Patty Mills, Ziggy Alberts and Camilla Franks are among the growing list of global stars contributing to help save the Daintree.
Olympian and NBA player Patty Mills, singer/songwriter Ziggy Alberts and fashion designer Camilla Franks are among the list of 18 global stars creating exclusive artworks to raise funds and awareness for the Australian Daintree Rainforest.
As part of a new international campaign Voices for the Rainforest, launched today by Rainforest Rescue and BioPak, these compelling artworks will be displayed across the globe on the most unlikely medium, a coffee cup.
Made entirely of plants and certified compostable, these eco-friendly BioCup Art Series Cups are made by Australian B-Corp BioPak and will share messages and an urgent plea to help protect one of the world’s most important and ancient ecosystems.
Rainforest Rescue CEO Branden Barber further shared his excitement, reinforcing the important work that still needs to be done to save this most rare and precious ecosystem.
“Working with the artists who’ve come together to use their voices to call for the rainforest’s protection, and the part we all play in that, is inspiring,” Barber said.
“Rainforests play a critical role in fighting climate change with 30% of the world’s CO2 emissions are being stored in our rainforests.”
“We all work hard at Rainforest Rescue to raise awareness and support for Australia’s Daintree – the longest continuously surviving and evolving rainforest – and we are grateful for this campaign to grow this global community and to raise awareness and much-needed funds for their rescue, restoration and protection. Most people don’t realise that the Daintree is at risk of development. It is and we work to stop that while also restoring degraded rainforest habitat for the benefit of the myriad species of the Daintree.”
BioPak Founder, Richard Fine, is delighted to partner with Rainforest Rescue to help raise awareness of the benefits and positive environmental impact achieved through the organisation’s restoration and conservation efforts.
“Reforestation and conservation are essential to building a better, more sustainable future. BioPak is a business committed to being a force for good, and thanks to Rainforest Rescue we have been able to participate in the restoration and protection of The Daintree rainforest since 2012,” Fine said.
“We are thrilled to see these artists, celebrities and athletes using their influence to raise awareness and highlight the important work undertaken by the team at Rainforest Rescue. I encourage all businesses and consumers who care about the health of our planet to support, share and donate.”
Trees not only absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, but vast stores of carbon are locked in the trees and soil. Unfortunately, the earth loses 18.7 million acres of forests per year, which is equal to 27 soccer fields every minute.
Funds raised will aid the development and support the operations of a new Rainforest Rescue Nursery that will help grow 150,000 trees per year and increase Rainforest Rescue’s capacity to rescue and protect the unprotected Daintree – the world’s most ancient rainforest.
Donations can be made easily via a unique QR code on each BioCup Art Series Cup or by visiting: https://www.rainforestrescue.org.au/voices/
FULL CAMPAIGN LINE-UP LISTED BELOW:
- Patty Mills, 3 time Olympian and NBA Champion (in collaboration with Indigenous artists, The Briscoe Sisters)
- Camilla Franks, Australian Fashion Designer
- Ziggy Alberts, Singer/Songwriter (in collaboration with graphic artist, Samuel Hall)
- Arnhem Bickley, Fashion Designer (in collaboration with artist, Tahnee Kelland)
- Ally Langdon, Today Show Host (in collaboration with artist, Sophie Duncan)
- Naurita Briscoe, Indigenous Artist
- Martin Stringer, Photographer
- Liana Cornell, Actress
- Eliza Goldsmith, 4-year-old artist,
- Darren Jew, Canon Master Photographer
- Jasmine Carey, Award-Winning Photographer
- Candy Marx, Vegan Wellness Entrepreneur
- Roxanne Cambridge, Health Nutritionist (in collaboration with artist, Tamara Fogarty)
- Caspar Bryce, Artist
- Elliott Routledge, Artist
- Jean Danker, Radio & TV Host (in collaboration with artist Ali Mandalis)
- Anna Jones, Chef (in collaboration with artist Jess Lea-Wilson)
- Kera Wong, Food Photographer
Wouldn’t it be nice if all the groups wishing to prevent further development in the Daintree lowlands “the Daintree” could actually work together – there is so much personal energy available, but environmental groups in this area (and sadly, not only here) seem to have terrific problems in working together. Can we all get over this? We have only one planet and division is monumentally unhelpful. NO SINGLE ONE OF US IS GOING TO SAVE – The Daintree, The Cassowary, The Planet! We have to work together. Get over the dividing personality differences. Can we?