Workplace Giving

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Are you an employee or business owner wanting to step it up at work for the climate?

A workplace giving program is a great place to start. It lets employees make pre-tax donations via payroll to plant trees and restore Australia’s climate.

By supporting native tree planting and Australian restoration projects, you are investing in a healthy future for us all and inspiring the workplace with climate-positive initiatives.

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All funds go towards supporting our charitable objectives which are planting native trees and providing educational resources. We also have fundraising and administration costs which a portion of your donation supports. To view our financial reports please go here. If you contribute via plant a tree or carbon offsets your funds will be allocated to planting pools from all of our planting sites.

It really depends. Generally, carbon uptake is measured on a per-hectare basis, rather than a per-tree basis. The amount of carbon sequestered per hectare depends on tree growth, which depends on the species and the planting density. In high rainfall zones with good quality soil, it may take 3-5 trees over 25 years to remove 1 tonne of carbon dioxide. In lower rainfall zones with poorer soil, it could take as many as 15 trees.

We plant on cleared and degraded land across Australia, with a particular focus on the Western Australian wheatbelt. We mostly work on rural land where large areas have been cleared for agriculture. In 2021 we have expanded our portfolio of projects to develop community and urban projects throughout Australia. These will focus on activating community tree planting and climate mitigation. You can find out more about our current and past projects here.

Sometimes. Many of our projects are located in remote areas without facilities to cater for volunteer groups. Our carbon projects must adhere to strict planting methodologies so we tend to use professional planting contractors.

As we undertake more community planting projects we may have more opportunities for self-funded volunteer groups. Please contact us if you are interested.

Business contributions can be more complicated. It depends on the nature of the gift/contribution. The ATO has information on their website or please contact us.

We follow the methodologies set out by the Australian Governments Emission Reduction Fund, using the Full Carbon Accounting Model (FullCAM) to measure the amount of CO2e captured.  Due to the high cost and administration requirements, these projects are not externally audited. This enables us to take on new projects and plant more trees. We supply in-depth planting and monitoring reports and photography to provide transparency around on-ground activities. 

Our carbon offsets/credits are not verified or accredited offsets as they have not been validated and verified by an accredited third party. Unverified offsets are issued by the carbon project developer using relevant methodologies but are not independently verified.

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There are a number of ways to approach workplace giving, and we are here to help you work out what is best for, whether you are an employer or employee.

For employees

Are you driven to do something about climate change and want to inspire your colleagues and management to do the same?

Workplace giving is an easy way for you to support a cause important to you and enables you to encourage others in your workplace to do the same.

Setting up a program is easy, and there are no costs involved. Donations are deducted from your salary pre-tax. Chat with your employer to see what they have in place and whether they would like to start. Some workplaces match donations to chosen charities, amplifying your impact. To find out more, contact Lauren at lauren@carbonpositiveaustralia.org.au and see our Workplace Giving Packet.

For employers

Do you want to support your team in making a positive environmental impact?

Workplace giving programs can boost staff engagement levels and give vital support to causes that are important to your team.

Any employee in your team can opt in. Workplace giving is simple to run through your payroll system, with no additional tax forms to fill in.

If you would like to find out more about how you can set up a workplace giving program for your organisation reach out to Lauren at lauren@carbonpositiveaustralia.org.au and download our Workplace Giving Packet.

Workplace Giving Platforms

Carbon Positive Australia is listed on a number of workplace giving platforms that are all purpose-built, online platforms providing easy to use and secure ways to manage your workplace giving. You can find us on: