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24 July 2013

Schools Tree Day

Charnwood Primary School

  • 10:00 AM
  • School plant force with Australian Paralympic skier, Paralympic cyclist and paratriathlete, Michael Milton


Toyota Dealership, Canberra Toyota, is teaming up with local school, Charnwood Primary School to help kids plant for a brighter future as part of Toyota’s support of Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day on Friday 26 July, 2013.

As part of National Tree Day (Sunday, 28 July), Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature-care event, Canberra Toyota is driving planting activities for Schools Tree Day at Charnwood from 10AM to help local children support the initiative and preserve the environmental future of Australia.

Historically responsible for planting more than 18.6 million native trees, grasses and shrubs by approximately 3 million volunteers over the years, Schools Tree Day cultivates environmental stewardship and aims to help kids make nature a part of everyday life.

Canberra Toyota has been involved with schools tree day several years and has supported numerous primary schools.  The event is one we look forward to as it provides the dealership with an opportunity to give back to the community that supports us.

Toyota has sponsored National Tree Day and Schools Tree Day for the past 14 years as part of its global commitment to sustainability. With circa 2,500 schools across the country set to be involved on 26 July, Toyota aims for participating kids to help make a positive difference to the sustainability of our planet.

Dealer Principal of Canberra Toyota, Mirko Milic commented, “Toyota’s support of Schools Tree Day in 2013 aims to have a positive impact on the environment. The initiative will help Australian children learn and appreciate the importance of preserving our planet for future generations.  The children and their teachers are always keen participants and the day is always lots of fun, let’s face it everyone loves playing in the dirt!  ”

Spokesperson for Planet Ark, Debbie Agnew added: “We’re encouraging all Australians to Get Outside and Grow for National Tree Day. The involvement of our nation’s kids in Schools Tree Day helps the next generation of Australians understand the importance of doing our bit for the environment and community. Through Toyota’s support, we are able to give kids the opportunity to make a difference and ensure that nature becomes part of their everyday life.”

Toyota Australia is an industry leader in environmental research and technologies which aim to create a more sustainable motoring future to benefit all communities.

Toyota has demonstrated its genuine global commitment to sustainability, minimising its impact on our environment through the creation of the Toyota Prius. The Toyota Prius was the world’s first mass-produced hybrid vehicle that functions on a combination of a petrol engine and electric motor, reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. It was recently announced that Toyota sold its five millionth hybrid vehicle. 

Locals and schools can get involved in National Tree Day by visiting or by contacting our dealership.

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