TAKAYNA & THE GIANTS
Over the last couple of months, since my run through the Tarkine Rainforest in February, mum and I have been talking more about what we can do to help advocate to protect our wild places that are continually being destroyed despite their crucial role in protecting our environment.
We have heard conversations of climate change for many years now, and the warnings signs keep increasing. As a winery that has always had a strong focus on charity and helping those in developing countries, we’ve had to take a step back to look at our impact on this global issue. Whilst agriculture and the wine industry are amongst the industries most largely impacted by changes in climate, those living in developing countries are also disproportionately impacted by lack of access to water, food shortages and increased illness.
Whilst many of us are quick to respond to humanitarian crises due to the inherent emotion attached, only 2% of global donations goes to environmental causes. But the climate crisis is a human rights crisis. What is becoming more clear to us is that in order to help those in developing countries, such as our students in Cambodia, we at the same time need to focus on what we can do to minimise our environmental impact here in Australia.
We are currently reviewing how we can decrease our footprint here at Mollydooker, and like many of us, still have a way to go. What we do know for sure is that one of the simplest things we can do is fight to protect our little remaining native forests, as one of the most important resources for reducing carbon in the atmosphere and for the protection of our native and endangered species.
Recently, a new documentary called The Giants has been released in cinemas and is in its final weeks. This is a film we believe all Australians need to see and is incredibly important for the environmental issues we are facing currently. Both devastating and inspiring, this film ignites the urgent conversation we need to have as a country about the protection of our wild places, and the role we all play in it.
Many of you will have seen the wine sales we have done in the past to raise funds to protect the Tarkine, and some of you directly helped us raise what is now a total of over $30k which has gone to crucial campaigning through The Bob Brown Foundation. We would love to take you on this journey with us as part of our extended Mollydooker family, and believe everyone seeing this film is the first step in creating the necessary change – and starting a fire in everyones bellies as it has ours!
To find a screening near you, or for more information, click here (https://www.thegiantsfilm.com/watch-the-film).
Thank you for your continued support, that has allowed us to not only help our Cambodian students, women in the Mercy Multiplied program and Hutt Street Centre, but also to help protect the earth we live on. We couldn’t do it without you!
Until next time,
Holly (The Gigglepot)