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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.

This planting day was the opportunity from staff from Thredbo Resort to get their hands dirty and get an insight into what their organisation's carbon offset contributions to Greenfleet mean on the ground. 

Since 2009, Thredbo has partnered with Greenfleet to offset their fleet's carbon emissions, as well as to encourage staff and guests to take action too. Through the generosity of Thredbo guests and the work of Thredbo employees, Greenfleet will plant 4,000 trees in Jindabyne, NSW, this year.

Today's planting day was part of the ‘My Thredbo Park Project’ where guests who purchase a Thredbo product can donate $4 to Greenfleet to offset their car’s emissions from the trip to the resort.

More than one in 10 skiers has offset their travel emissions with the My Thredbo Park Project – significantly more than the one in 20 people who offset their airline flights,” says Greenfleet CEO, Wayne Wescott.

Skiers are naturally passionate about their environment, and this world-first program is helping people to take personal and practical action on climate change while preserving the beautiful backyard of Kosciuszko National Park.”

Justin Glass, Corporate Partnerships manager at Greenfleet said, “Greenfleet is proud of our relationship with Thredbo, and how they pitch-in to enable the restoration of habitats by engaging all who love the mountains.

“In particular we congratulate Thredbo Resort for enabling skiers to offset their drive to the resort. This is a world-first in sustainable alpine resort leadership by engaging visitors, who are so conscious of climate change, to have ‘their’ trees planted in a region that they love.

Photo collage of the Greenfleet-Thredbo Tree Planting Day on May 6, 2016