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Latest Stories

Trees For Life South Australia Are Offering Planting Kits

Date: 18-Jul-14
Author: Damian Dabrowski
South Australian environmental organisation, Trees For Life (TFL), is asking residents to get down to one of 116 Foodland stores and buy a National Tree Day planting kits for just $1.

Free D.I.Y. 'How to Plant A Tree' Workshops at Bunnings Stores for Tree Day

Date: 17-Jul-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Bunnings Warehouses across the country (excluding South Australia) will be offering workshops on how to plant, care and maintain native trees the weekend of Tree Day (26 -27 July). Kids with little green thumbs will learn to plant and decorate gardening pots with recycled materials.

Extending Responsibility: RecyclingNearYou Report Released

Date: 14-Jul-14
Author: Ryan Collins
What is the hot button issue for Australians seeking recycling services? This report highlights the individuals or groups taking responsibility for recycling particular materials and is a powerful indicator of the types of options being sought by Australians.

We've Hit 25 Million!

Date: 03-Jul-14
Author: Ryan Collins
May's monster month of collections was the biggest ever for 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'. On top of that we've just hit 25 million cartridges recycled since the program began. Find out what this milestone means for the environment.

Nature Kids - Movie Screening held at Surry Hills in Sydney.

Date: 01-Jul-14
Author: Planet Ark
Nature Kids is an enlightening documentary about the connection between kids and nature, and the positive effects of children playing in and learning about nature.

What Is Nature Worth?

Date: 24-Jun-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Planet Ark launched a Tree Give Away at Customs House in Circular Quay where Planet Ark have created an urban jungle to promote our research report: Valuing Trees

A Remedy for Old Medicine

Date: 23-Jun-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Do you have medicines at home or work but have no idea what they're for? Perhaps they're out-of-date or simply unwanted? With more then 500 tonnes of medicine finding its way in waterways and landfill each year its correct disposal is both a human health and environmental issue. So what should you do? Find out more...

The Real Tree Day Stars - Our Site Coordinators

Date: 23-Jun-14
Author: Jess McCallum
Site coordinators are the heroes of National Tree Day. Organising thousands of events across the country, they bring the event to life and enable communities nationwide to experience the joy of planting and participate in greening up their local environment. But it's not all giving - there's a lot to be gained from being one of these superstars. We stopped by to chat to Wendy May from the Noosa & District Landcare Group, who tells of her experience - and why you should become one this year, too. Find out more...

What's Nature Worth At Home?

Date: 23-Jun-14
Author: Jodie Lewin
How much more would you be willing to pay for a home in green leafy neighbourhood? Well if you're like most Aussies you'd be happy to pay quite a bit. To launch July's National Tree Day Planet Ark has released the Valuing Trees: What is Nature Worth? report that reveals fascinating information on the value of nature at home, at work and at school. Find out more...

Free Trees For Victorian Schools And Groups

Date: 23-Jun-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
2 Million Trees Victoria are again supporting Victorian schools and community groups for Tree Day this year

Our Schools Competition Winners Announced

Date: 23-Jun-14
Author: Ryan Collins
Could you guess how many toner cartridges are needed to make 1 km of TonerPave road? The winning schools had the closest guess in each of their states. Find out who won and what the magic number was...

Join Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day Competition

Date: 20-Jun-14
Author: Marty Middlebrook
Enter Planet Ark's Schools Tree Day Competition and your school could win an amazing schoolyard garden and a once-in-a-lifetime visit by dirtgirl, ABC4Kids TV sensation.


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