TREE PLANTING PROGRAM
In 2019 we started a new Wainwright Facades initiative where we are committing to plant 1 tree for every 10sqm of cladding. Our employees have also offered to donate a tree out of their wages each week.
Each tree is purchased and planted through Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund (CNCF), who specialise in biodiverse conservation plantings using trees and shrubs that are native to the region that will regenerate the natural landscape protecting Australia’s environment for future generations.
Landscape restoration and broad scale native tree planting is essential to prevent Australia losing large proportions of its biologically and evolutionarily unique fauna and flora. Additionally, trees are major players in carbon sequestration (storage). CNCF works on some of the largest native tree planting projects in Australia. Since 2006 CNCF has planted over 4.2 million native trees across 3000 hectares.
If you have any questions or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.
84 Trees Planted
since 1 October 2019
We interviewed Wainwright Facades employee Matty Cole to find out a little more about the initiative and how it got started.
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.
HELP us plant more trees
All payments are processed securely through PayPal. You do not need an account to donate.
You will also receive an e-card from CNCF with your donation amount once we have processed your donation.
How many trees will you donate?
4 trees = $15.00
8 trees = $30.00
12 trees = $45.00
16 trees = $60.00
20 trees = $75.00
40 trees = $150.00
60 trees = $225.00
80 trees = $300.00
100 trees = $375.00
Please note our system won't allow donations that aren't whole dollars. Please donate trees in multiples of 4. Refer to the table above for guidance.
Thank you so much for helping us help our planet!