August 4, 2021

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Evoke Group – environmentally friendly building solutions

Evoke Group has been established in Ballarat for over fifteen years. It’s a real ‘do anything’ team of building experts – from renovations and brand-new builds though to a modest carport or new slice of decking. With all this going on, Evoke still keeps one eye firmly on its broader vision, which is to focus on environmentally friendly building solutions. As Director Shannon says, ‘We only get one planet people! And I don’t want my kids picking up the bill.’

TREES PLANTED

440

Evoke Group has been established in Ballarat for over fifteen years. It’s a real ‘do anything’ team of building experts – from renovations and brand-new builds though to a modest carport or new slice of decking. With all this going on, Evoke still keeps one eye firmly on its broader vision, which is to focus on environmentally friendly building solutions. As Director Shannon says, ‘We only get one planet people! And I don’t want my kids picking up the bill.’

As well as integrating environmentally sound methods into their everyday building practices, Evoke plants trees. For the past few years, Evoke has sponsored trees on a quarterly basis through partnering with Fifteen Trees. Seedling quantities are linked to individual building projects as well as ongoing business impacts including vehicle use.

 

Superb Fairy Wren

In line with Evoke’s local focus, all its trees are distributed to Goldfields and Corangamite environmental groups such as the Leigh Catchment Group. The Leigh Catchment group is the organising body for eight separate Landcare groups in the region, with multiple regeneration and habitat projects on the go at any one time.

Evoke prides itself on building homes, not houses; places to ‘live in and to grow old’. We like to think that residents of these homes in the far future will also benefit from Evoke’s far-sighted environmental decisions. Who knows, they may even be able to rest under the shade of some of its trees.

 

The 440 trees planted at Narmbool thanks to Evoke Group! Owned and operated by Sovereign Hill, Narmbool exemplifies sustainable farming within a diverse and fragile ecosystem. Famed for its fine quality merino wool, Narmbool also protects bushland and Williamsons Creek as habitat for native wildlife and flora. Narmbool is part of the traditional lands of the Wadawurrung people.

 

Writer – Sarah Hart.

Sarah is an artist whose passions include the stories and experiences of women and narrative driven work. Her aim is to delight, to reveal glimpses of everyday beauty and to celebrate flights of the ordinary. Sarah works across a range of media, with an abiding interest in pen and ink, mixed media and the human form. You can find Sarah here.

 

If you are also interested in how your business and Fifteen Trees could work together, contact Bianca at <[email protected]> and ask for a proposal that will fit in with your business model.

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