Pot snakes, TV stars and 7,000 trees planted: Here’s to World Environment Day 2023

World Environment Day celebrations went off with a blast last week at events taking place all over the country.

Thank you to all involved, including our corporate supporters Alinta Energy, Aon Australia, Bupa Australia, Fedex, Kuehne+Nagel, Woodside, and NSW Ports for coming along and getting your hands dirty for nature!

In total, over 7,000 saplings and plants were planted! What an amazing effort from everyone!

You can all feel great knowing that you’ve set down roots that will provide food, shelter and shade to benefit our planet and help combat climate change for generations to come.


Here’s a fun way to get a snapshot of how everyone was feeling after the day – it’s clear everyone felt good about doing something positive for our environment.



Channel 7’s Sunrise TV picked up our events – huge thanks to our star of the show – Project Manager David Jones!

Geelong Indy News also covered our WED event. Fantastic work Leah Edwards for getting the message of taking action for nature out there.

Our newest team member, Audrey Barruchi (aka our nature queen), was interviewed on ABC Radio live in the lead-up to the events, sharing the message about the importance of how we can all get involved and make a difference through everyday acts for nature, and how it’s essential for our health that we develop a strong connection to the world around us.


And full credit to the Melbourne arm of the Shah Satnam Ji Green S Welfare Force Wing – Australia team for creating (probably) the world’s longest-ever seedling tube snake of ~2700 pots that were planted for our WED event in Dandenong!



Here are some of the best pics of the day:



Congratulations to everyone! Here’s to many more small but mighty actions for nature. 🙏


Here are some quotes from the day to express the value they found in the experience:


“Using my time to work in nature and be outdoors, while doing something of actual value for the environment. There is power in doing something on a seemingly small scale, but the reward is BIG.”


“Right now for me it was escaping home and work pressures, to do something completely different that may just make the world a better place.”


“The different a small amount of effort a lot of volunteers can make. The intro a Sir Joseph Banks reserve where Volunteers had planted 5 or so years ago had a great impact as you could see what a difference planting can make. Well done to CVA team for organizing, and a really great bunch of people.”


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