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2018: Greenfleet’s year in review

2018: Greenfleet’s year in review

2018 was a big year for Greenfleet. We’ve jumped head first into 2019 but we still think it’s important to acknowledge the work we did and what we were able to achieve last year.

When the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released in October, it was a timely reminder of the vital necessity for climate action. The scientists’ message is simple: we must accelerate our efforts to tackle climate change and limit global temperature rises. And we must do it now.  

The UN’s report is unequivocal: reforestation is essential to reach the 1.5°C-2°C target. While the leaders of this world struggle to grasp the extraordinary task ahead of us, Greenfleet remain firmly positive and hopeful. And we really hope you do too. Together, we have the power to protect our climate. 

The growing support Greenfleet is receiving locally and internationally is a testament to the real and inspiring impact of our work. Together with our supporters, partners, and landholders, we are rolling up our sleeves and acting now to build resilient ecosystems for the future.  

2018 marked 21 years of operations for Greenfleet and of growing hope for our climate. It has been another year rich in achievements and we’re incredibly proud of the work we’ve done: 

  • Together with our long-standing supporter Telstra, we joined forces with Kowanyama Aboriginal Shire Council and the local community to plant 1,000 trees in Far North Queensland.  
  • We continued our work to protect endangered sea turtles as part of the Low Glow Collaboration, which caught the attention of HRH Prince Charles who took a personal interest in our work. 
  • We continued to revegetate an area north of Auckland to reverse the clearing of the last century. 
  • We collaborated with a renowned Giant Gippsland Earthworm expert to help protect one of the rarest and most fascinating species on earth. 
  • We progressed our Upper Stony Creek project in Melbourne's west, which we hope will be a future case study for urban revegetation and innovation. 
  • Our team keeps growing with the introduction of three roles. We welcomed Alison as GM Marketing and Engagement, Steve as Contractors’ Manager and Greta moved into the role of Project Manager. 
  • We monitored more than 2,600 ha of forests, planted over 70,000 native trees and are well positioned for a very productive year in 2019. 

As we gear up for another extraordinary year ahead, we want to thank you – our valued donors, partners and landholders – for your on-going support. You are the cornerstone of what we do and enable us to grow our impact. Together, we’ve now planted more than 9 million reasons to be hopeful. 

We can’t wait to see what we can achieve together over the next twelve months.