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Applying a climate lens

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Based in Queensland, the ACME Foundation originally had an aid and development focus. Over time, it has moved to prioritise climate change.

Development, aid and sustainability: The Foundation recognises that reducing fossil fuel usage is essential to addressing climate change, but understands that this strategy alone is not sufficient. This led the ACME Foundation to embrace the findings from Project Drawdown.

Jeff explains more about how they are applying a climate lens to their funding.

ACME has been a long-term funder of The Hunger Project which seeks to end global hunger through sustainable, woman-focused empowerment strategies.

On the list of priorities for reversing global warming, Project Drawdown has educating girls as priority six, and family planning as priority seven. Taken together these two items effectively become Project Drawdown’s top priority. Only recently have the ACME principals recognised The Hunger Project is as much a climate change initiative as an aid and development organisation.

ACME has been a long-term funder of The Hunger Project which seeks to end global hunger through sustainable, woman-focused empowerment strategies.

Jeff Wicks, founder ACME

Removing food from the waste stream also prevents it from releasing methane gas into the atmosphere.

The third priority from Project Drawdown is food waste. ACME has identified OzHarvest as a local organisation working in this space. The OzHarvest team collects excess food from commercial outlets and delivers it to charities for recycling to those in need. OzHarvest is an excellent example of reduce, reuse, and recycle food waste.

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