In its efforts to develop a more environmentally sustainable society the bankmecu Community Investment Program will provide support to those initiatives that work to address issues relating to private land conservation across Australia.
Private bushland contains threatened plants and animals, which are often not found in public parks and reserves. With nearly 70 per cent of Victoria alone already cleared it is crucial we act now to conserve and enhance the one million hectares of unprotected bush that remains. An expansion of our cities will lead to a further loss of native lands and biodiversity.
bankmecu recognises that its business of banking contributes to a changing climate as well as a loss of biodiversity when financing new home construction.
The Community Investment Program will support initiatives that:
- Improve the sustainable use of land
- Improve biodiversity
- Address a changing climate
- Advocate policy and behavioural changes which assist these aims
- Encourage households to live more sustainably