“Greening Australia is a big thinking organisation with a marvellous reputation for taking steps of great magnitude to restore our landscapes to their original condition. They deliver. They do what they say they will do.”
Geoff Handbury AO
GREENING CIRCLE was established in 2005 with donations from enlightened Victorians who made the choice to support Greening Australia, the organisation with a consistent track record in restoring our land and protecting our legacy.
We gratefully acknowledge all of our generous donors who share our vision for a healthy and sustainable land from the vast regions of western Victoria to our own backyards.
Our land. Our legacy. Your choice…
The Greening Circle has two levels of support that enable Greening Australia to continue its valuable work in research and development, habitat restoration and community education and awareness. All donations to Greening Australia are tax deductible and major gifts can be matched to a project of your choice.
The Greening Circle has two support levels:
The Patron Circle - donations from $1,000 to $20,000
The Butterfly Circle - donations from $50 to $500
The new Butterfly Circle has been created to reflect the growing level of grass roots support from individuals who are choosing to support Greening Australia’s work in a range of ways from Workplace Giving (from $1 per week) to individual annual donation.
Because the butterfly is the ‘canary in the mine-shaft’, it is the barometer of a healthy habitat. The more butterflies we see in our gardens and in our fields, the closer we get to restoring our land.
Every supporter receives our enewsletter, special invitations to events near you plus a butterfly-attracting plant guide to suit every size garden from courtyard to field.
The Butterfly Circle is launched!
Butterfly Cakes for all
There was a terrific turnout for the Launch of the Butterfly Circle Program and Bio4 at the Butterfly Display in the Melbourne Museum.
Over sixty invited guests attended the launch eating butterfly cakes and being introduced to both the Butterfly Circle and the Bio4 project.
Rob Gell, our National President, opened the proceedings providing a big picture perspective of Greening Australia’s work transforming our landscapes.
David Freudenberger, our National Chief Scientist, then spoke on the links between the Butterfly Circle and Bio4 - from what we consume (biofuels and biosequestration), how we farm (biochar) and how we look after our gardens and urban greenspaces (Biodiversity and Butterflies).
This allowed Brendan Foran from Alcoa to introduce the Bio4 project and give a short overview.
Barry Hart then spoke on the importance of our partnerships and introduced the Butterfly Circle campaign and Betty Amsden, a lead supporter who is promoting the Butterfly Circle and the establishment of butterfly-attracting gardens in schools. Betty delighted the crowd with her enthusiasm and presented students from Blackburn Lake PS (the first school in the program) with a framed copy of their Butterfly Garden map.
Guests then chatted and networked while partaking in butterfly cakes and coffee.
A perfect way to start a day
We thank all our patrons.
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