Profit Organisation award, being a finalist was nonetheless a great achievement as it recognised the group at a national level.
The award was based on our performance in managing our finances and ensuring the dollars actually get to the projects, said Kelvin. Keeping our costs low helps us achieve our goals, which are also the aspiration of our supporters to save our rainforests for current and future generations.
Kelvin said one of Rainforest Rescues most popular initiatives was the Daintree Buy Back and Protect Forever project. For every $2 donated to the project, one square metre of the Daintree rainforest is saved. Beautiful gift cards are also available for those who would like to give their donation as a gift to a loved one.
Anyone interested in helping buy back and protect pristine rainforest destined for clearing and development can contact Rainforest Rescue on 1300 763 611 or visit their website at www.rainforestrescue.org. All donations are tax deductible.
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