Literacy is freedom; to take control of your life, be informed, have a voice, stand up for your rights, resist exploitation, be self-confident and self-reliant. Literacy unlocks the door to learning and a world of endless possibilities.
The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation is transforming lives through community-driven, ground-breaking and best practice literacy programs. Working in English and Indigenous First Languages, ALNF is committed to creating sustainable, long-term change.
Impact: $12 pays for a day of literacy support in an indigenous community.
As the world's largest living organism, The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most bio-diverse places on earth. The Reef also supports the culture and livelihoods of 70 Traditional Owner groups who have been custodians for over 60,000 years. Currently under threat due to climate change, the reef has lost 50% of it's coral. Greening Australia and Traditional Owners are working to restore wetlands and eroded landed by 2030 and prevent 400,000 tonnes of sediment from polluting of The Reef each year.
Impact: $50 prevents 1 tonne of sediment from reaching the Great Barrier Reef.
Over 160 million tons of plastic is produced each year to create single-use disposable items and packaging. With no established system to close the loop, this has led to over 70 years of accumulation of plastics in landfill (40%) and the environment (32%), with only 10% being recycled.
Seabin Smart Tech, similar to a rubbish bin X pool skimmer, removes floating plastics as small as 2mm, filtering 600,000L of water per day from oil and surface pollutants.
Impact: $1 removes 1.2kg of plastic from the sea.