Australian Solar Timbers supports National Schools Tree Day
Media release - 25 July 2011
Primary schools throughout the Macleay will be making a positive contribution to the environment and our community on Friday 29 July at National Schools Tree Day, Australia's biggest tree planting and nature care event.
Schools will be planting native, endemic species at Gills Bridge, Corner Pacific Highway opposite South Street, South Kempsey commencing at 10am.
“Kempsey Shire Council is encouraging our local students and the wider community to connect with their environment and get involved in Schools Tree Day. We have had invaluable involvement from Australian Solar Timbers, a local business, who are donating all the mulch for this project” says Georgia Rayner, Coordinator Strategic Planning and Natural Resources.
“New research shows that Aussie kids are spending far less time outdoors than the previous generation,” says Planet Ark spokesperson Rebecca Gilling. “Schools Tree Day is a great opportunity for young people to get involved in a fun event to look after their parks, schools and bushland, which has long-lasting benefits for the entire community.”
Since National Tree Day began in 1996, more than 2.5 million volunteers have planted 16 million native trees, shrubs and grasses.
National Tree Day is organised by Planet Ark in partnership with Toyota, to find out more about National Tree Day or Schools Tree Day, please visit www.treeday.planetark.org, call the Hotline on 1300 88 5000 or visit your local participating Toyota Dealership.