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We're taking care of New Zealand's big back yard

We're taking care of New Zealand's big back yard

As part of our sustainability ethos, we've been supporting native tree planting. It makes us feel good about making a difference in our own backyard.

To give back where we can, we have funded 1,000 native trees through the Trees That Count marketplace since coming on board as a supporter in 2019.

Choosing Trees That Count as a charity to get behind, “just made sense” says co-founder Jas Kohli, as it aligns with our values. “The nice thing about it is it is local and we really wanted to influence something in our own backyard. Trees That Count is one of the more recognisable causes and it has a great reputation and great awareness in New Zealand.”

Through our support of Trees That Count, Ecobags has helped five deserving planting projects in the community upscale their planting projects.

Among them is the Blue Orb Charitable Trust who’ve received 6,000 native trees through the Trees That Count marketplace. The group are working tirelessly to give New Zealanders the chance to see real-life kiwi at the historic site in Whangaruru North Head.

To do that, they’ll need to create forest environments that will help Kiwi thrive, which involves significant native tree planting. Ecobags are proud to have contributed to this project and others like it, with more native trees to support healthy habitats for our indigenous wildlife.

Funding over 500 native trees has earned Ecobags the Trees That Count Committed To Climate Kahurangi mark, which we’re proudly wearing on a selection of our consumer-focused products.

For more about the planting projects we've contributed to, through Trees That Count, please see:

Te Runganga o Ngati Manawa

Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust

Paparoa Wildlife Trust

Friends of Kapiro-Rangitane Stream

Blue Orb Charitable Trust

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