At the Northern Escape Collection, we are passionate about preserving the natural beauty of the Far North Queensland area in which our properties are located.
The Reef Keepers Fund is an environmental fund created by the Morris Group that supports projects and organisations that are committed to protecting the Great Barrier Reef. The fund allows you to indulge with a clear conscience, as $50 per guest stay is donated toward environmental projects aimed at protecting and preserving the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem.
The donations will be granted to different organisations working on projects that protect our reef. If you feel inspired to contribute, you are welcome to match or add your desired amount to your final bill.
The Reef Keepers Fund has supported projects that have helped build research, awareness and education surrounding reef sustainability, and has helped combat issues like climate change, water pollution, crown-of-thorn outbreaks, clearing of forests and plastic pollution.
Guests will be kept updated on the impact of their contribution to preserving one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
In FY 19/20 we supported the following projects:
- Greenpeace – supporting their volunteer network that builds the capacity of citizens to work together to protect their local environment
- Museum of Underwater Art – MOUA will have environmental message about the major threats to the Great Barrier Reef
- Centre for Future Work – support to raise voices of sustainable tourism operators
- Queensland Conservation Council – to promote the economic and jobs benefits in Queensland of renewable energy projects
- Climate Council – changing the conversation in Queensland around climate change
- Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) – Townsville Schools Program empowering youth to lead on climate action
- Australian Marine Conservation Society – general support for the AMCS to continue its work advocating to politicians and the public about protecting the Great Barrier Reef
- Tangaroa Blue – beach clean-ups at and around Orpheus Island and Helicopter survey of marine debris on beaches
- Rainforest Rescue – restoration of old cane farming land to biodiverse rainforest in the Daintree
- Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) Good Fish Project – this project works with restaurants to convert their menu to sustainable fish, and working fishing wholesalers to understand what is and isn’t sustainable
- James Cook University – funding 4 PhD scholarships to continue their research at Orpheus Island Research Station