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17 11, 2020

CHW. An essential community utility.

By |2020-11-17T09:58:48+11:00November 17th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on CHW. An essential community utility.

Some organisations have a front row seat to the effects of climate change. Central Highlands Water believes that ‘protection of the environment and our natural resources, including our waterways, is a responsibility shared by all’. This is one essential services utility that is committed to doing its part. Central Highlands Water has been encouraging the community to get involved in catchment management for many years. As part of this it [...]

12 11, 2020

An ongoing commitment!

By |2020-11-12T14:20:01+11:00November 12th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on An ongoing commitment!

Earlier this year we put out a call for people to support our neighbours in East Gippsland and purchase trees for landholders in areas that had been devastated by the February fires. Many people heard the call and as a result we were able to offer one farming family 100 trees (and guards) for a revegetation project that will help restore native bushland. Organic & biodynamic farmers were heavily impacted [...]

11 11, 2020

Granted Constructions and a sea of growing trees!

By |2020-11-11T17:31:16+11:00November 11th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Granted Constructions and a sea of growing trees!

Imagine living in a house that minimises your energy bills simply through its design. This is the dream of passive house building, and the central ethos of Granted Constructions, a Victorian home building company that is serious about sustainability. The team’s vision is built on their shared enthusiasm for bad jokes and desire to become leaders in sustainable, quality building projects, two passions we are very much on board with. [...]

11 11, 2020

Friends of Fifteen Trees (2020) Report.

By |2020-11-11T14:24:28+11:00November 11th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees|Comments Off on Friends of Fifteen Trees (2020) Report.

Over the course of 2020, 110 generous souls chose to do something special, something real. In partnership with Fifteen Trees, they purchased 60 trees* for us to plant with community groups across 3 Australian states.   From us at Fifteen Trees and from numerous native plant nurseries, landholders and community groups, we are sending out a heartfelt thank you!   Let's show you where the trees have been planted, who [...]

11 11, 2020

GJG. Rebuilding our native environment.

By |2020-11-11T14:05:42+11:00November 11th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Major Supporters, Small Business, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Tasmania|Comments Off on GJG. Rebuilding our native environment.

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. [...]

11 11, 2020

GJG. Building strong community links.

By |2020-11-11T13:36:16+11:00November 11th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on GJG. Building strong community links.

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. [...]

6 11, 2020

An Unconference like no other!

By |2020-11-06T15:03:11+11:00November 6th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|1 Comment

An Unconference is a type of gathering that is designed to enable rapid exchange of information and ideas, provide a space for conversations that matter and foster the development of collaborative relationships. And with this in mind, 180 participants gathered over the weekend of November 7th and 8th to talk about climate change, women in leadership, women in STEM and how to look after themselves, those around them and the planet. [...]

5 11, 2020

Laugh, sing and save the planet!

By |2020-11-05T09:44:24+11:00November 5th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Laugh, sing and save the planet!

We love it when creative people harness their powers for the good of us all. Why not sing or laugh and save the planet at the same time? This is the approach two Ballarat groups took earlier this year when they combined entertainment with environmentalism. Both the Ballarat Bar Choir and BallaRatCat Comedy partnered with Fifteen Trees to make their event a little more meaningful.   On February 1st, 2020, [...]

4 11, 2020

GJG. One of our strongest supporters!

By |2020-11-06T11:21:16+11:00November 4th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on GJG. One of our strongest supporters!

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. [...]

4 11, 2020

Eco Celebrations!

By |2020-11-04T12:45:52+11:00November 4th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Eco Celebrations!

Having a celebration?   You've got the date, venue, guest list, drinks ordered, food organised and want to ensure this party is going to be a sustainable one!   We LOVE you!   And we can help you to run an even greener event by organising to plant one tree on the behalf of every guest ($4.80/tree). With enough notice, the trees could be planted before the event, therefore giving you [...]

27 10, 2020

Essential Flavours is planting trees!

By |2020-10-27T17:09:34+11:00October 27th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Essential Flavours is planting trees!

