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Our impact in 2021/22

We’re a big believer that actions speak louder than words. So given that we talk a lot about the impact we want to achieve, we better back it up with some measurable outcomes. And put it out there for all to see.

Introducing our inaugural Uncommon Folk Impact Report.

Each year we’ll be reporting on our impact; to firstly hold us to account, and secondly, to provide you with a snapshot of the initiatives that were completed, are underway and planned.

Our Impact Report 2022 looks back on our progress over 2021 and 2022, with highlights including:

• Planting over 3500 trees across The Farm in collaboration with Landcare to regenerate the waterways and land
• Seeing the success of our first farmer – Lil’s Yolky Dokey Eggs – in adopting regenerative farming techniques across The Farm
• Having 24 core soil carbon samples taken across The Farm as a baseline for measuring our soil carbon emissions
• Housing 12 displaced families in our properties as part of our goal to transform 30% of our properties into social housing rentals
• Supporting the establishment and actions of 3 community energy groups as they seek to transition their local areas to cleaner energy solutions  
• Playing an active role in the Western Port Biosphere Water Stewardship Program, a key initiative to improve and protect local waterways
• Adding to our list of purpose-driven enterprises we support through our impact initiatives and Foundation
• Completing our renewable energy plan for The Farm as our first step to use 100% renewable energy by 2025

It’s been an exciting time for Uncommon Folk, but there’s still plenty to do. We can’t wait to see what 2023 holds.

Please click here to read the Impact Report.

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