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Have yourself a green Christmas

Have yourself a green Christmas

Why not start a new family tradition this Christmas, plant a tree with Greenfleet and create a living legacy for your family. As you family grows, the tree will too. 

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7 Dec 2016

Greenfleet teams with Victorian Government in Australian first on carbon

Greenfleet teams with Victorian Government in Australian first on carbon

In an Australian first, Greenfleet has been provided with the carbon rights on two parcels of Crown land where Greenfleet planted trees to store carbon and restore habitat.

 

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1 Dec 2016

70 ha of native wilderness restored in the Australian Alps

70 ha of native wilderness restored in the Australian Alps

Between 2000 and 2002, Greenfleet revegetated 70 ha of land in the Namadgi National Park in ACT, just south of Canberra. A mix of native species was selected to reflect the pre-clearing indigenous vegetation of the site and preserve the unique biodiversity of the park.

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27 Nov 2016

No jocks or socks this year, give a meaningful gift instead!

No jocks or socks this year, give a meaningful gift instead!

This festive season, give a Greenfleet gift. Plant trees with Greenfleet on behalf of your gift recipient, and they'll feel special knowing their gift is making a positive difference for the environment!

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9 Nov 2016

Greener Driving for Greener Cities - Week 6

Greener Driving for Greener Cities - Week 6

At Greenfleet we believe that we all need to avoid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, not just offset them, to reach the low carbon future our society and planet need to survive.

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7 Nov 2016

Going green with Go West Tours

Going green with Go West Tours

Go West Tours is a leading tour operator in Melbourne delivering guests of all ages and cultures to the magnificent sights of Victoria. A dedicated team with a strong customer focus makes each and every tour a unique, entertaining and interactive experience.

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6 Nov 2016

Restoring vital habitat along the iconic Great Ocean Road

Restoring vital habitat along the iconic Great Ocean Road

Stretching along the south coast of Victoria, the Great Ocean Road is one of the World’s most scenic coastal roads, boasting picturesque scenery. On one side, you have the bright blue sparkling ocean and on the other, the colourful green forests that line the hillsides.

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1 Nov 2016

Greening Melbourne’s West with the Upper Stony Creek Transformation Project

Greening Melbourne’s West with the Upper Stony Creek Transformation Project

A new project to pull out a concrete channel and replant local native trees is starting in Melbourne West – driven by a consortium including Greenfleet.

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25 Oct 2016

Renault’s Green Van Plan launched in Australia

Renault’s Green Van Plan launched in Australia

Renault Australia teamed up with Greenfleet to launch their 'Go Green to Grow Green' offset program.

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23 Oct 2016

This is Wurneet Laang Laang – Greenfleet’s first property in Victoria

This is Wurneet Laang Laang – Greenfleet’s first property in Victoria

Drum roll please… Welcome to Wurneet Laang Laang; the first Greenfleet owned property in Victoria and another carbon sequestering, native forest is taking shape.

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18 Oct 2016

Kings Transport – Leading the drive towards a low carbon economy

Kings Transport – Leading the drive towards a low carbon economy

Leading businesses around the world are continuously driving towards a low carbon economy. They find solutions that both reduce carbon emissions and restore the earth’s ecology. Kings Transport is one such business.

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13 Oct 2016

Greener Driving for Greener Cities - Week 3

Greener Driving for Greener Cities - Week 3

Who’s the lowest emitter? The best fundraiser? These are the burning questions on everyone’s lips as we watch the progress of Greenfleet’s Greener Driving for Greener Cities pilot program.

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11 Oct 2016

Before & After – the Bowna Waters Reserve at Lake Hume

Before & After – the Bowna Waters Reserve at Lake Hume

A lot of hands make light work. The Bowna Waters Reserve revegetation project along Lake Hume was a joint effort by Greenfleet, Scouts Australia and Goulburn Murray Water. The vast 70-hectare Reserve near Albury, NSW, was first planted by Greenfleet in 2002 as part of the Murray-Darling Rescue project. The aim was to reduce soil salinity and erosion throughout this important river system.

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10 Oct 2016

One Planet is helping to save our Planet

One Planet is helping to save our Planet

It is wonderful to hear why Greenfleet supporters choose to offset their emissions through us. Knowing there are thousands of individuals that feel so strongly about real climate action, reminds us that together we are making a real difference. An organisation that understands the importance of a healthy climate is One Planet.

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4 Oct 2016

Greener Driving for Greener Cities - Week 2

Greener Driving for Greener Cities - Week 2

At Greenfleet we believe that we all need to avoid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, not just offset them, to reach the low carbon future our society and planet need to survive.

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3 Oct 2016

Before & After - Greenfleet's forest at Serendip Sanctuary

Before & After - Greenfleet's forest at Serendip Sanctuary

Serendip Sanctuary will have you inhaling fresh air, spotting local animals' and getting wonderfully lost throughout the landscape. The sanctuary, just south of Melbourne, Vic, is a magnificent mix of open grassy woodlands and wetlands. For several years, we had the challenge of restoring 31 hectares.

