Aluan - make good with coconut.

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Aluan - Make Good With Coconut.

Project 2018-03-09 16:48:20 +1300

It's time to make good - with a jar of the finest & rarest, certified organic, sustainable raw coconut oil.



From a rare island dialect, āluān is all about your trajectory. It’s a reminder to keep an eye on ourselves and to make good in a world of tricky, unsustainable business.

With a premium, cold-pressed and entirely raw production process, we’re maximising the value added to coconuts in the same place they’re grown, supporting communities who depend on coconuts for their livelihoods. By disobeying a little and interfering just enough we’re protecting oceans and rainforests in unconventional ways.
 

IN A NUTSHELL

āluān's sustainability story begins with failure: Founders Jane Dunlop and Luke Swainson, (New Zealanders from Taranaki and Manawatu), learned first-hand that global environmental projects they were involved with would end abruptly once aid money ran out. This not only damaged relationships with Indigenous Peoples and local communities, but the environment too. Getting support for ambitious not-for-profit partnerships was also challenging, especially for politicians who needed to show economic growth and job creation.

We've come to realise the absolute importance of all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social AND economic. We need an integrated approach. Our solution is to have a stake in the local economy to prove that for-profit ventures really can have a positive impact. They can make good.


 

THE PROBLEM – R.I.P to The Jungle Book.

Living and working around Sumatra, we see first-hand that forests and wildlife are disappearing. Fuelled mostly by the ongoing demand for unsustainably sourced palm oil, we risk of losing the cast of The Jungle Book  – tigers, elephants, orang-utan, rhinos.


We understand that a lack of work opportunities forces people into extractive industries as people with limited options still have to make ends meet. We're providing alternative options, and set out to prove that sustainable business is possible. If it’s possible here, it’s possible everywhere!



OUR SOLUTION – Visible farming with positive environmental impact.

We’re on Simeulue Island, producing the finest, rarest, raw, virgin coconut oil. We’ve gained organic certification for 10 remote Islands around Simeulue, plus additional mainland plantations owned by small-scale farming families.

We're weaved ourselves throughout the entire supply chain so we can tell each coconut's story, from tree-to-you.

We are:

  • Replanting existing, under-utilised land so no rainforest is affected
  • Maximising the value-add to coconuts, supporting farming families at the origin
  • Utilising every part of the coconut to achieve zero waste
  • Keeping eyes on turtle poachers by managing plantations of surrounding islands
  • Implementing GPS traceability so that we know exactly where our coconuts come from (by comparing this to satellite imagery we can ensure we don’t source from areas of cleared rainforest).
  • Developing an experiential English language environment school at the origin


WHERE WILL YOUR PLEDGE GO?

Your contribution is critical: you’ll enable us to launch our first bottled coconut oil and connect remote Simeulue Island with New Zealand, and the world.


You'll enable us to:

  • Purchase recyclable and reusable jars for bottling
  • Buy whole coconuts at premium prices from small-scale farming families
  • Monitor and protect critically endangered turtle populations from poachers
  • Support the establishment of a hands-on environmental school
  • Pilot a bioenergy system to start powering our factory from coconut waste


A TRANSPARENT IMPACT TRAJECTORY.

We measure our impact against leading international standards (IRIS). We're brand new on the scene, but have completed baseline assessments in order to set a benchmark from day one. Our policy is for radical transparency, we'll share our stories with you - even if there are a couple of  uncomfortable ones! It’s all learning. We believe openness is transformative - its where the best learning comes from.


THE LOFTIER GOALS - Bioenergy and zero waste

Our applied technologist and Bioengineer, Angie, is building partnerships and designing sytems to convert,
husks, spent shells, leaves and retired trunks into bioenergy. First to power our factory and then, the entire island.

That’s us turning c
oconut waste and byproduct into energy to provide sustainable electricity to the 100,000 population of Simeulue -  just a little more appealing than the Island's current diesel generator!

 


WHAT’S UP FOR GRABS?

 

 
THANKS FROM THE ALUAN CREW

 

 

 WANT MORE?

If you’re looking to invest in something good, get in touch with us direct at [email protected]

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Comments

Updates 1

The āluān staff lottery: new rewards added!

29/05/2018 at 8:16 PM

Supporters of āluān,

It looks as though we may have a tortoise and hare situation on our hands!

We're halfway through the campaign, and just under halfway to our goal.

We need your continued help to spread our campaign, beat the $30K goal, and to ensure you get what you've pledged for.

 

So, with this in mind....

 

 

New rewards added!

 



 


This is also an opportunity to get your raw coconut oil, coconut bowls and retired coconut trunk tumblers:


 

A massive thank you for your contribution, for giving back to the coconut's origin, and for consuming sustainably.

Warm regards,

āluān.

 

    Pledgers 191

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-05-12 13:28:55 +1200

    "Looks awesome. Eddie & Juliet Montgomery"

    Rebecca
    2018-05-12 13:26:46 +1200

    "Looks great team!"

