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100 Trees Project calls for green thumbs


USC Enactus member Ilee Stanholm preparing for the tree-planting project

5 December 2013

A group of University of the Sunshine Coast students is calling for community volunteers to help plant 100 native trees on campus in one day on Monday 16 December.

The 100 Trees Project, organised by Enactus USC, will see trees planted along a pathway from the USC Sports Stadium to the central part of the University.

The event, which aims to increase awareness about sustainability and tree conservation, will run from 10.30am to 2pm and will include a free sausage sizzle.

The 100 Trees Project leader and USC student Amy Isaac said Enactus USC had already received interest from more than 20 volunteers but needed dozens more.

“This is a chance for everyone to get their hands dirty and to get involved in a project that can be beneficial for the whole community,” she said.

“We hope that by teaching people how to plant trees in a fun and interactive way, people will walk away from the event with a different perspective on sustainability and the environment.

“We hope to widen the project by getting schools, local community groups and businesses involved in their own 100 trees projects in the future.”

Enactus USC involves University students and staff and business people working on collaborative projects to promote entrepreneurship and sustainability.

People interested in volunteering to plant trees can email or visit the project’s Facebook page.

— Jessica Halls

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