Goodbye Green Army Teams, you’ve changed our lives and together we have achieved:
As we celebrated the success of our Bli Bli and Coolum Teams on Tuesday 20th March, we also said farewell to the program that has achieved amazing results over the past three and a half years and 172 projects across QLD and NSW.
Our Green Army projects have created over 1300 participant placements, giving local youth the opportunity to learn new skills and build confidence. The program has been very successful, with 1 in every 2 of our participants gaining ongoing employment and kickstarting their careers.
The Green Army has been successful in delivering skills, opportunity, environmental outcomes and promoting local partnerships, with many participants expressing how grateful they were to be a part of the program. Snapshots of just what others think about our program are:
I would like to pass on my personal thanks to yourself and the Green Army for the guidance and support shown over the few months that I have been a participant, particularly my supervisor. This experience has helped me to become more independent and re-discover my self-worth which in turn has given me the confidence to go on to seek other employment. – Far North QLD Participant
First of all I wanted to thank you for accepting me into the Green Army project. It was a life-changing experience for me to be able to be involved in Natural Area Restoration in such a great location and with a very inspiring and knowledgeable supervisor. I hope your great work in Campbell Page/Skillset and in the industry prospers in spite of the shutdown of the GA program. – NSW Participant
Our 172 teams have contributed directly to environmental work aiming to improve local community habitats and landscapes, by planting over 351,000 plants, working over 12,000 hectares of land treating weeds and propagating over 233,000 plants. The legacy of this work will be seen throughout many regions for years to come.
We have made some unforgettable connections with many community groups and local organisations to whom without your efforts, many of the opportunities for local youth would not have been possible.
Our Green Army program has made some unforgettable relationships and accomplished some remarkable results.