Equip Physiotherapy and Pilates is a thriving physiotherapy practice in the busy rural hub of Horsham, Western Victoria. Its team of highly qualified staff can help with anything from sports injuries to dizziness and beyond. They’ve also, with little fanfare but plenty of foresight, committed to doing their part for the environment by planting trees.

There is a special place in our hearts for small businesses who genuinely care about the planet they rely on. Equip has partnered with Fifteen Trees to sponsor 150 trees in 2020, all of which have been planted in Bendigo.

 

Nicole from Northern Grampians Landcare Group.

 

After a difficult start to the year with bushfire season and then to be hit with Covid and all the restrictions that entailed, we were buoyed by the continued support of  Fifteen Trees and their sponsors. We worked with Parks Victoria to get our Covid Safe procedures in place so that we could pounce when restrictions lifted. Unable to hold our usual community planting days we found a solution, accessing a Drought Employment Program crew through the North Central Catchment Management Authority.

Two days after the planting we had 24hrs of gentle soaking rain to give the plants the perfect start they need. Huge thank you all the sponsors of the Fifteen Trees Community Tree Planting Projects, of which we are grateful members.

Nicole Howie | Secretary | Northern Bendigo Landcare Group

 

It’s quite possible that when we rock up to the physio with a crook back, we aren’t putting a whole lot of thought into whether a creek bank in central Victoria can survive another flood event without some serious stability assistance. But someone, somewhere, is worried about it. And someone else, maybe that very someone who took your booking, has sat down, talked about it with their partners, and decided that yes, everything is connected and it does matter about that creek bank. Or that fire-affected landscape. Or that shrinking patch of koala habitat.

 

 

Building a greener, more sustainable future is going to take all of us doing what we can. We’re proud to partner with Equip Physiotherapy, a small practice doing what it can to reduce its environmental impact and make a better world.

 

Writer – Sarah Hart.

Sarah is an artist whose passions include the stories and experiences of women and narrative driven creative work. Her aim is to delight, to reveal glimpses of everyday beauty, and to celebrate flights of the ordinary. Sarah works across a range of media, with an abiding interest in pen and ink, mixed media and the human form. You can find Sarah here.