We’ve loved every minute of getting our hands dirty with Positive Change for Marine Life (PCFML) as a part of their River Warriors initiative and with the news of our new 3 year partnership – we couldn’t be prouder!
Making a difference is incredibly important to who we are at SCCU – whether it be sustainability, education, the arts, sports or healthcare – when we join forces with groups like PCFML to have a greater impact, we can’t help but share the news. For us giving back and helping protect the region we work and live in, is the cherry on the pie. Over the next 3 years, we’ll be working with PCFML to help protect the Northern Rivers region and expand their programs to reduce waste in our local Northern Rivers waterways. Through education and dedication, PCFML’s mission is to empower communities to take action, developing long-term initiatives which benefit the sea, and those who rely upon it for survival.
PCFML’s Northern NSW Campaign Coordinator, Dane Marx said “Positive Change for Marine Life is both proud and excited to have built a long-term partnership with Southern Cross Credit Union, and to have them on board and supporting our projects over the next three years. We believe in driving positive change at the community level, and what better way to achieve that than through building strong, long-lasting and positive connections between local businesses, NGOs and stakeholders. The first stage of funding from this partnership will help to support our River Warriors Project through the purchase of essential gear to help get us out on the waterways, assessing and removing Marine Debris from our Rivers as well as looking at other ecosystem impacts, as part of the projects new direction in 2020. We are equally excited to help provide a channel for Southern Cross Credit Union to get more actively involved in our on-ground work, to help positively address impacts on Marine Life in the region. We are looking forward to further developing our relationship with SCCU as part of this new long-term relationship!”
So… what’s PCFML’s impact* so far??
*As at 13th June 2020.
The River Warriors project alone cleaned up a 12km stretch of river, collecting over 1 tonne of debris in the first ever clean – it’s now a monthly initiative on each of its 4 rivers! To find out more about our inspirational partners or to get involved visit www.pcfml.org.au
This partnership gives us the opportunity to make a real difference in our local community with measurable results that everyone can be proud of. Follow us on Facebook to see what’s happening, and for opportunities to get involved or visit our Community page to learn more about SCCU’s efforts in this space.