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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) [...]

31 10, 2019

Evoke. A sustainable building group.

By |2019-10-31T10:18:10+11:00October 31st, 2019|Tree Plantings in Victoria|0 Comments

The Evoke Building Group don't just build houses. Their dream is to build people a home. A home that is highly energy efficient and low maintenance with a focus on environmentally friendly building solutions. As they state on their website We only get one planet people! We don’t want our kids picking up the bill!     We were delighted when Evoke contacted us asking if we could plant 105 [...]

12 08, 2018

Bhumi and Planet Love.

By |2018-08-12T21:45:59+11:00August 12th, 2018|Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on Bhumi and Planet Love.

Vinita and Dushyant are the eco-duo behind the beautiful Bhumi Organic Cotton label. Bhumi means 'Mother Earth'. Vinita and Dushyant are reshaping the conventional textile cotton industry and at the same time providing economic, social and environmental benefits to local and global communities. For us this means: pure, organic, beautiful and soft, chemical free products such as clothing and bedding. Vinita and Dushyant have combined their deep love for the [...]

30 10, 2017

A small carbon footprint for Ci2017.

By |2017-12-19T12:00:03+11:00October 30th, 2017|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings, Tree Plantings in Victoria|Comments Off on A small carbon footprint for Ci2017.

Tania de Jong is the Founder of Creative Universe, a transformational leadership and innovation organisation that includes a number of branches as Sing for Good, Dimension5 Hub and Creative Innovation Global which is  running  the Creative Innovation Conference (Ci2017) in Melbourne from 13 - 15th of November. I am very excited to be attending this conference in 2 weeks time, the line-up of guest speakers is amazing. Last I heard, they are still selling [...]

10 07, 2017

Sonja Meyer is eco-cool!

By |2017-12-15T10:42:15+11:00July 10th, 2017|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings|Comments Off on Sonja Meyer is eco-cool!

Sonja Meyer is a 'socially RESPONSIBLE and environmentally conscious GRAPHIC and visual designer' who also happens to love buying TREES to help keep her carbon footprint small.     To achieve her eco goals, Sonja includes these aspects into her work: Improving quality of life for everyone, including the other 99% Respect and care for the community Conservation of Earth’s vitality and diversity Minimising practices that deplete non-renewable resources Changing personal attitudes about [...]

28 07, 2013

Flexicar at Westgate Reserve.

By |2017-12-15T10:43:14+11:00July 28th, 2013|Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings|Comments Off on Flexicar at Westgate Reserve.

  On World Environment Day (June 5th), staff from Flexicar joined in with Friends of Westgate Reserve to plant out 300 trees. “The future is really exciting in Westgate,” says Tony Flude, who helped manage and coordinate the event. “We expect a lot more visitors coming here over the next few years.” Every year, Fifteen Trees organises trees to be planted to on Flexicar's behalf.  The trees will help reduce [...]

2 10, 2012

Under the Westgate Bridge, Port Melbourne.

By |2017-12-15T10:43:22+11:00October 2nd, 2012|Conferences, Fifteen Trees, Tree Plantings|2 Comments

Planting in the shadow of the West Gate Bridge. With the Westgate Bridge as a backdrop, the Friends of Westgate Park had a very successful day planting the trees provided to us by Fifteen Trees. Our group is engaged in a very successful re-vegetation program at the park (found right under the bridge in Port Melbourne) which involves planting between 20,000 and 25,000 plants each year. As these [...]

29 05, 2011

Friends of Westgate Park.

By |2017-12-15T10:43:34+11:00May 29th, 2011|Fifteen Trees, King's Cars, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings|Comments Off on Friends of Westgate Park.

  "Friends of Westgate Park has successfully planted 450 trees  at Westgate Park( found right under the Bridge) using volunteers from The Green Jobs Corps. This group forms part of a Commonwealth Government initiative providing training and practical work for young people. The trees will be well maintained by the group (who has an excellent reputation). The re vegetation in Westgate Park is providing a green space close to the city of Melbourne. Friends of Westgate are really [...]

27 11, 2010

Westgate Park.

By |2017-12-15T10:43:37+11:00November 27th, 2010|Fifteen Trees, Major Supporters, Tree Plantings|Comments Off on Westgate Park.

'Hi Colleen,  The 300 plants collected from SKINC (St Kilda Indigenous Nursery Co-op) earlier in the month have now been planted in Westgate Park. The plants are all indigenous to the sand belt region of Melbourne and would have been found in the region where Westgate Park now stands prior to European settlement of Melbourne. After a number of years of below average rainfall, we have recently had good rainfall [...]