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It’s nice to be recognised, and to win awards.
It shows that we’re doing things the right way, but we’re not going to stop there. We’ll continue working hard to be at our best. To support the places we call home, and to help our customers achieve their financial goals.
So join us, and as we go from strength-to-strength, let’s build an even stronger future, together.
It can seem like an impossible task to change society’s direction. Being sustainable isn’t always about the headline act or the big efforts. Individually, little changes that stick, that make a difference in our lives and those around us will add up to a sustained, continued, positive change. We can help save our planet and our kids’ future one small action at a time. We just have to roll the sleeves up and get stuck in where we can.
Steve, SCCU Eco-Warrior & FSCM
Winning the $1,500 award from Southern Cross Credit Union’s Community Goals program will be a massive help to our organisation. This money will go directly into feeding and caring for the animals that we have rescued and are in our care. We currently have 14 sea turtles, one seabird and one sea snake in our care. With this kind of support we can give the best possible care to these animals so they can be released back into the wild.
Kelsey Banister, Australian Seabird Rescue Assistant to the General Manager
Not everyone is going to be an environmentalist, but it is important to always think about our own earthly fingerprints. Even something as small as picking up rubbish left on the sidewalk, the people of SCCU understand that it’s the little things that make the earth a happier, more sustainable place.
Teaghan, SCCU Eco-Warrior & Lending Support Specialist
Through their Community Grants program, Southern Cross Credit Union have demonstrated their commitment to environmental sustainability in our region in a number of ways. As well as funding projects to recycle plastic waste and remediate contaminated soil, they have supported Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital to provide expert veterinary care to native animals. Many of our patients are sea turtles, and SCCU’s $10,000 grant will be used in partnership with Australian Seabird Rescue to secure a much-needed Sea Turtle Recovery Dry Docking System, assisting with their rehabilitation before being released back into their ocean home. We’re so very grateful to SCCU for their support and applaud their commitment to conservation and sustainability projects.
Dr Stephen Van Mil - Founder and CEO, Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital
Southern Cross Credit Unit is an outstanding example of a business that is all about doing right by the communities that it operates in. By supporting local organisations such as ours (Positive Change for Marine Life), they are helping to address major issues around sustainability and environmental management. As is true to character for a locally focused, community-oriented business, they not only support us financially, but by actively attending and getting involved in community events. We are proud to have SCCU as a long term partner for our projects and campaigns, as we strive to foster greater community custodianship of the incredible environments we call home.
Dane Marx - Positive Change For Marine Life
"Access to having the same uniform really helped us to create a team environment where all women feel they belong. Quality footwear is also really important not only for safety but also for physical comfort as the work does require spending a lot of time on your feet. The support from SCCU has made all the difference and we’re so grateful”
Sam Birmingham - Operations Manager for the Linen SHIFT