December 8, 2015


Second Tuesday Book Club


IMG_471231073 I’ve got book club on this week. We have been meeting now for yikes … 20 years now. We try very hard not to digress from the discussion questions until the champagne has gone (yes, we are that type of book club) and tea has been served.   It is nice to sit among friends, late on a Tuesday evening, solving all our problems over tea and cake. Homemade or store bought, it is always served up beautifully. We stay too long, we sneak out for cigarettes in the garden and we plan trips together that never really take place.   During the evening, the conversation inevitably steers towards our kids, our kid’s kids and the future. We all despair about our beautiful planet.   I organised 105 trees to be planted by students at Queensland’s Innisfail State College (a combined secondary school and TAFE) on the behalf of my book club friends. One hundred and five trees represents 6 book club members x 15 (number of trees you need to plant yearly to reduce your car’s carbon emissions). Many hours of work has gone into the riverbank along the Johnstone River (which runs behind the school).  The area is now (almost) free of weeds and the students have provided a wonderful habitat for local wildlife, especially native birds. IMG_3646 Slainte – Colleen



June 18, 2024
Furnx is taking proactive steps each day and planning into the future, to ensure their company is part of a circular economy. Reducing waste and consumption of resources, and increasing recycling and reuse of materials is top of mind in every business decision they make, contributing to a more sustainable world. And now they are planting trees!


June 18, 2024
‘We feel very grateful, thankful and quite overwhelmed when we think about the contributions of all of the people involved. The project would not have happened without the support from sponsors of Fifteen Trees and such sterling efforts from Landcare and all the volunteers’. Kinglake Landcare.


June 17, 2024
‘We have some amazing customers who buy a tree as an extra when they book a tour with us. We have also bought some to help mother nature’. EcoTreasures.