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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 are insured against, however 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 again …

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 …

May 2017

Ravensthorpe Planting Project 5 years on

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16 May 2017

Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund’s 2010 planting project in Ravensthorpe has been one of our greatest success stories to date. The site started as 35 hectares of cleared farming land, but thanks to the (then) new owners Christine and Keith Rowe, it has now become a flourishing conservation site, in addition to the estimated 15450 tonnes of …

April 2017

Sustainable Easter

11 April 2017

(Photo by Jamieanne) In an ideal world, I would like to celebrate Easter without the commercially bought chocolate Easter eggs; but I am not a strong enough parent to deny my young children the joy of participating in Easter activities with family and friends. I also have a weakness for chocolate!   The choices we …

March 2017

Power Hungry Household Items

13 March 2017

(Photo by Alexander Baxevanis) Last week I was chatting with some of the parents at school about our shortcuts to managing domestic chores while working. One mum said she uses her clothes dryer to save time, and was admonished for the wasted energy consumption!   I have a reputation for being a bit of ‘greeny’, …

February 2017

A World Record for Biodiverse Carbon Plantings?

23 February 2017

Establishment of 286 species of trees, shrubs and plants across 100 hectares. That could well be a world first for a carbon farming project.   Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund (CNCF) was delighted to show off our ‘Yarraweyah Falls’ planting project to 130 people at a Bush Heritage organised field day on 29 September.   Together …

October 2016

Sustainable Events

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25 October 2016

We were delighted when the team from Metric Events contacted us to offset the emission from their Wonderland Event this December 2016. it is great that this generation are taking leadership and generating awareness.Running a sustainable event does not have to come at a large financial cost, but can bring many benefits including:reduced costs, through improved …