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 (see video below).
The partnership continued to expand with the 2017 inception of the Konica Minolta Indigenous Land Grants and then in 2020, the Macleay Landcare Network in NSW received a Konica Minolta Landcare Grant for a project to grow plants that will eventually restore koala habitat and compensate its population decline due to the recent bush fires.
The most recent Konica Minolta Indigenous Land Grant, awarded in early 2019 to the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV) Cranbourne, was used to run two native plant workshops with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal community members focusing on local Aboriginal plant names and uses.
Konica Minolta also made 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.
Konica Minolta has also provided valuable support to National Landcare Awards and Conferences through the provision of in-kind printing solutions.