22 July 2022
SmartestEnergy Australia gives back with Greenfleet
Taking care of our climate and helping to protect and preserve the planet is at the core of our business. While we work to accelerate the transition to a low carbon future through our role in the energy sector, our ‘Giving Something Back’ programme gives us the opportunity to provide hands-on volunteer support to hardworking charities.
Recently, this programme saw five eco-warriors from our SmartestEnergy Australia team give up their time to support our selected charity partner Greenfleet with tree planting in Bonna Point Reserve, Sydney. Hanno Waltermann, Jessica Handoko, Christy Li, Megha Singh and Robert Owens rolled up their sleeves to plant young trees as part of a forest restoration to help fight the impact of climate change.
Rob Owens, CEO at SmartestEnergy Australia:
(Pictured in the orange high vis vest)
“The team and I had a fantastic time supporting Greenfleet with the planting programme. More importantly though, I’m proud that SmartestEnergy takes its environmental responsibility so seriously and we were able to represent the business to help make a positive difference to the planet. It’s amazing to think that the saplings we placed in the ground will be there for future generations, helping support our environment and wildlife populations.”
Each year, SmartestEnergy chooses one incredible charity to partner with that’s making a real positive impact on the environment. Importantly the charity is voted for by our team, so we make sure our time and resources are channelled into a cause we’re all passionate about.
We support our chosen charity across the year with a combination of donations and volunteering time, so we make the maximum impact we can. We’re proud this year it’s Greenfleet, the leading environmental non-profit organisation and Australia’s most trusted source of biodiverse carbon offsets to take practical climate action.
To date, Greenfleet has planted over 9.6 million trees across over 500 forests in Australia and New Zealand. As they grow, these forests absorb carbon emissions, improve soil and water quality, and restore habitat for native wildlife, including many endangered species.
This is just the start of SmartestEnergy giving up time for Greenfleet this year. We’re proud of our team for kicking off our volunteering programme in Sydney and we’re already looking forward to getting the next project and team lined up. We’ll be keeping you posted through our blogs.
> To find out more about Greenfleet visit www.greenfleet.org.au