FROM THE ALPS TO TASMANIA – BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED
Get involved in our fight to save the Tarkine rainforest, a giant carbon store
It’s one of the largest, oldest, and most biodiverse landscapes in the world: The Tarkine is located in the north-west of Tasmania, the home of our merino sheep farmers. It was our sheep farmers who alerted us to the large-scale destruction of this unique ecosystem caused by the mining and timber industry. We have decided to join the fight to preserve the Tarkine.
The protection of humans and animals, climate neutrality by 2024, and the protection of regional uniqueness are the central pillars of our protACT sustainability strategy. The threat to the environment can never be considered solely locally, and so we are fighting to save the Tarkine, one of the largest carbon stores in the world. Now more than ever we are aware of how the destruction of an ecosystem can impact our everyday lives – including in the form of a pandemic outbreak. The future of the Tarkine affects us all.
GIVE TWO-FOLD SUPPORT WITH TARKINE T-SHIRTS
Buy one of our exclusive Tarkine t-shirts and we will donate 5% of the purchase price to the Bob Brown Foundation. The specially designed t-shirts are made using fine, yet durable, merino wool – and so originate from Tasmania, the home of the Tarkine. You can choose between the superlight 120 COOL t-shirt and our harder-wearing 150 COOL t-shirt.
All of the Tarkine styles are available exclusively in stores because we want to support our retail partners in these challenging Covid-19 times.
ORTOVOX provides support where the action is
For every package that leaves our online shop and is not returned, we will donate €3 to the Bob Brown Foundation.
We have already collected €10,000 for the development of the TARKINE TRAIL APP. Among other things, this app promotes sustainable tourism in the region in order to create jobs that present an alternative to the timber and mining industries. We also support activists by providing training and equipment, so that they’re well protected and prepared when they’re fighting to preserve takayna / Tarkine.
Get involved and take a stand
With their Native Forest Declaration, the Bob Brown Foundation is collecting signatures to protect the rainforest and its ecosystem. Your voice counts, too.
Sign the petition and join us in our efforts to preserve the Tarkine Rainforest.