This year, Toyota celebrates its 22nd year as the major partner of Planet Ark’s National Tree Day. Since 1999, Toyota dealerships across Australia, including CMI Toyota, have connected and partnered with schools and communities to plant more than 25 million trees and shrubs to support this important initiative.
Due to COVID-19, National Tree Day was unfortunately unable to go ahead last year across Australia. Thankfully, the event was able to take place in South Australia, and the CMI Toyota team were excited to join forces once again with the Adelaide Secondary School of English and Kilkenny Primary School to give nature a helping hand.
Students from both schools were excited to get their hands dirty and plant trees and shrubs around their school and in the community.
It was great to see so many students get involved and help do their part in building a healthier and greener planet.
Thank you to the students and teachers at the Adelaide Secondary School of English and Kilkenny Primary School. Your support will play a major role in National Tree Day's goal to plant one million trees across Australia.
Toyota is a proud partner of Planet Ark’s National Tree Day as they strongly believe that it’s the actions we take now will be the ones that have a profound effect on the state of the environment for future generations to come.
It’s this belief that has so far lead to Toyota reducing CO2 emissions by more than 120 million tonnes through the sale of more than 16 million hybrids globally, as well as commissioning Victoria’s first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refueling facility.
About National Tree Day
National Tree Day, proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia, was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John. It has now grown in to Australia's largest community tree planting and nature protection event as we strive to see over one million new trees, shrubs and grasses planted each year.
National Tree Day is a call to action for all Australians to put their hands in the earth and give back to their community. Each year, about 300,000 people volunteer their time to engage in environmental activities that educate individuals about the world around them. It's a day to venture outdoors and get to know your community, and most importantly, to have fun!
The last Friday in July is dedicated to schools celebrating Tree Day. Each year, more than 3000 students participate nationwide in environmental activities that educate individuals about the world around them.