Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Our motivation is to help you deliver practical sustainable on the ground CSR solutions.

permaculture-consulting-csr-projectToo often CSR programmes are not sustained, expectations are unmanaged, and companies are seen as a source of unlimited supply of benefits and services. Our approach is to develop cost-effective community projects that help build lasting benefits and economic self-sufficiency.

Edge5 Consulting specialises in working with communities at the grass roots level to create beneficial change. Together, we co-design and develop sustainable permaculture systems with communities that offer the skills and knowledge required to transition from dependency to self-reliance. Our designs focus in on creating productive communities that are ecologically sound, climate resilient, culturally appropriate and economically viable, providing for their own needs today and for the future.

Edge5 has a strong reputation for achieving consistent and sustainable results within its community-based projects around the world, with specific focus in Southeast Asia, Sub Saharan Africa, and remote Aboriginal Australian communities.

Sustainable Solutions

Our goal is to satisfy the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform by providing a range of services for corporations. We collaborate with companies and organisations in order to guide them towards the professional delivery of sustainable holistic regenerative CSR amongst the communities they engage with. We offer financially viable solutions which take communities from dependency to self-reliance.

Our range of professional services offer viable sustainable holistic permaculture to current global environmental and social issues. These solutions are ecologically sound, culturally appropriate and economically viable and fulfill real needs both today and in the future – which take communities from dependency to self-reliance.

High Satisfaction Guaranteed

Edge5 Consulting provides professional Sustainability services with a focus on accredited and non-accredited education and training programs, designing and implementing community development strategies, and providing a consulting service within the sustainability sector.

Edge5 has extensive experience in project areas and have a consistent history of achieving high levels of client satisfaction. We are consistently working to improve our quality management systems to ensure our clients achieve the highest possible outcomes from sustainable design to on-going monitoring.

With Offices in Western Australia and the Northern Territory, as well as affiliates in the Philippines, Africa and Bali, Edge5 can deliver projects on a global scale. With extensive project partners worldwide we can value add to create practical solutions to any project, anywhere. At Edge5 we consider no project too large or too small.

Global Permaculture

Edge 5 offers a range of valuable permaculture design education workshops and skills training all over the globe. Our most popular program is the 12 days Permaculture Design Certificate Course, as set by Bill Mollison in his book ‘Permaculture A Designers Manual‘.

Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments. The ecological and biological processes of the land, plants, animals, nutrient cycles, climatic factors and weather cycles are all examined and incorporated into a productive, functional permaculture System which is often a farm or landscape in need of regeneration.

Elements in each system are viewed in relation to other elements and the outputs of one element become the input of another. Inhabitants’ needs are provided for through proven technologies for food, energy, shelter and infrastructure. Within permaculture systems, work is minimized, ‘wastes’ become resources, productivity and yields increase, all while the environment is restored. We offer a range of valuable permaculture design education workshops and skills training.

Edge5 has been delivering vocational training and employment skills to indigenous communities and industries worldwide for over 10 years. Through an extensive network of training partners, we are able to offer both accredited and non-accredited training options, including accredited training from certificate 1 to advanced diplomas in permaculture, horticulture, and conservation and land management.

Ecological Re-settlements and Community Development

We specialise in working with communities at the grass roots level to create beneficial change. Together, we design and develop sustainable ecological Eco-settlements systems to allow individuals to gain the skill sets required to transition from dependency to sustainable self-reliance. Our design focus in on creating productive communities that are, ecologically sound, culturally appropriate and economically viable, providing for their own needs today and for the future. Using our sustainable development expertise to create projects that rebuild local, natural capital and improve livelihoods.

Re hydrating Landscapes and Landscape Restoration

Edge5 is constantly assessing how we can stop erosion and restore landscape. We apply design solutions to allow soil to be more receptive and store as much water in the soil and across landscapes as possible.

Did you know that on most landscapes, up to 88% of rainfall water runs off the land? This results in floods, droughts, wildfire, soil loss, severe erosion, degraded landscapes, the silting of rivers, and the collapse of communities. We at Edge5 successfully solve this problem through Keyline water harvesting which rehydrates landscapes and consequently rebuilds natural capital.

Design against Disaster

Natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, wildfires and floods are all part of life on Earth and will continue to happen. The aftermath of these events including damage and destruction and loss of life result in huge degradation to the local environment, ongoing financial losses and increasing costs as well as distress to communities. Edge5 is able to provide education and training to prepare for and reduce the effects of major natural disasters.

Climate Change

While the poor may be hit the hardest and fastest by climate change and the many other environmental, social and economic problems that loom over us, such events may have equally harsh impacts on our own personal well being, families and security, if we don’t collaborate with the poor in communities around the world.

Having communities not dependent on the global fiscal society, prey to every whim of the international markets, but having sustainable self-reliance and meaningful livelihood’s, is true wealth and security.

Together we can take action and apply proven CSR permaculture regeneration solutions to rebuild natural capital and create a stable social community, which is true wealth and security.

A decision maker who will act and invest in projects in their bioregion is a person of true courage.

Permaculture by Edge5 training, will allow communities to gain the skill set to transition from dependency to sustainable self-reliance, creating productive environments that are, ecologically sound, culturally appropriate and economically viable, providing needs for today and the future.

Water Harvesting

What better way to do CSR than teaching local people how to harvest water to rehydrate landscapes?

Rain event water harvesting determines landscape rehydration and restoration. Did you know that on most landscapes, up to 88% of rain event water runs off the land? This results in floods, droughts, wildfire, soil loss, severe erosion, degraded landscapes, the silting of rivers, and the collapse of communities. We at Edge5 successfully solve this problem through workshops teaching sustainable water harvesting which rehydrates landscapes and consequently rebuilds local natural capital.

We all share the same planet and are therefore collectively responsible for ensuring that the basic life-support systems that we, as the human race, depend on are preserved for future populations and our own children. We are all in the same boat, and we, therefore, each shares this important responsibility to protect our planet for all future generations to enjoy and thrive within.

Edge5 will solve your CSR problems by using proven common sense, and cost-effective sustainable solutions, that transition community from dependency to self-reliance, creating sustainable systems that are ecologically sound, culturally appropriate, and economically viable.

Contact us today for your CSR project.

 

 

 

 

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