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March 2019

Australian Councils’ Emissions Targets

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21 March 2019

The science is undeniable – we are facing a crisis in the form of human induced global warming. As individuals we’re becoming more environmentally conscious, but the scale of the problem is so enormous we often feel helpless to respond with only our small individual impact. Instead, we turn to our government and local councils. …

February 2019

How to Sustain Great Style

28 February 2019

The fashion industry is a fast paced and competitive industry. One of the highest earning industries in the world, it has much in common with its mining, manufacturing, and agricultural relatives. Due to ever changing demands and confident customers who know what they want, the fashion industry works around the clock to produce massive amounts …

January 2019

Eat For The Future

29 January 2019

If we’re to live sustainably on our planet, there is no doubt that our global food system needs to change. At the moment we are simultaneously failing to properly nourish billions of people, while also wasting more than a billion tonnes of food every year – a third of the total food produced.  This month, more than 225,000 …

October 2018

Carbon Hero – Scott Chapman

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23 October 2018

Scott runs Garden Staging, getting gardens ready for sale to make the best impression on buyers. Garden Staging donates one tree per invoice raised, and then matches that donation from its own funds, ensuring that every project undertaken has at least 2 trees planted to help restore Australia’s canopy cover and capture carbon from the …

August 2018

Canopy Cover

21 August 2018

Canopy cover is an important consideration in any reforestation project – it tells us how much of an area is covered by the leaves of trees. This is significant because the density of the tree canopy affects how much sunlight and rain makes it through to the plants and animals living in the understory, and …

Guildford Meadows – Stage 2 Replant

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9 August 2018

During 2016, Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund planted a carbon sink of 8180 trees at Guildford Meadows, which was originally cleared for grazing in the 1930s and1940s. Guildford Meadows is now part of Whiteman Park and is considered an area of significant environmental importance, due both to its impressive population of native flora and fauna, and …

June 2018

Carbon Hero – Samuel Humphreys

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5 June 2018

Melbourne-based artist Samuel Humphreys Illustration creates exquisitely detailed illustrations of our natural world. To protect the subject matter he holds dear, he plants a tree with CNCF for each artwork sold, and offsets his flights with us when he travels. We asked him to tell us a little more about his motivations.   Can you …

March 2018

Growing Food to Reduce Your Footprint

6 March 2018

Growing just a few edible plants reduces your carbon footprint and can make for some wonderful opportunities to share! By growing fruit trees (or any tree) you can capture carbon and cool your property, which in turn saves you energy and money. Some fabulous aspects of growing your own food include: No food miles and …

Carbon Hero – Raihane

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6 March 2018

(Photo by Julie Johnson on Unsplash) Raihane has always worried about our environment and our planet and feels that everyone can do something that will have a strong effect on the future of our world. She knows that a lot of people think the things they can do are very small and that the only …

Big Cats

1 March 2018

Photo by Australian Wildlife Conservancy The theme for World Wildlife Day 2018 is “Big cats: predators under threat”, bringing attention to these charismatic animals and highlighting the fact that their populations are declining at an alarming rate – over the past 100 years tiger populations have plummeted by 95%, and African lion populations dropped by …