A journey to a better future

"Traditionally, the biggest culprits of climate change are situated in the wealthy, developed world. But, it's the smaller countries and indigenous cultures globally that suffer the most. It’s our obligation to stand with, and provide a voice for those who are affected the most by these changes to the world we live in."

Simon Bernardino - Co-Founder - The Lab17

"We believe and are passionate about impacting one of the worlds greatest challenges, right as we hit a fork in the road on climate change. Not only for today, but for future generations the road we are heading down could have terrible consequences."

Nick Ingall - Co-Founder - The Lab17

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trace is a digital platform that helps climate conscious individuals and businesses measure, reduce and offset their carbon footprint and track their impact.

trace have calculated the carbon footprint of The Lab17, evaluating the emissions generated from the operations of our business and staff.

Our carbon footprint is then offset through supporting impactful and effective climate projects.

All of the projects are externally certified & support the UN Sustainable Development goals so we not only have a positive environmental impact but social and economical too.

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Sea Turtle

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We are part of the most impactful environmental community on the globe.

Putting our business responsibility first, we're giving back to environmental nonprofits to create a healthier planet through 1% for the Planet.

1% for the Planet is a global organization that connects dollars and doers to accelerate smart environmental giving. They recognize that the current level of environmental giving - only 3% of total philanthropy - is not enough to solve the most pressing issues facing our planet.

Through its business and individual membership, 1% for the Planet inspires people to support environmental organizations through annual membership and everyday actions. They advise on giving strategies, certify donations, and amplify the impact of the network.

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Rainforest Rescue is a not-for-profit organisation that has been protecting and restoring Australian and international rainforests since March 1999. They provide opportunities for individuals and businesses, such as The Lab17, to help protect rainforests forever.

Their projects re-establish rainforests through planting, maintenance, and restoration programs, as well as purchasing and protecting high conservation value rainforest and preserving its biodiversity.

Our recent donation to Rainforest Rescue is being used to strategically buy back at-risk rainforest properties and restoring degraded rainforest in the Daintree. 

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Illuminating Communities Initiative

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800 million people worldwide still don’t have access to modern electricity, severely limiting their potential. This means that when the sun goes down, they’re reliant on dangerous and unhealthy energy like kerosene, diesel, wood,
candles or battery powered torches, which is expensive and unhealthy for people and the planet, and severely impacts opportunities to thrive.

SolarBuddy is dedicated to educating and empowering the next generation to change the lives of children living in energy poverty via its innovative education programs. It’s programs offer a tangible solution to a real world problem that impacts millions of people.

Our latest donation to SolarBuddy is contributing to their Illuminating Communities Initiative. 

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Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway, or anywhere and you have made a difference.
 
Through education that inspires participation, Take 3 is building a global movement of people who are connected to the planet.
 
Wherever we are, we are connected to the sea. The ocean provides us with the oxygen we breathe and the climate that sustains us. We need a healthy ocean for our own survival.
Plastic pollution is killing wildlife, devastating oceans and threatening the health of our planet. Plastic represents a disconnection. It’s a material designed to last forever that we often use only once. Poorly managed plastic leaks into the sea. The ocean is downhill from everywhere.

We've joined the #Take3ForTheSea movement as an official supporter, to take simple actions to address complex problems, helping to stop plastic pollution from killing wildlife and suffocating our planet.

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