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Our annual World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge is back!

Our ever-popular corporate challenge event is back! Now’s the time to gather your workmates and get ready to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5th with our annual Tree Planting Challenge! Why not invite other divisions in your workplace, challenge your interstate branches or extend the invitation to your customers and clients? You may enter as many teams as you like, while space lasts!

What you need to know
We have identified key sites across Australia and New Zealand that need your help in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Teams will be challenged to plant as many trees as they can in a two hour period, competing against each other to see who will be crowned the champion. Celebrate the end of the day with a complimentary BBQ lunch followed by an interpretive nature walk.

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Participants from Rio Tinto at the 2018 event in Perth

What the day will look like
• Meet on site at 9:15am on the day
• Teams will have 2 hours to plant as many trees as you can – 10am to 12pm
• Tree planting will be judged on how many trees are planted, looking at quality and quantity
• A BBQ lunch will follow while tree planting is being judged
• The winning team is presented with the trophy
• To finish off the day, learn more about the site with an interpretive walk

What did our 2018 volunteers say about the World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge?
“What a fantastic way to give back to the environment! Will definitely do this again!” – Evelyn, Bridgestone

“I enjoyed planting trees with team members I haven’t met before, it was a fantastic experience.” – Danielle, Origin

“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, Aon

“How rewarding planting so many trees feels!” – Sara, Energy Australia

“It was a very rewarding experience.” – Angus, Tibra