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15 Sep 2016

South Gippsland, then and now and soon to be

South Gippsland, then and now and soon to be

In 1999, Greenfleet partnered with South Gippsland Water to restore biodiverse forests on their land. To date more than 100,000 native trees have been planted around three reservoirs in South Gippsland, Victoria: Battery Creek, Western Reservoir and Hyland Reservoir.

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14 Sep 2016

5 minutes with Lisa from Crooked Compass

5 minutes with Lisa from Crooked Compass

Meet Lisa, the founder of Crooked Compass who recently teamed up with Greenfleet to offer a carbon offset program to their travellers. Read this interview of Lisa where we find out more about Crooked Compass and discuss all things travel and responsible tourism.

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12 Sep 2016

Take real climate action with Greenfleet and TAKE2

Take real climate action with Greenfleet and TAKE2

Greenfleet is proud to be a founding partner of TAKE2 - Australia’s first state government-led voluntary climate change pledging initiative, and one of the most comprehensive climate change pledging programs in the world.

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7 Sep 2016

The success of Greenfleet’s 2016 Stakeholder Lunches

The success of Greenfleet’s 2016 Stakeholder Lunches

In our twentieth year of operations, we are very focused on continuing to expand our impact. Greenfleet connects climate action to biodiversity and provides a simple and practical way for companies and individuals to play their part.

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1 Sep 2016

5 minutes with Chris from Eggpicnic

5 minutes with Chris from Eggpicnic

We've recently caught up with Chris from Eggpicnic, one of the amazing Greenfleet supporters that jumped on board earlier this year. Read this interview and find out more about how they aim to end wildlife extinction through art and education.

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25 Aug 2016

Greenfleet plants trees to help protect turtles

Greenfleet plants trees to help protect turtles

On August 24, Greenfleet's tree planting project in the Barolin Nature Reserve, Bundaberg, Qld was officially launched with a ceremonial tree planting day. Did you know our trees could help endangered turtles?

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23 Aug 2016

Volunteers braved the rain to plant native trees

Volunteers braved the rain to plant native trees

Greenfleet supporters from Disney, Europcar, Global Ballooning, Kings Transport and Telstra traded in their work shirts and city shoes for fluoro vests and gum boots to plant native Australian trees throughout the National Park.

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22 Aug 2016

Before & After – Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, many years in the making

Before & After – Devilbend Natural Features Reserve, many years in the making

Once a reservoir supplying Melbournian’s with water, Devilbend Reservoir now spends its days as the largest inland water body on the Mornington Peninsula providing habitat to native animals and opportunities for recreation (the ones with nature kind).

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21 Aug 2016

A new approach: Growing our nation’s green infrastructure

A new approach: Growing our nation’s green infrastructure

We're working with local and state government to cut carbon emissions and deliver green infrastructure for the community. Read this article by our CEO Wayne Wescott to find out more.

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8 Aug 2016

Great Lakes is great once again

Great Lakes is great once again

A lot can happen in just two years. For the MidCoast Council along the New South Wales coast, two years after teaming up with Greenfleet to restore and re-vegetate three parcels of land around the Great Lakes, all are rejoicing in the extraordinary outcomes.

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21 Jul 2016

“My dream is finally in motion!”

“My dream is finally in motion!”

It’s not every day we get to make dreams come true. But Emma’s dream is now growing on her farm, in Gippsland, Victoria, after we planted 30,000 native trees at Glorious Googies in June this year.

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20 Jul 2016

5 minutes with Taylor - Greenfleet’s new Events & Engagement Coordinator

5 minutes with Taylor - Greenfleet’s new Events & Engagement Coordinator

We're thrilled to welcome Taylor in our team! Taylor is joining the Supporter Engagement Unit to look after our amazing individual supporters and as well as coordinate all our events. Here is an interview of Taylor to get to know her more!

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10 Jul 2016

The Great Barrier Reef needs our attention

The Great Barrier Reef needs our attention

"Do you remember the reef?" This isn't a question any of us want to hear. And this is why Greenfleet has teamed up with Disney on a new campaign, Remember the Reef.

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20 Jun 2016

Restoration project aims to bring Te Muri back to its original glorious biodiversity

Restoration project aims to bring Te Muri back to its original glorious biodiversity

On Tuesday June 7, Greenfleet supporters and stakeholders joined together at Te Muri Park, to commence a vital reforestation project in New Zealand. Planting day volunteers were blessed with a picture perfect day for planting trees, with blue sparkling skies shining down on the green oasis that is Te Muri Park.

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16 Jun 2016

1 tree planted per minute since 97 - help us to keep up the pace

1 tree planted per minute since 97 - help us to keep up the pace

Have you been meaning to make a donation to Greenfleet all year, but just haven’t got around to doing it yet? Well, now is the perfect time, with June 30 being just around the corner!

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13 Jun 2016

Greenfleet 'Remembers the Reef'

Greenfleet 'Remembers the Reef'

Greenfleet is proud to partner with Disney to 'Remember the Reef' and take action to protect one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet: the Great Barrier Reef. Join us to take action and learn more about 'Remember the Reef'.

