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27 11, 2019

Trees for The Mallee.

By |2019-12-02T12:01:21+11:00November 27th, 2019|GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for The Mallee.

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013. By the end of this year, Ross and the team at GJG will have helped plant over 56,000 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 relationship between G.J. Gardner Homes and Fifteen Trees, [...]

19 11, 2019

Pomegranate for the Planet.

By |2019-11-19T11:57:23+11:00November 19th, 2019|Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Pomegranate for the Planet.

Ailsa Lamont runs a consultancy business - Pomegranate Global – that advises education providers on how they can run their operations in a more environmentally aware way. Pomegranate Global emphasises practical solutions to real-life problems, so it’s perhaps not surprising that Ailsa walks the talk when it comes to her own business practices. Even a sustainability consultant cannot operate without some impact on the planet. In recognition of her need [...]

18 11, 2019

Trees for Belinda!

By |2019-12-04T11:02:27+11:00November 18th, 2019|Blog|5 Comments

Belinda Coates has a birthday coming up. On Monday November 25th to be exact. This year, Belinda is doing something different! For her birthday, Belinda is asking her friends and family to buy her a tree (or trees) for planting in the Ballarat district during the upcoming winter/spring. Once planted, this blog will be updated with photos of the trees and a short story about the tree planting day. Everyone [...]

18 11, 2019

An Earthy Cheers!

By |2019-11-18T14:13:26+11:00November 18th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on An Earthy Cheers!

Wine, as any aficionado will tell you, is a holistic experience – you taste, smell, swirl, describe, hunt for metaphors, tell other people about it, look for the quirkiest or most picturesque cellar door, then go liking to find out how the wine was made and by whom. Wine is ultimately about connection. To the story in the bottle, to the land from which it came. Gundog Estate is a [...]

7 11, 2019

Trees for Caledonian Primary School.

By |2019-12-16T14:49:02+11:00November 7th, 2019|Harrison Funerals, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for Caledonian Primary School.

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 the healing process’. Since 2010, with the assistance of Fifteen Trees, Harrison Funerals plants one mature tree on the behalf of every family who use their specialised service.     Recently, 25 mature trees were planted at Caledonian Primary School [...]

4 11, 2019

The hills are alive with trees!

By |2019-11-04T18:28:10+11:00November 4th, 2019|GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on The hills are alive with trees!

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013. By the end of this year, Ross and the team at GJG will have helped plant over 56,000 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 relationship between G.J. Gardner Homes and Fifteen Trees, [...]

4 11, 2019

Trees for Team Google!

By |2019-11-06T14:07:16+11:00November 4th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for Team Google!

Damien McClellan from EcoTreasures, is a big supporter of our native environment. EcoTreasures is a Sydney based company, who specializes in tours that showcase Sydney’s beaches and mountains. Damien recently purchased 24 trees for a regional park in Central Victoria. When we add up Damien's trees from the past 7 years, they add up to almost 600 trees. An Ecotreasures Forest.   These 24 trees have been planted on the behalf [...]

4 11, 2019

Never doubt …

By |2019-11-06T14:00:36+11:00November 4th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Never doubt …

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead | American cultural anthropologist and author   We have so many individuals to thank here. People who collectively have helped us plant 840 trees at a site that is near and dear to our hearts, Westgate Park. Volunteers planted out the native trees (shrubs and grasses) [...]

1 11, 2019

Each tree adds value to the forest.

By |2019-11-01T12:24:35+11:00November 1st, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Each tree adds value to the forest.

Damien McClellan from EcoTreasures, is a big supporter of our native environment. EcoTreasures is a Sydney based company, who specializes in tours that showcase Sydney’s beaches and mountains. Damien recently purchased 100 trees for Melbourne's Westgate Park.   These trees have been planted on the behalf of IFSA team and their students. These 100 trees represent the students. As they grow they will become important in the world. Each tree adds [...]

31 10, 2019

Evoke. A sustainable building group.

By |2019-10-31T10:18:10+11:00October 31st, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Evoke. A sustainable building group.

The Evoke Building Group don't just build houses. Their dream is to build people a home. A home that is highly energy efficient and low maintenance with a focus on environmentally friendly building solutions. As they state on their website We only get one planet people! We don’t want our kids picking up the bill!     We were delighted when Evoke contacted us asking if we could plant 105 [...]

31 10, 2019

Be like Gus!

By |2019-10-31T12:18:28+11:00October 31st, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Be like Gus!

