On Sunday 29 July, three Viridis wilderness warriors made the trek down to the Gold Coasts beautiful Main Beach to take part in Planet Arks' National Tree Day planting with local community conservation organisation, the 'Friends of Federation Walk'.
Our Recycled Water guru Karen Pither, our Process Engineer Glen Luscombe and our Office Manager Hanne Rasmussen, accompanied by their families (including one adorable Viridis canine Abbie the Lab), joined 45 volunteers at the site, collectively planting 1048 plants in an effort to revegetate an area of the bushland surrounding the beach, previously destroyed by fire.
Alongside our tree planting efforts, a calculated 193,055 volunteers put their hands up to plant 518,741 seedlings across Australia at this years event. Isn't that fantastic!
Now in its 22nd year, Planet Ark National Tree Day has seen 24 million trees planted by 4 million volunteers since the event first took root in 1996.
It is such a worthy cause and a wonderful way to spend a morning with the family. If you've never taken part, we very much encourage you to get involved next year!
Find out more via the Planet Ark website here!