#4: Environment

We aim to go beyond sustainable to be regenerative.

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Gum trees in Olinda, Victoria

Since day one, it’s been important to us to use Harvey as a tool for funnelling essential funds towards initiatives that are helping find solutions.

Our contribution might be small in the grand scheme of things but it means a lot to us to know that we’re trying our best.

In 2020, we went big on environment.

And we’re looking forward to going even bigger in 2021 and beyond.

Trees, glorious trees

$35,000

we donated to regenerate habitat.

700 tonnes

of carbon stored per annum (via Greening Australia) - go trees!

We also gave a Christmas gift to the planet via Ecologi of 756 trees, and signed the Climate Act Now pledge.

People thrive where nature thrives

We're proud to support the important work Greening Australia are doing. Greening Australia has been restoring Australia’s unique landscapes and protecting biodiversity at scale through collaborative, science-based programs for over 38 years.

Greening Australia is committed to tackling Australia’s greatest environmental challenges in ways that work for communities, economies and nature; planting millions of native trees and plants, protecting hundreds of native species, and supporting Traditional Owners’ aspirations for restoring country.

Find out more about the impactful work these legends are doing.

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“The Harvey team is honest, ethical and has a strong e-commerce offering. I can trust the team to help me sustainably and effectively grow my business.”

- Sam Schuman, Founder, Alton Goods

Healing starts at home.

Of course, we all have our individual parts to play to minimise our impact too. But it can be difficult to know where to begin.

While we’re a long way from perfect, we have been trying our best to live our lives in a way that has a lower impact on the planet.

More about our journey

We started by writing a list of things we wanted to change, and that list has gradually grown. And we’re still learning and improving as we go.

See the full list here

One Small Step for Harvey

Did you know that if 50,000 Australians reduced their personal carbon footprints by just one quarter over the next year, we’d save 250,000 tonnes of carbon?

One of our favourite projects from last year

One Small Step is an app that encourages this kind of positive behaviour change in climate-conscious individuals by helping them monitor their carbon output in their day-to-day lives. It works a bit like a fitness tracker app, and all of your information is collated and visualised in digestible graphs and graphics.

We helped One Small Step with their original product user testing and in 2020, branding and marketing strategy and digital campaigns.

Over the course of 2020, the app hit 10,000 users (just another 40,000 to go!). We like to think we helped play a small part in that success.

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“Change often happens slower in the short term and much faster than we expect in the medium term. Business have a powerful role to play in addressing the climate crisis”

– Simon Smallchua, Pause Fest 2020

The 6 areas of
this report

Let’s take a look back at the year that was (before wrapping up with some of our goals and intention-setting for 2021). To keep things simple, we’ve broken this report up into six parts, that speak to six areas that were particularly important to us this part year:

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We acknowledge Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and pays respect to their cultures and Elders past, present and emerging.