WHO DO GUARDIANS OF GREEN SUPPORT?
We support those that follow our beliefs and take action to improve our world. The Guardians of Green Is the way we give back to the community, both local and world-wide.
Being a responsible business, we donate to several charities, in many different ways, not always traditional. We take pride in supporting those who align with our beliefs or that fit within our culture and seek out local initiatives rather than mainstream ventures. We are always looking for new people to support so if you think we can help you, contact us.
BRETTACORP inc. – one tree matters
Caring for the planet runs in the family. Bygreen proudly supports Mick’s amazing uncle Brett. He founded this not-for-profit in Tully in 2016 to build Miyawaki forests. These forests protect and provide habitat for endangered and threatened species such as the Southern Cassowary and Mahogany Glider.
To date they have been able to build 10 forests, which are self-sustaining. The proceeds they receive go directly into planting native trees into the ground. This not only protects our wildlife but importantly helps reduce greenhouse gases. Every $10 received means another tree is planted – guaranteed. In 2022, BrettaCorp are proud to have built their own nursery, further increasing their capacity to do good.
Currently, 1% of all profits raised from the sale of our One Tree wooden cutlery is being donated to Brettacorp Inc. to assist with the planting of Miyawaki Forests in the North Queensland region.
In 2019, two young boys from Noosa, George and Carter, were finalists of the QLD Minister’s Climate Challenge. Their mission to ‘stop the overuse of single-use’ aligned with ours. Their idea to create the E-PAC, a travel kit making it easy to have and use reusable items, was born. It was just a matter of developing it into a commercial reality with assistance of Bygreen.
Mick arranged a ‘business’ meeting with the boys and mentored them. Explaining reusable product options, understanding supply chain costs, and helping them source the final items for the kit. We continue to support the E-PAC initiative by producing and retailing the kits in the Green Life Warehouse. It’s exciting to see this initiative continue its success, with recent activations at Australia Zoo and the 2022 Brisbane Ekka. Reuse is always better than single-use. We love continuing to innovate and support this local initiative by two inspiring young entrepreneurs who are making a big difference.
“Mick was incredibly supportive and patient. He arranged meetings with boys, sourced stock and attended to the wishes of two 11 year old boys as if they were Chairmen of the Board of a fortune 500. This support has continued throughout the last three years. Mick even spent the morning filming with the boys and Damon Gamaeu (Director of 2040) down at Noosa, promoting their product. Without Bygreen the boys dream of creating their E-PAC would not have come to fruition.” – Kath Facer – Proud Mother
Bygreen are proud to support SIPweek and the Perry Cross Foundation. For the work that they do to help find a cure for paralysis. Paralysis has a devastating impact on tens of thousands of lives in Australia and millions globally. We strongly believe in their vision of funding world class research aimed at curing paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. Thereby supporting better outcomes for those living with paralysis.
As a straw manufacturer, we play an important part in supporting those with disabilities. It gives us a great sense of pride to sponsor and provide solutions for SIP week and the volunteers. We work closely with the foundation to support their efforts and provide both straws and funding to support their work. We look forward to continuing to support this amazing foundation.
‘Mick and the team at Bygreen have been wonderful supporters of the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation founded in 2010 to support research to find a cure for paralysis. Twenty eight years ago I was injured playing Rugby Union which rendered me a C2 ventilated quadriplegic.
The campaign has raised over $800,000 for spinal injury research in its 10 years.’– Perry Cross
Mick has kindly supported our yearly ‘SIP Week’ fundraising campaign since 2015, by providing reusable and branded straws to our fundraisers, who take on the challenge to SIP all their drinks through a straw for one week. The reasoning behind this is people living with high level spinal cord injuries are unable to use their hands to hold a cup and need a carer to help them to drink liquids.-Perry Cross
Eidsvold Eagles RLFC – 2023 Major Sponsor
Bygreen is happy to be sponsoring the Eidsvold Eagles RLFC in 2023. This footy club, in the small country town of Eidsvold where Mick grew up, has a special place in his heart. Unfortunately, the club has been unable to operate for the last 5 years. This has had a devastating effect on the young kids of Eidsvold, and for the wider community, who don’t have much to look forward to in such an isolated country area. New enthusiasm from some of the locals have reignited the flame to get this little club back on its feet, and we are proud to share in this enthusiasm.
“While a young fella at school – I actually won a competition to come up with the logo and name for the club, so I founded the Eidsvold Eagles name – one of my greatest claims to fame (for me anyway). Playing there throughout my school years back in the day, Rugby League at its essence was the backbone of this little community, and I hope we could make it that again this year. Id really like to see it get a leg up, and hopefully the community will have something to cheer about once again.”-Mick Krause
We’d like to thank all the volunteers, the committee and all the other sponsors who have given their time, money and energy to get this club back on its feet again. There is so much talent in this small town, but more importantly – building a sense of community through Rugby League, and giving the younger generation something to look forward to in these small country towns is what it’s all about. It doesn’t matter about your heritage, it’s just great to see the spirit of the Eidsvold Eagles live on. One community who is doing it right.
2023 is our year – Up the Eidsvold Eagles – Lets Soar!