October 1, 2021

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Planted in

Student climate strike.

We (Fifteen Trees) pledged to plant a native tree for every student who attended the Ballarat rally. Three hundred trees have since been planted. These are not only lasting legacies to those who stood up and spoke up for things that matter, they are future habitat, air filterers, safe havens and soil stabilisers.

TREES PLANTED

300

Hundreds of thousands of students across the country took to the streets one afternoon back in May to shout their frustration at the lack of government action on climate change. In Ballarat, nearly 300 young people marched, along with their supporters, and spoke passionately about their fears for the future. The resounding message? Funding fossil fuels is no longer an option in a warming world.

Students striking for climate change
Clarendon College student Sehnil Nawar speaking at Alfred Deakin Place.

We pledged to plant a native tree for every student who attended the Ballarat rally. Three hundred trees have since been planted. These are not only lasting legacies to those who stood up and spoke up for things that matter, they are future habitat, air filterers, safe havens and soil stabilisers. We need the institutions in power to mirror this action. We need them to start committing to broadscale meaningful change to ensure the future safety of our fauna, our air quality, and the land we live on.

Tree planting by Brisbane Ranges Landcare for the climate action group school strike in May 2021

We are so proud of our young people. They, and we, deserve better from our governments. We applaud the work of the Ballarat Action for Climate Change group, who organised the May 21st rally.  For our part, we will continue to take every opportunity to do our bit, to make our voice heard, and to amplify the voices of others where we can. And of course, with the help of our partners, we will continue to plant thousands and thousands of trees.

All trees planted on behalf of the climate strikers went in the soil of the Brisbane Ranges, VIC, creating a corridor for creatures of the Mt Anakie region to thrive in, on traditional country of the Wathaurung people.

These 300 trees are a welcomed addition to some older Fifteen Trees plantings from 4 years ago. We are in the process of developing a great native corridor, providing a safe environment for our local wildlife while also providing Mt Anakie with some further native vegetation.

Thanks to the guys from Fifteen Trees who have been a great supporter of BRLG and broader conservation across Victoria.

Robert Hall | Coordinator | Brisbane Ranges Landcare

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