Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) and Boral have partnered together since 1988 supporting conservation around Australia. The partnership has provided opportunities for many Boral employees and community members to help protect and enhance their local environment over this time. In 2015, Boral and CVA launched the Connected Communities Program providing on-ground assistance to communities in and around Boral locations for the next three years.
Boral is an international building and materials groups which produces a broad range of construction materials including quarry products, brick and pavers and concrete masonry items, with a goal of creating sustainable solutions in the building and construction industry.
“Boral has been partnering with CVA for over 25 years and during that time we have been able to make a sustainable and valued contribution to many of the communities in which we operate, by assisting schools and communities educate and inspire young Australians to take action for the future of their environment.” Michael Wilson, Group Health, Safety and Environment Director, Boral Limited
CVA has been working with schools for many years to help provide practical learning experiences in the environment for their students. CVA does this by supporting schools with supervised teams of volunteers which assists schools in or near school grounds. The Connected Communities Program engages schools and communities with their local environment. In 2015 the schools receiving assistance through Boral are located across every state and territory. Local parks and reserves are also benefiting from the support of the Connected Communities Program.
Examples of some of the projects being supported through this program
• Frog ponds
• Kitchen gardens
• Indigenous food and sensory gardens
• Restoring wetland habitat areas
• Rejuvenating outdoor learning spaces
Boral employees participate in our World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge at The Island, Victoria