Taronga Green Grants

Meet our 2017 Grant recipients

On the 10th of August Taronga Director and CEO Cameron Kerr, and Australian Television Presenter and one of the Green Grants judges Rove McManus announced the 2017 Taronga Green Grants recipients.

 This year Taronga were able to fund 2 fantastic projects.

Seaside Scavenge

$30,000 has been awarded to Seaside Scavenge, a waterway cleanup and clothes swap event where litter collected becomes the currency to purchase quality pre-loved clothes, books and more.

Take a look at Seaside Scavenge’s application video

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The Last Straw

$20,000 has been awarded to The Last Straw and Today, a campaign to end the use of plastic straws in venues such as cafes and restaurants across Australia by changing individual attitudes and behaviours and promoting the transition to a sustainable alternative.

Take a look at The Last Straw’s application video

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The grant theme this year was “plastic free oceans” and both of these projects are doing remarkable work in this area. They also best met the Green Grant objectives of:

  • Creating tangible conservation outcomes
  • Stimulating & supporting innovative, fresh ideas
  • Generating mainstream community engagement

We are looking forward to working with them and seeing their work reach an even broader community.