Current Partners for 2018
Coca-Cola South Pacific – Coca-Cola South Pacific are 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 teaming up with Plastic Collective and will be receiving 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 useable 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, count and sorts as well as a southern Island expedition.
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.
Cumberland Charter Yachts – Cumberland Charter Yachts are the leading bareboat operator in the Whitsunday region providing an exceptional holiday experience for all their customers. Choose from a fleet of 28 bareboats including power catamarans, sailing catamarans and sailing yachts, they have a vessel to suit all holiday needs. Since 2016 Cumberland Charter Yachts have supported Eco Barge with funding and volunteers to assist with the running of their core projects.
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.