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4 11, 2019

Never doubt …

By |2019-11-06T14:00:36+11:00November 4th, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead | American cultural anthropologist and author   We have so many individuals to thank here. People who collectively have helped us plant 840 trees at a site that is near and dear to our hearts, Westgate Park. Volunteers planted out the native trees (shrubs and grasses) [...]

1 11, 2019

Each tree adds value to the forest.

By |2019-11-01T12:24:35+11:00November 1st, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

Damien McClellan from EcoTreasures, is a big supporter of our native environment. EcoTreasures is a Sydney based company, who specializes in tours that showcase Sydney’s beaches and mountains. Damien recently purchased 100 trees for Melbourne's Westgate Park.   These trees have been planted on the behalf of IFSA team and their students. These 100 trees represent the students. As they grow they will become important in the world. Each tree adds [...]

30 10, 2019

A beautiful legacy.

By |2019-10-30T19:21:47+11:00October 30th, 2019|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

On Sunday October 20th, a small group of people weathered the weather and met up on a cold spring morning under the Westgate Bridge to go tree planting. The group consisted of Raveena Grace, her auntie (Vinita from Bhumi Organic Cotton) and uncle, an adorable cousin, her mother, brother and her grandparents. Along with the Grace Family, were both myself and Albert from Fifteen Trees, Barbara and Nel, Mollie and [...]

13 08, 2018

Gus for the planet.

By |2018-08-13T18:49:18+11:00August 13th, 2018|Fifteen Trees, Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Gus for the planet.

Gus runs a small boutique Design and Innovation agency called Roshambo and is also the Entrepreneur in Residence at Victoria University. A dynamic and engaging public speaker, Gus travels around the world giving keynote address in the US, Europe and back in his home country South America.  I saw Gus in action at a Ballarat business conference and was instantly captivated by his passion, sense of humour and obvious love [...]

4 08, 2018

CERES Supporting Community Projects.

By |2018-08-04T19:07:21+11:00August 4th, 2018|Schools, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on CERES Supporting Community Projects.

CERES (Centre of Education and Research in Environmental Strategies) is an award winning, not-for-profit park located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in Melbourne. The park offers many services including a food market, nursery, cafe, education programs and guided tours. They walk the talk at CERES by encouraging school groups to chip in to buy 2 trees to cover the carbon footprint of their visit to and from CERES. Over the past [...]

4 08, 2018

Trees for Earth Day on National Tree Day.

By |2018-08-05T20:27:02+11:00August 4th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|2 Comments

Earth Day is a global event held annually on April 22nd. Across the world, people celebrate our beautiful Earth. Indeed, it is probably the world's largest environmental movement. Here in Australia, many of us went outside to walk, swim and just take a moment to show our gratitude. To be part of the movement, Fifteen Trees campaigned via social media to raise money to purchase trees for Earth Day. Many [...]