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13 08, 2020

A sector stepping up!

By |2020-08-14T09:03:01+10:00August 13th, 2020|Conferences, Events, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

You know there are significant cultural shifts happening when education industry advocacy groups start pouring time and effort into fighting climate change. The international education sector is one example of an industry where sustainability and environmental responsibility has become an important KPI. CANIE (Climate Action Network for International Educators) formed out of a growing grassroots belief that fighting climate change, far from being a peripheral concern for the sector, is [...]

4 08, 2020

Soul in the Blues.

By |2020-08-09T09:20:12+10:00August 4th, 2020|Events, Festivals, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Ash Grunwald has been described as ‘an advocate purely and simply of the Earth’. Last year his fans were given the opportunity to take action for the earth too - alongside enjoying Ash’s musical offerings. Anyone purchasing a concert ticket through Moshtix could, at the same time, purchase a tree.   Image by Ian Laidlaw   Ash’s musical heritage spans hemispheres and continents. A commitment to those global [...]

4 08, 2020

A Sustainable Wedding!

By |2020-09-03T15:14:18+10:00August 4th, 2020|Events, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Shane and Su Yin, who married on March 7th this year at Bawley Vale Estate, Bawley Point, NSW, chose to give gifts to their guests, but not in the traditional sense of bombonieres (sugared almonds). Instead, as they informed guests, they did something way better – they organised the planting of one tree on the behalf of each of their guests and their wedding suppliers. And with a total of [...]

25 06, 2020

A clever and kind move!

By |2020-06-28T21:24:43+10:00June 25th, 2020|Events, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Commerce Ballarat is Ballarat’s largest independent voice for local businesses. It works hard to represent its members, including advocating for local business interests at all levels of government, providing professional development and networking opportunities, acting as a central point for resource sharing, and giving back to the community in numerous ways.     Last year, in a move both clever and kind, Commerce Ballarat partnered with Fifteen Trees to make [...]

16 06, 2018

Climate 101

By |2018-06-16T20:01:42+10:00June 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 [...]

28 05, 2018

Commerce Ballarat Business Day Out

By |2018-05-29T13:10:12+10:00May 28th, 2018|Conferences, Events, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Commerce Ballarat Business Day Out

This week, sees a huge event in Ballarat's business community, with Commerce Ballarat's Business Day Out. Taking place this Wednesday (May 30th) it is looking to attract over 200 people. The team from Commerce Ballarat wanted to ensure the day had a low carbon footprint, and so in partnership with us, are planting one tree on the behalf of every participant on the day.     Boasting some great speakers [...]

18 07, 2015

National Tree Day 2015

By |2017-12-15T10:42:44+11:00July 18th, 2015|Blog, Events, Fifteen Trees|Comments Off on National Tree Day 2015

 National Tree Day Sunday July 26th Fifteen Trees has 3 ideas to celebrate! 1. Fifteen Trees are organising a 'tree pose' event in the Ballarat Botanical Gardens on National Tree Day. Tree pose (aka Vrksasana) is a simple standing pose, check it out at Australian Yoga Journal. We are meeting up at 10.00 am near the Sensory Gardens. Please wear black (yoga gear is an option but not necessary) and [...]

27 06, 2015

Diversified running a green(er) AWRE.

By |2017-12-15T10:42:45+11:00June 27th, 2015|Events, Schools, Tree Plantings|Comments Off on Diversified running a green(er) AWRE.

Diversified Communications have decided to make their next Australian Waste & Recycling Exhibition (AWRE) a light (carbon) footprint event by providing 100 trees to a community group for planting. Working with Fifteen Trees, trees were distributed to Manor Lakes Secondary College, Wyndham Vale, where the students planted the native trees on their school grounds. Manor Lakes is participating in the AuSSI Vic / Resource Smart 5 star accreditation process and [...]

3 05, 2014

Sustainable Living Festival 2014

By |2017-12-15T10:43:02+11:00May 3rd, 2014|Events, Festivals, Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings|Comments Off on Sustainable Living Festival 2014

Ever since Fifteen Trees was established (2009), we have proudly been a part of the Sustainable Living Festival. Cool dude from The Brew Company. This year was no exception. It is always a great event, with unbelievable guest speakers, exhibitors and street theatre. Instant clothes swapping fun. At my stall, I got to meet up with some old friends and talk with people who are doing [...]

3 02, 2014

ReFashion Exhibition.

By |2017-12-15T10:43:02+11:00February 3rd, 2014|Events|Comments Off on ReFashion Exhibition.

It is great when 3 loves of my life come together into one space. This is what happened on Saturday at Backspace Gallery (Ballarat) when a group of women collected some well ... junk ... and turned it into recycled, revamped gowns. There was art, there was fashion and there was recycling. Neptunia Gown & Hat by Niki Lakerink. I usually hang around the edges of art exhibitions. [...]

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