Europcar employees will rollup their sleeves and plant more than 1000 native trees and shrubs to help the re-vegetation process at Devilbend Reservoir Park on Friday June 21.
About 20 people from Europcar’s Head Office in Tullamarine will make their way to the Mornington Peninsula to plant locally sourced native seedlings as part of the company’s carbon-reduction program with environmental organisation Greenfleet.
Europcar Australia Director of Sales and Marketing, Mike Warmington, said the annual planting day would see Europcar staff and Greenfleet add to 22,000 seedlings that have already been planted across 75.5 hectares at Devilbend Reservoir Park since 2008.
“The planting day is an opportunity for our employees to explore a beautiful part of the State, get their hands dirty and appreciate the hard work that goes into reducing carbon emissions – it really brings the entire program to life,” Mr Warmington said.
Mr Warmington said Europcar was committed to reducing carbon emissions through their tree-planting program with Greenfleet and other environmental initiatives from their Sustainability Committee, including a carbon offset program for Europcar vehicles.
“Europcar customers have the option to donate three dollars to the program each time they rent with us to help reduce the emissions from their rental, while all Europcar company vehicles are fully offset through the program,” Mr Warmington said.
The partnership between Europcar and Greenfleet started in December 2006 and has seen more than 148,000 trees planted to offset carbon emissions of vehicle rentals with Europcar.
Greenfleet CEO, Sara Gipton, commended Europcar for supporting the Greenfleet program and for encouraging employees to get involved.
“Encouraging employees to help plant trees, as Europcar does, means they get to see the hard work that goes in to offsetting carbon emissions and do their bit in protecting the Australian environment for future generations,” she said.