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20,000 trees planted through Lime donation in Far North Queensland

Soda Communications or Lime 3 mins read
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Lime, the world’s largest micromobility provider, has partnered with One Tree Planted to plant a total of 20,000 trees in the Cassowary Coast region in Queensland to increase decarbonisation and restore a total of 8 hectares of land.

The Facts

  • 20,000 trees planted 

  • 60+ tree species planted 

  • 5 families benefited 

  • 8 hectares reforested 

  • 6 jobs supported

  • 100 volunteers involved 

These efforts were a result of a campaign promoting Lime Prime passes, Lime’s monthly membership service, where $1 per Lime Prime rider was donated to fund this initiative. 

The restoration project took place on a property located in the buffer zone of Japoon National Park in the Cassowary Coast Shire of Tropical North Queensland. The property was recently purchased by a local community member who is passionate about restoring it for local biodiversity. The region is a critical habitat for Platypus, the Southern Cassowary, and Mahogany Glider.

The project's goal is to reforest the property to its natural state, restore key ecosystems and habitats for the region's wildlife, and provide a source of food for the local community. The restoration efforts involved replanting native trees such as Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Acadia, and Pandanus, as well as the reintroduction of locally sourced species to create a biodiverse habitat.

“We know how important our mission is to our riders, and we are always eager to find ways to support our most loyal riders in ways that enhance this mission, ” said Andrew Savage, Global VP and Head of Sustainability at Lime.

“With this great tree planting project in Australia, a region, like so many, impacted by climate change, we loved the idea of our local riders supporting reforestation on their behalf, cleaning the air and supporting the local ecosystem.”

Beth Dalgleish, Regional Project Director Asia Pacific for One Tree Planted said "We are so grateful for the support from Lime, which enabled 20,000 trees to be planted in the incredible Wet Tropics region of Far North Queensland.

"This project is about creating healthy, biodiverse habitats for some of Australia's most unique and threatened species, including the Southern Cassowary, the Mahogany Glider, and the Platypus. Around 100 volunteers from the local community came together to plant these trees, taking the opportunity to give back to nature and connect with like-minded people."  

Hugo Burt-Morris, Lime ANZ General Manager said “Sustainability is at the heart of Lime’s mission and our entire Australian-based team is proud to see this partnership with One Tree Planted come to life. The Far North Queensland region is a special part of the world, and we are excited to be using these funds to support such important projects.  

 




Key Facts:

The Facts

  • 20,000 trees planted

  • 60+ tree species planted

  • 5 families benefited

  • 8 hectares reforested

  • 6 jobs supported

  • 100 volunteers involved


About us:

About Lime

Lime’s mission is to build a future where transportation is shared, affordable and carbon-free. As the world's largest provider of shared electric vehicles, Lime partners with cities to deploy electric bikes and scooters to service any trip under five miles. One of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential Companies in 2021, Lime has powered over 400 million rides in more than 250 cities across five continents, spurring a new generation of clean alternatives to car ownership. 

 

About One Tree Planted

One Tree Planted is a nonprofit that is on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. Their projects span the globe and are done in partnership with local communities and environmental organisations to create an impact on nature, people, and wildlife. 

 

 

 


Contact details:

Bria Rechner

E: bria@sodacommunications.com.au

M: 0434 211 480

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