Aon employees get their hands dirty on global communities day

During the month of June Aon employees from across the country rolled their sleeves up, donned their gardening gloves and made their way outdoors with Conservation Volunteers Australia as part of their ‘Empower Results for Communities’ day (ECD).  Empower Results Day is an Aon global initiative encouraging Aon employees to volunteer and give back in the local communities they live and work in.

This is the tenth year Aon and Conservation Volunteers Australia have partnered together to provide volunteer opportunities for employees at key conservation sites.

Together the team of 62 volunteers planted 2,293 plants, seedling and grasses; weeded an area of 280 sqm, and participated in interpretive walks across the following locations:

Aon volunteers

Aon volunteers at Melbourne’s World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge

  • Patawalonga Creek, South Australia
  • Daisy Hill, Queensland
  • Woodlands Historic Park, Victoria
  • Westgate Park, Victoria
  • Sir Joseph Banks Park, New South Wales
  • Bradleys Head, New South Wales
  • Sloane’s Reserve, Western Australia

Aon proudly support our Wild Future’s program, a program focusing on the recovery of threatened species by providing practical on-ground action to conserve Australia’s unique plants and animals in line with approved recovery plans.

The environmental outcomes from the activities carried out by the Aon employees during the month of June are supporting the habitat of species including the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, the Green and Golden Bell Frog, the Red-crowned Toadlet, Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and our treasured koala.

“(The day) was an incredible experience all round! Love the fun and educational aspects, while helping preserve the biodiversity of the habitat.” Trish, volunteer at Bradleys Head

“Participating in the Tree Planting Challenge in celebration of World Environment Day was a fun and rewarding experience knowing that each and every one of us contributed to improve the biodiversity of this vital parklands and to give back to the environment.  I live close-by and I can’t wait to go back in a few months’ time to see the transformation of this beautiful part of Sydney.” Gabi, volunteer at Sir Joseph Banks Park

Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time, empowering our special creatures to have a ‘wild’ future.