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7 Jun 2016

5 minutes with Car Next Door

5 minutes with Car Next Door

We've interviewed the team at Car Next Door to find out more about Australia's first neighbour-to-neighbour car sharing network. Have a read and sign up to rent our your car to take advantage of their special offer!

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2 Jun 2016

Greenfleet's 2015 Annual Review

Greenfleet's 2015 Annual Review

Our 2015 Annual Review is now live! Have a look and see a summary of Greenfleet's operations last year.

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22 May 2016

Before & After photos of one of our forests in the Kosciuszko National Park

Before & After photos of one of our forests in the Kosciuszko National Park

See what this place, Humes Crossing in the Kosciuszko National Park, looked like 8 years ago and what it looks like today!

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19 May 2016

Welcome to new supporter Splend!

Welcome to new supporter Splend!

We're excited to welcome Splend in our circle of supporters! The Aussie start-up offsets its vehicle fleet with Greenfleet's reforestation program, providing customers with 100% carbon offset vehicles to rent.

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16 May 2016

Rebuilding a home for the iconic koalas

Rebuilding a home for the iconic koalas

This year, we’re thrilled to partner with Queensland Trust for Nature to help the koalas in south-east Queensland and grow a forest for them!

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11 May 2016

Skiers tackle climate change with Greenfleet

Skiers tackle climate change with Greenfleet

One in 10 skiers to Thredbo now offsets their travel emissions through a world-first carbon offsetting program.

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8 May 2016

Greenfleet supporters contribute to the restoration of Western Sydney

Greenfleet supporters contribute to the restoration of Western Sydney

On 20th and 21st April, Greenfleet supporters took time out of their busy work schedules to help plant a biodiverse native forest at Mt Carmel Retreat in Varroville, Western Sydney.

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5 May 2016

Thredbo goes green for tree planting day

Thredbo goes green for tree planting day

On May 6, staff and family from Thredbo Resort joined Greenfleet to kick off our 2016 tree planting program in The Kosciuszko National Park, NSW.

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5 May 2016

Tree planting program at Barolin Reserve a step closer

Tree planting program at Barolin Reserve a step closer

Greenfleet is one step closer to undertake a revegetation project at the Barolin Nature Reserve near Bundaberg, Qld.

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28 Apr 2016

Sustainability in action provides powerful food for thought

Sustainability in action provides powerful food for thought

Rubicon’s focus on education by engaging with the outdoors gives students valuable skills in teamwork, empathy and perseverance, as well as personal responsibility to the environment.

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26 Apr 2016

Amazing before and after photos of one of our Victorian reforestation projects

Amazing before and after photos of one of our Victorian reforestation projects

These before and after satellite images demonstrate the striking impact our reforestation work has in the Kamarooka State Park, Victoria.

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25 Apr 2016

8 gift ideas for Mother's Day

8 gift ideas for Mother's Day

Don't know what to get mum this Mother's Day on May 8? We've got you covered with 8 gift ideas that don't cost the Earth and even help plant trees!

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14 Apr 2016

Cakes baked with the planet in mind

Cakes baked with the planet in mind

Since 2007, Ferguson Plarre has been restoring forests with Greenfleet. Today, almost 35,000 trees are absorbing carbon pollution from the atmosphere, reducing soil erosion and building habitat for native wildlife. “When our customers buy a cake they know it’s been made with the planet in mind,” says Steve Plarre, Chief Executive Officer of Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses.

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11 Apr 2016

Happy Mother’s Day from Greenfleet - give mum flowers that last a lifetime!

Happy Mother’s Day from Greenfleet - give mum flowers that last a lifetime!

Mother’s Day is only just around the corner! Greenfleet has the perfect gift solution for your beloved mum, grandmother or special someone in your life. Craving a sweet treat this Mother’s Day or wanting to spoil mum even further? Well, we have the perfect solution!

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6 Apr 2016

3rd Australian Emissions Reduction Summit – May 3 & 4, 2016

3rd Australian Emissions Reduction Summit – May 3 & 4, 2016

Join Greenfleet and outstanding international keynote speakers at the premier climate change and business event for 2016 next month!

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4 Apr 2016

Join us at Australasia's largest fleet management event

Join us at Australasia's largest fleet management event

Join Greenfleet at the 2016 Fleet Conference and Exhibition on April 21st and 22nd in Melbourne and attend our "Carbon - 101 to Leadership" workshop.

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31 Mar 2016

5 things you didn't know about the Greenfleet team

5 things you didn't know about the Greenfleet team

Did you know that there are 12 people working at Greenfleet? Well, here’s a little behind the scenes article, which will reveal 5 things you (probably) did not know about our team!

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17 Mar 2016

Restoring a patch of paradise

Restoring a patch of paradise

A run-down parcel of land on the side of the Strzelecki Ranges has been transformed by a visionary landowner and Greenfleet. “Greenfleet brought together the right people, techniques and materials to get great results. We’ve got a flourishing forest that has improved the quality of our land and we’re also tackling climate change,” says Greenfleet landholder Adam Tyson.

