- #migaloo2">Dolphin and Whale Conservation
- #ncc">National Conservation Council (NCCNSW)
- #acf">Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF)
- #seashepherd">Sea Shepherd
As custodians of our planet we aim for Happy Herbs to have minimum impact on our environment and we also support organisations that work towards the conservtion of our oceans, land, and wildlife. We proudly support the following projects and organisations.
Migaloo 2 - Dolphin & Whale Conservation
As part of our company's social enterprise vision, in 2009 founder and director of HHC Ray Thorpe financed the purchase of a 45 foot yacht to be used for the promotion of dolphin and whale conservation, named Migaloo 2 after the famous white whale. The boat is skippered by filmmaker and conservationist Dean Jefferys.
The following is a video taken on board the Migaloo 2 which went viral on the internet as viewers were enthralled by what sounds like a whale replying 'I love you' through its blowhole!
The following is from Dean Jefferys, skipper of the Migaloo 2:
"I’ve know Ray Thorpe (the founder of the Happy Herb Company) for many years when there was only one Happy Herb Shop in Nimbin. Ray hired a small yacht about 8 years ago that we sailed in around Hervey Bay with the whales. I teamed up with techno wiz Michael Kelly Gleeson and organised live streaming from the yacht, this was even before Youtube. I talked with Ray about expanding the vision of marine conservation and getting a yacht that I could manage and develop marine conservation campaigns around. That yacht is Migaloo 2. Migaloo 2 is a 45 ft fiberglass ketch bought 3 years ago by Ray with the plan it be used for raising awareness on marine conservation issues."
Sailing the Winds of Change - 2012 and Beyond has been the biggest campaign so far lasting 7 months and sailing around 2,500 kilometres. Future trips are in the planning stage again sailing north from Byron Bay with the whale migration probably to Hervey Bay and the Outer Barrier reef.
Sailing the Winds of Change will be screened locally soon. For more information, to join the mailing list and to see video clips of the trip see www.migaloo2.com
NCC is dedicated to protecting and conserving NSW’s wildlife, landscapes and natural resources. They believe biodiversity is at the heart of addressing some of our greatest challenges, from climate change and water shortages to dealing with natural disasters, improving human health and building a sustainable society. Learn more ...
The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) stands for ecological sustainability. They get to the heart of environmental problems by tackling the underlying social and economic causes. They work across society to influence urdent, transformative action to deliver lasting change on the social required to secure a sustainable environment. They bring people together to champoin the true value of our environment and its critical role in sustaining all other sustems and in achieving human wellbeing. Learn more ...
Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguard the biodiversity of our delivately balanced oceanic ecoshstems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations. Learn more ...
Greenpeace takes action to protect our natural home, now and for the future. They act as guardians for our climate, forests, oceans, food, The Great Barrier Reef, The Arctic, whales, and fight against nuclear power. Learn more ..