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News Corp Australia celebrates 10 years of 1 Degree

05/07/2017 3:59 PM

1 Degree is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a national campaign true to its core message – that “small steps add up to big change” for the environment.

The Anniversary celebrations were launched at News Corp Australia’s head office in Sydney by Michael Miller, executive chairman of News Corp Australasia.

At the event, Michael Miller spoke about how the long term success of 1 Degree is largely due to its philosophy of taking small steps for significant change. “The philosophy of taking small steps for significant change is how our business achieved a carbon footprint reduction of 39%, which is the equivalent of taking 14,865 cars off the road or charging 21.8 million iPhones every day.”

“I’m extremely proud of everything we’ve achieved in the last 10 years with 1 Degree. Our environmental credentials are an important part of our company’s DNA. It’s critical to who we are and what we stand for.”

Michael Miller, Executive Chairman of News Corp Australasia, speaking at 1 Degree 10th Anniversary launch event

Michael Wilkins, General Manager of the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, opened the event with a speech about his time on the NSW 1 Degree Committee and his passion for the initiative. Stephanie Fett, 1 Degree’s national Program Manager, also spoke about the power of the 1 Degree message and thanked all of the many supporters and champions of the program.

The event was followed by a large Sustainability Showcase Event in the Holt St office featuring over 16 different partnering organisations. The Anniversary was celebrated nationally throughout the company with a competition about all of the small steps that add up to big change and a special edition newspaper.

Dr Tony Wilkins, News Corp Australia’s Head of Environment and Michael Wilkins, GM of the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph, celebrating the 10th Anniversary 

Stephanie Fett, News Corp Australia’s Environment Program Manager, speaking at 10th Anniversary launch event

1 Degree’s 10th Anniversary Special Edition Newspaper

Photos by Nigel Lough.