Why was Eco Voice started?
Hundreds of people from different backgrounds told us they were looking for extensive, up to date information on the environment and sustainable development. We started Eco Voice to provide a regular and broad overview of environmental information. We cover everything from renewable energy and sustainable building to natural living and organic agriculture.
Why is Eco Voice a business instead of a non profit organisation?
We believe sustainable education should be integrated into every part of our society. We hope to influence the business sector by operating as a business and adopting the triple bottom line of ‘Community, Conservation and Commerce’ as well as working with government for sustainable outcomes.
We are doing what we think all businesses should do, adopting and using sustainable principles in everything we do. We believe in being an environment friendly business (EFB), making business decisions on the basis of their environmental impact. Is your business an EFB?
We want to promote the actions of conservation groups and build a strong green economy. We need advertising support to achieve this.
What funding does Eco Voice receive?
Eco Voice relies entirely on advertising and subscriptions to survive. We are apolitical and non spiritual. The only agenda we have is to promote positive action for environmentally sustainable development.
‘I was really impressed with the quality of Eco Voice. It is without doubt the best quality environmental newspaper that Australia has ever seen. Keep up the good work!’
Jon Dee, Managing Director and Founder, Planet Ark
Eco Voice is a valuable source of information on sustainable education across all levels of the Australian community, educators, industry and government. We look forward to working in partnership to promote the Decade.’
Professor Kenneth Wiltshire AO Chairman, Australian National Commission for UNESCO Member, UNESCO Executive Board
‘Hooray for Eco Voice because it’s: Readily available; has concrete ways people can make a difference at home, in the workplace, through volunteer work, through the buying power of eco-friendly products; looks to the future and is realistic about what is achievable; does not preach or take a moralistic stance but provides achievable strategies; brings together government, community voice and local council; is easy to read, well-presented and asks for feedback; has plenty of educational resources that schools can use; is positive and optimistic; does not make wild claims.’
Samantha Smith, Teacher, Scotch College
‘I just wanted to pass on thanks to Eco Voice for the fantastic webpage – story and pictures, it looks great. We actually had a woman from New Zealand order a copy [of our book] through this article. So thank you very much.‘
Clare Brown, Irati Wanti Campaign Office
‘It is inspiring to see people taking the initiative to produce such a worthwhile publication. ‘As a teacher it has given me lots of ideas and contacts for environmental studies.’
Buffy Woolcock, Teacher, Adelaide Hills
‘A fantastic achievement making resources available to facilitate a positive future for the planet. This newspaper brings the Adelaide region together in a networking sense.’
Jamnes Danenberg, Writer & Activist
‘The first issue of Eco Voice is fantastic – there’s a lot of great content and it really does cover the cross section of the environment community. It will give us all a space to continually evolve the message to each other.’
Tammy-Jo Sutton, Wilderness Society
‘Firstly, I would like to add to your testimonials by saying your publication is an excellent environmental education resource that all Queensland Schools would appreciate. The obvious challenge will be to cover the ecological diversity in the natural environment that Queensland is fortunate to have which ranges from tropical rainforests to desert plains and World Heritage Great Barrier Reef to RAMSAR Wetlands on Moreton Bay.’
Debbie Best, Assistant Director General Education Queensland Office of Curriculum, Learning and Development