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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 …

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 …

Carbon Myths: Paper vs Plastic

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11 October 2018

With the recent change to mandatory reusable plastic bags in our supermarkets, it has been very easy to look back on plastic bags as the most harmful option in terms of environmental impact. Paper bags, with their biodegradable materials and recyclable disposal, are often considered to be the environmentally friendly choice when compared with their …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …