Giving Back

Archeus Conservation Activity

A core part of the Archeus business model is generating funds to invest in plant conservation and improving habitats for biodiversity, the plants and creatures that are part of this rich web of life. Unlike many other companies, we have embedded giving within our business practice from Day One. Why? Because we do not see conservation as a luxury add on, we see it as an essential part of the way we do business. A percentage of proceeds from every product Archeus sells goes towards plant conservation. 

Unlike many other companies, we have embedded giving within our business practice from Day One. Why? Because we do not see conservation as a luxury add on, we see it as an essential part of the way we do business. A percentage of proceeds from every product Archeus sells goes towards plant conservation. 

 

Local Conservation

There is a native tree that has special significance for Archeus Founder, Georgina. The other Raukawa (Raukaua edgerleyii). It has become hard to find now in Hawke's Bay as so much of its habitat has been cleared and its wonderfully aromatic leaves are like icecream sundae to the livestock and pests, such as possums, that have grazed it out. 

The area Georgina grew up in was named after this tree, but it does not grow there anymore. Working to restore this plant to the landscape is a way of saying thank you to that land that nurtures us.

Read about the history of the Raukawa tree in Hawke's Bay here.

 

Collaboration
Conservation is always best when shared. A number of people have set sail with us on this journey of conservation and restoration and there are a few particular people we would like to warmly thank for their advice, encouragement, support, wisdom and collaboration so far and they are Rob McGowan, Marie Taylor, Kay Griffiths, Taute Taiepa, Mike Mohi, Cathy Allan. The team at Otari have also been really helpful. Between us all we are working to bring this wonderful tree back into the Hawke’s Bay landscape. 

 Read about the Argyll East Primary School conservation activity here.