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July 2020

Our Stunning Great Southern

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21 July 2020

The Stirling Ranges and the Great Southern are stunning at any time of the year. Planting season is in July, though, and so, wrapping up for the winter season, we headed down to Cranbrook to join Justin Jonson and Freya Spencer. Justin is a specialist in ecological restoration and it’s his organisation Threshold Environmental who …

January 2020

FAQ 2020 Bushfires

10 January 2020

We like the rest of rest of the nation and international community are devastated to see the destruction caused by the bushfires that are occurring this summer. Our thoughts and support go out to the communities affected.  It has been amazing to see the appeals being made on behalf of Australia in the wake of the bushfires …

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 …

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. …

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 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 take measures to prevent, and, 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 …

August 2018

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 …

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 …

May 2017

Ravensthorpe Planting Project 5 years on

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16 May 2017

Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund’s 2010 planting project in Ravensthorpe has been one of our greatest success stories to date. The site started as 35 hectares of cleared farming land, but thanks to the (then) new owners Christine and Keith Rowe, it has now become a flourishing conservation site, in addition to the estimated 15450 tonnes of …