Ecodynamics recognises the importance of combining purpose with profit.
Our vision is creating Greener futures, and through our work we are building landscapes, providing products and growing plants that improve our environments.
The Victorian Government defines a social enterprise as “businesses that trade to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment” (Business Victoria, 2019).
By selling goods and/or services in an open market, social enterprises reinvest the money they make back into the community, tackling complex social issues that affect us all.
Ecodynamics Nursery – a social enterprise
The conversion of the Ecodynamics Nursery into a social enterprise in 2018 was a natural progression for our business. Social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world for the better – we’re proud that our Nursery is a part of that.
We’ve long understood the need to address the impacts of climate change, and realised that we have an opportunity to create lasting good via contributing to the greening of the urban environment. We are committed to contributing at least 50% of the profits from our Nursery to further this environmental mission.
Partnering with Greening the West to offset the impacts of climate change
In 2020, we donated 10,000 native trees to Greening the West, which were planted at Sunshine Energy Park. In 2021, we’re donating over 21,000 trees to Greening the West member organisations to enrich the lives of the community in Melbourne’s west through the development of green spaces.