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This coming Sunday is Earth Day, a chance for us all to join the conversation and take action to help create a greener, more sustainable future for our planet.

So how can you play your part? At Infoxchange, we’ve been working on some cool initiatives in our mission to become carbon neutral.

If you’re wondering how your not-for-profit can help make a difference, here are some of the simple steps we’ve taken that you can take too:

Save energy

We’ve reduced our power usage by nearly 20 percent by replacing all our fluorescent office lighting with power-saving LEDs, as well as updating our air conditioning units to more energy-efficient models. And by significantly reducing our power usage, we're also saving money!

Both our Melbourne and Brisbane offices also now use PowerShop to supply our energy, who offset 100 percent of the carbon associated with their customers’ electricity usage.

Reduce waste

We use Planet Earth to handle all our rubbish and recycling needs, which has reduced the waste we send to landfill by around 26 percent and also saved us money.

They also take care of our office cleaning and only use cleaning products that won’t harm the environment (or us!).

Save the trees

All our toilet paper, tissues and paper towels are all supplied by Who Gives A Crap.

Not only do Who Gives A Crap make their products without trees and only use forest-friendly materials, but they also donate 50 percent of profits to help build toilets and improve sanitation in the developing world.

Greener travel

We offset our corporate travel by purchasing carbon credits from CarbonSocial.

All income from the sale of CarbonSocial credits goes to helping tree farmers in Timor-Leste generate a sustainable income and improve their local environment.

Fight climate change

We’re proud to be a founding partner of the Victorian Government’s TAKE2 initiative. You too can take the pledge to take action on climate action.

 

Want to find out more? Have any great tips on what else we could be doing for the environment? We'd love to hear from you.

Find out more about Earth Day

Ask Izzy now has a quick exit button to help increase safety for people at risk or experiencing family violence.

Our recent report Digital technology for the not-for-profit sector in 2018, published in February, shows that more not-for-profits than ever are moving to the cloud. 

In the last 12 months, food has overtaken housing as Ask Izzy's most in-demand category, with more than 3.5 times the number of people searching for food services than this time last year.

Find out what the latest data is telling us two years on from the launch of Ask Izzy, the mobile website that connects people in need to housing, meals, support and counselling and more.

Meet Board member Jennifer Williams AM. Jennifer has worked in the Health Sector for over 20 years. Her impressive CV includes roles as Chief Executive of Austin Health, Alfred Health and the Red Cross Blood Service.

Our Consulting Services Manager Matt Walton talks about the recent changes to Microsoft's donation and charity licensing policy, and what impact it will have on the sector.

Microsoft has announced a range of exciting developments for the not-for-profit sector, including changes to their licensing model for not-for-profits and charities - find out what this means for your organisation.

If you’re wondering how your not-for-profit compares when it comes to using technology, the 2018 Global NGO Technology Report will show you how you stack up against the rest of the country – and the world.

A major survey released today shows more than half of respondents in the disability sector report that their IT systems don’t work well for their staff and management. 

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