We’re excited to report that this years Corporate Tree Planting Challenge, in celebration of World Environment Day, was a huge success with more locations, more teams and more impact than ever before! Held on Friday the 2nd June, it was a tree planting frenzy of 46 teams participating across Australia and another 10 teams will participate in New Zealand for their event on 9th June.
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 period. Our corporate green thumbs planted over 17,000 native plants and contributed to the rejuvenation of key sites in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Mackay, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney.
“Our corporate teams have helped to achieve real, on-ground outcomes in their local community, complementing the work that Conservation Volunteers undertakes every day. Their participation has also assisted us in raising funds to support this work ongoing. 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 to the following teams who took away the winning title for their site by providing both quality and quantity in their planting:
- Adelaide – Bridgestone
- Brisbane – Fun Over 50
- Canberra – Energy Action
- Mackay – BMA
- Melbourne – Tabcorp
- Newcastle – Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group
- Perth – Rio Tinto
- Sydney – AMP
Conservation Volunteers extends warm thanks to AMP, BASF, Bayer, Bechtel, Bluewaters Power, BMA, Bridgestone, Bupa, Chevron, Energy Action, Fuji Xerox, Fun Over Fifty, Impact Fertilisers, Lion, Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group, Optus, Orica, Origin Foundation, Port of Newcastle, Port Waratah Coal Services, Rio Tinto, Stockland, Subsea 7, Sydney Airport, Tabcorp, Toro, TSA Management, Two Degrees Mobile, Ventia and Veolia for their participation in this year’s challenge.
“(I enjoyed) the feeling of contributing to the habitat and the rivalry between groups.” – Travis, Stockland, Brisbane
“It’s a satisfying experience and it is a give back to the environment.” – Anita, BASF, Melbourne
“I had a wonderful time and would do it again.” – Josef, Optus, Sydney
Check out more images from the day on our Facebook page!
If your team are interested in getting involved in future events please email us at [email protected].