The value of trees cannot be understated. They filter air, sequester carbon, provide oxygen, conserve oil and water, prevent desertification, and protect and stabilise ground cover. In Australia, native trees assist in making our agricultural areas more sustainable – preventing salinity and soil erosion, and providing shade, shelter, food, and habitat to native animals. Trees also have a vital role in addressing climate change. As they grow, they uptake carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, using the energy to grow their trunks, stems, leaves, and roots.
Carbon Positive Australia – Empowering all Australians to take positive climate action Carbon Positive Australia is an Australian charity that has been restoring degraded lands through ecologically sensitive planting for the last 20 years. To date we have restored almost 5000 hectares of land, planted over 6 million trees and captured 665,921 tonnes of carbon, collaborating with landholders, communities and environmental organisations. We encourage everyone to make climate-healthy choices that go beyond being ‘carbon neutral’. While reducing our carbon dioxide emissions is essential to limit the impacts of climate change, developing a ‘carbon positive’ approach has wider social, environmental and economic benefits. Our educational tools – such as our new carbon footprint calculator – help all Australians to understand their impact and take action for a healthy climate. Everyone is welcome in our community of practical changemakers!
At Moneytree Capital, we are inviting our friends and business leaders to get onboard with this initiative. If you would like to find out more information on how you can offset your carbon footprint please contact us, or you can visit the Carbon Positive Australia website at www.carbonpositiveaustralia.org.au
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