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18 08, 2018

Trees for Mt Pleasant Primary School

By |2018-08-18T11:50:46+00:00August 18th, 2018|Harrison Funerals, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Brian and Maree Harrison (Harrison Funerals) have once again donated trees to a Ballarat local school. This time around, 20 mature trees were planted at Mt Pleasant Primary School, Ballarat due to the generosity of this caring couple.     Harrison Funerals ‘strive to ensure that every family’s funeral experience is a positive one and through (their) care and service (they) are able to ease some of the grief and assist [...]

18 08, 2018

G.J. Gardner Trees at Wangoom

By |2018-08-18T10:54:45+00:00August 18th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11, 000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Andrew Womersley from G. J. [...]

14 08, 2018

Over 1000 trees for Bendigo thanks to GJG.

By |2018-08-14T16:21:25+00:00August 14th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11, 000 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Danny Breen and Kris [...]

14 08, 2018

Ecotreasures – a tour company with heart.

By |2018-08-14T14:46:01+00:00August 14th, 2018|Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Damien McClellan from EcoTreasures, is a big supporter of our native environment. Ecotreasures is a Sydney based company who specializes in eco tours that showcase Sydney's beaches and mountains. Damien has purchased 50 trees for a favourite site of ours ... Westgate Park. These trees have been planted on the behalf of IFSA.     The friends group behind the park Westgate Biodiversity have been working on a re-vegetation program at the park [...]

13 08, 2018

Gus for the planet.

By |2018-08-13T18:49:18+00:00August 13th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Gus runs a small boutique Design and Innovation agency called Roshambo and is also the Entrepreneur in Residence at Victoria University. A dynamic and engaging public speaker, Gus travels around the world giving keynote address in the US, Europe and back in his home country South America.  I saw Gus in action at a Ballarat business conference and was instantly captivated by his passion, sense of humour and obvious love [...]

12 08, 2018

Bhumi and Planet Love.

By |2018-08-12T21:45:59+00:00August 12th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Vinita and Dushyant are the eco-duo behind the beautiful Bhumi Organic Cotton label. Bhumi means 'Mother Earth'. Vinita and Dushyant are reshaping the conventional textile cotton industry and at the same time providing economic, social and environmental benefits to local and global communities. For us this means: pure, organic, beautiful and soft, chemical free products such as clothing and bedding. Vinita and Dushyant have combined their deep love for the [...]

6 08, 2018

Trees to the Hills!

By |2018-08-06T20:11:19+00:00August 6th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

  Keir Mac Donald and Asha Cato are designers based in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. From their studio Angus & Celeste, they design and manufacture the most beautiful ceramic jewellery, pots and home-wares. Every year, Asha and Keir generously purchase 300 trees for our community tree planting projects.   Planting trees at Acheron.   This year, their trees travelled a very short distance. From the hills of Dandenong to the hills of Kinglake. [...]

4 08, 2018

CERES Supporting Community Projects.

By |2018-08-04T19:07:21+00:00August 4th, 2018|Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

CERES (Centre of Education and Research in Environmental Strategies) is an award winning, not-for-profit park located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in Melbourne. The park offers many services including a food market, nursery, cafe, education programs and guided tours. They walk the talk at CERES by encouraging school groups to chip in to buy 2 trees to cover the carbon footprint of their visit to and from CERES. Over the past [...]

4 08, 2018

Trees for Earth Day on National Tree Day.

By |2018-08-05T20:27:02+00:00August 4th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|2 Comments

Earth Day is a global event held annually on April 22nd. Across the world, people celebrate our beautiful Earth. Indeed, it is probably the world's largest environmental movement. Here in Australia, many of us went outside to walk, swim and just take a moment to show our gratitude. To be part of the movement, Fifteen Trees campaigned via social media to raise money to purchase trees for Earth Day. Many [...]

29 07, 2018

Supporting our mountain communities with GJG.

By |2018-07-29T20:01:57+00:00July 29th, 2018|GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Supporting our mountain communities with GJG.

