Planet Ark wants to say a huge THANK YOU to the thousands of individuals, schools, communities, councils, Landcare groups, businesses, ambassadors, and our sponsors, Toyota Australia and Bunnings Warehouse, who dug in to make Schools Tree Day and National Tree Day an amazing success. Almost 300,000 people took part and did their bit for the environment by planting 1.4 million native trees, shrubs and edibles.
It's been a record year with more than 5,000 sites and events across the country and over 3,000 schools taking part.
Mark your calendars for next year:
Schools Tree Day 2015 Friday 24 July
National Tree Day 2015 Sunday 26 July
Don't Be Short-sighted - We Need Nature To Thrive
New research cited in the Sydney Morning Herald shows the world is facing a rapidly growing incidence of myopia (or short-sightedness). But there is one simple remedy - "Spending 14 hours or more time outdoors per week can reduce myopia by up to one third."
Grow A Greener Christmas
Wondering how you can keep nature close these holidays? Check out these ideas for Christmas memories that will grow with your family and friends...