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Episode Info: The eight Regenerative Hour is recorded at a beautiful place called Narmbool, situated at Elaine between Ballarat and Geelong in Victoria, Australia, where we meet with Colleen Filippa, who is founder and director of Fifteen Trees, and Mathew Dowler from the Narmbool Education Team. Colleen and Mat talking with Jackie and TonyColleen Filippa’s treeplanting company Fifteen Trees from Ballarat has raised funds for 3,000 trees and shrubs to be planted by school children and community groups at this site. All together, the company has planted more than 160,000 trees since they started 10 years ago. Fifteen Trees offers to plant any number of trees on your behalf. For instance, 15 trees is estimated to reduce the carbon footprint of your car for one year, whereas 60 trees could reduce the carbon footprint of your lifestyle for one year. If you are about to travel by air, one tree per hour in the air would reduce the carbon footprint of that flight. Or you could consider planting one tree per person you invite to your next big celebration – as a way to reduce the carbon footprint of your events and parties. But won’t carbon offsetting in this way just delay the process of us cleaning up our act genuinely and decarbonising our activities – like for instance figuring out how we can transport ourselves, fly and party without emitting any carbon in the first place? That is one of the topics we discuss with Colleen. Public service announcement:Carbon offsetting doesn’t reduce emissions.Projects often do real harm to communities.We need rapid, radical emission reductions at source. No amount of carbon-shuffling will do the job. (&@GretaThunberg agrees.)— Teresa Anderson (@1TeresaAnderson) November 9, 2019 Mathew Dowler explains about the project Jackie Mik National Tree Day Tree Planting at Narmbool Sunday 2 August 202010.00 am – 1.00 pm National Tree Day started in 1996 and has grown into Australia’s largest community tree-planting and nature care event. It’s a call to action for all Australians to get their hands dirty and give back to the community. ​​​This day sits right at the heart of Narmbool’s ethos and is the perfect place to bring your family and make a connection with, and contribution to, our incredible natural environment. BYO morning tea and lunch. Children & Adults: $10 (towards cost of trees, guards & stakes) Toddlers (0-4): Free Bookings: 03 5337 1199 or → Read more on McClellands’ Big Day Out McClellands Consulting Engineers team and Fifteen Trees travelled to Narmbool to carry out their planting. Over the course of a couple of hours we planted ~ 400 native grasses and trees. After the interview with Fifteen Trees, we play excerpts of the following youtube- and Facebook-videos: Major tree-planting fundraising on You...
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