2015 World Environment Day Tree-Planting-3 at The Island by Josh Poole

CVA and Alinta Energy Share the Journey Towards a Sustainable Future

Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) is delighted to announce a new national partnership with Alinta Energy, aiming to create real and sustainable impact for people and the environment.

Joining CVA as a Campaign Partner, Alinta Energy will contribute to extending, reconnecting and repairing habitats through our Green Links campaign. Their generous support will also allow CVA to work with recovery teams providing community-based solutions to challenges faced by endangered native plants and animals across Australia, through our Wild Futures campaign.

“We’re thrilled to be involved in supporting the important work of CVA. The organisation delivers hands on, practical and meaningful programs that shift the dial in terms of environmental sustainability in Australia. People right across our business have shared their enthusiasm about both the corporate partnership and the opportunity to become directly involved in future volunteering.” explains Mike Searles, Alinta Energy’s General Manager of Safety & Sustainability.

While our volunteering program is currently suspended due to COVID-19, when volunteering resumes Alinta Energy staff will join forces with CVA in the field to support conservation initiatives and be a part of a greener future for the country.

Activities may include removing weeds from rare and threatened plant communities, clearing rubbish from creeks and rivers, propagating seeds and planting trees, shrubs and grasses in habitat restoration projects. There are also opportunities for staff to be involved in Citizen Science, including plant and animal monitoring activities to support biodiversity projects across the country.

CVA Strategic Partnerships Manager Geraldine Rep says: “Alinta Energy and CVA have a significant cultural alignment and shared values. We are thrilled to be joining the Alinta Energy Community Development Program and are looking forward to developing a long term and meaningful partnership”.

Alinta Energy reducing their Impact

Alinta Energy is making significant efforts to minimise the impacts of its operations, striving to reduce the business’s contribution to climate change, reduce waste and conserve water, and engage with local communities where they operate. CVA is excited to partner with an organisation that is focussing on sustainability for the long-term.

Last year, the energy company established a community volunteering leave program, giving their employees a day of paid leave each year to use in volunteering for a community organisation they are passionate about – and that will now include CVA.

To find out more about our partnership opportunities with CVA, please contact us now.

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