"Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in."

Words by Frances Moore Lappé
American author and researcher

With mounting pressure on our planet, our people and ourselves, it’s essential to grow the good. The wisest way to respond is to turn our reaction into action and shine a light on those already doing so. Through a positive lens, Refugia recognises and rewards companies and organisations. We celebrate our unseen, unsung, every-day heroes striving to improve our planet, achieving spectacular results, little by little, in their own unique ways.

A Refugia is a place of refuge where species survive through crisis. More than ever, now is the time to recognise and support ordinary people, and their extraordinary commitment to the protection of these Refugia.

Early morning mists over Marja (aka the Daintree rainforest).

What We Do

Refugia exists to highlight and address issues threatening the existence of our planet. The cornerstone of our work is the belief that if you have something to share, then share it freely and without control. We believe that listening, learning and supporting those who know best is the key to making the world a better, safer and more equitable place for us all.

Refugia partners with extraordinary organisations working to improve our planet in innovative ways. Learn more about our grants.

Watch the Refugia documentary series.