“Since January 2020, we added a 20 cent ‘levy’ on all our retail bean bag sales. This means that with every bag we sell, we’re putting funds into a cause that takes immediate action in building or re-building forests. At the end of the FY, we donate the sum, and CPoz can use it to plant trees. We started after the big fires. We always had donated money to certain causes, but this system allowed us to donate on an ongoing basis and always in parallel with our sales volume — so more sales, more support, which is cool.”
“We have partnered with Carbon Positive Australia to plant 3989 trees in WA in 2021 and look forward to expanding our relationship over time. Carbon Positive Australia are doing fantastic work in the Eurardy region, aiming to plant 1 million trees, and we want to be a part of this native tree planting project. Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink and provide habitat to over 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. They also provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.”
For every Garnier product purchased nationwide in January in Coles Supermarkets and Coles online, Garnier supported the planting of one tree in an effort to assist in a 29-hectare ecological restoration of an existing corridor between three National Parks (Nightcap, Border Rangers and Mebbin), in Nimbin, New South Wales.
“When I saw that Carbon Positive Australia had planted 5.5 million trees since 2001, it really had an impact on me! I wanted to work with Carbon Positive and hopefully in years to come be part of an even bigger statistic. We donate 100 trees per month and, in many cases, our clients match this. Over 2020 we have supported the planting of 2617 trees. The staff have also got behind this program and are making a monthly donation through workplace giving.”
Smartgroup customers who choose to offset the carbon emissions of their novated leased vehicles are now contributing to planting native trees at Eurardy Reserve, which is located on one of only 34 biodiversity hotspots recognised globally. On average, offsetting the carbon emissions of a small car will equate to 27 trees being planted, for a medium-sized car, it’s 32 trees and for a larger car, 36 trees will be planted. Annually the new partnership will aim to see over a quarter of a million trees planted at Eurardy.