Local start-up Hoops Consulting, a public relations business based in Townsville, has today launched “Trees for Townsville” as part of its commitment to sustainable operations.
Native, drought tolerant tree and shrub seedlings will be given away to Townsville locals and not-for-profit groups on a first-in-best-dressed basis, with registration via a simple online form, starting from today.
The tree seedlings will be sourced locally from the community nursery of Conservation Volunteers Australia, located in Rowes Bay.
Founder of Hoops Consulting Sharon Hoops said that the new business wanted to establish its sustainability programs at the very beginning of operations.
“Having a corporate background, I’ve seen first-hand how challenging it can be to retrospectively apply sustainability aspects to a business; so, we’re committing to our programs at the very beginning,” said Ms Hoops.
“Rather than just pay money to offset carbon, we wanted to do something that benefited our Townsville community directly, while also providing a boost to a great local organisation in Conservation Volunteers Australia.”
“By giving away native and drought tolerant varieties of trees, Hoops Consulting is doing its small bit to make our city more beautiful and our gardens more sustainable.”
“CVA has helped us choose six different drought tolerant seedling varieties of trees and shrubs that grow from 1 metre to more than 20 metres in height, so there’s something to suit all types of garden.”
“We’re also offering this ready-made sustainability program to our clients as an easy solution to offset some of their own carbon emissions.”
People wanting to register should visit www.hoopsconsulting.com.au.