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15 Mar 2016

March 21 is the International Day of Forests – the day to celebrate true heroes!

March 21 is the International Day of Forests – the day to celebrate true heroes!

On March 21, as we celebrate the vital role of forests in our lives, we want to salute the true heroes who are making our reforestation work possible: our supporters and landholder partners. Join us and share your love of forests with these awesome social media images!

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14 Mar 2016

Giving back to the next generation through Greenfleet

Giving back to the next generation through Greenfleet

Phil Tyler has always been concerned about the environment. Phil says he heard the early warning bells about climate change in the late 1970s. We speak with one of our long standing supporters, Phil Tyler, to find out why he has been offsetting his carbon emissions with Greenfleet, since 1997.

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8 Mar 2016

Join us in celebrating World Wildlife Day 2016!

Join us in celebrating World Wildlife Day 2016!

March 3 is World Wildlife Day – a very important day for the work we do at Greenfleet as it raises awareness of the challenges for the world’s wildlife and plants. Where are we up to with protecting native species and is there any practical action we can take? Learn why resilience and biodiversity are crucial in protecting native species and how you can take action by supporting Greenfleet.

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22 Feb 2016

Introducing Greenfleet’s Supporter Engagement Unit

Introducing Greenfleet’s Supporter Engagement Unit

We are excited to introduce Greenfleet's new Supporter Engagement Unit! The purpose of the team is to do exactly that – to communicate and engage more with our amazing supporters – you! To get to know the Supporter Engagement Unit a bit better, we asked them a few questions!

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17 Feb 2016

Greenfleet brings the forest to Sydney Opera House

Greenfleet brings the forest to Sydney Opera House

Last month, Greenfleet brought the Australian bush to Sydney’s CBD with a native Pop-up Forest at the Opera House. As part of our ongoing partnership with Sydney Opera House, Greenfleet took part in the Summer Playground Program, to spread the benefits of native reforestation around the country.

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17 Feb 2016

Greenfleet purchases first Victorian property to restore ecosystems and preserve biodiversity

Greenfleet purchases first Victorian property to restore ecosystems and preserve biodiversity

For the first time since 1997, Greenfleet is the proud owner of a property in Victoria, which we will revegetate with a native forest. We need your help finding a name for this property! Click to read more about this new site and to cast your vote in our property naming competition!

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16 Feb 2016

Industry leaders come together for the greening of Australian cities

Industry leaders come together for the greening of Australian cities

Greenfleet is proud to be part of the Living Cities Alliance - a group of industry leaders from key organisations in urban planning, infrastructure, utilities and greening sectors - brought together to develop key policy recommendations to inform the greening of Australian cities and the Australian Government's upcoming Cities Policy position paper, expected to be released in coming months

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13 Feb 2016

2011 vs. 2016 - How five years changed the face of this patch of land

2011 vs. 2016 - How five years changed the face of this patch of land

From grass to forest, it's heartwarming to witness the transformation of the land back to its natural state. Check out these before and after pictures.

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1 Feb 2016

Cool down in our Pop-up Forest at Sydney Opera House

Cool down in our Pop-up Forest at Sydney Opera House

Join us at Sydney Opera House this week to share the love of trees and forests with thousands of children as part of the Summer Playground program.

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17 Jan 2016

New era dawns with new climate pact

New era dawns with new climate pact

A binding agreement to minimise carbon emissions to below two degrees Celsius ushers in a new era. And with this new climate pact in place, Australia will need to ramp up its efforts to reduce emissions, says Greenfleet’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Wescott.

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17 Dec 2015

Greenfleet to restore Great Ocean Road Biodiversity

Greenfleet to restore Great Ocean Road Biodiversity

Through a new joint initiative, Greenfleet and Europcar aim to restore more than 100 hectares of native bush along Australia’s Great Ocean Road.

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14 Dec 2015

Disney celebrate the release of Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur by planting trees with Greenfleet

Disney celebrate the release of Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur by planting trees with Greenfleet

Disney have been planting trees with us for 18 years. To celebrate the release of Disney Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur, in cinemas Boxing day, Disney will engage us to plant 1 of 2000 on your behalf for every handprint uploaded to Instagram tagging @DisneyAUNZ and #MakeYourMark.

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14 Dec 2015

Gardeners minimise their carbon footprints

Gardeners minimise their carbon footprints

The Diggers Club, which boasts more than 70,000 members around Australia, has teamed up with Greenfleet to help customers offset the emissions generated from deliveries.

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14 Dec 2015

Every picture tells a story...

Every picture tells a story...

Greenfleet has transformed this site at Mt Worth State Park, in just over 5 years. Read more and view the stunning before and after image here.

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30 Nov 2015

New partnership to enrich ‘green infrastructure’ in New Zealand

New partnership to enrich ‘green infrastructure’ in New Zealand

A new partnership between CardLink Systems Limited (CardLink) which services millions of cardholders worldwide, and Greenfleet has established a program to offset customers’ emissions by planting trees in New Zealand.

