May 16, 2023

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Agile. A call to action!

‘We are supporting restoration projects because we believe in sustainability in business and for the planet. We are passionate about regeneration and playing our part to reduce the carbon we create through the work we do and we want to encourage others to think differently’. The Agile Contact Centre.

TREES PLANTED

158

Clients on the list of The Agile Contact Centre include household brands such as Open University, Bega, MLC, Fisher & Paykel, and Cancer Council Victoria. They  have an impressive 25 years experience running contact centres and operations of all sizes and types. Agile work with clients building up employee job satisfaction and engagement, identifying tools to scale up business, improving cost and budget management and ensuring the best work place possible.

 

 

 

 

This year we will be speaking at a number of events across the country and were asked to provide a gift for all the people that will attend. Instead of investing in an item that will become waste at some point in the future, we believe we could make a bigger impact by planting trees on their behalf and in doing so, start a conversation about sustainable futures and regeneration.

We hope this inspires them to think differently about how they create value for their customers and the footprints they leave behind in the process.

It’s inspiring to be a part of this.

Sean McGinn | Director | The Agile Contact Centre

 

Close to 50% of our forests have been cleared over the past two centuries, which means Australia is one of the worst developed countries regarding deforestation. Ironic really for a country that continually promotes itself as a nation with abundant wildlife, many who feature in our tourism marketing. And yet, we are the only developed nation on this list! It is reassuring to know that companies such as The Agile Contact Centre are supporting community groups with their reforestation projects.

 

This year, Sean and his team are supporting our projects in the Grampians District of Victoria. Traditionally knnown as Gariwerd to Indigenous Australians. The trees (158) were planted by the Buloke and Northern Grampians Landcare Network. Here’s an interview, we conducted last year with Andrew Borg, coordinator of this network.

 

Buloke Landcare are concentrating on restoring eroded creek beds.

 

The one hundred and fifty-eight trees were a mix of purposefully selected plants to provide habitat to the birdlife, insects, and other creatures who call Gariwerd their home. The trees were also selected to survive the cold winters and dry summers the mountainous terrain experiences. They will grow to varying heights (tall and understory) to ensure a variety of habitats for the local wildlife.

 

A large variety of indigenous plants are vital in adding biodiversity to the environment.

 

The trees will add to the amazingly diverse landscape consisting of gorge environs, steep rocky walls famous for rock-climbing, deep valleys, and undulating hills. They will provide homes and fodder for many species including the extensive bird life found there. Given it is a famous area for bushwalking, you’ll often find many avid bird watchers (twitchers) hiding out on the trails, binoculars in hand and taking in the immense bird song.

Grampians birdlife is vast and the many winged wonders you may come across include parrots (Galah, Crimson Rosella, Musk Lorikeet, Rainbow Lorikeet and Blue-winged Parrot), and cockatoos (Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Long-Billed Corella, Little Corella, Yellow-Tailed Black-Cockatoo, even the endangered Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo).

 

Some of the parrot life at Gariwerd, VIC.

 

Our precious native habitat relies on us to help fix the environmental issues we have caused. We can’t turn the hands of time backwards, but we CAN contribute by supporting reforestation projects such as those organised by Andrew and his team in Western Victoria.

 

Scientists have predicted the current decade to be the most important in terms of climate action. Never before have we experienced such a need to protect and revegetate our lands with native trees and ground covers. The Agile Contact Centre know this, and have supported Fifteen Trees to plant trees as their ‘call to action’.

 

If you are interested in how your business and Fifteen Trees could work together, contact Colleen at <[email protected]> or 0400 040 659 and in the meantime check out our Company page for more info.

 

Writer – Lou Ridsdale

Lou is a big fan of words and has been our Comms Manager since 2019.

She is a green thumb, Earth Lover, big-hearted nature freak, plus a savvy media and horticulture expert, who passionately believe that everyone can lead a more nourishing and sustainable life. Her passion for education + communication being the most empowering tool for change is reflected in her setting up her side hustle Hey Hoe Let’s Grow. She also founded Food Is Free Inc., a unique grassroots food security platform specialising in food security education. She fell in love with trees after reading The Magic Faraway Tree as a child.

You can find Lou here

 

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