October 17, 2021

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TAP Wines and Trees.

TAPWines are one of our valued long-time partners. TAP. has been committed to sustainability since its inception back in 2014. The whole business is centred around encouraging venues to transport, store and serve wine in a more environmentally friendly way.

TREES PLANTED

2400

TAPWines are one of our valued long-time partners. TAP. has been committed to sustainability since its inception back in 2014. The whole business is centred around encouraging venues to transport, store and serve wine in a more environmentally friendly way. TAP has estimated that every cylinder of wine consumed via the TAP. system reduces landfill by 14 kilograms. So far that includes well over 250,000 bottles kept out of our tips and off our roadsides. Now there’s something to make you think while you clink.

 

 

But TAP. has gone even further with its green commitments. Since 2019 TAP. has been partnering with Fifteen Trees to make a significant contribution to the community tree planting projects by providing habitat trees. This year, TAP.’s trees have been planted in the You Yang Ranges and in the Mornington Peninsula. Both are targeted Koala Conservation locations. These trees will not only provide our threatened koalas with a fighting chance at long-term survival, they will keep our air cleaner, our soil healthier, and give shelter to countless smaller creatures of field and forest.

 

Site A. You Yang Ranges  | Koala Clancy Foundation | 1200 trees

This year, to date, Koala Clancy Foundation has successfully planted 14,667 koala trees in the valleys of the You Yangs, near Geelong, Victoria. At this rate they will achieve their target of 20,000 trees in one season. It hasn’t been without challenges. Many of their community plantings were cancelled and/or postponed due to covid outbreaks. Uncertainty has affected their volunteer numbers during the entire planting season. Despite these challenges, they are to be commended for planting so many koala habitat trees along the Little, Barwon and Moorabool Rivers in the  Victorian Western Plains.

 

Landowner Dohdan, delivering trees.

 

Throughout all of these lockdowns, our amazing team have planted trees until their arms were sore and their knees were wobbly. You can pick a Koala Clancy team member from their lean figure and muscly shoulders (not to mention their dirty fingernails)!

Thank you so much TAP. for your in this year’s tree planting season.  Thanks to supporters like you we have nearly achieved our goal of 20,000 trees this season.

Janine Duffy | President | Koala Clancy Foundation Inc.

 

Koala Clancy Foundation volunteers Roger and Peta.

 

Site B.  Mornington Peninsula | Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation | 1200 trees

The Somers Koala Habitat Project (Coolart to Cerberus Biolink) has been going well with a fantastic response from landholders with over  70% of them confirming their intent to participate in this revegetation project. Mornington Peninsula Koala Conservation (MPKC) have partnered with the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Parks Victoria and the Department of Defence to include more landholders and with sponsors such as TAPWines, this revegetation project has grown by leaps and bounds.

Here’s a few reasons this project is so important:

  • Recent research from Deakin University suggests that the koala population has been negatively impacted by the highly fragmented nature of habitat on the Mornington Peninsula,
  • By providing a wildlife corridor biolink it will allow animals including koalas to move safely, to reach vital food resources and help maintain viable populations,
  • Without this, koala populations will inevitably continue to decline, become isolated and may face local extinction.

 

One of the many volunteers at the community tree planting day in Dromana.

 

What a great morning planting out 1,000 trees and shrubs at Coolart Wetlands with close to 100 volunteers. Moody, foggy morning but the best fun. Lots of kids helping us on school holidays. Well done guys – you are amazing. Special shout-out to our friends at Our Song Lines who are celebrating Naidoc week with us. We couldn’t think of a better way to ‘Heal Country’.

Today would not have been possible with the amazing sponsors behind Fifteen Trees. Thank you TAPWines.

Dirk Jensen | President | MPKC

 

Another keen volunteer

 

In 2021 TAP. has committed to planting 200 trees per month, a total of 2400 overall. We couldn’t be more on board with TAP.’s ethos, business practices, and product. Now if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to celebrate future-focused small businesses by quaffing a heart-warming glass of (sustainability produced and delivered) Montevecchio Rosso.

 

 

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.

 

 

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