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4 03, 2021

WPA. Where people are its strength.

By |2021-03-04T16:49:53+11:00March 4th, 2021|Fifteen Trees, Tree Planting in Victoria|0 Comments

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. In amongst all their work is a strong vein of environmental action, from sourcing sustainable materials, to exploring more Earth-friendly alternatives, to setting up recycling and other ethical waste [...]

1 03, 2021

Ecotreasures. Showing Gratitude.

By |2021-03-01T15:43:51+11:00March 1st, 2021|Tree Plantings in Victoria|1 Comment

Hands up who’d rather be on a paddleboard right now, exploring pristine waters in one of the most naturally beautiful stretches of urban coast in the world? Yeah, us too. Ecotreasures’ Damien McClellan does this for a living. Well, this and snorkelling, kayaking, camping, trail walking…you know, just a typical day in the office.   The Basin camping tour.   But Damien doesn’t take any of this for [...]

23 02, 2021

Linux.conf! A festival of ideas!

By |2021-02-23T14:14:26+11:00February 23rd, 2021|Tree Planting in Victoria|0 Comments

Running since 1999, linux.conf.au is the largest linux and open source conference in the Asia-Pacific region. For techno-luddites like us, linux.conf is a conference for people who know a lot about the inner workings of operating systems and data, and who use this knowledge to connect and engage communities all over the world. The linux conference itself is a festival of expertise and ideas delivered by leaders in the field, [...]

23 02, 2021

Individuals who make a difference!

By |2021-02-23T13:04:01+11:00February 23rd, 2021|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

People from all walks of life can do things each day to reduce their carbon footprint and make their routine more eco-friendly. Becoming an environmental warrior doesn’t require a superhero-like effort. Something as simple as getting your super & investments out of one of the big 4 banks* or going green with your energy provider. And then there are those eco-warriors, who purchase trees to enable us to support Australian community [...]

9 02, 2021

From the UK to WA with love!

By |2021-02-09T15:24:46+11:00February 9th, 2021|Tree Plantings in Western Australia|0 Comments

When Oblong looked into offsetting their own emissions, they found the process overly complicated and lacking in integrity. So they developed Oblong Trees, a company that streamlines offsetting, doesn’t get too bogged down in precise calculations, and makes a tangible difference. Importantly, Oblong Trees recognises that there is limited space in the UK, and that trees planted on the other side of the world are just as vital for combatting [...]

9 02, 2021

My webinar for a tree!

By |2021-02-09T14:26:07+11:00February 9th, 2021|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

  Established in 1978, CAVAL is a consortium of academic libraries across Australia. They develop and deliver best of breed library and information solutions for stakeholders and support growth and innovation in the library and education communities. CAVAL also deliver webinars … which brings us to how Fifteen Trees is involved. CAVAL has purchased trees for presenters and facilitators for their series of webinars this year.         [...]

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|Comments Off on Monash University Library. Celebrating people.

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|Comments Off on The Box Cycle. An alternative to landfill.

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 |2021-03-02T12:37:46+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|Comments Off on Omnibas. A sustainable business.

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|Comments Off on Dominion Legal. Heart in the right place!

    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 [...]

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