TRILLION TREES NEWS

MARCH 2020

COVID-19 Update from Our CEO
 
Dear Members and Volunteers,

As members and volunteers, you are the heart of this organisation and it is tough not being able to engage with the many of you who regularly attend our different activities.

Whilst this health emergency is front and centre of our minds, we must not lose sight of the important work of planting trees and restoring the planet’s health. There are many scientists who have evidence showing that the planet’s health and our health are strongly interlinked.

Our priority at this time is to keep the Nursery staff and volunteers safe. The Nursery has a lot of work to do to take care of the seedlings that have been ordered by individuals, community, business and government. To do this we are complying with the health recommendations issued by state and federal governments regarding providing a safe workplace. We are staying abreast of all updates

Included in our actions are the following:
    • Social distancing practices are in place.
    • Hand washing is paramount in running an accredited nursery and now we are ensuring this occurs across the organisation.
    • We have stopped our weekly inductions for new volunteers. This means we won’t take on any new volunteers until further notice.
    • Existing volunteers 70 years and over are advised that they should not come in as their age group is most at risk.
    • We are not taking on any new university interns for now.
Our administration is temporarily closed to the public, but we will still be responding to messages and emails, and working behind the scene.

For Administration - the best email to use is contact@trilliontrees.org.au
For the Nursery, call 0491 604 684 or email nursery@trilliontrees.org.au


We are currently working with stakeholders to see how we will manage this year’s planting events. There will be more news about this in April.

Thank goodness for the internet and information technology! We are currently planning a series of online seminars. We were always going to ‘get around to these’ but it looks like its time has come! It’s a brave new world and we are embracing it, learning new things, and seeing what opportunities will arise.

We would be very grateful for your continued support through these tough times. And I take this opportunity to give you a friendly reminder to renew your membership (if you haven't done so already). CLICK HERE

Thank you!

Dr Sandra Krempl, CEO

Update on the Trillion Trees AGM and incoming Board

Amidst all that is going on, a small team from the Board, staff and volunteers organised an AGM on the 14 March. 22 members and 3 observers attended it and there were 7 proxies held.

Everyone who arrived was asked a series of questions relating keeping attendees as safe as possible with regard to the coronavirus. Social distancing was practised.

The outcome was 10 incoming Board members to walk this brave new world with us. They are: Thom Scott - President; Pete Randell - Treasurer; and Sally Dare - Secretary. Ordinary Board members are: Annie Halsted; Carole Winfield; John Winter; Paul Barber; and Ric Gleadell.

Affiliate members (Each past Branch was invited to nominate their own delegate to the Board): Jennifer West from Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund Morgan Gillham from Perth City Farm, Peel Branch and Rockingham did not nominate a delegate because of their distance.

A brief profile on each Board member can be found on the Trillion Trees website:.


 

Fantastic Mother's Day Present

We welcome Essteele as a major supporter marked by the Australian launch of their new range of environmentally friendly Per Natura cookware range.

These beautiful pans are made from recycled materials; contains no PFOAs, nickel, lead or heavy metals; the non-stick coating is plant-based, which is ultra-resistant to acidic foods such as salt and tomatoes; and packaged in completely biodegradable FSC-certified packaging.

For more information: CLICK HERE This range is available through a range of retailers including: David Jones, Myer, Kitchen Warehouse and Peters of Kensington.

St Benedict's Primary join Trillion Trees Schools program

Recently a few year 6 students from St Benedict's Primary School visited Trillion Trees Nursery. St Benedicts have not only joined the Trillion Trees schools program, but have chosen Trillion Trees to be their Champion Charity for the next 2 years - we are genuinely very excited to have them on board and look forward to working closely together.

Whilst we've temporarily suspended our schools program including school excursions to the Nursery,schools can still register their interest for more information by contacting John Winter on john@trilliontrees.org.au

Trillion Trees Growing Community Spirit

The Trillion Trees community spirit lives in our history, our people and the way we work in the spirit of service toward creating a world in which all people recognise the value of trees.

How can we continue to grow and nurture this community spirit in the aftermath of the summer fire devastation and amidst the disruption of COVID19. Has the complexity of these rapidly changing times raised questions for you?

In the lead up to the beginning of the planting season, you are invited to connect with others via a series of online conversations designed to understand our own and others’ response to change / disruption.
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REGISTRATIONS - CLICK HERE
Please register interest and we will be in touch. If you have any concerns regarding your online capability let us know so we can find help for you

Hosted by Growing Community Spirit. Facilitators Liz Dare & Carole Winfield (pictured above)
We have a new covered gazebo thanks to Martin and Judy Taylor
A world audit of trees in 2015 shows there are just 3 trillion trees left in the world - that's half what there used to be. 

We, as a global community, need a new tree planting target - to plant 1 trillion trees! If each person in the world plants 140 trees, we will achieve this!
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