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Trees For Containers

In an age when 90% of goods arrive by sea, imagine what the world would be like if one tree was planted for every container shipped. We're doing our part to make this dream a reality.

Native Tree Project

At Champion Freight we’re passionate about the environment and doing our part to ensure its long-term vitality. As a 100% New Zealand owned and operated logistics provider, we appreciate the natural beauty of our wilderness, and need for business to care for it.

Partnering with SCOUTS New Zealand, a well-known and respected Kiwi charity, we're planting one native tree for every container (FCL) we export. That's about 2,500 trees each year!

We call it Trees for Containers, a unique initiative which gives back to the environment in a way that's tangible, practical and makes a genuine difference.

Environmental benefits:

  • Offsets carbon emissions.
  • Reclaims native wilderness areas.
  • Extends habitats for native fauna.
  • Reduces sediment runoff.
  • Prevents soil erosion.

Other benefits:

  • Creates a place of lasting natural beauty.
  • Supports SCOUTS New Zealand and their conservation efforts.

Blenheim 2017

16 June 2017

With assistance from SCOUTS New Zealand and their dedicated team of volunteers, the first annual tree planting event was held on Sunday the 11th of June in Blenheim. We’re proud to be a part of this initiative which we hope to extend across New Zealand through a series of yearly events.

Media Release

Champion Freight and SCOUTS New Zealand join forces for the environment.

SCOUTS New Zealand has a new partner - Champion Freight - a New Zealand owned and operated freight forwarding company that specialises in international sea freight. Champion Freight have committed to offsetting their carbon footprint by planting 1 tree for each container they export. In order to make this a reality, they have become an official Programme Partner of SCOUTS New Zealand.

"At Champion Freight we are passionate about the environment, and are excited to partner with SCOUTS New Zealand to bring this programme to life. Together we share a love for the great outdoors, doing our part to ensure its long-term vitality." Murray Gain, Director – Champion Freight.

As a Programme Partner of SCOUTS New Zealand, companies can benefit from the reach of the National Award Scheme and Programme that is run for 15,000+ youth members. This particular partnership involves a two pronged support model which includes funding an annual tree planting: Trees for Containers, as well as becoming an Award Scheme Champion by sponsoring the Scouts Section 'Conservation' Badge.

"We are excited to be partnering with Champion Freight in what we hope will be a long and successful relationship. Conservation is a big part of Scouting and aligning with a Kiwi company who shares our respect for the outdoors, supports that." Shaun Greaves, Acting Chief Executive – SCOUTS New Zealand.

The inaugural tree planting event will take place on Sunday 11th June 2017, from 10am - 2pm. If wanting to attend, meet at the Churchward Park Scout Hall in Blenheim and bring sturdy shoes, warm clothes, hat (both sun and warm), bottle of water, a spade (if you have one) and lots of energy!

If you’d like to help, please get in touch - you don’t have to be a Scout to join in!

The Blenheim Sun article

The Blenhiem Sun front page article: Scouts preparing for the inaugural tree planting event on Sunday 11th June 2017. #T4C

Media Coverage: View Stuff and Scoop for more articles.

How It Works

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You export a container with Champion Freight.

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We plant a native tree with SCOUTS New Zealand.

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Offsets carbon emissions & much more.