Have a cup or tree

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Albany Highway Cafe Strip -

DO you drink cof­fee? Do you love trees? Com­bine the two with a new sus­tain­abil­ity project tak­ing hold in Vic­to­ria Park.

Lead by the Vic Park Col­lec­tive with the support of the Town of Vic­to­ria Park and The Vic­to­ria Park Tran­si­tion Net­work, the Bring One, Get One Tree project is in­spired by a sim­i­lar pro­gram cre­ated by Earth Car­ers for 30 western sub­urbs cafes dur­ing their Plas­tic Free July.

That re­sulted in bush care groups plant­ing 1540 trees.

The Town will sup­ply 2500 trees and na­tive shrubs for the project, which re­wards those who en­ter Vic Park cafes with a re­us­able cup for their cof­fee or­der with a to­ken that equates to a tree plant­ing by the Town.

Vic Park Col­lec­tive vice pres­i­dent Flavia Par­dini said the trees would be planted in re­serves around the Town and in Kens­ing­ton Bush­land, home to en­dan­gered black cock­a­toos.

She said Aus­tralians use 2.7 mil­lion take­away cof­fee cups an­nu­ally that ended up in land­fill, or as lit­ter.

Visit www.vic­park­col­lec­tive.com or email vic­park­col­lec­tive@gmail.com.

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