10 000 trees planted!
Environmentally friendly fundraising is helping to restore one of Australia’s most sensitive environments. Through our Plant-A-Difference and Go Green Colour Explosion School Fun Run, students have planted more than 10 000 native trees and shrubs in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor. Way to go!
When Australian Fundraising partnered with Carbon Neutral to plant 10 000 trees in 2020, we thought it was an ambitious goal. However, schools and communities have gone above and beyond to do their part for the Earth.
How Does Environmentally Friendly Fundraising Work?
Planting 10 000 trees is not only a huge effort to help the environment, it represents more than $150 000 fundraised by your communities. Environmentally friendly fundraising is good for the environment, and your community!
For every $15 raised with our Plant-A-Difference or Go Green Colour Explosion School Fun Run, we plant one tree or shrub in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Hotspot. It’s that easy! We do all the hard work, and you keep the profit!
Go Green with Colour Explosion Fun Run!
No prizes, no worries!
With Australian Fundraising, you can choose to plant trees instead of receiving incentive prizes. For every $15 raised by your school or group, we will arrange for Carbon Neutral to plant a native tree or shrub.
Cut down on plastic landfill with free colour powder supplied in bulk boxes, rather than plastic bottles.
You’ll also get sunglasses made wheat-grass fiber, and receive an official certificate of partnership from Carbon Neutral.
Have all the fun, without all the landfill. Go Green today!
What is a biodiversity hotspot?
A biodiversity hotspot is one of the most important environments for our Earth. It has a massive number of special plants and animals that are only found in those areas – no where else!
Unfortunately, biodiversity hotspots have also lost more than 70% of their habitats due to human destruction. Our most valuable environments are being destroyed by land clearing, back burning, pollution or intentional human interference.
Why do we plant trees?
Native trees and shrubs play very important roles in our environments! Native trees and shrubs help lots of animals, insects and other plants survive together. Just a few of the important things trees and shrubs do:
- Reduce carbon in the atmosphere and replenish oxygen that humans and animals need to breathe.
- Provide homes and habitats for lots of animals, big and small!
- Roots help make the ground more stable, and less prone to drying out, cracking or eroding.
Provide homes for insects and animals
Encourages healthier land and soil
Did You Know?
There are only 2 biodiversity hotspots in Australia, and 35 in the whole world! The more we look after our environment, the fewer hotspots will need our special love and care.
Carbon Neutral plants your trees in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Hotspot in Western Australia. The goal is to restore and replenish an area that was devastated by human destruction. We can protect our most vulnerable areas from going extinct and being lost for good!
Ready to do your part for our Earth and raise money for your community?
The Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Hotspot
Spanning a massive 12 000 hectares, the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor was ravaged by agricultural land clearing in the early 1900’s. Unfortunately, 90% of the wheatbelt was completely destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of species went extinct locally or regionally.
However, hope isn’t lost! Since being identified as an area in desperate need of recovery and restoration, 12 nature reserves have protected the area from further damage. Together with regeneration initiatives like Carbon Neutral, the area is gradually recovering to it’s former glory.
In 2020, schools and community groups have planted more than 10 000 trees in the Yarra Yarra Biodiversity Corridor with Australian Fundraising’s environmentally friendly fundraising programs. Awesome work!
Australian Fundraising sends a special thanks to all of our schools and community groups participated in our Plant-A-Difference and Go Green School Colour Explosion Fun Runs in 2020.
You have made a remarkable difference in helping keep our precious biodiversity hotspots alive. Thank you!
Go Green with Australian Fundraising!
Do you want to help us reach our goal of 20 000 trees in 2021? We are taking pre-registrations for our 2021 environmentally friendly fundraisers.
There has never been a better time to express your interest. We have lots of extra inclusions if you book ahead and 100% free cancellation if you change your mind.
Register for a 2021 fundraiser today!