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Trees That Count mobilises businesses, planters and individuals to restore Aotearoa's unique biodiversity, take action on climate risk and grow a brighter future through the planting of native trees. You donate or gift native trees, they match your trees to incredible restoration projects in every corner of Aotearoa: from community groups to schools, iwi, hapū and whānau projects to farms and local councils. They've funded an incredible 1,934,273& trees so far.
Some of the projects that are supported through Trees That Count include:
Bluff Hill/Motupōhue Environment Trust: Motupōhue (Bluff Hill) is a tōpuni site of significance to Awarua Rūnanga (Ngāi Tahu). It is the sternpost of Te Waka o Māui, and the place where the chief stands: its ngahere cloak is that of the chief, the korowai. The forest korowai was once majestic, alive with centuries-old podocarps and a huge population of native birds. Bluff Hill Motupōhue Environment Trust in partnership with Te Tapu o Tāne and Project Crimson (the charity that runs Trees That Count) aims to restore that life to Motupōhue through the planting of 50,000 native trees over 2022/2023
Trees for Survival is a hands on student-focussed environmental restoration programme. We work with over 200 schools and local communities across New Zealand to grow and plant native trees along waterways, wetlands and erosion prone hillsides, restoring and protecting our native ecology as well as creating habitat for our native birds and insects. From eco-sourced seedling to plant in the ground - the students are actively involved in the journey of environmental restoration, learning and enhancement of their local environment.
Waipoua Forest Trust: Waipoua is home to kauri, the last substantial remnant of a forest that began in deep time when New Zealand was part of the great southern landmass of Gondwana. The Waipoua Forest Trust was established in 1999 to champion this unique place and to restore it to a true turangawaewae o kauri, a place where kauri can stand it all its natural glory.
Feeling Fab Foundation was founded by Elizabeth (Liz) York affter her own experience of loss and grief after her husband drowned. Having seen a desperate need in her own experience for love, support, even the comfort of distraction and pampering, she set out to do the same for others walking through bereavement.
Feeling Fab, which Liz founded in 2013, hosts monthly pamper days for women in grief. The days include hair styling, makeup sessions, manicures, massages, craft tables, tea and lunch, all free. “When you’re grieving, you miss feeling like your old self,” says Liz. “To start feeling better, you have bring some joy into that grief.”
Their vision is informed by the principle of empowerment – Whakamana– through Mana Atua – commitment to the wellbeing of women in grief through the community gift of time and resources. Te Whakapaukaha ki te whakatairanga i nga wahine me te pukatokato i roto i nga hapori o te wa me nga rauemi.
We have supported the Feeling Fab Foundation for 10 years and love what they do.