5 05, 2021

Love for Mother. Love for Planet.

By |2021-05-08T19:13:28+10:00May 5th, 2021|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Happy Mother's Day! How can we acknowledge motherhood? How do we choose a symbol for something as central to our humanity as the very place we grew, the human being who nurtured us before we even knew ourselves? How can we make space for the mothers no longer with us, for the mothers who’ve lost children, or those who could not raise their own? Of course, there is no simple [...]

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

Individuals who make a difference!

By |2021-05-13T12:56:12+10:00February 23rd, 2021|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Individuals who make a difference!

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

My webinar for a tree!

By |2021-05-28T10:59:48+10:00February 9th, 2021|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on My webinar for a tree!

  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

Stoke Design & the 3 pillars of business.

By |2020-12-18T10:14:29+11:00December 18th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Stoke Design & the 3 pillars of business.

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on ATPI. Trees for customers!

  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 [...]

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 [...]

24 11, 2020

Be like Heather!

By |2020-11-24T14:36:33+11:00November 24th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Be like Heather!

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|Comments Off on GJG. Quietly racking up forests.

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|Comments Off on G.J.Gardner. Building habitat for native wildlife.

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. [...]

20 11, 2020

Small business. A Climate Force!

By |2020-12-24T13:04:04+11:00November 20th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Small business. A Climate Force!

Here’s an interesting 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, [...]

19 11, 2020

CGI. Thinking globally. Acting Locally.

By |2020-11-20T11:21:27+11:00November 19th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on CGI. Thinking globally. Acting Locally.

CGI is one of the largest IT and business consulting services firms on the planet. It has been going strong since 1976, including establishing a strong presence in Australia, and currently employs around 78,000 people. One of CGI’s strengths is in thinking globally while acting locally. Just as CGI brings its collective international expertise to provide quality service to individual clients in Australia, so it looks for ways to offset [...]

19 11, 2020

Sally’s Legacy Trees

By |2020-11-19T15:46:38+11:00November 19th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Sally’s Legacy Trees

Saying goodbye to our loved ones can be so hard. How heartening to think that part of them lives on in the goodwill and love of their friends. Sally Bodenham had such friends and together they raised the funds to plant 120 trees in the Ballarat District in her memory.   Our dear friend Sally Bodenham died earlier this year surrounded by her family after two and half years living [...]

17 11, 2020

Sixty individuals equals collective good!

By |2020-11-19T17:01:30+11:00November 17th, 2020|Blog, Fifteen Trees, Gifts, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Sixty individuals equals collective good!

When individuals get together to make a contribution – it can be huge. And here is the proof. Over the course of the past 6 months, sixty individuals have chipped in to allow us to plant 1100 trees at Mt Worth in Gippsland, VIC. A beautiful district in Eastern Victoria.   Friends of Mt Worth and District, Gippsland, VIC.   Thank you to supporters of Fifteen Trees for [...]

17 11, 2020

Equip. Genuinely care!

By |2020-11-17T12:39:02+11:00November 17th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Equip. Genuinely care!

Equip Physiotherapy and Pilates is a thriving physiotherapy practice in the busy rural hub of Horsham, Western Victoria. Its team of highly qualified staff can help with anything from sports injuries to dizziness and beyond. They’ve also, with little fanfare but plenty of foresight, committed to doing their part for the environment by planting trees. There is a special place in our hearts for small businesses who genuinely care about [...]

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 [...]

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