1st August 2014
Mazda New Zealand has confirmed its commitment to New Zealand conservation with the use of a new Mazda6 wagon to the Project Crimson Trust to mark the ten year anniversary of their partnership.
Project Crimson is one of New Zealand’s leading conservation organisations, working to renew and restore native flora, including the iconic kiwi Christmas tree– the Pohutukawa.
Mazda’s partnership with the Trust began in 2004, since then the company has supported and founded a number of conservation initiatives alongside the use of Mazda vehicles to assist with the Trust’s conservation work.
The contribution of a new Mazda6 is part of a continued effort to support the Trust through the provision of vehicles to assist with transportation and project logistics.
Devon McLean, Chair of the Project Crimson Trust, believes that the tireless support that the Trust has received from Mazda over the years has allowed it to successfully execute conservation initiatives that otherwise would have been a challenge or simply not possible.
“Our ten year relationship with Mazda has been hugely beneficial to the Trust and the vehicles have been integral in allowing us to carry out our mission, to replant native plants across New Zealand.
“We use them for everything we do, so-much-so that they’ve become icons for the Trust and people recognise us wherever we go,” he says.
Mazda’s partnership with the Project Crimson Trust includes Treemendous School Makeovers, a joint initiative, which selects four schools a year to receive a $10,000 makeover of part of their grounds. The programme aims to educate children on the importance of the environment and the country’s fauna and flora.
Since the establishment of Treemendous School Makeovers over six years ago the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson Trust have completed makeovers at 26 schools across the country.
“We’re very proud of what we’ve managed to achieve together with The Project Crimson Trust across our ten year partnership. Conservation is close to our hearts and we’re delighted we can continue to assist the Trust with its great work,” says, Andrew Clearwater, Managing Director of Mazda New Zealand
“Over the years the team at Project Crimson have become part of the Mazda family and we’re looking forward to another ten years together.”