NRMA Insurance: WHY ARE WE HELPING?
--Because we love koalas. Australia is the only place in the world where these amazing creatures exist and we want to protect their homes as much as our own.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with Conservation Volunteers Australia to help preserve vital koala habitat. As part of our three-year partnership, we’ll plant a koala-friendly tree for every new home insurance policy sold until the end of this year.
We chatted with Sally Kiernan, NRMA’s Marketing Director, to hear a little more about the partnership...
Koalas are so uniquely Australian, I’d challenge anyone not to find them adorable. The fact that they are endangered is so sad - I’m really proud that we’re doing our bit to preserve this Aussie icon for future generations.
We were inspired by the finding that koala habitats are at risk and now more than ever need our help. Through small actions like volunteering to plant trees, we can make a huge difference.
We want to build stronger, more resilient communities and to protect homes, whether our own or koalas’. We believe our campaign is going to galvanise the community and get people to help ensure koala homes of the future.
Can NRMA really create lasting positive change for koalas?
Absolutely! As part of this initiative, NRMA has committed to a three-year partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia, an organisation that inspires change by connecting people with nature. CVA has a particular focus on conserving Australia’s threatened and vulnerable species, including koalas, through on-the-ground initiatives - like tree-planting - that make a lasting impact on the environment.
Are you excited about the CVA partnership?
We’re delighted to be partnering with CVA. Through this relationship, we'll be able to make a tangible contribution to the restoration, growth and maintenance of koala habitats. It’s a real-world example of our belief that every home is worth protecting.
Have you seen koalas in the wild?
I’ve never seen a koala in the wild, but have always wanted to. I should probably spend less time chasing kids and looking where I’m going and more time gazing up into the trees! [Actually, our koala spotting expert says it’s best to look down when searching for koalas!]
Is there something we can all do today to start helping koalas?
There certainly is! Through our partnership with CVA, we've identified a number of mass tree planting events taking place throughout south east Queensland and New South Wales. All you need to do is sign up. To register, click here where you’ll find all the information you need.