January 2020

FAQ 2020 Bushfires

10 January 2020

We like the rest of rest of the nation and international community are devastated to see the destruction caused by the bushfires that are occurring this summer. Our thoughts and support go out to the communities affected.  It has been amazing to see the appeals being made on behalf of Australia in the wake of the bushfires …

July 2019

Bencubbin Year 1 Monitoring

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24 July 2019

In July of 2018, Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund began to restore 25 hectares of previously cleared land to native Acacia and Sandalwood woodland in Bencubbin, Western Australia.

In July 2019 we conducted year 1 monitoring on the site to determine how the seedlings are surviving so far.

Carbon Heroes – WAW Handplanes

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23 July 2019

Committing to running a sustainable business is easy if you make the choice at the beginning and base all your decision making around it. 5 years down the line when your competitors are struggling to find their purpose your company, driven by a passion for the environment will secure your success.

June 2019

Bencubbin 2018

4 June 2019

This land at Bencubbin used to be covered with native acacia sandalwood woodlands, until it was cleared for agriculture in the early 1900s. It’s now widely accepted that areas of deep acid yellow wodjil soil such as this should not have been cleared – they are fragile, prone to wind and water erosion, are difficult …

February 2019

Wanderlust – the environmental impact of travel

14 February 2019

I consider myself very environmentally conscious (a green nut amongst my suburban peers).  I try to consider my environmental impact in my decision making, and actively reduce my footprint through Composting Car Pooling Solar Panels My carbon footprint normally averages around 5 to 7 tonnes, faring much better than the average Australian who has a …

October 2018

A sustainable business for the wheatbelt

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22 October 2018

Our Bencubbin project is a bit of a prototype for us, it aims to offer farmers a further incentive to turn land over to carbon farming (creating a carbon sink by planting trees on their land), by adding native australian sandalwood to the planting mix.  Our planting partner for the Bencubbin project is Sandalwood Solutions …

Rising from the ashes

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4 October 2018

Fire risk is often a concern that is raised by our donors. It is a potential risk which we take measures to prevent, and, in our 17 year planting history, we have only incurred one major fire on our sites and the results where surprising. The 2017 monitoring reports show that the sites are once …

August 2018

Badgebup Project Bigger and Better

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20 August 2018

In 2017 we planted a further 80 hectares of the 404 hectare ‘Kwobrup Downs’ restoration site purchased in 2010, creating a bigger and better carbon sink. Situated at Badgebup, 45kms east of Katanning, the property sits within the lower drainage zone of the local catchment, and is subsequently subjected to both flooding and salinity. Large …

July 2017

Biodiversity Works

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25 July 2017

The results of a baseline biodiversity survey highlights the potential to create a major wildlife corridor by planting a new habitat to reconnect remnant bush and nature reserves with multi-species carbon reforestation projects. We are excited to bring you ‘Biodiversity Works – The Hill View Story” The summary report of the results from our first …

June 2017

Understanding Greenhouse Gases

8 June 2017

(Photo by Gerald Simmons) When I first heard the term greenhouse gases, I didn’t really understand what they were – beyond the fact that they contributed to climate change. But knowing a little more about the causes and effects of the various greenhouse gases can help us make better environmental decisions. Greenhouse gases (also known …