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7 06, 2021

Collectively – We Can Make a difference!

By |2021-06-15T13:46:44+10:00June 7th, 2021|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Tasmania|0 Comments

In the face of global challenges like climate change it can be so easy to feel overwhelmed. What difference can I make, me, one tiny person? But the thing is - it’s not just you. It’s me too. And her. And him, and them over there, and their friends, and the bus driver, and the salesperson, and old mate down the street, and on and on. It’s us. Together, as [...]

11 05, 2021

Canopy Trees

By |2021-05-13T11:05:48+10:00May 11th, 2021|Blog, Fifteen Trees|0 Comments

    We are delighted to announce that Canopy Fitouts have purchased 500 trees for one of our favourite Melbourne sites – Westgate Park, Port Melbourne. And next month, the team will be joining us, on site, to plant the trees. Westgate Park is a 'work in process' with the volunteers working to transform the park into a natural bushland for all of Melbourne to enjoy. The addition of 500 [...]

5 05, 2021

Love for Mother. Love for Planet.

By |2021-05-08T19:13:28+10:00May 5th, 2021|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Happy Mother's Day! How can we acknowledge motherhood? How do we choose a symbol for something as central to our humanity as the very place we grew, the human being who nurtured us before we even knew ourselves? How can we make space for the mothers no longer with us, for the mothers who’ve lost children, or those who could not raise their own? Of course, there is no simple [...]

26 04, 2021

A Tree Drawing Competition!

By |2021-04-26T20:10:33+10:00April 26th, 2021|Blog, Fifteen Trees|1 Comment

Earth’s climate is changing.  Kids need to know what is happening, why, and how it will affect them in the future. This drawing competition offers kids (4 - 14) a chance to take action to help slow climate change because we will PLANT A TREE for everyone who enters their tree drawing. And if that isn't great enough, all drawings will be part of a giant (7m X 5m) banner [...]

20 04, 2021

Seeing the paper and the trees!

By |2021-04-22T10:00:22+10:00April 20th, 2021|Fifteen Trees, Tree Planting in Victoria|0 Comments

We love an obvious link between the things we consume and the ways we can offset our consumption. And could there be anything simpler than planting trees to make up for the paper we use? Newington College in NSW has decided to apply this elegant solution to its 2020 paper usage. This thoughtful school has recently purchased 90 trees from Fifteen Trees, in recognition of the fact that its unavoidable [...]

13 04, 2021

A small business with a big heart!

By |2021-04-13T13:41:43+10:00April 13th, 2021|Tree Planting in Victoria|0 Comments

Textural, natural, local, sustainable - just a few words to sum up the ethos of Bendigo homewares and lifestyle store maude & maple. It’s a place of relaxed comfort, earthy colours, and ethical busines practices. On top of this, owner Kirsty Nevinson is proud to extend maude &maple’s commitment to the broader environment by partnering with Fifteen Trees to plant 100 trees in 2021.     Kirsty and co-owner Kurt [...]

9 04, 2021

United Nations plants 100 trees!

By |2021-04-09T13:23:48+10:00April 9th, 2021|Fifteen Trees, Tree Planting in Victoria|0 Comments

Some of our partnerships make so much sense there’s almost nothing more to say. United Nations Association of Australia has partnered with Fifteen Trees to plant 100 trees as gifts to presenters and facilitators taking part in the UN Sustainable Partnerships Forum. The forum, due to take place in on 20-21st April, will bring together governments of all levels, businesses, universities, start-ups, students and community organisations. This rich brew of [...]

4 03, 2021

WPA. Where people are its strength.

By |2021-03-04T16:49:53+11:00March 4th, 2021|Fifteen Trees, Tree Planting in Victoria|Comments Off on WPA. Where people are its strength.

The Western Program Alliance (WPA) is a project team with a particularly specialised skillset – it is very good at removing level crossings. The WPA comprises McConnell Dowell, Arup and Mott Macdonald, Metro Trains Melbourne, VLine and the Level Crossing Removal Project. In amongst all their work is a strong vein of environmental action, from sourcing sustainable materials, to exploring more Earth-friendly alternatives, to setting up recycling and other ethical waste [...]

1 03, 2021

Ecotreasures. Showing Gratitude.

By |2021-03-01T15:43:51+11:00March 1st, 2021|Tree Plantings in Victoria|1 Comment

Hands up who’d rather be on a paddleboard right now, exploring pristine waters in one of the most naturally beautiful stretches of urban coast in the world? Yeah, us too. Ecotreasures’ Damien McClellan does this for a living. Well, this and snorkelling, kayaking, camping, trail walking…you know, just a typical day in the office.   The Basin camping tour.   But Damien doesn’t take any of this for [...]

1 03, 2021

The Ultimate Guide to Help Prevent Deforestation.

By |2021-04-29T09:54:23+10:00March 1st, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide to Help Prevent Deforestation.

Wilderness. We all have an image in mind of what that word means. Some might picture the majestic mountains, glaciers, and towering conifers of Alaska, while others might imagine the vast expanse of the Amazon, teeming with all sorts of life. Humans are of course part of nature, but these wilderness areas are places of refuge that remain remote from human cities, infrastructure, and encroachment. In the 21st century, such refuges [...]

