February 2, 2015


Lifestyle Travel Ballarat.


I’m guessing we think alike when looking at the option to offset our flights. We wonder … just exactly where is the money going? We hesitate, we dither, we don’t quite understand the process and we end up not ticking the offset option. Leonie Spencer from Lifestyle Travel Ballarat asked the same question when I approached her about the possibility of planting trees to help reduce the carbon footprint of her flights. Fifteen Trees is a little different from offset companies. Firstly, I don’t offer offsets! There is so much red/green tape around carbon offsetting that I just haven’t gone down that path. Instead, I offer people the chance to simply reduce the carbon footprint of their flights by planting one tree for every hour in the air. lifestyleballarat Leonie was happy for her team to hand out my cards to Lifestyle Travel clients. This now gives them the opportunity to chose how many trees (if any) they would like to have planted to cover their flight. Leonie then went a step further and generously purchased 100 trees – one tree for every international flight booked through Lifestyle Travel. Those 100 trees were planted by Pentland Hills Landcare. This dynamic group have been looking after our native environment for 46 years. Leonie’s 100 trees were part of a bigger planting of 1850 trees at Myrnion Creek (between Melbourne and Ballarat). Ninety adults and a hand full of kids turned up on tree planting day. [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”]
Tree planting at the Pentland Hills
Tree planting at the Pentland Hills
Thank you once again Leonie and all the best in your new home in Armstrong St North, Ballarat. Slainte – Colleen[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]



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.