According to Sustainability Victoria, the average Australian lifestyle produces 15,000kg of carbon per year. If that sounds like a lot, it is. Over its lifetime, a tree can collect and store 268kg. This means, we need to plant 58 trees per year to bring our individual carbon production down to zero. A little tricky for most of us to do in our own backyards, and this is where Fifteen Trees comes in. We can plant these 60 (we’ve rounded up) trees on your behalf.
Last year, we set up Friends of Fifteen Trees Memberships, aiming to find people willing to purchase 60 trees each. We had a great response and collected 60 memberships. And that meant 3,600 trees for Landcare Groups in Tasmania. Here is the report for those trees.
This year, we are ‘upping the ante’ and are now aiming for 100 members (we currently sit at 88). That would equate to 100 X 60 = 6,000 trees! We will offer these trees to fire affected community groups in Victoria (Gippsland) for their revegetation projects as well as community groups in Tasmania and WA, who are working on environmental projects.
Update … we hit our target of 100 and then some!
Memberships for 2020 stand at 107!
Stay tuned a for a full report!
We know Australia is in dire shape; rivers are being mismanaged, huge areas of bushland are being cut down in Queensland, Tasmania has a new battle to save the Tarkine, Victorians are battling to establish the Great National Park, and don’t even mention Adani!! And now this summer we have seen the worst fires in living history. It can be overwhelming and paralyzing to see such devastation. And so, we want to include you in something special. And maybe help move you past the feeling of helplessness to one of action and community.
‘Friends of Fifteen Trees’ Memberships have closed for 2020.
Any new memberships will now go towards 2021 trees.
What are the benefits of joining?
- 60 trees planted annually on your behalf,
- postcard from your trees (bragging rights for your fridge),
- a direct link to your trees via the Fifteen Trees website.
You can choose to purchase the 60 trees outright ($4.30/tree) or with monthly payments of $24/month ($4.80/tree). Please see below for payment options.
2. Alternatively, organise a monthly payment of $24/month via PayPal.