August 9, 2011


Ballarat Environmental Network (BEN)


“As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree’ — probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on”. Woody Allen (1935 – ) [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
A full day of community activity.
Dear Colleen, Attached are some photos from the BEN planting held at the Meredith Police Paddocks reserve on Sunday 29/5.  The trees were planted to add to the similar number that we planted in August last year, which have done so well that we were able to remove stakes and guards from a number of them.  We have another planting lined up for Sunday 21 August.                               Hedley Thompson   Ballarat City has generously continued to support tree planting in the Ballarat  region to enable the BEN group to complete their planting at the Meredith Police Reserve. Every new car owner (of Peugeot and Honda) have had their carbon footprint reduced courtesy of Justin Krousoratis at the Creswick Rd dealership. At Meredith, 150 trees were planted and 10 new cars from Ballarat City were carbon offset. To collect your car’s carbon for one year you need to plant 15 trees. This is where the name from for my carbon offsetting company came from. However, over the past 18 months, Fifteen Trees has expanded  and I can now help out with carbon offsetting flights and energy usage at home and work, Please contact me if you would like to reduce your carbon footprint and make a significant contribution to  tree planting in rural Australia this winter. Cheers – Colleen The number of trees planted with the assistance of Fifteen Tree supporters – 3885.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]



June 12, 2024
Individual actions really do matter! Individually we can really only make small differences to the world around us, but collectively our numbers add up. And if enough individuals are involved then forests can be grown!


June 10, 2024
We have a handful of organisations who purchase trees when they can. These organisations are masters of ingenuity when it comes to incorporating tree planting into their business practices.


May 21, 2024
The Institute of Public Accounts has supported one of our revegetation projects by purchasing a tree for every attendee at their recent Victorian Conference held in Ballarat, VIC. The trees (70) were planted in the district, in the weeks following the conference.