In the first year of the three-year partnership between Nespresso and Greening Australia, 36,000 trees and shrubs are being planted, as part of Greening Australia’s Great Southern Landscapes program. These plantings will restore 12 hectares of Eucalypt overstory in areas of degraded wet and damp forests in Victoria’s Gippsland region.
The plantings are scientifically targeted to increase habitat connectivity for the genetically significant Strzelecki Koala and the nationally threatened Great Glider – with co-benefits for many other species native to the area. For example, the project will also benefit the Superb Lyrebird and contribute to water quality improvements for the Ramsar-listed Corner Inlet.
The work will build on years of existing plantings undertaken by Greening Australia in the region, creating linkages between patches of vital habitat in the landscape.
“At Nespresso, we believe coffee can be a force for good in the world, and we are committed to making a positive impact in every country that we operate. Through our partnership with environmental restoration specialists, Greening Australia, we are investing in important projects over the coming years to help in restoring essential habitats and making Australian landscapes more resilient to climate change.” ~ Jean-Marc Dragoli, General Manager, Nespresso Oceania
Nespresso have made several sustainability commitments connected to one premise: that every cup of Nespresso should have a positive impact. Read more about their sustainability commitments here.