23 02, 2021

Linux.conf! A festival of ideas!

By |2021-02-23T14:14:26+11:00February 23rd, 2021|Tree Planting in Victoria|Comments Off on Linux.conf! A festival of ideas!

Running since 1999, linux.conf.au is the largest linux and open source conference in the Asia-Pacific region. For techno-luddites like us, linux.conf is a conference for people who know a lot about the inner workings of operating systems and data, and who use this knowledge to connect and engage communities all over the world. The linux conference itself is a festival of expertise and ideas delivered by leaders in the field, [...]

23 02, 2021

Individuals who make a difference!

By |2021-05-13T12:56:12+10:00February 23rd, 2021|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Individuals who make a difference!

People from all walks of life can do things each day to reduce their carbon footprint and make their routine more eco-friendly. Becoming an environmental warrior doesn’t require a superhero-like effort. Something as simple as getting your super & investments out of one of the big 4 banks* or going green with your energy provider. And then there are those eco-warriors, who purchase trees to enable us to support Australian community [...]

9 02, 2021

From the UK to AUS with love!

By |2021-05-11T12:26:53+10:00February 9th, 2021|Tree Plantings in Western Australia|Comments Off on From the UK to AUS with love!

When Oblong looked into offsetting their own emissions, they found the process overly complicated and lacking in integrity. So they developed Oblong Trees, a company that streamlines offsetting, doesn’t get too bogged down in precise calculations, and makes a tangible difference. Importantly, Oblong Trees recognises that there is limited space in the UK, and that trees planted on the other side of the world are just as vital for combatting [...]

9 02, 2021

My webinar for a tree!

By |2021-05-28T10:59:48+10:00February 9th, 2021|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on My webinar for a tree!

  Established in 1978, CAVAL is a consortium of academic libraries across Australia. They develop and deliver best of breed library and information solutions for stakeholders and support growth and innovation in the library and education communities. CAVAL also deliver webinars … which brings us to how Fifteen Trees is involved. CAVAL has purchased trees for presenters and facilitators for their series of webinars this year.         [...]

2 02, 2021

Be my valentine!

By |2021-02-02T15:35:31+11:00February 2nd, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on Be my valentine!

This year, we are encouraging you to choose the planet to be your valentine!     After all, who else loves and looks after us so well - giving us air to breath, water to drink, food to eat and all the materials for anything we could possibly want. Plus, oceans and rivers to swim, mountains to walk, forests to bathe, trees to climb and gardens to enjoy.   How [...]

1 02, 2021

Happy heavenly birthday to Bee!

By |2021-04-09T14:42:23+10:00February 1st, 2021|Blog|1 Comment

'Today Bee should have been 19. I would like to celebrate this special day by planting trees in her name as a special birthday gift. Although she is no longer with me on earth, I believe the trees will continue her life and spread her love all around. Love lives on and so does Bee. Let's join me in planting trees in Bee's and all our loved ones' honour'. Viv. [...]

29 01, 2021

Your favourite Hannah is turning 21!

By |2021-04-09T14:35:36+10:00January 29th, 2021|Blog, Fifteen Trees|Comments Off on Your favourite Hannah is turning 21!

  Tree Tally - 46   Instead of enabling my sock addiction by gifting socks, gift me a tree instead! Buy 1, buy 5 or even 15 trees! The sky is your limit! And the best part you don't need to get your hands dirty as the trees will be planted on your behalf by Fifteen Trees! Each tree donation will make my heart grow big and strong from appreciating [...]

28 01, 2021

A deep affinity with nature! Keith Ridsdale.

By |2021-02-02T09:56:36+11:00January 28th, 2021|Blog, Fifteen Trees|Comments Off on A deep affinity with nature! Keith Ridsdale.

Having a deep affinity with nature since he was a little boy in the 1940s, Keith Ridsdale has always sought to preserve the environment in his various pursuits - be it sustainable fishing, protecting the waterways and encouraging a habitat for healthy native bird life.   Keith has always shared his skills in recognising bird calls with those around him, something he learned when he was young and his fascination [...]

19 12, 2020

Trees as gifts!

By |2020-12-24T13:13:04+11:00December 19th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|1 Comment

We are sure you have noticed ... Christmas is approaching. There is an air of well-intentioned panic in the air, as swarms of people race around to purchase gifts for their loved ones, hoping that this year, the candlestick/photoframe/novelty mug won’t end up in an op-shop or being re-gifted*, three weeks later. Gifting can be a tricky business, both on a personal and an ethical level. *mind you we are [...]

18 12, 2020

Michelin Trees!

By |2020-12-18T11:10:03+11:00December 18th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Planting in Victoria|Comments Off on Michelin Trees!

Team building brings people together by encouraging teamwork. Fun activities that help people see each other in a different light allow them to connect in different settings. One of the best reasons for team building is that the activities actually work to accomplish improved communication. A successful team building activity, will surely mean a more comfortable, successful workplace environment for any company.   An assortment of indigenous plants. [...]

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