We are currently featuring our partnership with the team at NOW!, a new transnational project from key Volt Europa figures, Andrea Venzon and Colombe Cahen-Salvador. It has been fantastic to be able to work with Colombe and Andrea from the outset, helping to create their brand, design and then develop the website, and now continuing to help them grow their international network of supporters with SupporterBase.
One positive to come from the virus seems to have been a desire from a lot of people to reconnect with the natural world, even if that means planting a few veggies in the backyard or just getting outdoors for a walk (turns out it is much nicer than the treadmill!). Right now the Queensland Conservation Council is bringing nature to you, with the ‘Queensland’s Natural Wonders Photography Awards’. The awards recognise and celebrate the power of images - and the importance of photographers - in protecting our natural world. Voting for the People's Choice award has just opened, so get to it!
Each year Australian Progress organises the premier event for progressive organisers across the country to come together and share tips, lessons, best practice and innovative ideas. This year they will be holding the two day event virtually. If you haven’t already registered, you can do so here: https://www.virtualprogress.org.au/
End Gambling Ads is an initiative of the Alliance for Gambiling Reform, supported by councils, community, health and and faith organisations across Australia, that aims to kick harmful gambling ads out of sport. We were delighted to help them launch using our Candidate theme, including a few custom icons from our Art Director for good measure.
Our friends in the #StopAdani movement have been campaigning tirelessly for global insurance brokers Marsh to rule out any further work with Adani. Adani needs to secure insurance to push ahead with its destructive Carmichael coal project - slated to be the biggest coal mine in Australian history. Marsh is expected to announce their new climate policy at their Annual General Meeting on 21 May, in what could be a pivotal moment in the campaign. We’ll all be watching and hoping that Marsh does the right thing and rules out working with Adani.