Lauren Purcell

Lauren Purcell is the Communication & Partnerships Coordinator for Carbon Positive Australia. Passionate about our natural world and driven by a sense of responsibility to care for the environment, she hopes to inspire others to do the same. Passionate about ethics, sustainability and connection, she is a conscious consumer, a fan of WA's wildflowers, photography, yoga and art.

Phronesis Security Case Study

Phronesis Security is Australia’s first B-Corp certified cyber security company and was established with a mission to do “Cyber Security for Good”. Inspired by Effective Altruism and the 80,000 Hours project, Phronesis Security established a corporate philanthropy model in which 10% of its monthly profits (capped to 3% of total revenue) are donated to highly effective charities, measured in terms of impact-per-dollar using Australian and international data and charity rankings.

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Shire of Harvey Case Study

The Shire of Harvey is a local council in Western Australia and is located within the state’s southwest region, with a population of approximately 26,500. In 2021, Harry Henson, Waste Management Officer for the shire, began discussions with Carbon Positive Australia on offsetting their fleet emissions for the shire’s previous financial year and contributing to native tree planting.

15 Key Achievements for 2022

The last year was a huge one for Carbon Positive Australia. It was a year that wouldn’t have been possible without the support of you, our donors. Your support enables us to create habitat for rare flora and fauna, so that together, we can achieve a healthier Australia for all.

Before we share our plans with you for this year, we wanted to reflect on the year that was 2022.

Arnhem Case Study

”The Carbon Challenge” was a four-week challenge hosted by Arnhem in partnership with Carbon Positive Australia. It called for individuals to calculate their footprint and make small changes to their lifestyle that would have a big impact.

Western Australian Christmas Tree - Nuytsia floribunda

Top 12 Species of Christmas

“On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…”

You might be familiar with the holiday song “The 12 Days of Christmas,” but we are putting a spin on the old classic here at Carbon Positive Australia with the “12 Species of Christmas.”

We think these 12 native species sum up the holiday season for various reasons.

COP15: Biodiversity’s time to shine

Australia is one of the 17 megadiverse countries, which means our species are unique and found nowhere else on this Earth. Yet the five-year ‘State of the Environment’ report released in July laid bare that our natural environment is deteriorating due to increasing pressure from climate change, habitat destruction, invasive species, pollution, and resource extraction.

kaarakin conservation centre & The Endangered Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo

In 2014, we assisted Kaarakin Conservation Centre in planting 38 hectares of the Banyowla Regional Park with native species known to be essential to the feeding, breeding, and roosting cycles of three endangered cockatoo species. We might be experts in biodiverse plantings, but we are not orinthologists, so we met with Sam Clarke, Animal Management & Education Officer, to discuss all things cockatoos.

Carnaby's black cockatoo eats a marri nut at Kaarakin Conservation Centre

“Black Cockatoo Crisis”: A New film from jane hammond

In Black Cockatoo Crisis, Jane follows the plight of Western Australia’s three southwest black cockatoo species, the Baudin, Carnaby’s, and Red Tail, and explores what can be done to save these birds from extinction. Numbers for the species have fallen dramatically over the past few decades and all three birds could become extinct in just 20 years unless something is done to protect their habitat.

Partnerships and the Sustainable Development Goals

Strong partnerships are an integral part of how we choose to undertake our restoration work. The UN notes that collaboration across societal sectors has emerged as one of the defining concepts of international development in the 21st century. Good partnerships bring together diverse resources that achieve impact, are regenerative, and are inclusive of communities.