We recently interviewed Wainwright Facades employee Matty Cole to find out a little more about our Tree Planting program.
Q. Where did the idea come from to start this program?
A. We were working on a job in Forster so we had a few long drives there and back which got us thinking about different areas in his business and how we can give back.
Q. Why do you think programs like this are so important for businesses to participate in?
A. The construction industry can be pretty bad for wasting materials or for the overuse of materials. Working at Wainwright Facades we go through a lot of timber so it has always made me think about what we can do and how we can give back. Programs like this are a way that we can give back and reduce our carbon footprint. I believe if it’s going to positively effect climate change or the air quality or whatever it might be to make a difference that would be awesome to be a part of. We all have to start somewhere.
Q. Why is this program important for you personally?
A. It feels like it’s the right thing to do. It makes me feel more connected to my work and also in the community.
Q. What are your goals for the program?
A. It would be great to be able to make a big impact in terms of how many trees we are planting, our goal is to plant 10,000 trees within the next five years. And I would love to be able to plant a few trees myself one day.
Find out more information about our tree planting program here.