Hip Hip Hooray, it’s National Tree Day
July 31, 2022
And what a fab day it was! Torque Toyota has been a proud supporter of Planet Ark’s National Tree Day for the past decade and a half – and this year has sure been one to remember.
Last Friday 29 July, as part of Australia’s largest annual tree-planting event, we were honoured to support Six local schools across Brisbane and Moreton Bay for Schools Tree Day – helping the children foster a greater connection with nature and their community.
Students from St. Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Hercules Road State School, Jinibara State School, Boondall State School, Mango Hill State School and Sesame Lane Regency Street Childcare Centre all rolled up their sleeves and got involved – with Torque Toyota donating a total of over 200 plants for kids to plant on the day.
Native Australian and Indigenous bush tucker plants were selected by the schools, and the children embraced learning about the value of the land and nature, as well as our First Nations cultures, beliefs and traditions – while making a positive contribution to their school environment.
On Sunday 31st July, Brisbane came alive again for National Tree Day, with green thumbs getting busy at public tree-planting events right across the city and Moreton Bay region.
The Torque Toyota team joined members of the local community at Park Vista in Mango Hill, along with Environmental Officers for Moreton Bay Regional Council – planting a whopping 1,500 native plants collaboratively!
It’s an honour for Torque Toyota to get involved with such a worthwhile cause, and to see the impact it makes not only locally – but right across our beautiful country.
“Australians understand they can make a personal difference through positive environmental action and National Tree Day provides a fantastic opportunity for them to do just that,” said Planet Ark co-CEO Rebecca Gilling.
“There are clear benefits to spending time in nature and by planting a tree you can help cool the climate, provide homes for native wildlife, and make your community a better place to live.”
National Tree Day is a natural extension of Toyota’s commitment to reduce the environmental impact of its vehicles globally to zero by 2050. With seven low emission hybrid vehicles in our current range and plans for all Toyota models to feature a hybrid version by 2025 – we are well on the way to achieving this goal.
Together, we can make a difference to our planet, and Torque Toyota looks forward to engaging our local community for National Tree Day for many more years to come.
To learn more, visit: https://treeday.planetark.org