On June 5, Conservation Volunteers celebrated World Environment Day with our annual Corporate Tree Planting Challenge. Now in its 6th year, the event continues to be in demand as all sites sold out once again! The competition was fierce and the impact huge as 46 teams competed 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 16,000 native plants were planted! 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, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth, Sydney, Christchurch and Wellington. Sadly the Auckland and Newcastle planting days had to be cancelled due to terrible conditions and are being re-scheduled. Contact our Newcastle or Auckland offices to find out more.
Get a drones-eye view of the Melbourne planting site, where over 4,000 stems were planted in just 2 hours!
“The corporate teams that participated in the event had a great experience and achieved 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. The environmental outcomes achieved this year have been fantastic and we 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 – Aon
- Brisbane – Holcim (Brisbane team pictured above)
- Melbourne – BASF
- Perth – Holcim
- Sydney – NSW Ports
- Christchurch – Switched On
- Wellington – OMV
Conservation Volunteers extends warm thanks to all other participating organisations: Aon, BASF, BHP Billiton, Bridgestone, Chevron, Datacom, Energy Australia, Fun Over 50, Holcim, Lion, NSW Ports, OMV, Orica, Origin Foundation, Pamu, Sandvik, Switched On, Tabcorp, Think Global Logistics, Tibra and Woodside
Conservation Volunteers also wishes to thank our partners Pernod Ricard Winemakers for supplying prizes for these events.
This year we invited participants to share their day for a chance to win a $100 Kathmandu e-gift card. The top three were chosen by our corporate team and the winner decided by the peoples vote – the number of Likes received across Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Thanks to everyone who took part and voted!
And the winner is Adeline Martin from Tabcorp, who participated in our Brisbane event.
Check out our socials to view the other competition contenders!
Facebook – @CVAustralia
Instagram – @ConservationVolunteers
LinkedIn – @Conservation Volunteers Australia
We provide year round opportunities for corporate teams to support our environment in a fun, safe and meaningful way, please email us at [email protected] for more information.