Every now and then you come across someone who radiates enough energy to power a small town. Gus Balbontin is one such someone. Formerly Executive Director of Lonely Planet, Gus now travels around changing the world on his own terms through his design and innovation agency, Roshambo. When he’s not inspiring the populace en masse, he hangs out at home in Victoria, taking many small steps to walk the talk [...]

30 10, 2019

From Brunswick to Westgate Park.

By |2019-10-31T12:42:52+11:00October 30th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on From Brunswick to Westgate Park.

    CERES (a Community Environmental Park in Brunswick) is an award-winning not-for-profit sustainability centre located on Wurundjeri land, by the banks of the Merri Creek. It’s a rare Melbourne schoolchild who hasn’t enjoyed an excursion or outing to CERES, or been involved in one of its wide range of education programs. CERES has a broad, multi-faceted reach, with an overall mission to maintain a practical conversation about how we [...]

30 10, 2019

A beautiful legacy.

By |2019-11-27T12:42:04+11:00October 30th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on A beautiful legacy.

On Sunday October 20th, a small group of people weathered the weather and met up on a cold spring morning under the Westgate Bridge to go tree planting. The group consisted of Raveena Grace, her auntie (Vinita from Bhumi Organic Cotton) and uncle, an adorable cousin Shyla, her mother, brother and her grandparents (Hari and Narinda Chopra). Along with the Grace Family, were Melissa and Charlie, both myself and Albert [...]

30 10, 2019

Trees for a festival!

By |2019-10-30T14:24:20+11:00October 30th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for a festival!

  It’d be a rare hospitality worker these days who hasn’t complained about their uniform at some point … too hot, too cold, inconvenient, ugly, poorly designed – we’ve suffered them all. Day Seven is out to change that. Day Seven is a fledgling business that custom makes ethical, practical front of house clothing for hospitality staff. Founded by former real-life waitress Molly Kent, Day Seven is set to leap [...]

29 10, 2019

Trees at Lake Charm.

By |2019-10-29T15:00:49+11:00October 29th, 2019|GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees at Lake Charm.

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013. By the end of this year, Ross and the team at GJG will have helped plant over 56,000 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 relationship between G.J. Gardner Homes and Fifteen Trees, [...]

29 10, 2019

GJG and NatureWest: an awesome team.

By |2019-10-29T14:38:29+11:00October 29th, 2019|GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on GJG and NatureWest: an awesome team.

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013. By the end of this year, Ross and the team at GJG will have helped plant over 56,000 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 relationship between G.J. Gardner Homes and Fifteen Trees, [...]

29 10, 2019

Planting trees for the platypus.

By |2019-10-29T14:04:01+11:00October 29th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Planting trees for the platypus.

Ross Morley, Managing Director of G. J. Gardner Homes has been supporting our native environment (through Fifteen Trees) since 2013. By the end of this year, Ross and the team at GJG will have helped plant over 56,000 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 relationship between G.J. Gardner Homes and Fifteen Trees, [...]

29 10, 2019

Brigidine Sisters and 2,500 trees!

By |2019-10-29T12:56:10+11:00October 29th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Brigidine Sisters and 2,500 trees!

The Brigidine Sisters are a group of Catholic sisters currently located in six countries world wide. They are known for their commitment to social and ecological issues. They view community-building as a global as well as local concern. This commitment to community includes a strong sense of ecological responsibility.   We have a growing appreciation that everything is connected. Thus our focus and our concerns for eco-justice as well as [...]

28 10, 2019

60 very special trees

By |2019-10-28T15:17:04+11:00October 28th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on 60 very special trees

In the middle of winter this year, a small army of volunteers planted more than 5000 trees at a site near Donald between Lake Boke and Lake Gil Gil. In amongst these trees were 60 very special ones! For these 60 trees represent funeral services that have taken place over the year at Kell Funerals. Jenny Bibby and John Kell from Kell Funerals (St Arnaud & Donald, Victoria) have once [...]

28 10, 2019

Howell Rail and 500 trees.

By |2019-10-28T16:02:47+11:00October 28th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Howell Rail and 500 trees.

In July this year, a small army of volunteers planted out more than a thousand trees at a site near Donald (Vic), between Lake Boke and Lake Gil Gil. Of the thousand trees, 500 were kindly purchased by Anna Gaylard, Kerry Kerlin, Jay Barker and Ashley Jolly from Howell Rail. This innovating company are well known for the design and development aspect of rail equipment, specialized tools and attachments.   [...]