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Issue 4 – February 2018

Issue 4

February 2018

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Number of Trees Planted

We have planted over 63,000 trees thanks to YOU – our customers.

Discover how you are contributing to the re-forestation of the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in Western Australia and read our Tree Planing Policy.

Discover how you are contributing to the re-forestation of the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor in Western Australia and read our Tree Planing Policy.

Company Update

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Ways and Means coffee shop, an initiative of Youth Support Advocacy Service (YSAS), gives disadvantaged and disenfranchised young people the skills to change their lives!

If it’s not already clear, we at SavinGreen love coffee. It makes us fee good, motivates us to achieve beyond what we achieved yesterday. Motivates us to change our lives. Not everyone uses this motivation to achieve the same thing. While some may consider writing 300 words in 20 minutes an achievement worth celebrating, some don’t have the opportunity to turn up to work, and struggle to get a job even though they desperately want one. Some simply don’t have the skills, or the experience, to make their way. Ways and Means aims to change this. 

Located in Little Lonsdale the near the capital of change; parliament house, the Ways and Means coffee shop has quietly gone about using our caffeine addictions for good. An initiative of Youth Support Advocacy Service  (YSAS)  – the enterprise is founded upon the belief that the best way of helping vulnerable young people change their lives is by teaching them skills; fostering a sense of independence, proficiency and belonging. It’s about creating that change.

Simply sitting in the cafe is motivating (and this is before you even take a sip of the coffee). It’s a simple place, cluttered with tables and chairs like any other coffee shop. But what really sets this place apart is the staff. Put simply, the staff love their job. No, they don’t know what lactose free milk is, but the community is strong – they’re about making simple, tasty coffee that makes you happy. 

Rather than moving through as many people as they can, they stop; and take the time getting to know. It’s the kind of place that where you might go in looking for a caffeine fix but walk out having a little more pride in the human race. 

And their efforts aren’t going unrecognised. In 2016, they were a finalist in the ethical enterprise awards, and are financially supported by the likes of T2 and the Expresso Syndicate, whose products are stocked and proudly sold at the counter.

Like making good coffee, change doesn’t happen overnight. But it does happen. It’s just about having the right ways and means to get there. Have a coffee and be part of it.

Located in Little Lonsdale the near the capital of change; parliament house, the Ways and Means coffee shop has quietly gone about using our caffeine addictions for good. An initiative of Youth Support Advocacy Service  (YSAS)  – the enterprise is founded upon the belief that the best way of helping vulnerable young people change their lives is by teaching them skills; fostering a sense of independence, proficiency and belonging. It’s about creating that change.

Simply sitting in the cafe is motivating (and this is before you even take a sip of the coffee). It’s a simple place, cluttered with tables and chairs like any other coffee shop. But what really sets this place apart is the staff. Put simply, the staff love their job. No, they don’t know what lactose free milk is, but the community is strong – they’re about making simple, tasty coffee that makes you happy. 

Rather than moving through as many people as they can, they stop; and take the time getting to know. It’s the kind of place that where you might go in looking for a caffeine fix but walk out having a little more pride in the human race. 

And their efforts aren’t going unrecognised. In 2016, they were a finalist in the ethical enterprise awards, and are financially supported by the likes of T2 and the Expresso Syndicate, whose products are stocked and proudly sold at the counter.

Like making good coffee, change doesn’t happen overnight. But it does happen. It’s just about having the right ways and means to get there. Have a coffee and be part of it.

What you missed last issue

Gender Pay Gap

The gender pay gap is no myth, industries from Entertainers to GPs are affected by it. It’s up to us to make sure to call it out when it occurs.

My first reaction to the words “gender pay gap” was, admittedly, laughter. Curious laughter mind you, but laughter all the same.Laughter, borne by a disbelief of the concept. How can we, in the 21st century, with our iPhones, instagramed porridge and CAT scans, be talking about this? 

More to the point, why would anyone be doing this deliberately? Maybe it’s naivety, maybe it’s the fact that I’m a young male, yet to seriously climb any form of the corporate ladder, but my female friends are all being paid the same as their equally talented male counterparts. Fortunately for them, although unfortunate for this article; I simply haven’t seen it in action. I didn’t believe it existed. 

Did You Know: Aluminium  can be recycled continuously, as in forever. Recycling 1 aluminium can save enough energy to run our TVs for at least 3 hours. 80 trillion aluminium cans are used by humans every year.

What do we know! 17 years since the debut of the cartoon series Futurama and we can now actually translate our thoughts into a tangible object through 3D Printing .

Are you a business with a purpose beyond profit and want to get involved in Our Community? Contact us today at community@savingreen.com.au


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