Sydney-based Pollen Consultancy Group takes its bee metaphors seriously. It’s all about collaboration, building connections, working towards a common goal and delivering something real at the end. As a young company, Pollen brings new energy and fresh sensibility to the fast-moving consumer goods sector. It also applies a sustainability lens to the supply chain, looking at everything from environmentally friendly packaging solutions to ethical promotional campaigns.
It’s fitting that a company with the website tag ‘from little things, big things grow’ is also into planting trees. Pollen has committed to purchasing 1500 trees per year through Fifteen Trees to reduce the carbon footprint of its business activities.
This year, we have planted 1,000 trees on Pollen’s behalf. The trees have gone to 3 sites:
- 160 trees to Wagga Wagga, NSW,
- 240 trees to the Central Tablelands, NSW and
- 600 trees to Cemetery Point and surrounds, TAS.
SITE 1. The native trees at Wagga Wagga were planted with a focus on locally indigenous species which have been planted along a section of the Wiradjuri walking track near the city centre of Wagga Wagga.
Importantly, the site is also heavily utilised as a recreational path for locals and visitors to the city and offers the potential for high engagement and educational value.
We really appreciate the support of Pollen Consulting Group and Fifteen Trees. This important site forms part of the Murrumbidgee River corridor which is a significant biodiversity corridor. Now with your input, the site now offers greater habitat value as native vegetation is increased and diversified.
Edward Maher | President | Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare
SITE 2. Over at Orange, NSW, John Dalton, State Landcare Coordinator 2004-08 and founding member of Landcare NSW Inc, has planted 240 trees on his property thanks to Pollen’s generosity. John is actively establishing linkages along fence lines and planting mostly local Box Gum Woodland species such as White Box, Yellow Box and Blakely’s Red Gum.
SITE 3. In Tasmania, 600 trees were planted at a couple of locations, including Cemetery Point and Gunns Plains Rd.
The Cemetery Point Coast Care Group feels incredibly privileged to receive the support of Landcare Tasmania, and supporters of Fifteen Trees, such as Pollen, to protect and improve this small coastal reserve on the Tasman Peninsula for current and future visitors.
Christine Bayley, | Member | Cemetery Point Coastcare
The first 500 trees have been planted at the Westgate Bridge, as part of the ongoing revegetation and regeneration project.
The area below the Westgate Bridge in Victoria was a casualty of progress for many years. Vegetation was decimated, and local fauna all but disappeared. Cut forward to now, and it’s a whole new story. The combined efforts of thousands of committed volunteers, not-for-profit organisations, different levels of government and corporate support have resulted in a thriving new park and wetland area. Birds, amphibians and other creatures have returned. Complex indigenous vegetation areas are becoming established.
Efforts under the Westgate are ongoing, with more trees and shrubs being planted on a regular basis. Fifteen Trees is very proud to be part of this project. It works as a highly visible reminder to thousands of daily commuters of the importance of looking after our natural world. It also shows what can be achieved when many people come together with a common goal for the common good. Pollen Consultancy Group’s hive mindset and emphasis on connection and problem-solving resonates well with this ethos. It’s so good to see consultancy companies looking after the integrity of their own ‘supply chain’ as well as those of their clients.
Thank you to Paul Eastwood and the team at Pollen Consulting Group for your generous support of our revegetation projects across Australia. If you would like to also support our revegetation projects, please contact Melinda <[email protected]>
Article by Sarah Hart
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