With our global office based in Sydney, the Australian team frequently collaborate with government, local councils and corporates to design sustainability-led projects, unique events and experiences that educate, enrich and inspire change within communities.
Innovating on Country
VOPO is working with Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) to support the design of a wilderness impact expedition on the magnificent and vast Fish River Station, Labarganyan. A 178,116 hectare property on the mighty Daly River, breaking new grounds in nature conservation in Australia.
Our Australian team learned directly from the elders and community of the challenges and rich beauty of Labu. Currently co-designing invaluable experiences for the world to access the wisdom of Australia’s first people.
Wisdom Meets Future
Campfire Illaroo was an unforgettable weekend event, bringing together revered Yaegl elders of the Yuraygir region, stargazing with an indigenous astronomer, painting outdoors with a renowned Aboriginal artist and a guided ecology walk with a local expert for provocative workshops, intimate camp side discussions, bush tucker, barrels and an uplifting off-grid weekend in nature for wilderness enthusiasts.
The annual event supports the work of National Parks and Wildlife Services, while generating income for eco-tourism businesses in the region.
Natures Leading Women
Charlotte Rose Mellis, Co founder of VOPO Earth represented Global Sisters as a guest facilitator for the week long Natures Leading Women event in Brisbane, Australia. The event, presented by The Nature Conservancy brought together female leaders from across Micronesia, NT and Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands to learn from Charlotte and the Global Sister executives.
After the 5 day intensive business program, the women of each Asia Pacific region had a brand identity, viable concept and a suite of enterprise skills.