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Race to Restore - Corporate teams compete for World Environment Day

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Corporate Planting Challenge

On 2nd June, CVNZ ran our eighth annual Corporate Tree Planting Challenge to celebrate World Environment Day. The teams achieved amazing results with 8,520 trees, shrubs and grasses planted in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in just two hours.

The competition was fierce, with 17 teams competing to plant the greatest number of native plants in just two hours. 

Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

In Auckland, our corporate teams were from 2degrees (two teams), Go Well Consulting, HP, Concentrix, Accenture, Mondelez, Lane Neave and Lion. They planted an incredible 4,759 plants at Donald’s Farm – a non-profit Dairy Farm that’s part of the Papakura Stream Restoration Project. This was a new record for the most trees we’ve ever planted in a single event. 

Ōtautahi Christchurch

In Christchurch, teams from Advanced Landscapes, 2degrees, Lion, Lane Neave and Switched On competed for the trophy. They planted a total of 3,370 native Carex to protect the waterway at Porritt Park in Wainoni.

Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

In Wellington, Accenture, Z Energy and 2degrees battled it out to plant 391 trees in tough terrain on the Ōwhiro Stream Restoration Project.

And the winners are….

We judged our competitors on both quality and quantity. Congratulations to the following teams who took away the winning title for their site:

  • Auckland: Go Well Consulting
  • Wellington: Z Energy
  • Christchurch: Switched On
Planting the future

This amazing contribution from our corporate supporters will go a long way towards improving the environmental health of these parks, reserves and waterways. Native trees and plants filter contaminants before they reach waterways, and provide shade, food and habitat for our native species. The teams also assisted us in raising funds so that we can continue to do this important work. 

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou

We had such a great time at this year’s event and can’t wait to have everyone back again next year. Conservation Volunteers New Zealand extends warm thanks to 2 Degrees, Z Energy, Accenture, Concentrix, Go Well Consulting, Mondelez, HP, Switched On, Advanced Landscapes, Lion and Lane Neave.

If your team is interested in getting involved in future events please contact Siobhan at [email protected] or click here.

 

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