December 11, 2023

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Viatek Bendigo. Providing trees for local planting projects.

‘Thanks to our sponsors at Viatek Bendigo, this support enabled us to collaborate with a local primary school and provide a memorable outdoor learning experience for the youth of our area’. Bendigo North Landcare

TREES PLANTED

130

The Viatek Group is a services-based organisation, offering business solutions for print, scanning & technology. With over 17 offices operating within Victoria & NSW, it makes them the largest regional supplier of managed print services, backed with local technicians on site.

 

 

 

 

The team at Viatek Bendigo have been supporting local tree planting projects since 2015 and to date have purchased 2,110 trees for local community groups. These trees are forming part of regeneration and habitat projects where they will grow to stabilise soil, provide shade and food to native fauna, and encourage biodiversity.

 

This year’s trees were planted by Northern Bendigo Landcare (NBLG), Djaara Country, at the Huntly Streamside Reserve. The volunteers planted native species alongside the creek. This site had been damaged in the past due to gold mining and grazing. The project is ongoing, indeed the group have been working on it for the past 10 years. Their aim is to boost the ailing Creekline Grassy Woodland vegetation community.

 

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.

 

It’s perhaps not surprising that a company specialising in efficient systems should understand that it is, in itself, part of a system. A social, economic, and human system, one that ultimately needs to recognise its environmental stewardship role in order to prosper. We are glad that Viatek takes its responsibilities seriously and applies them to its own business practices, and is more than happy to help it reduce its impact by planting trees.

 

If you would like to know more about sponsoring community tree planting projects and how we can assist you in becoming a more sustainable business, 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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