Green Connect benefits from the tireless efforts of many. We’re a very proud community of people coming together to recover waste, grow fair food and create jobs, particularly for young people and former refugees.

Partners

  • Flame Tree Community Food Co-op
  • Food Fairness Illawarra
  • iAccelerate
  • Resource Recovery Australia
  • SCARF
  • Social Traders
  • The Source Bulk Foods
  • University of Wollongong
  • Warrawong High School

Supporters

  • Westpac Foundation
  • Ian Potter Foundation
  • IMB Foundation
  • Australian Ethical
  • The Funding Network

Major customers

  • Architects of Entertainment
  • Balinese Spice Magic
  • NSW Department of Industry
  • Flame Tree Community Food Co-op
  • Kiama Municipal Council
  • Novotel Wollongong
  • Select Civil
  • Shoalhaven City Council
  • Soilco
  • The Red Kitchen
  • University of Wollongong
  • Wollongong City Council
  • Yours and Owls

We also work within an amazing community full of people doing amazing things. Here is a list of some of our favourite organisations that we encourage you to support.

Wollongong organisations we love

Social enterprises in the Illawarra

  • Flagstaff Group – an organisation running multiple social enterprises that employ people with disabilities. More…
  • Resource Recovery Australia – running tip shops, transfer stations and weighbridges while providing jobs for longterm unemployed. More…
  • Rumpus – a skillshare organisation specialising in purposeful play with lots of great workshops. More…
  • Soft Landing – a mattress recycling company that employs those that need the jobs most. More…

Farms in Wollongong

  • Popes Produce – a chemical-free permaculture market garden just like ours but in Woonona. More…
  • Farmers by Choice – a chemical-free permaculture market garden just like ours but in Bulli. More…

Fair food organisations in the Illawarra

  • Food Fairness Illawarra – bringing people together to form a fairer food system in our region. More…
  • Hidden Harvest – upskilling us all to reduce food waste. More…
  • Flame Tree Community Food Co-op – a not-for-profit retail shop in Thirroul that sells local, organic and packaging-free food and benefits members. More…
  • Fair Food Forager – an app that makes it easy to eat ethically and sustainably. More…

Support organisations in Wollongong

  • SCARF – an amazing volunteer organisation that supports and advocates for former refugees in Wollongong. More…
  • The Acorn Cafe – just across the road from our op shop in Bellambi, this social enterprise cafe serves great coffee and food. More…

Local groups doing great things for people and the environment

  • Surfrider Foundation – bringing together people who love the ocean to help protect it. More…
  • Plastic Free Wollongong – educating, inspiring and empowering Illawarra to reduce single-use plastic. More…

Australian social enterprises we love 

  • Green Collect – an office recycling organisation in Melbourne employing people with disabilities. More…
  • WorkVentures – a not-for-profit IT social enterprise employing young people in Sydney. More…
  • Who Gives a Crap – toilet paper that builds toilets. More…
  • Good Cycles – using bikes to change lives in Melbourne. More…
  • STREAT – a hospitality social enterprise in Melbourne employing homeless people to give them a hand up. More…
  • Waste Aid Australia – working in and with remote Aboriginal communities to implement positive waste management solutions. More…
  • Bread & Butter Project – an artisinal bakery in Sydney training and employing former refugees and asylum seekers. More…

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