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6 08, 2020

A snippet in a paper!

By |2020-08-07T18:01:06+10:00August 6th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

On June 30th, in Good Living magazine and The Age newspaper, Take 5 section, Fifteen Trees found itself a humble corner. Just a couple of sentences. The magazine wrote about how planting fifteen trees each year is roughly enough to capture the carbon your car emits, and that Fifteen Trees can help.     Well, from those few words, 450 trees were very quickly pledged. Twenty-seven people, including Genevieve Rota [...]

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 [...]

1 08, 2020

A Gesture of Love to the Country.

By |2020-08-01T18:55:13+10:00August 1st, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|1 Comment

What if you could combine stress-free shopping, environmental activism, and tea drinking? You can! And you absolutely should! Snuggle up on your couch, find Tea Associates online, and choose your blend. Preferably whilst sipping an interim beverage from your favourite cup.   Kerry McCuskey, Founder of Tea Associates   Bendigo-based business Tea Associates is tea drinking culture personified. Founder Kerry McCuskey talks about ‘the art of enjoying a [...]

29 07, 2020

Planting trees on the other side of the world.

By |2020-08-27T08:54:13+10:00July 29th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

What do you do when you want to plant trees for the earth in a big way, but you don’t have the physical space to do it, and you can’t find the right partner to help you out? You form your own partner, and you broaden your horizons. This is exactly what Oblong Ltd, a data processing business based in the UK, has done.       When Oblong looked [...]

23 07, 2020

From Angus & Celeste with love.

By |2020-07-23T12:50:15+10:00July 23rd, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|1 Comment

Angus and Celeste are long time supporters of our tree planting projects. To date, they have helped us plant 2475 trees across Australia. This month, we planted another 375 trees on their behalf. This brand is adorable! It consists of handmade ceramics with strong themes connected to nature. Located in the hills of Victoria, Angus and Celeste purchase 100 trees every quarter for our community tree planting projects. If you [...]

15 07, 2020

A great initiative!

By |2020-07-15T18:14:16+10:00July 15th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Paul McCuskey and Jason Neil, from Ballarat building company MacNeil Group are continuing their support of tree planting communities and their revegetation projects. This year, 200 of their trees went to Barfold, VIC while another 40 trees went to Campbell's Bridge, VIC. These trees will help reduce the carbon emissions of their 8 company cars (15 trees per car).   'The Macneil Group have been reducing our carbon footprint of our [...]

14 07, 2020

A birthday gift – trees!

By |2020-07-14T10:42:54+10:00July 14th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Last year,  Belinda Coates asked her friends and family to buy her trees for her birthday. Thirty people chipped in and as a result 175 trees were purchased for the Napoleon Enfield Landcare Group, VIC. From Belinda ... 'Birthdays are important milestones but I’m not really one for big celebrations. However, I love the idea of giving back on my birthday. Trees are the perfect gift because they just keep [...]

13 07, 2020

A strong connection to community!

By |2020-07-14T15:25:43+10:00July 13th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

  Kell Funerals in St Arnaud has been helping the district say goodbye to its people since 1860. A business just doesn’t last that long without a strong connection to the needs and values of the community. It will come as no surprise to learn that Kell Funerals also gives back to the local environment.   Most recently Kell Funerals has partnered with Fifteen Trees to contribute sixty trees to [...]

6 07, 2020

Traveling with a small footprint.

By |2020-07-07T16:02:37+10:00July 6th, 2020|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Educational World Travel (EWT) is a fully accredited (ATAS) travel agent specialising in student group travel. They have been helping students with their travel plans for the past 25 years and offer a range of tours and destinations. EWT ensures every program runs safely, is rich in learning experiences and supports students to discover, appreciate and understand the world they live in.   And now, though Fifteen Trees EWT are [...]

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 [...]

17 06, 2020

A leap into the open air.

By |2020-06-17T21:21:53+10:00June 17th, 2020|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on A leap into the open air.

