November 8, 2013

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Trees support from Minnesota (US).

TREES PLANTED

Charles Taliaferro from St Olaf College in Minnesota US has contacted Fifteen Trees asking us to plant some trees (45) on the College’s behalf.  A quick look at the College’s website shows strong sustainable policies. I particularly like their Green Bike program which encourages and supports students to bike ride around the campus. The bike-share program even runs workshops to teach student some skills around maintaining their own bikes. Australian uni’s are you listening? [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
Trees at St
Trees at St Columba Primary School.
Charles wanted to help reduce the carbon footprint of his classes (Philosophical Theology A & B and Aesthetics) and he wanted to give names to the trees. So here goes, the trees are named after – Ian, Megan, Emma, Cameron, Taylor, Ryan, David, Nathan, Tiepolo, Kippy, Paul, Jay, Candle, Milo, Charles, Rachel, Princess Divine, Russell Crowe (would that be our Russell?), Grant, Thomas, Margaret, Sebastian, Lilly (an Aussie who I hear is doing brilliant work), Nathan, Skylar, Joshua, Isaac, Mr Anderson, Dr Wang, Tao Daniel, Connor, Jeff, Maxwell, Mr Adams, Nico, Ms Rood, Marino, Isabella, Betsy, Armaan, Nick, Sheridan and Samantha. Fifteen of the trees were planted by the students at St Columba Primary School in Ballarat (Victoria). Class room teacher Nicky Russell writes … Our little band of Environmental Representatives planted the trees. They were planted just before we had some really good rain. They are all doing well considering that some were planted in fairly high traffic areas. Thank you so much for including us in your program. The other 30 were planted by the Pentland Hills Landcare Group as part of a bigger project in which they hope to plant trees along the entire length (35 km) of the local creek. [/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
T'was a cold day planting in the Pentland Hills.
T’was a cold day planting in the Pentland Hills.
Thank you to Charles, Bailey and students for your generous support and good wishes. Slainte – Colleen  [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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