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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 …

May 2019

Carbon Heroes – Ethical Jewellery

13 May 2019

I heard a story from a gem merchant about children going blind as a result of working in cutting factories in Thailand. The images of painful death through mercury exposure, polluted waterways and blind children, plus child and other exploited labour ignited a conviction in me that things could be done better.

April 2019

Carbon Hero – Spicy Broccoli Media

29 April 2019

Spicy Broccoli Media have been planting a tree for every new customer since 2011, and have now donated a fabulous 311 trees to help restore the Australian landscape. We asked them a little more about why they’re committed to caring for the environment. Can you tell us a little about yourself and the inspirations behind …

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 …

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 …

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 …