Current Partners for 2019
The Coca-Cola Foundation – Eco Barge Were successful in obtaining a grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation for 2019. This grant will allow Eco Barge to continue to run its core projects as well as develop the recycling of marine debris. Coca-Cola South Pacific were also Eco Barge’s main partner for 2018, enabling Eco Barge to run all three core projects throughout the year alongside a new and very exciting initiative. As part of the funding received from Coca-Cola, Eco Barge are teamed up with The Plastic Collective and received a mobile plastic recycling machine. Thanks to the Coca-Cola South Pacific partnership and the Plastic Collective Shruder the waste removed from the Whitsunday islands will no longer be sent to landfill but will be up-cycled into other usable materials.
Cruise Whitsundays – Cruise Whitsundays offers day tours to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands daily from Port of Airlie. We have partnered with Eco Barge for 5 years as an organisation based on their passion for the marine wildlife and keeping our oceans clean. At Cruise Whitsundays we have a passion for keeping our oceans clean and our reef and beaches pristine so this partnership lines up perfectly.
Queensland Government – Eco Barge have been successful for two rounds of the Queensland Governments Community Sustainability Action grants program. The funding provided from these grants will enable Eco Barge to run marine debris removal trips, land based clean-ups and count and sorts.
Reef Catchments – Reef Catchments is this region’s Natural Resource Management (NRM) group, which provides services aligned to the facilitation, coordination and delivery of projects to protect and enhance the natural environments within the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region. From 2016 -2018 Reef Catchments, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program (NLP), supported Eco Barge to run marine debris removal trips as part of their NLP Islands Sub-project.
Australian Government – Caring for our country, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Queensland Governments – Everyone’s Environment Grants, Department of National Parks Sport and Racing – Friends of Parks, BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation, Keep Australia Beautiful Beverage Container Recycling Grant, Aurizon Community Grants, Sunsuper Dreams For a Better World Community Grants, Whitsunday Regional Council, Mackay Regional Council, Green Energy Technologies, Charter Yachts Australia, Whitsunday Escape, Zinc, Reef HQ Turtle Hospital, Fauna Rescue Whitsundays, Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, Zest Design, Cumberland Charter Yachts.