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28 01, 2021

An deep affinity with nature! Keith Ridsdale.

By |2021-01-28T14:15:05+11:00January 28th, 2021|Blog, Fifteen Trees|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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. [...]

18 12, 2020

Stoke Design & the 3 pillars of business.

By |2020-12-18T10:14:29+11:00December 18th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Stoke Design is a Ballarat based IT company that takes sustainability seriously. This comes from a genuine commitment to running a small carbon footprint business. Stoke Design aims to reduce excess consumption, recycle where they can and looks at the broader issues of responsible partnerships and supporting community projects. It’s simple really: for this innovative and creative team, the 3 pillars of business are people, planet and profit.   Supporting [...]

16 12, 2020

A forest in the making!

By |2020-12-16T09:10:04+11:00December 16th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Tree Planting in Victoria|0 Comments

Some of our tree planting partners are quietly racking up whole forests. G.J. Gardner Homes is one of our strongest supporters, having planted 63,000 trees with us over the past 8 years. That impressive number comes as a result of G.J. Gardner planting 15 trees for every home it builds in Tasmania and Victoria. And as a well-established building company with a reputation for quality and reliability, it is a popular choice. [...]

15 12, 2020

Em and Pete got married …

By |2020-12-18T10:21:52+11:00December 15th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Planting in Victoria|0 Comments

 ... and planted a native forest!   We think ending 2020 with a wedding is a beautiful symbol of hope and resilience. It’s even better when the couple getting married have decided to plant trees to mark the occasion.   On 31 December Emelie and Peter will celebrate their love in front of a small group of family and friends at Point Lonsdale in Victoria. Even though Covid logistics have [...]

15 12, 2020

ATPI. Trees for customers!

By |2020-12-15T09:49:23+11:00December 15th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in NSW, Tree Plantings in South Australia, Tree Plantings in Victoria, Tree Plantings in Western Australia|0 Comments

  ATPI are world leading travel and events management group who assist corporations in their travel arrangements, be it by air, ocean or land. Looking after people as they travel around the globe is important to them.   And looking after the planet is important too. To that end, ATPI have purchased 180 trees on the behalf of their customers as a thank you for utilising the services of their [...]

9 12, 2020

Viatek Geelong plants 120 trees.

By |2020-12-09T16:41:13+11:00December 9th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, Major Supporters, Small Business, Tree Planting in Victoria, Tree Plantings|0 Comments

Did you know that an average of 50kg of high-grade paper per office worker is thrown out every year? And that this generally goes straight to landfill? It’s a shocking statistic. Luckily, there are many ways to reduce the waste and, as a result, the impact of white-collar work on the environment. Viatek is a company that takes waste seriously. This comes partly from a genuine commitment to reducing waste, [...]

9 12, 2020

Viatek Bendigo plants 165 trees.

By |2020-12-09T16:40:36+11:00December 9th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, Major Supporters, Small Business, Tree Planting in Victoria, Tree Plantings|0 Comments

Did you know that an average of 50kg of high-grade paper per office worker is thrown out every year? And that this generally goes straight to landfill? It’s a shocking statistic. Luckily, there are many ways to reduce the waste and, as a result, the impact of white-collar work on the environment. Viatek is a company that takes waste seriously. This comes partly from a genuine commitment to reducing waste, [...]

9 12, 2020

Viatek Warragul plants 180 trees.

By |2020-12-09T16:39:42+11:00December 9th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, Major Supporters, Tree Planting in Victoria, Tree Plantings|0 Comments

Did you know that an average of 50kg of high-grade paper per office worker is thrown out every year? And that this generally goes straight to landfill? It’s a shocking statistic. Luckily, there are many ways to reduce the waste and, as a result, the impact of white-collar work on the environment. Viatek is a company that takes waste seriously. This comes partly from a genuine commitment to reducing waste, [...]

1 12, 2020

Monash University Library. Celebrating people.

By |2020-12-01T15:18:49+11:00December 1st, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

The first libraries appeared over 5000 years ago. Since then, libraries have been a source of knowledge, solace, change and meditation for civilisations all over the world. Call us biased, but in our experience lovers of libraries tend to be among the most thoughtful, generous, and culturally engaged people you could ever meet. Monash University Library has done nothing to dispel this belief, having decided to plant trees on behalf [...]

1 12, 2020

The Box Cycle. An alternative to landfill.

