World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge - Auckland - Conservation Volunteers New Zealand

A Tree Planting Frenzy For World Environment Day

We’re excited to report that this years Corporate Tree Planting Challenge, in celebration of World Environment Day, was a huge success with more locations, more teams and more impact than ever before! Held on Friday the 9th June in Wellington and Auckland and in sites across Australia on the 2nd June, it was a tree planting frenzy of 56 teams.

The competition was fierce in New Zealand, with 10 teams competing to plant the greatest amount of native grasses, shrubs and trees as they could, within a two hour period. Our corporate green thumbs from Bridgestone (two teams), Lion, Huawei and 2 degrees planted approximately 1,670 native plants at Whenua Rangatira in Auckland. In Wellington, Lion, Landcorp, Spark, Contact Energy and Wellington City Council put almost 2,000 trees in the ground on Mt. Victoria.

“Our corporate teams have helped to achieve real, on-ground outcomes in their local community, complementing the work that Conservation Volunteers undertakes every day. Their participation has also assisted us in raising funds to support this work ongoing. We are very pleased with the environmental outcomes from this year’s event and can’t wait to have everyone back again next year” says Siobhan O’Grady, Conservation Volunteers Corporate Partnership Manager.

Congratulations to the following teams who took away the winning title for their site by providing both quality and quantity in their planting:

New Zealand

World Environment Day Corporate Tree Planting Challenge with Conservation Volunteers

Our corporate teams planting at Whenua Rangatira in Orakei

  • Auckland – Lion
  • Wellington – Wellington City Council


  • Adelaide – Bridgestone
  • Brisbane – Fun Over 50
  • Canberra – Energy Action
  • Mackay – BMA
  • Melbourne – Tabcorp
  • Newcastle – Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group
  • Perth – Rio Tinto
  • Sydney – AMP


Conservation Volunteers extends warm thanks to AMP, BASF, Bayer, BechtelBluewaters Power, BMABridgestone, Bupa, Chevron, Energy ActionFuji XeroxFun Over Fifty, Impact Fertilisers, Lion, Newcastle Coal Infrastructure GroupOptus, OricaOrigin Foundation, Port of Newcastle, Port Waratah Coal ServicesRio Tinto, Stockland, Subsea 7, Sydney Airport, TabcorpToro, TSA ManagementTwo Degrees MobileVentia and Veolia for their participation in this year’s challenge.


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