Air New Zealand Greenteam—25 July 2015
Air New Zealand has a strong commitment to offsetting the impact of air travel on the environment and accordingly, Air New Zealand employees are involved in several green initiatives. The Air New Zealand Greenteam includes almost 3,000 employees who are committed to environmental action and education both at work and home.
Among other things, the Greenteam members and their families and friends participate in educational activities such as taking field trips to observe native birds, insects and plants at close range, doing beach clean ups and tree plantings.
Today we were very fortunate to have ten Greenteam members plus twelve of their family members come out for our last planting day of the season. Joining us were Andrea, Angela, Bill, Brett, Castor, Carys, Denise, Eileen, Fiona, Jan, Jing, Joan, Karl, Klass, Mike, Neena, Nelle, Rory, Samuel, Shelley, Steph and Trevor. They were helped out by Zoe, who is a regular volunteer at CUE Haven and Roger, who drove several members of the Air NZ Greenteam out today.
The team arrived and we got acquainted over morning tea and we gave a brief overview of the CUE Haven project and a safety briefing.
The task for the day was to fill in any spots that had been missed during previous plantings and also plant out an area still covered by thick dead grass. It was challenging planting but the weather was great and the team quickly got to work.
The neighbour’s cows kept a close eye on what we were doing!
And in just a few hours of work the team planted 492 trees—the last of the trees to be planted for the 2015 season. Yeah!!! It was an amazing effort by the group and we really appreciate it!
Before leaving the field the team gathered up all the pots and trays for recycling.
Then headed back to the cottage for a relaxing lunch.
After lunch we took the team for a long walk to explore the property and to check out the contributions of the numerous volunteers who have helped make CUE Haven so special.
A wonderful end to a very productive and enjoyable day.
Our many thanks to Shelley for organising the Air NZ Greenteam visit today. We really appreciate your support and look forward to continuing to work with you.
A big thank you to Rodger who took off his bus driver’s uniform and helped out with the planting today!
Many thanks also to our very enthusiastic and committed young volunteer Zoe, who regularly helps out at CUE Haven.
And extra special thanks to all the Greenteam members and their families who gave up a Saturday to come and help out. We really enjoyed meeting you all and working with you and truly appreciate your contribution. Thanks for a wonderful end to our 2015 planting season!
We look forward to having you all back at CUE Haven for a leisurely visit.