After watching the fantastic 180 degrees south documentary, Luke and I along with our team have been looking at how we, as a business, can contribute to conservation. It wasn't until a recent day trip to the beautiful Otway Fly with its amazing birdseye view of the rain forest that inspiration hit!
1 piece = 1 tree // Sustainable recycled timber furniture
As part of our commitment to running a sustainable business and our desire to improve the environment, we are donating a tree to 15 trees for every single piece of furniture that we produce in the future as well as every piece of furniture that we have produced in the past year. These trees are planted to reverse the environmental impact of all the processes involved in the production of the timber, the manufacturing as well as the freight. Previous clients will receive a postcard within the next month explaining the brilliant work of 15 trees as well as information on how to find out exactly where their tree/s have been planted! Every new client will also receive a post card with the details of their tree with their maintenance instructions. Coleen, the director of 15 trees, is going to have our first 100 trees planted in the Kinglake region of Victoria which is still recovering from the devastation of the Black Saturday fires on the 7th of February 2009.
What is 15 trees?
15 trees is a "social enterprise" that has planted 51,110 trees to date on behalf of companies and individuals in locations Australia wide that are in need of regeneration. Trees are donated to conservation groups such as landcare, schools, universities, kindergarten’s, land owners and also directly to local communities in need after the devastation of a natural disaster such as fire or flood. We have chosen to support this company as we like the simplicity of knowing exactly how many trees have been planted on our behalf as well as where the planting has occurred. We also love that 15 trees fills in the gaps missed by other organisations and government bodies.
Supporting our local environment
In addition to our 1 piece = 1 tree initiative, the staff from Bombora Custom Furniture spend a day every year assisting our local branch of Landcare. Landcare is the joint effort between the local community, government and business to protect and repair our environment. Local landcare groups are run by volunteers who establish their own priorities and projects with the support of the larger Landcare network. Our local community in the Surf Coast region are very passionate conservationists with a massive 8 groups just within the suburbs of Torquay and Jan Juc! I have seen the great work that these local groups have been doing in regenerating the deep creek, spring creek and Jan Juc creek waterways, the replacement of weeds with natives in the dunes throughout the region and plantings at the local parks. We greatly look forward to continuing to this great work!
Bombora Custom Furniture is a family run business in Torquay on the Victorian Surf Coast run by Luke and Alison Collins. We specialise in creating beautiful pieces of refined recycled timber furniture with a timeless aesthetic.
Contact us here to discuss your project or alternatively contact Alison on 0407-906-799.