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1 Nov 2015

A spectacular regeneration showcase

A spectacular regeneration showcase

A revegetation project between Greenfleet and Parks Victoria in bushfire-ravaged Kinglake National Park has helped an endangered marsupial find its home again – all with the help of an ingenious use of waste logs. These stunning images prove that the project has been a success!

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29 Oct 2015

Greenfleet supporters dominate at the 2015 Victorian Sustainability Awards

Greenfleet supporters dominate at the 2015 Victorian Sustainability Awards

Finalists in the Victoria Premier’s Sustainability Awards have recently been announced and we are delighted at the number of Greenfleet supporters who have been nominated in their categories.

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29 Oct 2015

Snap Preston lead the way on climate action

Snap Preston lead the way on climate action

Snap Preston understands the importance of minimising the impact their business activity has on the environment. That’s why they have offset their carbon emissions with Greenfleet for nearly fifteen years.

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12 Oct 2015

Tasmanians look to take practical action on climate change

Tasmanians look to take practical action on climate change

Greenfleet representatives were in Hobart recently for the Tasmanian Sustainable Living Festival, with locals looking to take practical action on climate change. Greenfleet, a proud partner of the Festival, worked alongside Tasmanians to show them how to offset their emissions and invest in Australia’s ‘green infrastructure’.

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7 Oct 2015

Montgomery Homes shows why it’s easy to be green

Montgomery Homes shows why it’s easy to be green

Few people stop to consider the energy consumed during their home’s construction. In an Australian-first, Montgomery Homes decided to tackle this problem head on, and teamed up with Greenfleet to show homeowners how easy it is to off-sett carbon emissions.

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5 Oct 2015

Killawarra forest, 17 years in the making

Killawarra forest, 17 years in the making

Killawara forest is one of Greenfleet's first ever planting sites (we first planted 66,000 native trees here back in 1998). These images speak for them self, this native forest has come along way in 17 years. Talk about a success story!

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21 Sep 2015

Greenfleet partner with Smartsalary at AHRINC 2015

Greenfleet partner with Smartsalary at AHRINC 2015

Greenfleet recently partnered with long standing supporter Smartsalary at the Australian Human Resources Institute Conference held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 25, 26 & 27 August.

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30 Aug 2015

Bank builds a greener future

Bank builds a greener future

Bendigo & Adelaide Bank has offset its emissions with Greenfleet for a number of years.“We’ve been a leader in sustainability for many years, because we understand that investing in sustainability is good for our customers, good for the community and good for the environment,” says Joshua Pell, who leads the bank’s environment and sustainability agenda.

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30 Aug 2015

Glorious Googies

Glorious Googies

Greenfleet will be working with Glorious Googies free-range egg farm to plant 37 hectares of native forest on their property in Autumn 2016. Not only will these trees help with visible erosion on the farm, but did you know that well-sheltered pasture areas produce healthier and happier hens? Egg-sellent!

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13 Aug 2015

Greenfleet builds green infrastructure across the Tasman

Greenfleet builds green infrastructure across the Tasman

A former world president of the International Federation of Parks and Recreation is joining Greenfleet to help plant native forests in New Zealand.

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9 Aug 2015

Planting for the common good

Planting for the common good

''Greenfleet are currently working with a number of governments to ensure that governments can assign the carbon rights of crown land.'' CEO at Greenfleet Wayne Wescott, discusses this truly innovative approach to carbon offsetting in the latest edition of Australasian Parks and Leisure magazine.

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5 Aug 2015

Restoration and healing at Minjelha Dhagun

Restoration and healing at Minjelha Dhagun

Twelve years later and Minjelha Dhagun in Mt Barney Queensland has been transformed into a thriving, biodiverse native forest. See the amazing before and after results here.

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28 Jul 2015

National Tree Day 2015

National Tree Day 2015

Sunday 26th July 2015 is National Tree Day! To celebrate, why not make a donation to Greenfleet and help us plant more native forests!

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22 Jul 2015

Third edition of Greenfleet's Chairman's Lunch Melbourne

Third edition of Greenfleet's Chairman's Lunch Melbourne

On Friday July 17 2015, the third edition of Greenfleet’s Chairman’s Lunch was held in Melbourne. In attendance were a number of key supporters, influencers and stakeholders.

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19 Jul 2015

Restoring the land at Humes Crossing, Mt Kosciuszko National Park

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service & Greenfleet joined forces in 2008 to re-vegetate Humes Crossing, part of Mt Kosciuszko National Park in NSW. Another great example of what donations from Greenfleet supporters helps to achieve in the environment!

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2 Jul 2015

Smartsalary customers help Greenfleet to plant one million trees

Smartsalary customers help Greenfleet to plant one million trees

 

A planting day held on Friday 12 June officially recognised the one millionth tree funded through Smartsalary’s ‘Purple Meets Green’ program.


 

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25 Jun 2015

From little things, big things grow

From little things, big things grow

In her youth, Lauren Poulton worked with the Scouts to plant Greenfleet forests.Today, she’s an environmental sustainability officer with Austin Health, and has continued her enduring relationship with Greenfleet by offsetting her personal emissions.

