We're working with The Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund to offset our carbon emissions from freight, travel and waste. We're proud to be carbon neutral in Australia and are actively working towards offsetting our manufacturing process over the next few years.
We’ve been really moved by the fabulously life changing work that ‘One Girl’ is currently undertaking and they’ve become our charity of choice. We’ve already made our annual donation to them and would encourage you to take a look and consider joining us. We dare you to look at their website and not be moved! We all got a bit emotional, reading the real life facts of hardship that girls are currently facing around the world and many of the statistics are truly shocking. ‘One Girl’ believe that ‘every girl deserves the opportunity to go to school’ and they’re on a mission to educate 1 million of them. Currently working within Sierra Leone and Uganda, their fabulous work means that girls are supported throughout high school and can actually stay all the way to university if they choose. They provide all the basics required for an education; school fees, uniform, shoes, bags, books plus ongoing support to cope with any challenges that may crop up along the way. They also build classrooms, toilets and educate/assist the girls with their menstrual health. Did you know that girls can lose up to 12 weeks of schooling each year just because they don’t have access to sanitary products, or suitable toilet facilities to look after themselves in?
We’re all about empowering girls through education at Moonbird, but there's another very important reason why this charity means so much to us. Did you know that educating girls is one of the biggest solutions to climate change? Wow!! You say... And then how?! Well, according to a recent report, when girls are educated they have fewer children (which is number one in the fight against climate change!) plus they’ll be better prepared to deal with the effects of climate change, especially in developing countries where it will hit the hardest. More women in leadership roles is also cited as an important part of the solution, as noted in this quote from a report by the Brookings Institute “Studies show that female leaders are incredibly effective in conservation and protection efforts, and are more likely to pursue more sustainable futures for their communities.”
You can read more in this in depth article from 1 Million women:
Our 'Buy One, Give One' pyjama set promotion with Manly Womens' Shelters has come to an end, but our collaboration and support for this important organisation will not end here. We’ll continue to give our end of line pyjamas to the shelter, so that we can show our support to women in need.