November 1, 2018


Running a small footprint event with Linux.


Another successful ‘open source software‘ conference was held earlier this year by To help reduce the carbon footprint of the event, conference organizer Sae-Ra Germaine gave attendees the option to ‘tick’ a box (upon registering) to buy a tree for one of our community projects. Thanks to the generous attendees, enough money was raised to enable us to plant 215 trees at one of our favourite sites … Alexandra, Victoria.  
Inmates from Dhurringile 
    Hi Colleen and Sae-ra, We planted your trees on a farm at Alexandra with a team of workers from the Dhurringile Prison Landmate Team. The fellas did a great job. Trees have been well planted and will be properly maintained and watered over the summer. Thanks very much to linux and Fifteen Trees for supplying us with the plants Regards Chris Cobern | Coordinator | Landmate Environmental Program
      For those interested in the Linux conference coming up early next year here is some information: Themed Linux of Things, the 2019 will attract speakers and attendees from across the world to socialise, fraternise, lecture, listen, ask, answer and share with their peers. The conference will explore the use of free open source software and hardware for internet of things devices, along with security concerns, privacy and legal aspects, environmental impacts, everyday communication, health and ethics.
Behind this is an ever-increasing demand for always connected sensors and devices, exchanging, collating and analysing data, and often making decisions without us even noticing. Linux, with its lightweight footprint (yeah!!) and robust security and importantly its open source nature, has become a core component in this: Linux of Things. Sounds intriguing .. here is the link for more information … Thank you to all at Linux for continuing to promote a small footprint event and at the same time help us with our community tree planting projects. Sláinte – 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.