    Portia Holmes
    2018-05-11 20:28:46 +1200

    "Good luck guys, awesome initiative "

    Robyn Daly
    2018-05-11 12:47:32 +1200

    ":)"

    Jess Ducey
    2018-05-11 11:08:24 +1200
    Andrew
    2018-05-10 22:46:45 +1200

    "So good! Very proud "

    Eve
    2018-05-10 20:57:39 +1200

    "Love your work guys - just awesome xx"

    Matthew Stretton
    2018-05-10 19:55:49 +1200
    Andrew Dick
    2018-05-10 19:33:03 +1200

    "All the best to you guys Blake "

    Olivia Owen
    2018-05-10 17:29:36 +1200

    "Well done guys! X "

    DSIDE
    2018-05-10 16:34:40 +1200

    "..thanks for doing good things, from Milarky and Dside."

    Jeremy hill
    2018-05-10 14:24:58 +1200
    Kerry Dix
    2018-05-10 13:48:36 +1200

    "Send turtles."

    Hannah Jensen
    2018-05-10 12:25:50 +1200

    "So awesome team! It would be amazing to visit this magic place one day! "

    Amanda
    2018-05-10 12:15:01 +1200

    "good luck!"

    Alex Ferens
    2018-05-10 11:22:15 +1200
    Matt Queree
    2018-05-10 11:08:42 +1200
    Andy Hall
    2018-05-09 18:41:18 +1200

    "Good luck with your great idea"

    Tom Fastier
    2018-05-09 18:38:57 +1200

    "Lovely coconuts there Blake"

    Camille THERON
    2018-05-09 18:36:07 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-05-09 16:39:37 +1200
    Stephen Tyson
    2018-05-09 16:25:50 +1200
    Stephen Tyson
    2018-05-09 16:21:36 +1200

    "Looking great guys!"

    Diane Calman
    2018-05-09 14:37:01 +1200
    Diane Calman
    2018-05-09 14:34:31 +1200

    "Arohanui Luke and Jane"

    Bill Murphy
    2018-05-09 12:34:29 +1200
    Kim Renshaw
    2018-05-09 12:00:06 +1200

    "I love turtles!"

    Conan Dickie
    2018-05-09 11:10:02 +1200

    "Well done team huge congrats on the launch!"

    Fiona Campbell
    2018-05-09 07:45:29 +1200

    "Thanks for what you are doing. Success!"

    Scotty Richardson
    2018-05-08 21:23:57 +1200

    "Best wishes whanau, love your ambition and direction. Incredible Mahi! X"

    Aluan - Make Good With Coconut.

    Project 2018-03-09 16:48:20 +1300

    It's time to make good - with a jar of the finest & rarest, certified organic, sustainable raw coconut oil.



    From a rare island dialect, āluān is all about your trajectory. It’s a reminder to keep an eye on ourselves and to make good in a world of tricky, unsustainable business.

    With a premium, cold-pressed and entirely raw production process, we’re maximising the value added to coconuts in the same place they’re grown, supporting communities who depend on coconuts for their livelihoods. By disobeying a little and interfering just enough we’re protecting oceans and rainforests in unconventional ways.
     

    IN A NUTSHELL

    āluān's sustainability story begins with failure: Founders Jane Dunlop and Luke Swainson, (New Zealanders from Taranaki and Manawatu), learned first-hand that global environmental projects they were involved with would end abruptly once aid money ran out. This not only damaged relationships with Indigenous Peoples and local communities, but the environment too. Getting support for ambitious not-for-profit partnerships was also challenging, especially for politicians who needed to show economic growth and job creation.

    We've come to realise the absolute importance of all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social AND economic. We need an integrated approach. Our solution is to have a stake in the local economy to prove that for-profit ventures really can have a positive impact. They can make good.


     

    THE PROBLEM – R.I.P to The Jungle Book.

    Living and working around Sumatra, we see first-hand that forests and wildlife are disappearing. Fuelled mostly by the ongoing demand for unsustainably sourced palm oil, we risk of losing the cast of The Jungle Book  – tigers, elephants, orang-utan, rhinos.


    We understand that a lack of work opportunities forces people into extractive industries as people with limited options still have to make ends meet. We're providing alternative options, and set out to prove that sustainable business is possible. If it’s possible here, it’s possible everywhere!



    OUR SOLUTION – Visible farming with positive environmental impact.

    We’re on Simeulue Island, producing the finest, rarest, raw, virgin coconut oil. We’ve gained organic certification for 10 remote Islands around Simeulue, plus additional mainland plantations owned by small-scale farming families.

    We're weaved ourselves throughout the entire supply chain so we can tell each coconut's story, from tree-to-you.

    We are:

    • Replanting existing, under-utilised land so no rainforest is affected
    • Maximising the value-add to coconuts, supporting farming families at the origin
    • Utilising every part of the coconut to achieve zero waste
    • Keeping eyes on turtle poachers by managing plantations of surrounding islands
    • Implementing GPS traceability so that we know exactly where our coconuts come from (by comparing this to satellite imagery we can ensure we don’t source from areas of cleared rainforest).
    • Developing an experiential English language environment school at the origin


    WHERE WILL YOUR PLEDGE GO?

