National Tree Day
GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY WITH NATIONAL TREE DAY !!!
It is a unique opportunity to do something positive for the environment. Since 2000, Toyota has helped schools and communities plant more than 25 million trees and shrubs across Australia, and this year we need your help to plant a million more. So join Livingstone Shire Council & Ian Weigh Toyota on Sunday 1st August for National Tree Day, and get your hands dirty for a better environment. This year our local Tree Day will be held at the Emu Park Boat Ramp, Fisherman’s Beach. Ian Weigh Toyota Yeppoon will supply a sausage sizzle for all volunteers on the day. BYO hat & sunscreen.
National Tree Day is a free event for the whole family so bring the kids & the grandparents.
Environmental Awareness at Ian Weigh Toyota
At Ian Weigh Toyota there is a strong commitment from all staff, in terms of looking after the environment. Recycling is an extremely important aspect of this commitment.
Our Environmental Control Officer is responsible for the co-ordination of the following recycling activities that are participated in daily by all Ian Weigh Toyota staff members.
What we do with these items
|Aluminium Cans||Cans are submitted to Just Scrap It Pty Ltd for reuse.|
|Milk & Juice Plastic Bottles (Codes1,2,5)||Submit to The Rockhampton City Council for recycling.|
|Paper||Scrap Paper is schredded and is either used in our Despatch Department as packing material or is submitted to The Rockhampton City Council for recycling.
Unshredded Scrap Paper still in good condition is donated to local Day Care Centres.
|Cardboard Boxes||Boxes are either submitted to the Rockhampton City Council for Recycling or are re-used as packing materials in our Despatch Department.|
|Scrap Metal Pieces from our workshops||Metal Pieces are submitted to Just Scrap It Pty Ltd for reconditioning and reuse.|
|Used Batteries||Batteries are submitted to Just Scrap It Pty Ltd for recycling.|
|Key Rings for both New & Used Vehicle Departments||Continually Re-used by Ian WeighToyota.|
|Wooden Pellets from Parts Packaging||Submitted to The Rockhampton City Council for recycling.|
|Ink & Toner Cartridges||Recycled using Planet Ark Reycling Boxes.|
|Paper Car Floor Mats from our Service Departments||Submitted to the Rockhampton City Council for Recycling.|
|Used Envelopes||Re-used for Internal Mail between the Rockhampton & Yeppoon Dealerships.|
|Newspapers/Magazines||Submitted to the Rockhampton City Council for Recycling.|
As Environmental Control Officer is also responsible for the following tasks:
- To raise this Dealership’s focus on a ‘Green’ working environment.
- To develop environmental policies and procedures.
- To investigate new environmental policies.
- To monitor the progress of new environmental policies.
- To conduct audits of existing environmental policies.
- To issue warnings for non-adherence to environmental policies.
On top of these environmentally friendly focused activities Ian Weigh Toyota in partnership with the Rockhampton City Council assists in the co-ordination of Rockhampton’s National Tree Day activities. National Tree Day is an Australian environmental initiative aimed at promoting community planting of native trees and shrubs. It is organised by Planet Ark in association with Toyota and AMP foundation. 2007 marks the 8th year that Toyota has been a major presenting partner of National Tree Day.