Essential Flavours does just what it implies - it makes flavours. Really. Using a delightful combination of science and art they can make any flavour you like and provide it to you in liquid or powder form, from classic chocolate, through spices, and any fruit you care to mention. And what’s more, they don’t do flavouring in a small way - Essential Flavours products are distributed right across the Asia-Pacific [...]

24 10, 2020

Grow West says ‘Thank you’

By |2020-10-24T11:20:57+11:00October 24th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Grow West says ‘Thank you’

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 10, 2020

Biodiversity and Tambo Bluff, VIC.

By |2020-10-24T10:12:21+11:00October 24th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, GJG, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Biodiversity and Tambo Bluff, VIC.

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. [...]

15 10, 2020

IGA. An integral part of our landscape!

By |2020-10-16T11:29:13+11:00October 15th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on IGA. An integral part of our landscape!

In a country dominated by the grocery shopping duopoly that shall not be named, IGA stands proud as an independent franchise responsive to the needs of its local communities. There are over 1400 IGA stores across Australia, and every single one is different. Baklava and dolmades here, gluten free up the wazoo there. IGAs listen to their customers.   They also listen to their communities when it comes to giving [...]

15 10, 2020

Our Climate Warrior Queen!

By |2020-10-16T12:13:02+11:00October 15th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Our Climate Warrior Queen!

What do penguins, origami, the Arts Centre Melbourne, and trees have in common? Moira Finucane, obviously. Our revered Climate Warrior Queen, Protector of the Threatened, Architect of the Extraordinary, hasn’t let anything distract her from her quest to raise awareness of climate-related extinctions this year.   I Miss You Antarctica came to the Arts Centre Melbourne (and our homes) on 5 September as part of Take Over! 2020. With her [...]

15 10, 2020

WPA. A strong vein of environmental action.

By |2020-11-19T13:04:44+11:00October 15th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on WPA. A strong vein of environmental action.

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. Since forming in 2017, they have successfully removed three level crossings, built one new stabling facility and have much work in hand including rail duplications, 7 level crossing removal and a [...]

13 10, 2020

Small business. Masters of ingenuity.

By |2020-10-14T18:56:41+11:00October 13th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, Small Business, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Small business. Masters of ingenuity.

Here’s a fun fact - you don’t have to be a big business to make a big difference. You can be a small business, even a tiny one, and still make a significant positive contribution to the environment. We already know that small businesses are vital for local economies, that they keep money in the community and support local interests in myriad different ways. They also provide opportunities for entrepreneurs, [...]

12 10, 2020

Evoke. Fabric of the landscape!

By |2020-10-12T13:02:59+11:00October 12th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Evoke. Fabric of the landscape!

The Evoke Building Group has been servicing Ballarat for over fifteen years. They can do it all - build a home from scratch, extend an existing building, craft a pergola, or put together a house and land package. Evoke prides itself on its use of local expertise and its knowledge of the region. We think Evoke should also be proud of its engagement with the community and commitment to reducing [...]

12 10, 2020

The need for balance!

By |2020-10-12T13:04:32+11:00October 12th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|1 Comment

Luxury isn’t all about five-star hotels and multi-day spa treatments (although, sure, that’d be nice!). Luxury is also taking a few minutes here and there, every day, to nurture yourself. To breathe, appreciate the moment, and emerge calm and refreshed. That’s what BASK Aromatherapy is all about. BASK is owned and run by Siobhan, a master in the art of relaxation. As a qualified aromatherapist, Siobhan is passionate about the [...]

5 10, 2020

Railway work, extreme machines and koalas!

By |2020-10-06T11:54:33+11:00October 5th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Railway work, extreme machines and koalas!

Who’s seen those railway maintenance creatures at work on the tracks? They look like gigantic mechanical beetles, with an unsettling number of wheels and arms and bits and pieces sticking out everywhere, and names like ‘Octopus’ and ‘Platypus’. Well, those extraordinary machines are an essential part of our rail system. Howell Rail, proudly based in Avoca, maintains a whole herd of them. It’s been putting tracks together for nearly 50 [...]

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