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A Speech by HRH The Prince of Wales for Climate Week

HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES LAUNCHES RE:TV FOR CLIMATE WEEK

21 September 2020

Source: The Official Website of HRH The Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales delivered a virtual keynote speech to launch the start of Climate Week NYC 2020. Run in coordination with the UN, Climate Week brings together international figures from the private, public and philanthropic sectors to discuss climate action.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales said:

“Industries have obviously had to focus on dealing with the immediate impact of this horrendous pandemic, but the fascinating thing is I think a lot of people have still wanted fortunately to focus on the green recovery.

“We’ve so degraded natural systems, eco-systems, bio-diversity, that it’s becoming increasingly impossible for nature to sustain us. At the moment it’s all take, take. Now we’ve reached the situation where we really need four planets like earth to survive or provide enough for everybody. And there is a better world out there. We can operate our industries far better”

Launched in Davos at the World Economic Forum in January, The Prince’s Sustainable Markets Initiative aims to support communities, businesses, investors and consumers to take the urgent and necessary steps required to transition to more sustainable practices.

In His Royal Highness's speech, The Prince announced the launch of RE:TV, a new global platform for compelling films and articles by the Sustainable Markets Initiative, showcasing solutions from around the world to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future.

RE:TV champions inspiring solutions from around the world. With content curated by The Prince of Wales, viewers are able to explore content in five defined sub-channels: Re:Imagine, Re:Design, Re:Balance, Re:Invigorate, and Re:Invest .

Explore RE:TV > www.re-tv.org

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About SMI

The Sustainable Markets Initiative, and its 10-point Action Plan, was launched by HRH in January 2020.  In response to the coronavirus pandemic, HRH and Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, launched ‘The Great Reset’ in June 2020 as a way to seize the narrow window of opportunity to reimagine, redesign, rebuild, reinvigorate and rebalance our world.

Working with “Coalitions of the Willing’, HRH’s SMI’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to a sustainable future by putting people, planet and Nature at the heart of global value creation.

About The Prince’s Trust Australia:

The Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to young people, Indigenous communities, military veterans and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au

 

LAUNCHING AN AUSTRALIAN SHOWCASE OF VETERAN-COMMUNITY BUSINESSES

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LAUNCHING AN AUSTRALIAN SHOWCASE OF VETERAN-COMMUNITY BUSINESSES

21 September 2020

Prince’s Trust Australia is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Veteran Community Business Chamber (VCBC) to proudly profile Australian veteran-community businesses.

This month, Prince’s Trust Australia and the Veteran Community Business Chamber launch Buy Veteran, a fifteen-week digital campaign designed to showcase the diversity of veteran-community businesses and inspire veterans and their families to explore self-employment.

The campaign will feature veteran and ADF partner owned and founded businesses across Australia.

Prince’s Trust Australia acknowledges the veteran-community as Defence personnel and their family members who are serving or have served in the Australian Defence Force.

Over the last five years, Prince's Trust Australia has supported veterans and their families into business by providing them with the confidence, skills and networks they need to explore self-employment and prepare for the rapidly changing world of work. To date, there are more than 100 veteran and ADF family businesses in Prince’s Trust Australia’s Enterprise network, running businesses as diverse as organic skincare, furniture design, property development, health and fitness, defence industry and technology.

The Hon Julie Bishop, Chair of Prince’s Trust Australia remarks:

“Today our veterans and their families face complex challenges as the future of work is changing rapidly.

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise for Veterans program is unique in that it supports veterans to be entrepreneurial and to start and grow a small business.

Our program is free and gives veterans the confidence, networks and skills they need to set up a business.

This new campaign “Buy Veteran” provides a great opportunity to support these businesses and help our veterans continue to make a contribution in their post-military life.”

The Veteran Community Business Chamber (VCBC) was founded in 2019 by two alumni of Prince’s Trust Australia, entrepreneurs and Army veterans Peter Liston and Matthew Moseley. VCBC’s mission is to unleash the potential of the veteran community through entrepreneurship. Co-CEO Peter Liston remarks:

“Serving in the military can be a great platform to start your own business.

The veterans, serving members and their partners within our community have demonstrated commitment, a social consciousness and passion for their business.

They are still serving, just no longer in uniform. They are now behind a counter of your local shop, working on the tools as your local tradie, or providing you professional services.

You can find a veteran business owner in every industry and every community.” 