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11, 310 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Pat Menzies from G. J. [...]

29 07, 2018

Team building exercise at Toolern Creek.

By |2018-08-02T16:48:38+00:00July 29th, 2018|GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Team building exercise at Toolern Creek.

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11, 310 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Mark and Karyn Pemmelaar [...]

23 07, 2018

Trees go west thanks to GJG.

By |2018-07-23T20:42:23+00:00July 23rd, 2018|GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees go west thanks to GJG.

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11, 310 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Ben Longhurst from G. J. [...]

11 07, 2018

An Eco-Airbnb Stay

By |2018-07-11T12:48:45+00:00July 11th, 2018|Blog, Fifteen Trees|3 Comments

Many of us are familiar with Airbnb. Many of us love the opportunity Airbnb gives us to stay away from home in accommodation that is cheaper and friendlier than a hotel or motel. We love the little things our hosts do to ensure our stay is a good one. The wine (yes, I have been given a bottle of local wine), the stocked fridge and the pointers to local eateries, shops [...]

9 07, 2018

Community spirit at G.J. Gardner East Gippsland.

By |2018-07-11T12:25:08+00:00July 9th, 2018|GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Community spirit at G.J. Gardner East Gippsland.

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G.J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11, 310 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Team building brings people together [...]

5 07, 2018

Team Building at G.J. Gardner Hobart.

By |2018-07-05T16:34:53+00:00July 5th, 2018|GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings in Tasmania|Comments Off on Team Building at G.J. Gardner Hobart.

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11, 310 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Team building brings people [...]

3 07, 2018

Planting trees is good business.

By |2018-07-03T12:46:26+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Planting trees is good business.

Winter is tree planting season and across the southern states of Australia, we are in full swing. Now is a perfect time for businesses to collect their teams and head outside for a few hours of tree planting.   Grow West Planting Day 2017   Jobs are varied. There is more to tree planting than tree planting! Sometimes there needs to be a bit of land-clearing (removing exotic [...]

30 06, 2018

Harrison Funerals and 500 trees.

By |2018-06-30T10:26:54+00:00June 30th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Harrison Funerals, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Harrison Funerals and 500 trees.

Harrison Funerals have 'hit a milestone' with the planting of their 500th mature tree. This significant tree was planted at Pinarc at their Bonshaw premises in Ballarat. Through Fifteen Trees, Brian and Maree from Harrison Funerals, plant one mature tree for every funeral service they hold at their Main Rd, premises. Brian and Maree's 500 trees have been planted across Ballarat and District. The trees can be found in school [...]

29 06, 2018

GJG doing CSR!

By |2018-06-29T18:29:12+00:00June 29th, 2018|GJG, Schools, Tree Plantings in Tasmania|Comments Off on GJG doing CSR!

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013 and has now helped plant over 44,000 trees across Victoria and Tasmania. For every new home built, Fifteen Trees organises the planting of 15 trees in the local district. This year alone the project will see over 11, 310 trees planted by schools, landcare and various environmental groups. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) [...]

22 06, 2018

World Press Photo Exhibition TWO

By |2018-06-22T08:44:07+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Blog, Fifteen Trees|Comments Off on World Press Photo Exhibition TWO

- 22nd June 2018 - With only a few more days to run, the World Press Photo Exhibition 2018 is an amazing collection of photos from around the world. Now in its 61st year, the competition has attracted 73,044 photos from over 4,500 photographers from 125 countries. I was drawn to photos in the Nature and Environment Categories and in particular photos showing how people are being impacted by climate [...]

16 06, 2018

Climate 101

By |2018-06-16T20:01:42+00:00June 16th, 2018|Conferences, Events, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Climate 101

A fire-fighter, a doctor, a scientist, a meteorologist and a comedian walked into a room. And so begun a fabulous day of climate stories, climate data, climate science and climate action. The event was organised by Ecolinc, Bacchus Marsh. A Specialist Science Centre for primary and secondary school students. The Centre prides itself on being a sustainable organisation so when it came to running a conference, it had to be [...]