in our nature

Businesses doing good

Jane Rawson | 1 December 2020

At the TLC, we are proud to partner and work with many businesses and social enterprises who dedicate themselves to making the world better. Social enterprises are commercially viable businesses that are run to benefit the community or the environment, rather than shareholders and owners. Come back regularly as we’ll be updating this list to tell you more about our partners and supporters.

Teros was founded in November 2014 by four locals who wanted to bring Hobart a source of inspiration to live a healthier and greener lifestyle. They provide healthy, green and fair-trade products and classes covering skills like fermenting, cheesemaking, brewing, raw chocolate and beekeeping. They diligently research and carefully select products that meet green, ethical and healthy criteria, and they regularly donate a portion of their profits to the TLC. Teros is also a member of 1% for the Planet, a group of thousands of business and individual members who give directly to highly vetted environmental nonprofit organizations.

Pro’s Choice is the TLC’s wildlife camera provider of choice. If you’re thinking of getting a camera for your property, try the Browning Spec Ops Edge, a high-quality camera that takes great day and night images, or the cheaper (but slightly less user-friendly) Little Acorn Zero Glow. Enter the discount code tasland when you checkout in their online store and you will receive a 5% discount (around $25) and we will get a donation.

Change Overnight is a hip apartment hotel in Launceston, started in 2018 by S. Group and Blue Derby Pods Ride, Sam Haberle and Tara Howell. It has an important difference: when you book a room, you choose a cause from a roster of eight, and part of the cost of your room is donated to that charity. Through 2019 and 2020, Change Overnight, through the support of their guests, donated just over $9,000 towards creating and managing Tinderbox Hills Reserve.

Hope-Suds makes cold-processed, palm oil free soap, fragranced with essential oils, by hand in Tasmania. Everyone in the organisation offers their labour voluntarily so that all the proceeds made can be directed to humanitarian and environmental NFPs. The TLC is lucky enough to be one of the organisations supported, and we can highly recommend the soap.

Devil’s Corner, overlooking the gorgeous Freycinet Peninsula and Moulting Lagoon, reckon wine tastes better with both the wild and the tame, the wash of shallow water, and the snap of east coast sea breeze. If you’ve been to a TLC event, you’ll likely have had a glass of Devil’s Corner wine, thanks to the winery’s support.

Fuller’s Bookshop celebrated their 100th birthday in 2020, and years of supporting the TLC. They help us out with books for Land for Wildlife members, as well as donating - now they’ve got an online store, you can buy books there wherever you live.

Green Magazine is a great resource to inspire environmentally sensitive garden design. They also have listings for all kinds of low-impact accessories and gadgets for your home, and articles about beautiful, energy efficient houses.

Island Magazine, produced in Tasmania, is a not-for-profit organisation that produces a high-quality print magazine of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, art criticism and visual art.

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers is ‘not your typical law firm’.They provide quality legal advice to commercial and government clients from offices located in every Australian state and territory, including Tasmania, where they have helped us refine our Natural Guardians program of gifts in wills.

Paddy Pallin has been providing gear to help Australians get out into nature for 90 years, and for the past year they’ve been supporting TLC through their Don’t Bag the Environment program.

Spring Bay Mill in Triabunna was once home to the world’s largest wood chip mill, but has been taken over by ‘a bunch of provocateurs intent on charting a more sustainable path’. They curate eclectic events across art, music, history, politics and ecology, and help the TLC out with events from time to time.

SpiderTech help get people into tight, high or otherwise difficult spaces. Their expertise in safe work methods, broad industry experience and skilled operatives, guarantee best-practice outcomes in even the most hostile environment. They also give monthly to the TLC.

Tree Change Dolls is a tiny business operating from Hobart, rescuing abandoned dolls and upcycling them into adorable sustainable sprites dressed in home-made clothes and ready for outdoor adventures. Tree Change Dolls kindly donates a portion of profits to TLC.

Author Profile

Jane Rawson

Communications Coordinator

Jane comes to the TLC after writing for Victoria's environment department and The Conversation. Also a novelist and essayist, she moved to Tasmania from Melbourne’s inner west so she could be closer to wildlife.