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14 Jun 2015

Piecing together the patchwork of biodiverse forests

Piecing together the patchwork of biodiverse forests

Paul Dettmann, a long standing Greenfleet land holder and project facilitator, has devoted his life to protecting Australia’s remnant vegetation on private land, and to reconnecting national parks through private land revegetation

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9 Jun 2015

Sow the Greenfleet seed!

Sow the Greenfleet seed!

What if you could double the positive impact you have on the environment by reaching out to your friends, your family or your colleagues and getting them to offset their own emissions?

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27 May 2015

Partnering with bankmecu to offer something extra for land renters

Partnering with bankmecu to offer something extra for land renters

As one of only three financers for ACT land rent constructions, bankmecu has differentiated itself by providing customers Greenfleet’s carbon offsets on its land rent loans.


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25 May 2015

Greenfleet adopts world’s best practice, commits to Gold Standard Foundation

Greenfleet adopts world’s best practice, commits to Gold Standard Foundation

Greenfleet is Australia’s first environmental not-for-profit organisation to partner with the Gold Standard Foundation, and has committed to meet Gold Standard requirements for all new revegetation projects.

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19 May 2015

5 minutes with Louisa - Greenfleet's new Marketing & Events Coordinator

5 minutes with Louisa - Greenfleet's new Marketing & Events Coordinator

Meet Louisa, Greenfleet's new Marketing & Events Coordinator!

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17 May 2015

Leaving the land in better shape

Leaving the land in better shape

"As a family-owned business, we place a high value on people and environment," says Dana Dupere, Director of Benedict Industries, a NSW family business that has been offsetting its carbon emissions with Greenfleet since 2010. Benedict Industries has identified a number of benefits of its partnership with Greenfleet beyond the environmental ones.

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9 May 2015

Virtually visit our native forests with our new interactive map

Virtually visit our native forests with our new interactive map

We are very excited to announce the launch of our brand new interactive map - the perfect tool to find out more about our native forests!

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7 May 2015

Amazing progress shots of our native forest near Broadford in Victoria

Amazing progress shots of our native forest near Broadford in Victoria

You only need to take one look at these before and after shots to witness the dramatic impact native reforestation has had for biodiversity and native fauna in this area.

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5 May 2015

Make your car the smartest, greenest car on the street

Make your car the smartest, greenest car on the street

At Greenfleet, we’re big supporters of new, innovative ideas that can help us and you reduce our impact on the environment. That’s why we love GoFar - a nifty little tool that help cut traffic time, fuel use and carbon emissions.

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3 May 2015

Soxy Beast is Giving Back to Greenfleet this month

Soxy Beast is Giving Back to Greenfleet this month

Greenfleet is Soxy Beast’s Charity Partner for the month of May. So this month, gear up with some wildly stylish socks that help tackle climate change!

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30 Apr 2015

Sustainability specialist joins Greenfleet Board

Sustainability specialist joins Greenfleet Board

Greenfleet is excited to announce the appointment of Angela McClowry to the Greenfleet Board. According to Greenfleet’s Chairman, Gunther Jurkschat, Ms McClowry’s expertise will complement the already robust board.

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21 Apr 2015

Best foot forward

Best foot forward

We believe being a family business makes us more committed to socially responsible and ethical practices,” says McCloud Shoes owner and Greenfleet Supporter, Paul Parkinson. “The way we see it, we almost have a duty of care to represent good ethical values – our customers look to us to set a good example. This is why we offset with Greenfleet.

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18 Apr 2015

Big results at Big Tree

Big results at Big Tree

In 2006, Wayne Hamblin worked with Greenfleet to plant a native forest of 10,000 trees over 16 hectares of his property in NSW to improve the biodiversity of the large sheep and cropping farm, create shelter belts to protect livestock and stabilise creeklines. Nine years later Wayne says the area is “just magic”.

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12 Apr 2015

Impactful before and after pics of our native 13-year old forest north of Albury, NSW

Impactful before and after pics of our native 13-year old forest north of Albury, NSW

These before and after pics show the progress we've made on this 6-hecatre site to restore natural forest after planting over 5,000 native trees in 2002.

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8 Apr 2015

Corporate carbon offset buyers go the extra mile in fighting climate change

Corporate carbon offset buyers go the extra mile in fighting climate change

Companies that include offset purchases as part of a carbon management strategy are also taking concrete action to address climate change through energy efficiency, green product design, and other means, according to a new Ecosystem Marketplace report.

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30 Mar 2015

Investigating blue carbon capture to tackle climate change

Investigating blue carbon capture to tackle climate change

Greenfleet has teamed up with one of the world's leading conservation organisation, The Nature Conservancy, and Deakin University, to explore how Australia can support projects that sequester carbon in coastal vegetation.

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29 Mar 2015

Go beyond the hour on March 28!

Go beyond the hour on March 28!

This year, go beyond the Earth Hour... Turn if off for an hour and offset your electricity usage for a year with Greenfleet's responsible carbon offsets.

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25 Mar 2015

Forests: the frontline against climate change

Forests: the frontline against climate change

Join Greenfleet and the rest of the world as we celebrate forests and their vital role in mitigating climate change on the International Day of Forests on March 21.

