On June 5, Conservation Volunteers celebrated World Environment Day with our annual Corporate Tree Planting Challenge. The event has gained more interest every year, and our 5th year was no exception! The competition was fierce, with 56 teams competing to plant the greatest amount of native grasses, shrubs and trees as they could within a two-hour period.
We’re excited to announce that across Australia and New Zealand over 20,000 native plants were planted! We still have one more event set to run in Mackay on June 28 where another 500 plants are expected to be added to this tally, making it a new record for the event. A massive achievement for our volunteers, Conservation Volunteers’ employees and our project partners – and a huge win for the environment at our key sites in Adelaide, Brisbane, Mackay, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.
“The corporate teams that participated in the event have helped to achieve really significant on-ground outcomes in their local community. Their participation has also assisted us in raising funds to support the work Conservation Volunteers undertakes every day across Australia and New Zealand. We are very pleased with the environmental outcomes achieved this year 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
- Mackay – (event rescheduled for June 28)
- Melbourne – EnergyAustralia
- Newcastle – Impact Fertilisers
- Perth – Chevron Australia
- Sydney – Tibra
- Auckland – 2degrees
- Christchurch – Switched on Group
- Wellington – OMV
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Conservation Volunteers extends warm thanks to all other participating organisations: AMP, Aon, BASF, Boral, Fuji Xerox, Hunter Wetland Centre, ING Bank, Landcorp, Lion, Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group, nib, Orica, Origin Foundation, Pacific National, Port Waratah Coal Services, Rio Tinto, Tabcorp, Ventia Boral Amey Joint Venture, Veolia and Z Energy. Conservation Volunteers also wishes to thank our partners Pernod Ricard Winemakers for supplying prizes for these events.
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Conservation Volunteers would like to congratulate Karl Hackett who participated with Rio Tinto in Perth. Karl has won a $100 Kathmandu e-gift card! Thank you to all participants who got involved and shared the day on the socials!
Our next Challenge event will be held in November and will be a clean up challenge in celebration of National Recycling Week. If your team are interested in getting involved in future events such as this, please email us at [email protected].