August 9, 2023

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Valiant Events. Making a Postive Impact.

‘Our decision to give to Fifteen Trees on behalf of attendees who attend our shows is an incredible opportunity to bring awareness to our sustainability efforts and allow our clients to join us in making a positive impact’. Valiant Events.

TREES PLANTED

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Valiant Events extended an invitation to their clients located in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane to attend a relaxed and inspiring showcase of their latest arrivals, along with their team and Creative Director, Samuel Clarke. The guests of Valiant were urged to bring their co-creatives and engage in a multi-sensory experience, which showcased Valiant’s continual efforts towards sustainability.

 

Here at Valiant, we continue to express our commitment to implementing practices that will promote environmental sustainability, economic growth, and social responsibility. We are passionate about sustainability and do what we can to minimise harm to our planet through a continuous effort to recycle waste, reduce energy consumption, minimise use of paper and printing, and contribute to the circular economy through our furniture-as-a-service business model. This reduces the dependency on extraction, production, distribution, and disposal.

Last year we were proud to announce becoming Australia’s first 100% carbon-neutral furniture and styling company. This further cements our commitment to sustainability as we continually look at ways to improve our product development and procurement strategy by increasing the use of recycled and sustainable materials wherever possible. In late 2022 we launched new pieces incorporating sustainable materials made from 70% to 100% recycled plastics. We are excited to continually develop and expand our range incorporating environmentally sourced materials and play our part as a purpose-driven business, making a positive impact every day.

Brian Lindeman | Managing Director  | Valiant Events

 

Valiant’s choice to contribute to Fifteen Trees on behalf of attendees at their Style Series Events is a remarkable occasion to raise awareness about their sustainability endeavours and enable their clients to collaborate in making a positive impact. Fifteen Trees is delighted to been working with Valiant Events to support our community tree revegetation projects in rural Victoria

 

Tree planting at Bendigo, VIC.

 

Bendigo, VIC | Style Series Event (June 2023) | 50 trees

 

Valiant, Australia’s premier carbon-neutral furniture hire and styling company, made a significant impact at their recent Style Series event in Sydney. The event, held on June 28th, brought together industry leaders and influencers to explore the future of style and sustainability. The Style Series event featured an exclusive forecast of design and style trends from Creative Director, Samuel Clarke, following his visit to Milan Design Week, as well as the unveiling of Valiant’s new sustainable furniture rental range, which features innovative pieces crafted from recycled materials.  The guest list at the Style Series event was a who’s who of the events industry, with 50 attendees representing esteemed organisations from within Sydney and across the country. In line with Valiant’s dedication to reducing its carbon emissions and making a positive impact on the environment, Valiant partnered with Fifteen Trees once again and pledged to plant 50 trees on behalf of each event attendee.

 

The trees were planted by Northern Bendigo Landcare (NBLG) who held their annual National Tree Day event at the Huntly Streamside Reserve, in Bendigo. The volunteers planted native species alongside the creek. This sire had been damaged in the past due to gold mining and grazing.

 

Little landcare kiddies.

 

Forty-eight (48) people turned out to help plant the trees.  A highlight was having students from a nearby Primary School attend with their families. These students are part of the school’s Green Magpies, a group of sustainability leaders.  They were extremely keen and enjoyed being involved in practical community action to complement school learning.

 

Nicole from NBLG with students from St Josephs.

 

Campaspe Valley | Style Series Event (Feb/Mar 2023) | 190 trees

 

Fifteen Trees was delighted to receive funds from Valiant Events to purchase 190 native trees for one of our community groups in rural Victoria. The trees were planted by the Campaspe Valley Landcare Group to improve the biodiversity of the area and connect strands of native reserves that had been isolated.

 

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.

 

Yellow Box Country in Northern Victoria. 

 

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 segment (8 min), Graham speaks to Millie Ross from the ABC show.

 

 


 

Many thanks to Brian and the team from Valiant Events. We are delighted to be working with a company who ‘walk the talk’ on sustainability. Stay tuned for more trees as this dynamic group of creative people develop more green innovations and take their clients along with them.

 

 

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

 

Writer: Colleen 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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