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From black to green with Europcar

From black to green with Europcar

When the Black Saturday bushfires tore through Kinglake National Park in February 2009, it decimated many already-endangered animal species.

In 2010, Greenfleet began a project in partnership with Parks Victoria to revegetate parts of the park, planting a species-rich ‘habitat link’ of trees, shrubs and grasses to restore conditions favoured by the threatened Brush Tailed Phascogale (Phascogale tapoatafa), as well as other species such as the Common Dunnart (which is no longer as common as the name suggests). 

After planting nearly 30,000 trees over 16ha over the following two years, we have found some evidence that the Phascogale is returning to the park.

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 habitat link. 

Europcar has partnered with Greenfleet since 2006, planting more than 155,000 native trees around Australia and sequestering 40,000+ tonnes of carbon emissions. 

Matthew Dawson, Europcar’s Product Manager, says the company is proud of its longstanding association with Greenfleet.

Greenfleet has enabled us to partially offset our staff and customer-driven carbon emissions, and has also been instrumental in supporting our strategic direction that positions Europcar as a green car rental brand,” Matthew says.

Greenfleet has provided advice on our most recent sustainability policy. The recent tree planting day is just one example of how our partnership with Greenfleet enables us to raise awareness of environmental issues with our team and customers.

Watch this video to learn more about this exciting project with Parks Victoria:



>> Click here to read more about the partnership between Greenfleet & Europcar.