Friday, July 7, 2017

Shepparton's One Tree Per Child Project launch next Thursday

Plans for make Greater Shepparton a better place to live will be formalised next Thursday, July 13.

Residents have been invited by the city’s mayor and councillors to the official launch of the city’s One Tree Per Child Project.

The One Tree Per Child Project, according to council, will provide opportunities for every child in Greater Shepparton to plant a native plant for the benefit of the community and the environment. 

It says there are 16,664 people 18 and under in the city and council is committed to partner with the community to plant an indigenous plant for each child, every year for five years (2017-2021).

The launch at Tassiker Reserve at 100 Kittles Rd in Shepparton, will allow people to learn more about the project and to experience the enhancement of our environment when the community and council work together.

Planting a tree is often a child’s first act of  personal difference for their community. It can empower children to realise that they can make a personal difference for our community and our local environment.

One Tree Per Child aims to plant 20 million trees for 20 million children by 2020 worldwide and was 
founded by Olivia Newton-John and Jon Dee, and builds on the highly successful National Tree Day.

Those attending the launch should wear sturdy boots and bring gloves to plant a native plant or two after the formalities.

RSVPs need to be in by 5pm on 12 July to or by contacting Travis Turner at 0407 859 428.

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