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Counties Energy announces Environmental and Sustainability Grant recipients

Counties Energy is proud to announce the recipients of their Environmental and Sustainability Grant are YMCA Camp Adair, Franklin Active Trails Whakaupoko Landcare and Trees for Survival Mauku School.  The three initiatives will each receive $5,000 worth of funding for their environmental projects within the local community.

The Counties Energy Environmental and Sustainability Grant aims to support not-for-profit community organisations or educational providers with projects that protect or enhance the environment in the southern Auckland and northern Waikato regions. This is the second year the company has offered the grant.

Counties Energy General Manager Safety, Culture and Sustainability Tracey Kay says the company is thrilled to offer the grant for the second year running and was impressed with the standard of applications received.

“As we continue to increase our focus on sustainability as a company it’s heartening to see so many local not-for-profit community organisations and educational providers working passionately to make a difference in our community.  We received outstanding applications and are extremely proud to have these three projects being implemented.  We thank everyone who applied for the Counties Energy Environmental and Sustainability Grant and wish them all the best with their projects.”

YMCA Camp Adair are using their grant to improve pest control and restore biodiversity, as well as planting native trees.  The project will involve local schools to help with the planting and establish an eco-sourced nursey.  Trees for Survival Mauku School are installing greenhouses to raise native seedlings that will then be established at Maukau Stream.  Franklin Active Trails Whakaupoko Landcare will be focussing on weed control, planting native trees as well as completing trails to create pathways for walking and cycling.

All three projects are expected to be completed by March 2024.

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