Vertech planting trees at the World Environment Day Tree Planting Challege at John Graham Reserve - Perth. Photo credit: Erin Farley

Conservation Volunteers celebrates World Environment Day 2016 with a frenzy of tree planting across the country

Our Corporate Tree Planting Challenge in celebration of World Environment Day was a fantastic success! Held on Friday the 3rd June, over 30 teams participated across Australia and New Zealand.

The competition was fierce, with teams competing to plant the greatest amount of native grasses, shrubs and trees as they could within a two hour time limit. Our Corporate green thumbs planted over 12,000 native species contributing to the rejuvenation of key sites in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Auckland.

Volunteers from Woodside planting trees at the World Environment Day Tree Planting Challege at John Graham Reserve - Perth. Photo credit: Erin Farley

Volunteers from Woodside planting trees at the World Environment Day Tree Planting Challege at John Graham Reserve – Perth. Photo credit: Erin Farley

Congratulations to the following teams who took away the winning title in their state by providing both quality and quantity in their planting:

Conservation Volunteers extends warm thanks to Bluewaters Power, Boral, Bridgestone, Bupa, Fuji Xerox, Fun Over Fifty, Optus, Origin Foundation, Rio Tinto, Subsea 7, Toro, Two Degrees MobileVentia Boral Amey Joint Venture, Veolia, Vertech and Woodside for their participation in this year’s challenge.

“The challenge had great atmosphere, (and was) very fun & informative” Vertech employee, 3 June 2016.

“The day was really fun and at the same time we were doing something good for the environment” Optus employee, 3 June 2016.

“Volunteers helped to achieve real, on ground outcomes in their local community, complementing the work that Conservation Volunteers undertakes every day. “The event provides an opportunity for businesses to come together and do something good for the environment at the same time. We are very pleased with the environmental outcomes from this year’s event and can’t wait to have everyone back again next year” says Danielle Johnson, Conservation Volunteers National Corporate Relations Partnership Manager.

Congratulations also goes to the Optus team in Sydney who took out the #treelfie competition (a selfie with a tree) posting the winning photo of their fun day out at the challenge.  The team will receive a $1,500 Naturewise voucher, kindly supported by Veolia.

 

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