    Your contribution is critical: you’ll enable us to launch our first bottled coconut oil and connect remote Simeulue Island with New Zealand, and the world.


    You'll enable us to:

    • Purchase recyclable and reusable jars for bottling
    • Buy whole coconuts at premium prices from small-scale farming families
    • Monitor and protect critically endangered turtle populations from poachers
    • Support the establishment of a hands-on environmental school
    • Pilot a bioenergy system to start powering our factory from coconut waste


    A TRANSPARENT IMPACT TRAJECTORY.

    We measure our impact against leading international standards (IRIS). We're brand new on the scene, but have completed baseline assessments in order to set a benchmark from day one. Our policy is for radical transparency, we'll share our stories with you - even if there are a couple of  uncomfortable ones! It’s all learning. We believe openness is transformative - its where the best learning comes from.


    THE LOFTIER GOALS - Bioenergy and zero waste

    Our applied technologist and Bioengineer, Angie, is building partnerships and designing sytems to convert,
    husks, spent shells, leaves and retired trunks into bioenergy. First to power our factory and then, the entire island.

    That’s us turning c
    oconut waste and byproduct into energy to provide sustainable electricity to the 100,000 population of Simeulue -  just a little more appealing than the Island's current diesel generator!

     


    WHAT’S UP FOR GRABS?

     

     
    THANKS FROM THE ALUAN CREW

     

     

     WANT MORE?

    If you’re looking to invest in something good, get in touch with us direct at [email protected]

     

     

      

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    The āluān staff lottery: new rewards added!

    29/05/2018 at 8:16 PM

    Supporters of āluān,

    It looks as though we may have a tortoise and hare situation on our hands!

    We're halfway through the campaign, and just under halfway to our goal.

    We need your continued help to spread our campaign, beat the $30K goal, and to ensure you get what you've pledged for.

     

    So, with this in mind....

     

     

    New rewards added!

     



     


    This is also an opportunity to get your raw coconut oil, coconut bowls and retired coconut trunk tumblers:


     

    A massive thank you for your contribution, for giving back to the coconut's origin, and for consuming sustainably.

    Warm regards,

    āluān.

     

      Anonymous pledger
      2018-05-12 13:28:55 +1200

      "Looks awesome. Eddie & Juliet Montgomery"

      Rebecca
      2018-05-12 13:26:46 +1200

      "Looks great team!"

      Portia Holmes
      2018-05-11 20:28:46 +1200

      "Good luck guys, awesome initiative "

      Robyn Daly
      2018-05-11 12:47:32 +1200

      ":)"

      Jess Ducey
      2018-05-11 11:08:24 +1200
      Andrew
      2018-05-10 22:46:45 +1200

      "So good! Very proud "

      Eve
      2018-05-10 20:57:39 +1200

      "Love your work guys - just awesome xx"

      Matthew Stretton
      2018-05-10 19:55:49 +1200
      Andrew Dick
      2018-05-10 19:33:03 +1200

      "All the best to you guys Blake "

      Olivia Owen
      2018-05-10 17:29:36 +1200

      "Well done guys! X "

      DSIDE
      2018-05-10 16:34:40 +1200

      "..thanks for doing good things, from Milarky and Dside."

      Jeremy hill
      2018-05-10 14:24:58 +1200
      Kerry Dix
      2018-05-10 13:48:36 +1200

      "Send turtles."

      Hannah Jensen
      2018-05-10 12:25:50 +1200

      "So awesome team! It would be amazing to visit this magic place one day! "

      Amanda
      2018-05-10 12:15:01 +1200

      "good luck!"

      Alex Ferens
      2018-05-10 11:22:15 +1200
      Matt Queree
      2018-05-10 11:08:42 +1200
      Andy Hall
      2018-05-09 18:41:18 +1200

      "Good luck with your great idea"

      Tom Fastier
      2018-05-09 18:38:57 +1200

      "Lovely coconuts there Blake"

      Camille THERON
      2018-05-09 18:36:07 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-05-09 16:39:37 +1200
      Stephen Tyson
      2018-05-09 16:25:50 +1200
      Stephen Tyson
      2018-05-09 16:21:36 +1200

      "Looking great guys!"

      Diane Calman
      2018-05-09 14:37:01 +1200
      Diane Calman
      2018-05-09 14:34:31 +1200

      "Arohanui Luke and Jane"

      Bill Murphy
      2018-05-09 12:34:29 +1200
      Kim Renshaw
      2018-05-09 12:00:06 +1200

      "I love turtles!"

      Conan Dickie
      2018-05-09 11:10:02 +1200

      "Well done team huge congrats on the launch!"

      Fiona Campbell
      2018-05-09 07:45:29 +1200

      "Thanks for what you are doing. Success!"

      Scotty Richardson
      2018-05-08 21:23:57 +1200

      "Best wishes whanau, love your ambition and direction. Incredible Mahi! X"

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 17/06/2018 at 11:00 PM.