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On Wednesday 6th March 2024, Greater Sydney Landcare hosted a corporate volunteering day for Solvay.

14 Solvay staff helped plant 800 native trees and shrubs for our Creating Canopies project and remove weeds at Sir Joseph Banks Park in Botany, in the Bayside Local Government Area.

Natural Resource Officer Bryce Doyle led the day with our new bush regenerators Aimee Hancock and Nicholas Brown.

We were excited that Russell Crowe attended on the day though sadly it was not the actor, but rather Solvay’s Commercial Manager.

Solvay staff joined Greater Sydney Landcare’s Creating Canopies team for a corporate volunteering day planting trees at Sir Joseph Banks Park in Botany, close to their office in Banksmeadow. Photo: Russell Crowe.

What Did Solvay Think of Their Corporate Volunteering Day?

  • 100% of Solvay staff that gave feedback rated the day as ‘excellent’.
  • 100% agreed or strongly agreed that the event was well organised and that the catering met their expectations.

When asked what they thought of the event, Solvay staff said:

  • “It was great fun and the staff involved made it a pleasant and easy experience. I regularly use the park and it is great to walk past and see the development of the area in such a positive way.”
  • “Well organised and informative.”

When asked about their favourite part of the event, Solvay staff said:

  • “The planting of the trees and being outside with a group of friends.”
  • “Good team building exercise. As planting is local to work we can check progress.”

When asked what they learned about the natural environment, Solvay staff said:

  • “The use of medium trees and smaller shrubs underneath and how they interact and have different benefits to the ecosystem.”
  • “Realised the amount of work needed to revegetate even a small area.”
  • “How to remove asparagus weed.”

Thank you Solvay for giving your time and energy to look after the environment for all to enjoy. We had a great day hosting you all and hope to see you again soon.

Volunteer for Bushcare in Bayside

If you’d like to contribute to environmental efforts in the Bayside LGA, you can become a Bushcare volunteer and regenerate bushland. No experience is necessary as training is provided.

Corporate Volunteering with Greater Sydney Landcare

Find out more about Corporate Volunteering with Greater Sydney Landcare here. Be sure to download our Corporate Volunteering Info Pack.

Get Involved in Creating Canopies

If you’d like to find out how to get free trees planted on your land, visit our Register Your Site for Trees page.

Come along and plant trees with Creating Canopies. Find out what events we have coming up on Greater Sydney Landcare’s Eventbrite page.

About Creating Canopies

Landcare NSW and Greater Sydney Landcare are planting 200,000 trees as part of the Greening our City program to help reduce urban heat in Greater Sydney. Proudly funded by the NSW Government.

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