Landcare’s Earth Hour Tree Planting at Parkes

Author: Centroc User
Date: May 10, 2011
Category: Community Events, Community Groups, Saving Energy

Earth Hour has shown the world the power that can be generated through people committed to a simple idea for an important principle.

In Parkes this year the lead up to Earth Hour was celebrated on March 26th with a community tree planting at the North Parkes Oval as part of the Centroc Shiny Halo Program.

A group of about 18, including Landcare members, Council staff, Centroc staff and local children managed to plant almost 200 native trees which will form a windbreak around North Parkes Oval.

Gerald Carnie from Parkes Landcare commented, “We are very excited we could be involved in this tree planting day, it’s great to be working to improve the environment around the oval.”

Parkes and Districts Landcare representative, Bill Archer was impressed with the achievement and recommended that a similar event be run again next year.

Parkes Shire Council prepared the site for the plantings, trees were provided as part of  the Shiny Halo blog, http://centroc.com.au/shinyhalo/ and supplied from ‘Springvale Farm trees’ Back Yamma Road,  Parkes (Phone: Gary Brennand, 0427 662 197).

If you are interested in becoming a member of Parkes and Districts Landcare please contact Bill Archer on (02) 6862 4914 or Gerald Carnie on Mob. 0428 743 846.

About the Shiny Halo blog

 

Centroc will plant a tree for every action blogged at Shiny Halo and is encouraging people to take action and then visit the Shiny Halo Blog and write us a little note about what you have done.

What can you do?

Lots of actions can help to get a tree planted in Central NSW; they can be large or small, by an individual or a whole organisation e.g.

It can be as simple as turning your air conditioner up a few degrees to save electricity and carbon emissions or by saying no to plastic shopping bags.

Share your tips

You can contribute to, or simply visit the Shiny Halo Blog at www.centroc.com.au/shinyhalo. Catch up with what Centroc is up to on the sustainability front and also what other people in our communities are getting done.

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