Have you ever wondered why our company is called Melomys?
The name Melomys is derived from the Bramble Cay melomys, the first casualty of human-caused climate change. The Bramble Cay melomys (Melomys rubicola), also known as the "little brown rat," was a rodent species found only on a tiny island off the coast of Australia. In 2019, the Australian goverment officially declared the species extinct. In fact, over 90% of the vegetation in the Bramble Cay has been lost due to rising sea levels and increased frequency of extreme weather events, both of which are attributed to climate change.
We decided to name our company Melomys as a reminder of our environmental mission and raise awareness about climate change's devastating effects. We strive to create innovative and sustainable products that minimize our environmental impact and ensure we do everything possible to do our part to prevent further species extinctions.
The Consequences of Climate Change
Our Commitment to Sustainability
What can we do to prevent more extinctions?
A precautionary tale about climate change
We hope this article helped give you insight into why we chose our company name- Melomys. The fate of the Bramble Cay melomys serves as a precautionary tale of the severe consequences of global warming if left unchecked.