News: Landcare Award

Conserving the planet became even more rewarding for Wallington Mitre 10 Home & Trade in Wallington, (Vic), after the store was announced winner of the Mitre 10 Landcare Award for their efforts in supporting the Landcare Mitre 10 Caring for our Waterways program. The Landcare prize recognized the outstanding efforts of one Mitre 10 store that showed exemplary commitment to promoting and participating in the Caring for our Waterways program.

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With competition fierce for the award, Wallington Mitre 10 won by spearheading a number of Landcare initiatives such as turning a once dry and barren woodland into a self sustaining wetland, setting up in store displays promoting Landcare and giving away a thousand trees for planting on National Tree Day.

Wallington Mitre 10 Hardware Manager, Will Van Berkel, was awarded with the individual prize of a trip for two to the recent Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Store owners, John and Prue Webb, felt that Will had led so many of the stores Landcare initiatives that he clearly deserved the prize.

“I had no hesitation in awarding Will with the prize. He is the kind of person who shows great initiative and embraces any programs that support the environment and Mitre 10,” said John. “It’s important to note that many of the staff here at Wallington Mitre 10 are actively involved in supporting Landcare and the environment.”

Pleased with winning the individual award, Will was quick to share his glory saying that it was a team effort that helped the store win the honour.“I am very grateful to win this award as I feel strongly committed to supporting the work that Mitre 10 does with Landcare groups,” said Will.