October 13, 2011

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Brigid’s Paddock

TREES PLANTED

When you carbon offset your car or flight with Fifteen Trees, you get to see exactly where your trees have been planted and you directly support our rural environment and communities. [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”]
View down the hill.

I met Sister Anne (St Brigidine Order) at the Sustainable Living Festival in February this year and we have become firm email friends. In fact. I think Sr Anne would have made a brilliant marketing manager. She distributed my business cards amongst her colleagues and friends and as a result I have been inundated with requests to help fund tree planting projects. I always know when I am holding a letter from a Brigidine Sister –  the most beautiful handwriting is on the front of the envelope.

Dear Colleen, Thank you so much for the donation of 200 trees. They were planted on Sunday 7th August. They are all thriving well, apart from the few that the kangaroos have eaten. As you know, we are only planting species indigenous to the area and interestingly the kangaroos only like the eucalyptus and didn’t touch any of the others – must be the fresh young leaves.

Peace. Sister Anne, St Brigidine Order.

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Sheema

The Brigidine Sisters are trying to re-establish an area called Brigid’s Paddock (by the way my middle name is Brigid) and have had a few working bees down at Shoreham planting out native vegetation.

I wish them all the very best, as I am sure all their friends and those from ‘up high’ do also.

And just to finish off – were you aware that October is ‘buy nothing new’ month?  This is when we try to halt our run-away consumerism. Simply make  the pledge to beg, buy, barter and swap whatever you need (not counting food or medicine). Check out this YouTube clip and let me know how you fare. I already have a confession to make – new bathers.  Okay … I start from … now!

Cheers – Colleen Brigid Filippa   The number of trees planted with the assistance of Fifteen Trees supporters – 5215.  [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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