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February 2019

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 …

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 …