30,000 trees to mark 30 years
On 1 August 2018 Honda New Zealand celebrated 30 years in New Zealand. To commemorate this anniversary, we set ourselves a target to fund the planting of 30,000 trees over the following year. At the end of the 12 months we had surpassed our target, funding 31,436 trees. We did this in the following ways:
GIFTING TREES: Every customer who purchased a Honda, regardless of whether it was new or used, was gifted a native tree or a donation/gift tree was made on their behalf to Trees that Count
THE HONDA FOREST: Honda has committed to a significant local council project in Kaiapoi, an area hit hard by the Canterbury earthquakes, and are funding the planting of a Honda forest. It will cover some 3.2 hectares, consisting of native trees and plantings around a lake with walkways and cycling tracks, and be part of a larger recreational area including new BMX Park and dog walking park (now complete) and new sports fields (under construction).
8,000 trees were planted during our Anniversary year - this included two community planting days.
PLANTING DAYS: Honda staff and customer planting days were held up and down the country in 2018 and 2019. Sites were organised in conjunction with local conservation groups and Trees That Count and varied from bushwalk and riverbank restorations to greenbelt plantings in cities.
TREES THAT COUNT: A large number of trees were funded and planted through Honda’s ongoing partnership with Trees That Count – an organisation that has built a unique community and marketplace connecting native tree planters with funders. For more information on the great work this organisation is doing, visit www.treesthatcount.co.nz.