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16 Mar 2015

Progress shots of our native forest in Mt Worth State Park

Progress shots of our native forest in Mt Worth State Park

It's so exhilarating to see the positive impact our native forests have on the ground. What do you think of these 'Before and after' pics?

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11 Mar 2015

From weeds to wilderness

From weeds to wilderness

Gunningbar had been ‘wall to wall’ Serrated Tussock for decades when landowners Mike and Judith Shepherd approached Greenfleet in 2006. Read more to find out how Greenfleet helped the Shepherds protect their farm.

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2 Mar 2015

30 organisations receive the Greenfleet Huon Award

30 organisations receive the Greenfleet Huon Award

Named in honour of the Australia’s oldest living tree and one of the oldest living organisms on earth, the Greenfleet Huon Award recognises Greenfleet supporters who have consistently offset emissions for over five years. It is an acknowledgement of the commitment of organisations which take real climate action with Greenfleet.


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24 Feb 2015

New Greenfleet Chair to drive ambitious strategy

New Greenfleet Chair to drive ambitious strategy

“We are delighted that Gunther Jurkschat has assumed the reins at Greenfleet. After five years as a director on Greenfleet’s board, Gunther has a deep understanding of our organisation and our mission,” says Greenfleet’s CEO, Wayne Wescott.

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23 Feb 2015

Connections to carbon offsetting

Connections to carbon offsetting

While climate change is a global phenomenon, its negative impacts aren’t squarely shared. In fact, environmental degradation has a disproportionate impact on the most disadvantaged people in our community.

Connections UnitingCare understands this better than most, and uses carbon offsetting as a way to reinforce its commitment to social justice.

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17 Feb 2015

5 Minutes with Greta – Greenfleet's new Corporate Engagement Coordinator

5 Minutes with Greta – Greenfleet's new Corporate Engagement Coordinator

We’re excited to welcome a new member to the team: meet Greta - Greenfleet's Corporate Engagement Coordinator!

Get to know Greta a bit more through this short interview we conducted after two weeks in her new role.

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15 Feb 2015

Spot the difference!

Spot the difference!

Check out these stunning before and after images of the native forest we planted in 2009 in Wyong, NSW - a true testament to positive difference our supporters make on the ground!

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12 Feb 2015

Carbon-conscious companies could be park protectors

Carbon-conscious companies could be park protectors

The new Victorian Government should use its powers to allocate carbon rights so that companies can help fund national park plantings, and other states should follow suit, says Greenfleet CEO Wayne Wescott.

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27 Jan 2015

Working together to restore our landscape at Cardinia Creek, Victoria

Working together to restore our landscape at Cardinia Creek, Victoria

Planting trees deliver benefits for the environment and for people too. Watch our latest video to find out more about the Cardinia Creek project that is tackling climate change and helping people get their lives back on track.

 

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1 Dec 2014

Building ecological economies

Building ecological economies

While most protected areas are financed through government grants or private philanthropies, we need to adjust our thinking – and our economic models – to enable national parks to access private sector money. 

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30 Nov 2014

Amid the G20 hot air, Greenfleet provides practical action on climate change

Amid the G20 hot air, Greenfleet provides practical action on climate change

While the G20 leaders talk, Greenfleet is providing practical action on climate change. Greenfleet has partnered with Alphabet Fleet, and will plant native trees to offset Alphabet’s participation in the G20 global leaders’ summit.

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12 Nov 2014

Congratulations to Greenfleet supporters Alto Hotel, The Diggers Club & Car Next Door!

Congratulations to Greenfleet supporters Alto Hotel, The Diggers Club & Car Next Door!

Three of our eco-leading business supporters were recognised last week at the third annual Green Lifestyle Awards ceremony, awarding leading companies and personalities in the Australian green industry.

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22 Oct 2014

Car Next Door + Greenfleet = ‘holy trinity’ of emissions reductions

Car Next Door + Greenfleet = ‘holy trinity’ of emissions reductions

We are very excited to partner with Car Next Door, the award-winning and Australian first neighbour-to-neighbour car sharing network to offset their Borrowers' emissions.

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22 Oct 2014

Before & after pictures of our native forests at Devilbend

Before & after pictures of our native forests at Devilbend

From 2006 to 2014, see in this picture how our forest at Devilbend Nature Features Reserve is transforming the landscape, returning grazed land back to its natural state...

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7 Oct 2014

Launching our brand new website

Launching our brand new website

We are pleased to unveil our shiny new website. With a fresh new look and user-friendly navigation, you'll find everything you're looking for in a few easy clicks.

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6 Oct 2014

Team Smartsalary plants 850 native seedlings

Team Smartsalary plants 850 native seedlings

On September 26, 15 motivated volunteers from Smartsalary joined Greenfleet and Sutherland Shire Buschcare team to revegetate the dunes behind Wanda Beach, Cronulla.

