June 27, 2023


Melbourne Climate Futures

Melbourne Climate Futures. An initiative from Melbourne University to empower the next generation of climate activists.



Melbourne Climate Futures (MCF) connects and amplifies the depth and breadth of University of Melbourne research, creates a portal to share ideas and collaborate on real action, and empowers the next generation of climate activists. The team are committed to leading national, regional and global communities to a sustainable, safe, fair and equitable climate future.



We recently planted 225 trees on the behalf of MCF. The trees were planted at Edgecombe in the Campaspe Shire, Taungurung Country (Northern VIC) by Campaspe Valley Landcare Group. The group comprises of members who have rural properties in a part of the state that’s been extensively & intensively cleared since the 1840s. Members are aiming to re-establish some tree cover using locally indigenous species. They are also work on revegetating public lands, such as roadsides that are currently devoid of, or have very few, trees.


This Yellow Box country.


Some of the species planted included; Silver Wattles, Lightwoods, Black Wattles, Blackwoods, Bulokes, Dropping Sheokes, River Bottlebrushes, River Red Gums, Yellow Gums, Grey Boxes, Messmates, Snow Gums, Red Boxes and Manna Gums.


Thanks to the donors it would be a far more difficult job without your kind help, in fact very restrictive to proceed at all without your help.

Graham Connell | Member | Campaspe Valley Landcare Group


Gardening Australia recently featured this group in a segment on the importance of biolinks between properties, reserves and waterways. In this 8 min segment, Graham speaks to Millie Ross from the ABC show.



If you would like to know more about sponsoring community tree planting projects and how we can assist you in becoming a more sustainable team, please contact Colleen at <[email protected]>.


Writer: Colleen B. 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.




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