Konica Minolta has been a Landcare Australia partner since 2011. Initially the partnership’s focus was to provide staff with opportunities to participate in environmental volunteering helping them to make a positive and meaningful contribution to our environment.
The most recent funding from Konica Minolta will be directed to Landcare Australia’s Reforestation and Biodiversity Project, aiming to support the Regent Honeyeater Project- Connecting the Pollinators – Biolink. The project funds will provide at least 2,000 trees to improve the habitat for the Regent Honeyeater and temperate woodland bird community as well as other species using the same habitat.
In 2020, the Macleay Landcare Network in NSW received a Konica Minolta Landcare Grant for their Tree Change for Koalas project to build community capacity to collect, grow and supply appropriate local provenance koala food and habitat tree species. To achieve this, several volunteer-run community nurseries worked together. The project also sought to improve the level of understanding of appropriate planting design and care for koala habitat for landholders and the wider community. See case study.
Konica Minolta also supported Indigenous landcare projects in 2017 and 2018 including a generous donation to help support an Aboriginal Cultural Site Restoration project in the ACT through the Ginninderra Catchment Group. The project provided the opportunity for community members including the Aboriginal community, local residents, Landcare volunteers and corporate partners to engage in Aboriginal land management activities such as revegetation, weed control and connecting with significant cultural sites.
For National Landcare Awards and Conferences, Konica Minolta has provided valuable support through the provision of in-kind printing solutions.