    Mairin Briody   Mairin Briody is an artist living and working on Wadawurrung country in Ballarat, Victoria. After a career in arts administration and creative management, she now splits her time caring for her young daughter and developing her art practice.     Mairin started painting wind turbines because she found them so beautiful and inspiring. In the absence of policy, of leadership, of guarantees; these [...]

21 12, 2019

Nourishing us and the planet!

By |2019-12-23T12:22:07+11:00December 21st, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Nourishing us and the planet!

    Essence Food for the Soul is where 'beautiful meals and feel good food is made'. Located on the Morning Peninsula, Essence combine passion for all things delicious to create meals that are truly nourishment for the soul.   And now they are providing nourishment for the planet in partnership with Fifteen Trees.   Mel, Jim and the team are planting one tree for each of their stockists (60) [...]

21 12, 2019

Trees for you!

By |2020-01-14T15:20:08+11:00December 21st, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for you!

In case you hadn’t noticed, Christmas seems to be approaching. There is an air of well-intentioned panic in the air, as swarms of people race around to purchase material goods for their loved ones, hoping that this year, the candlestick/photoframe/novelty mug won’t end up in an op-shop three weeks later. Gifting can be a tricky business, both on a personal and an ethical level.     But there is a [...]

16 12, 2019

Harrison Funerals and their gift of 640 mature trees.

By |2020-01-13T10:06:01+11:00December 16th, 2019|Harrison Funerals, Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Harrison Funerals and their gift of 640 mature trees.

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, due to the generosity of this caring couple, 10 [...]

14 12, 2019

A mandate to goodness!

By |2019-12-15T10:19:33+11:00December 14th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on A mandate to goodness!

  Director Natasha Ludowyk from Ludowyk Evaluation offers a full range of program evaluation and research services, including formative and summative evaluation, quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and strategic advice and consultation. The organisation specialises in devising evaluative systems for programs with long term change agendas and notably have a ... 'mandate to the public good'. It is this mandate that has lead Natasha to Fifteen Trees and to purchasing [...]

10 12, 2019

Pollen applies a sustainability lens.

By |2019-12-10T11:36:04+11:00December 10th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Pollen applies a sustainability lens.

Sydney-based Pollen Consultancy Group takes its bee metaphors seriously. It’s all about collaboration, building connections, working towards a common goal and delivering something real at the end. As a young company, Pollen brings new energy and fresh sensibility to the fast-moving consumer goods sector. It also applies a sustainability lens to the supply chain, looking at everything from environmentally friendly packaging solutions to ethical promotional campaigns.     It’s fitting [...]

10 12, 2019

Ethical Ethos = Trees!

By |2019-12-10T11:13:46+11:00December 10th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Ethical Ethos = Trees!

Bombora Custom Furniture, based in Torquay, makes amazing handcrafted furniture out of timber. Recycled timber. The pieces are absolutely dreamy and each embodies the creative passion and ethical ethos of its creators, Luke and Alison Collins.         For the past five years this small family enterprise has incorporated a ‘one piece – one tree’ policy as part of their business practice. For every piece of furniture created, [...]

3 12, 2019

Flying while tree planting.

By |2019-12-03T18:55:24+11:00December 3rd, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Flying while tree planting.

Green Design Solutions design sustainable homes for homeowners that are comfortable, healthy and efficient. Their designs embrace the climate and block so that customers can reduce their demand of heating and cooling required in the home. Janine Strachan and the team design new homes and renovation projects that are on grid and off grid.     Green Design Solutions focuses on creating: Sustainable homes – to design solar passive homes that [...]

3 12, 2019

Trees for Change Fest.

By |2019-12-03T18:33:36+11:00December 3rd, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Trees for Change Fest.

Do you want a more inclusive, fairer, sustainable Australia? ChangeFest is a gathering of people intent on making change in their communities. It’s a dynamic opportunity to learn, plan, collaborate and progress you and your community’s agenda for change. You are invited to join in a movement intent on changing the systems that hold disadvantage in place. Come to ChangeFest and add your voice, your ideas and learn from one [...]

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