The Hume Bank have been involved in a number of activities with parklands.
Hume identified the involvement with parklands as a unique opportunity. Former Hume Chairman, Mr. Ulf Ericson comments “We are delighted to be associated with Parklands Albury Wodonga, who are a not for profit organisation, undertaking wonderful environmental and recreational based projects for the benefit of the Albury Wodonga region. At Hume, we take pride in being part of the community and believe that this booklet will showcase our natural environment as a community asset for everyone to enjoy.”
The Hume Bank, with parklands published the booklet “From rivers to rolling hills – regional parklands of Albury and Wodonga” on Thursday 30th October 2003.The booklet is a 24 page full color publication focusing on the Albury Wodonga Regional Parklands and will be launched by Mr. Ulf Ericson, Chairman of the Hume Bank.
Copies of the booklet can be purchased from all Hume Bank Branches, and parklands Office in the Gateway Village. The cost will be $3.30 (Inc GST) with all proceeds to be allocated to further reprints of the booklet. The booklets will be available from Hume branches from Monday 3 November 2003.
Hume use images of parklands as part of their "Part of your life" campaign
Hume Board and staff members have been involved a a number of tree planting activities. To celebrate World Environment Day 2004, over 40 members and family of Hume planted 600 plants on the gateway Island. This has led to Hume becoming the inaugural member of parklands new Carbon Offsetting program. Hume staff and family have planted 100 plants (15 trees and 85 mixed understorey) per vehicle in their fleet every winter since 2004. The 15 trees offset the carbon emissions, whilst the understorey add a more balanced planting, therefore providing habitat.
Hume staff attended Clean Up Australia Day 2004, cleaning up the Gateway Island of rubbish.
Hume also donated funds to retrofit a trailer as a 900 litre water truck for tree maintenance and fire fighting. With three consecutive years of drought, the water trailer has had signficant usage maintaining revegetation sites. The water truck enables environmental burns at other times of the year.