The campaign draws on the success of the Prince’s Operational Entrepreneur Buy Veteran campaign at Prince’s Trust Canada, launched in 2016.

Stories from the campaign are featured online and via Instagram.

Veterans or ADF family members interested in entrepreneurship are encouraged to participate in a free Prince’s Trust Australia Enterprise program.

Veteran-community businesses are encouraged to register their business for free with the Veteran Community Business Chamber.

Veteran-community businesses interested in being featured for the campaign are encouraged to complete an Expression of Interest.

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Media Enquiries:

For more details, please contact Jasmine Cooper Sutton, Director for Defence Members and Their Families at Prince’s Trust Australia.

Email: media@princes-trust.org.au

About Prince’s Trust Australia:

Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to young people, Indigenous communities, military veterans and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au

About The Veteran Community Business Chamber:

The Veteran Community Business Chamber’s mission is to unleash the potential of the veteran community through entrepreneurship. The VCBC supports veteran and family businesses with ongoing business education and networking, a free business registry, and digital transformation support.

Visit: www.vcbc.org.au

 

 

Launch of Achieve Fest 9-10 September

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Second Achieve Fest Announced

20 August 2020

Following the success of our first Achieve Fest in June, Prince’s Trust Australia is delighted to offer a second Achieve Fest this September.

Achieve Fest is a free, two-day online immersion designed to explore identity, build networks, and develop the skills needed to thrive now and into the future.

Held on 9 & 10 September from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. AEST, Achieve Fest is open to young people aged 12 to 24 years, educators, and parents/guardians across Australia.

Featured speakers include Grace Forrest of Walk Free, Vince Lebon of Rollie Nation, as well as workshops from UN Youth, The Big Issue, Zoos Victoria and High Resolves.

A Video Message from HRH The Prince of Wales to Victorians

THE PRINCE OF WALES SENDS A VIDEO MESSAGE TO VICTORIANS

18 August 2020 

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales addresses the people of Victoria in a new video message recorded from his home. 

In the video message, The Prince of Wales said

“I know that Victorians, like all Australians, are tenacious and resilient -- or indeed, as you might say in Australia, made of 'tough stuff'. My wife and I have endless admiration for your seemingly unceasing capacity for good humour in the face of great hardship. However, I realise that this capacity has been sorely tested this year, which has certainly been a tremendously difficult one for Australia, and especially if I may say so, for Victoria.” 

You can view the full message via the Governor of Victoria here.

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Media Enquiries:

For more details, please contact Justin Hewitt, Executive Director.

Phone: 03 8672 9130 | Email: media@princes-trust.org.au

About The Prince’s Trust Australia:

The Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to young people, Indigenous communities, military veterans and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au

Kangaroo Island Bushfire Recovery Collaboration Announced

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KANGAROO ISLAND BUSHFIRE RECOVERY COLLABORATION ANNOUNCED

4 August 2020

Prince’s Trust Australia is proud to announce a new partnership with the community of Stokes Bay, Kangaroo Island to assist in the rebuild of the Stokes Bay Community Hall.

Severely damaged during the devastating 2019-20 bushfire season, the Stokes Bay Community Hall was an important gathering place for local residents, and its reconstruction will be a priority in the local bushfire recovery process.

Prince's Trust Australia will support a community consultation process to redevelop the Stokes Bay Community Hall. The consultation process will champion community engagement and feedback while reflecting traditional architecture, environmentally responsible building practices, and disaster resilience techniques.

The consultation process draws on more than twenty years' experience in designing sustainable, vibrant communities across the globe through the BIMBY framework, designed by The Prince's Foundation.

The project will also explore education and training opportunities, including supporting career pathways for local young people and businesses through the redevelopment.

The Stokes Bay Community Hall Committee and Prince's Trust Australia will host the community consultation process in Stokes Bay on 21 August 2020.

Further details to follow.

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Media Enquiries:

For more details, please contact Justin Hewitt, Executive Director.

Email: media@princes-trust.org.au

About The Prince’s Trust Australia:

The Prince’s Trust Australia is part of The Prince’s Trust Group, a global network of charities founded by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Prince’s Trust Australia supports the development and delivery of innovative, high impact projects across three focus areas: Young People, Sustainable Communities, and Defence Members & Their Families.

The Prince’s Trust Group also includes work carried out by The Prince’s Trust in New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom and a range of other countries through The Prince’s Trust International. This global network provides meaningful support to young people, Indigenous communities, military veterans and environmental projects.

Visit: www.princes-trust.org.au