By |2020-12-02T11:35:46+11:00December 1st, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

With the frustratingly slow progress on establishing nationwide container deposit schemes, some enterprising companies are coming up with the own solutions. The Box Cycle is one such alternative to resorting to landfill. It looks like a vending machine, and can either be used for reuse/refill, or more traditional recycling. And in addition to credits for cans, it’s trees for containers. Accumulate bottles and/or cans and have native trees planted on [...]

1 12, 2020

CAFS. Extending care to the environment.

By |2020-12-01T11:25:21+11:00December 1st, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|1 Comment

CAFS (Child and Family Services Ballarat) is a familiar presence in Ballarat. There are tens of thousands of people from all different backgrounds who have found CAFS a safe place to land during life’s challenges. CAFS is there for everyone who needs it. We are so touched to find that CAFS’ culture of care extends to the environment as well. This year, to pay tribute to local First Nations communities [...]

1 12, 2020

Omnibas. A sustainable business.

By |2020-12-01T10:49:45+11:00December 1st, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Omni Business and Accounting Solutions is a Ballarat based business up for the challenge of sorting out your bookkeeping, and keen to do it in a sustainable way. Omni, with sixteen years’ experience in the field, has untangled numerous accounting issues for its clients in 2020. It has also partnered with Fifteen Trees to plant 100 trees. Nicole Simmons. Out on her daily walk.   Omni founder Nicole [...]

30 11, 2020

Dominion Legal. Heart in the right place!

By |2020-11-30T12:14:24+11:00November 30th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Western Australia|0 Comments

    Dominion Legal is a Perth based firm with expertise across a broad range of practice areas, from health law through to venture capitalism. It prides itself on adding value by establishing genuine working relationships, connecting all the dots, and finding the best outcome for its clients.       Dominion is also rightly proud of its active pro-bono and community participation program. Currently, Dominion Legal provides support to [...]

30 11, 2020

David’s Legacy.

By |2020-11-30T11:34:33+11:00November 30th, 2020|Tree Planting in Victoria|0 Comments

We are very privileged when asked to plant trees in the memory of a beloved parent, sibling or friend. And this was certainly the feeling when we were approached by Sue Myatt to plant 3,000 trees in memory of her brother David Gerard Carey (6th June 1963 - 20th December 2019). In consultation with Sue, the trees were distributed to 3 Victorian sites, The Otways, Bellarine Peninsula and Mt Worth. [...]

27 11, 2020

Trees for Theresa.

By |2020-12-01T10:32:39+11:00November 27th, 2020|Blog|1 Comment

We are truly honoured to be helping Tony, Adrian, Christian and Idelle to raise funds to help plant trees in Tasmania as a memorial to their beloved mother Theresa Hawkins. Thank you for entrusting Fifteen Trees with this task.   Theresa Hawkins.   A Living Memorial for Theresa. Mum loved Tasmania and never wanted to leave this wonderful island. Originally from England, along with her husband Tony they [...]

24 11, 2020

Be like Heather!

By |2020-11-24T14:36:33+11:00November 24th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Every now and again, an individual 'ups the ante' and organises through Fifteen Trees the planting of a forest. Heather Maginn, is one such individual. Looking to reduce her carbon footprint of her flights for 2018, Heather has asked us to plant 146 trees on her behalf.   Trees en route.   The trees went to the McAllister family at Avon Plains, VIC. The family are members of [...]

24 11, 2020

GJG. Quietly racking up forests.

By |2020-11-24T13:52:36+11:00November 24th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Planting in Victoria, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Some of our tree planting partners are quietly racking up whole forests. G.J. Gardner Homes is one of our strongest supporters, having planted 56,000 trees with us over the past 8 years. That impressive number comes as a result of G.J. Gardner planting 15 trees for every home it builds in Tasmania and Victoria. And as a well-established building company with a reputation for quality and reliability, it is a popular choice. [...]

24 11, 2020

G.J.Gardner. Building habitat for native wildlife.

By |2020-11-30T15:00:41+11:00November 24th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Some of our tree planting partners are quietly racking up whole forests. G.J. Gardner Homes is one of our strongest supporters, having planted 56,000 trees with us over the past 8 years. That impressive number comes as a result of G.J. Gardner planting 15 trees for every home it builds in Tasmania and Victoria. And as a well-established building company with a reputation for quality and reliability, it is a popular choice. [...]

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