World Environment Day: Corporate Planting Challenge

Last Friday 4th June, we had 119 corporates across three locations swap out their morning meetings for a few quality hours with the natural world around them – as a part of CVA’s largest annual planting event, supported this year by ExxonMobil. 

Laptops were replaced with high vis vests and gloves, accompanied by a healthy dose of teamwork and rivalry as teams of five went head-to-head to be crowned the winner of their region. 

And what were they winning? The glory of being the team to plant the most seedlings in celebration of World Environment Day as a part of our wider Corporate Challenge Series. 

Corporates from across Australia spent the day connecting with nature, getting their hands dirty and making a tangible difference to the world around them. In fact, collectively they planted nearly 6,500 seedlings across Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. With Victoria entering their fourth lockdown, the Melbourne event unfortunately couldn’t go ahead, with plans to reschedule to a date in the near future to add to the already impressive number of plants in the ground!  

“Wonderful to be out in nature and making a contribution for the greater good.” – Mary Light, Stockland Corporate Volunteer 

The Planting Challenge involved planting flora species relevant to each site location, strengthening local ecosystems, providing food and homes for threatened species and contributing to the reduction of carbon in our atmosphere. Quite the productive morning! 

It also encouraged participants to meet other people outside their organisation and create new relationships in a friendly (& slightly competitive) atmosphere. On the day a winning team was announced for each location. Congratulations to the following winners:  

  • Tabcorp – Sydney winner  
  • Woodside – Perth winner  
  • Pernod Ricard Winemakers – Adelaide winner   

All winning participants will receive a 3-month free subscription for the Australian Geographic magazine (print version) and to ensure a fair challenge, the ultimate trophy winner will be announced after the Melbourne event! 

Are you interested in being a part of the next Corporate Challenge Series? Find out more and register today!