Volunteers at Auckland World Environment Day tree planting challenge Whenua Rangatira

Join our World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge 2017

Conservation Volunteers invites you to participate in our World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge on Friday, 9 June 2017.

We have identified key sites in both Auckland and Wellington and across Australia that need your help. Teams will be challenged to plant as many trees as they can in a two hour period, competing against each other to see who will be crowned the champion.

Gather your workmates together, invite other divisions in your workplace, challenge your interstate branches or extend the invitation to your customers and clients. You may enter as many teams as you like.

Celebrate the end of the day with a complimentary BBQ lunch followed by a nature walk.

What you need to know

When: Friday 9th June, 2017

Time:  9:30am – 2:00pm

Cost: $1,200 per team of up to 10 volunteers

Registrations close: 19 May 2017

Spaces are limited.

What the day will look like

  • Meet on site at 9:30am on the day
  • Teams will have 2 hours to plant as many trees as you can – 10am to 12pm
  • Tree planting will be judged on how many trees are planted, looking at quality and quantity
    with the winning team receiving a trophy.
  • A BBQ lunch will follow while tree planting quality and quantity is being judged

Sites around New Zealand

We’ve found priority sites across New Zealand where you and your team can help restore these significant locations:

Auckland – Whenua Rangitira, located 7kms from the CBD, is being steadily returned to its original native bush thanks to the dedication of Okahu Rakau who has a bold vision to restore the natural values of the areas feeding into the Orakei Basin and Waitemata Harbour.

Wellington – Mount Victoria. This year planting will be at the Forest at the Heart of Wellington – a long term ecological restoration project in celebration of the Rotary Club of Wellington’s Centenary which falls in 2021.  To commemorate their Centenary, Rotary and Conservation Volunteers have committed to planting 100,000 native trees on Mount Victoria in Central Wellington by 2021 and we need your help!  The site of our forest is a popular area of the Mount Victoria Town Belt and just a stone’s throw from the central city.

What did our 2016 volunteers say about the World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge?

“This was a great experience” Bridgestone Australia Ltd employee

 “The challenge had great atmosphere, (and was) very fun & informative” Vertech employee, 3 June 2016.

“Good fun. Gets you out of the office” TORO Australia employee

“The day was really fun and at the same time we were doing something good for the environment” Optus employee, 3 June 2016.

Register online now

Download the World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge flyer.

Interested in other opportunities to get your workmates involved in conservation activities?  Check out our Employee Volunteering information.

We are seeking sponsors for next year’s event. If you would like more information regarding this opportunity, please email sogrady@cvnz.org.nz