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1 Oct 2014

Healthy forest, happy wildlife

Healthy forest, happy wildlife

It's hard to think that only seven years ago this place was just an empty field, cleared for grazing many years before that. When Parks Victoria approached Greenfleet to revegetate this site, the aim was to provide habitat for native wildlife by connecting patches of remnant bushland.

Watch our video and see how we have transformed this place, thanks to our supporters!

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21 Sep 2014

From black to green with Europcar

From black to green with Europcar

This September, 13 staff from Europcar Australia & New Zealand joined Greenfleet in the next stage of the project – planting 1,560 native seedlings to enhance the Watson's Creek Habitat Link, part of our bushfire recovery project in Kinglake National Park, Vic.

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17 Sep 2014

Environment or economy: it’s all one world

Environment or economy: it’s all one world

Toby Liston, who partnered with Greenfleet to revegetate part of his property, shares the environmental and economic benefits of the native reforestation.

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2 Sep 2014

Stunning before and after pictures of 'Battery Creek', one of our revegetation projects in South Gippland, Vic

Stunning before and after pictures of 'Battery Creek', one of our revegetation projects in South Gippland, Vic

How brilliant are these two satellite images showing our native forest 'Battery Creek' in 2006 and then in 2013, from the sky?

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1 Sep 2014

 Greenfleet's latest newsletter is out!

Greenfleet's latest newsletter is out!

Read about the latest updates from our Australian forests, stepping forward with practical climate action, from weeds to wilderness, news from our supporters, before and after pictures of our forests and more!

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27 Aug 2014

Skiers and snow lovers go sustainable with Greenfleet & Thredbo

Skiers and snow lovers go sustainable with Greenfleet & Thredbo

A new partnership between Greenfleet and Thredbo will enable visitors to offset their emissions by planting trees in Kosciuszko National Park.

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25 Aug 2014

One team - One thousand native trees

One team - One thousand native trees

Last week, a team of volunteers from Airservices Australia joined the Greenfleet team in the Pimpama River Conservation Area, on the Gold Coast, QLD, to help complete one of our native forest with some extra trees.

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14 Jul 2014

Restoring native bushland in Central Victoria

Restoring native bushland in Central Victoria

Since 2008, Greenfleet has been working in Central Victoria, in the Wedderburn District, progressively reforesting over 830 ha with native trees. Watch this video to see how this forest forms part of a large scale environmental change.

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2 Jun 2014

Cardinia Creek is now open to the public

Cardinia Creek is now open to the public

On Monday, Parks Victoria officially opened the gates of the Cardinia Creek Parklands to the public. Thanks to a grant by the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation, Greenfleet has worked with Parks Victoria since 2010 to transform 12 ha of this new park into a native, biodiverse forest in the outer eastern suburb of Berwick, Vic.

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9 Apr 2014

Greenfleet and Austin Health team up to grow Australian forests

Greenfleet and Austin Health team up to grow Australian forests

Austin Health’s new workplace giving program, launched today, enables staff to make regular donations from their pre-tax salary to plant more native forests around Australia.

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3 Apr 2014

Join us for a virtual visit of our six-year old forest at O'Sheas Crossing, Qld

Join us for a virtual visit of our six-year old forest at O'Sheas Crossing, Qld

Greenfleet Forester Eoghan takes you in a virtual tour of the forest planted by Greenfleet between 2004 and 2007 at O'Sheas Crossing near Lake Wivenhoe, Qld.

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6 Mar 2014

Join us as we wander throughout our forest at Ploughshare

Join us as we wander throughout our forest at Ploughshare

Join our forester Reece in 'Ploughshare' our five-year old forest near Wedderburn, Vic as he walks around the site explaining the background of this very successful project.

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21 Feb 2014

Greenfleet's Summer newsletter is now available online

Greenfleet's Summer newsletter is now available online

Our latest newsletter is out and is packed with the freshest news from our forests and our supporters! Read about Telstra's 1 million reasons to celebrate, words from our CEO, Christmas gift ideas, the latest news from our forests and more!

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12 Dec 2013

Ardno Bushland Reserve, Vic

Ardno Bushland Reserve, Vic

Watch the latest video from our forests with this stunning example of how, thanks to our amazing supporters, Greenfleet has transformed a bare paddock into a flourishing forest in just 8 years.

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6 Nov 2013

Announcement: Introducing our new CEO

Announcement: Introducing our new CEO

Greenfleet announced today that its board of Directors has named Wayne Wescott as Chief Executive effective Monday September 23, 2013.

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19 Sep 2013

Return to the Watsons Creek Habitat Link

Return to the Watsons Creek Habitat Link

Parks Victoria and Greenfleet invited the community to return to the Watsons Creek Habitat Link - a bushfire recovery project aiming to link Warrandyte State Park with Kinglake National Park.

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14 Aug 2013

Join us for a virtual visit of our six-year old forest at O'Sheas Crossing, Qld

Join us for a virtual visit of our six-year old forest at O'Sheas Crossing, Qld

Greenfleet Forester Eoghan takes you in a virtual tour of the forest planted by Greenfleet between 2004 and 2007 at O'Sheas Crossing near Lake Wivenhoe, Qld.

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28 Jul 2013

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