The Houston Family Fund was established by Anthony and Prue Houston who are strong advocates for climate change action in the agricultural and environment sectors. The Houston family also own and manage a revolving fund property on the east coast of Tasmania.
“We have a self-managed superfund. A few years ago, our children checked the fund for us and found we had shares in gas fracking, coal power stations, coal mining, gambling and oil. We didn’t like what we discovered so as a family we decided to sell our fossil fuel and unethical shares. It was around this time we found out about the TLC’s Revolving Fund and looked at land for sale on the east coast. We considered a few properties before falling in love with one just south of Swansea. We purchased the property and paid for it with the sale of our shares. We’ve always been interested in the environment and conservation, so our family was very happy with the concept of turning unethical shares into conserving land. It gave us something we love and can share, brought the money back to Tassie, and to cap it off, it’s been a very sound investment.”
-The Houston Family
To give to the TLC Foundation through the Houston Family Fund, please click here. To select the Houston Family Fund, please click the drop down arrow beside the TLC Foundation in the ‘Transaction Details’. Your support enables the TLC to continue protecting and managing our reserves in Tasmania.
Banner image: East coast forest. Photo: Andy Townsend