September 22, 2022

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Commerce Ballarat Providing Leadership.

Commerce Ballarat aims to provide strong leadership when it comes to doing business in greater Ballarat. One of the important ways it does this is by encouraging sustainable thinking. In this field, Commerce Ballarat leads the way by supporting our revegetation projects since 2018.

TREES PLANTED

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Commerce Ballarat aims to provide strong leadership when it comes to doing business in greater Ballarat. One of the important ways it does this is by encouraging sustainable thinking and purchasing trees for our local tree planting projects.

 

Local gum planted.

 

This year, Commerce Ballarat pledged one tree for every entry in their annual Business Excellence Awards. Sixty-six entries were received across a number of categories such as Professional Services Award, Customer Service Award and Newcomer Business Award. We congratulate all nominees and winners, the competition was outstanding.

 

The trees (66) were planted by Napolean’s Landcare at Cambrian Hill Nature Reserve and were a mixture of wattles, sedges, mat rush and a variety of gums. In future, these trees, shrubs and grasses will provide native insects, small mammals and birds with habitat. In turn, these animals will become prey for our local raptors, such as owls, falcons, kites and hawks.

 

Birds of Prey in the Ballarat District.

 

Thank you Commerce Ballarat for helping businesses thrive long-term, and what better metaphor for that than a seedling that grows into a tree? It is simply no longer possible to separate excellence in business from social and environmental responsibility. We all have a part to play, and organisations like Commerce Ballarat are helping to lead the way.

 

 

 

 

Writer: Colleen Filippa

With a background in Environmental Science, Colleen is the Founding Director of Fifteen Trees. In 2009, after 20 years in primary, secondary and tertiary education institutions, Colleen left the classroom to start the company. Fifteen Trees is a social enterprise assisting individuals and companies to reduce their carbon footprint by supporting community groups such as Landcare, schools and environmental networks.

RECENT TREE PLANTINGS

1110 TREES PLANTED

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!

1,500 TREES PLANTED

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.

50 TREES PLANTED

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.