National Tree Day Supporters
Planet Ark extends its thanks to the range of supporters who help make National Tree Day such a success:
Planet Ark has teamed up with Cool Australia to help schools embrace sustainability! Cool Australia's team of qualified curriculum writers have pitched in to design exciting lesson plans to help grow students' love of nature, from kindergarten to Year 10. Teachers can use the lessons on their own or to complement a Schools Tree Day planting activity. Their personalised online dashboard also helps teachers and students reduce paper use in the classroom.
To help little hands grow big things, Seedsticks have partnered with Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day to offer Seedsticks' Class Planting Packs. Seedsticks packets come in the shape of a 'thumbs up gardening glove' and include 5 biodegradable sticks with native, vegie or herb seeds. Seedsticks Class Packs retail for a discounted price of $29.95 for schools and include 30 packs, enough for an entire class to take part in a planting activity, indoors or outdoors.
Canon came on board as a National Tree Day supporter in 2014 as a way to engage their staff in all of our sustainability goals as well as helping to improve the local environment. Events will be held at Canon offices around the country with staff stepping outside to plant trees and showing their commitment to the community.
The City of Sydney are valued long-time partners and for an impressive 20 years have been hosting our National Tree Day official Sydney site. The City has planted more than 10,000 trees in the past decade. There are around 30,000 street trees across the city, and a further 12,000 trees in the city's parks and open spaces. The City is committed to increasing our urban canopy up to 50% by 2030.
Tree Day ambassador, ABC4Kids TV sensation, dirtgirl, first came on board in 2014 as she perfectly articulated what National Tree Day was all about - getting grubby. The music-centric series, dirtgirlworld, is geared toward preschoolers and aims to introduce children to the joys of outdoor play and sustainable, green living. Dirtgirl has proven to be an invaluable partner in helping us engage with early learners.
Trees For Life is a South Australian community group providing native seedlings and plants to National Tree Day sites. In 2015, Trees For Life was the largest supporter of plants, contributing a total of close to half a million free trees and seedlings.
This year's Tree Day research coincided with the release of the phenomenally successful Nature RX shortfilm spoofing "get-well adverising". So Planet Ark hired director Justin Bogardus to come to Australia & weave his magic for the 2016 launch video promoting time in nature & National Tree Day
Nature Rx is an award-winning comedy series and grassroots movement dedicated to entertaining and informing people about the humorous and healing aspects of getting outdoors.