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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 …

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 …

February 2018

Carbon Hero – Julie Muir – Celebrant

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15 February 2018

Julie Muir is a marriage celebrant in Newcastle, who loves creating personalized wedding ceremonies for her clients – and caring for the environment! Julie plants a tree for every couple she marries, and also offsets the paper used in the weddings that she is the celebrant for. She’s already helped us plant 53 trees, and …

January 2018

Top 5 Tips for a Sustainable Summer

11 January 2018

(Photo by Vincent Wong) Summer is here – warm weather, long days, beautiful sunshine and time for adventure! Get outside and enjoy our beautiful natural environment, and take care of it while you do.   1 – Reusable water bottle Take a reusable water bottle with you. It’s really important to stay hydrated in the …

December 2017

Carbon Hero – LegalVision

15 December 2017

Today we’re celebrating LegalVision, a commercial law firm committed to innovation and the environment! They have donated 1000 trees to help give our planet a happy New Year, offsetting 160 tonnes of carbon – the equivalent of taking 30 cars off the road for a year! LegalVision caters to a full range of commercial law needs, with …