Inspiration is in Our Nature
Author: Debbie Agnew
Nature elevates the human spirit. It ignites passion, inspiration, creativity and purpose. And it’s the driving force behind why a quarter of a million people participate in National Tree Day each year. There are few places on earth more beautiful and with a more outdoors lifestyle than Australia. Be inspired and become a site coordinator. Schools Tree Day is Friday 28 July and National Tree Day is Sunday 30 July.
We’re looking for coordinators who can host public planting events at local parks, land care or regeneration sites, sports fields, Scout Halls, or events for their community at a school or pre-school, place of worship or a workplace.
Coordinators will help connect their communities with thousands of other generous, green-minded individuals around the country to enjoy and protect Australia’s unique natural environment and benefit from positive health and wellbeing outcomes.
Coordinators don’t need to be planting professionals, as Planet Ark will provide information and ideas on how to organise an event
Tree Day engages the community in hands-on, fun, positive environmental action, in places where they live, work and play. It is based on the rationale that we can make a world of difference when we come together for the health and wellbeing of the planet and all its inhabitants.
Find out more about becoming a site coordinator in your community.
Other Ways to Get Involved
- Over the coming months coordinators will register sites around the country. Find a site near you (and if you can’t find one now remember to look closer to the date).
- Start a vegie patch or tree planting at your child’s school.
- Create a vertical garden or host a plant giveaway at your workplace.
- Plant in your own backyard, patio or balcony.
Debbie is Planet Ark's Tree Day Manager. She has 20 years of experience running community engagement campaigns, having worked for the United Nations Environment Programme, the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Clean Up Australia Day. Deb gets excited about social innovation and her greatest strength is inspiring the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of individuals who take part in in National Tree Day activities every year.
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