Australian Flora and Fauna

Donate Cryptocurrency to Carbon Positive Australia

When you donate cryptocurrency to Carbon Positive Australia, you are helping to fund the planting of biodiverse native forests in Australia. The trees in those forests will do incredible things, including:

• drawing down carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in their trunks, roots and leaves
• creating habitat for wildlife,
• increasing biodiversity,
• restoring water cycles,
• improving soil health, and,
• increasing the landscape’s resilience to climate change – all of which really matter!

You are also supporting community tree planting across Australia, helping Australians to understand their carbon footprint by using our household carbon footprint calculator, and enabling research into better ways to restore degraded lands.

You can support Carbon Positive Australia’s restoration work by making a charitable gift in cryptocurrency. We accept donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and over 100 additional leading cryptocurrencies.

How can I donate cryptocurrency?

Donating crypto is safe, easy, and fast. Using the widget on this page, making a charitable gift is a quick three-step process:

1. Select your preferred crypto and enter your gift amount
2. Type in your email and basic info (or choose to give anonymously)
3. Make your gift!

When you make a donation, you can elect to receive an automatically generated tax receipt that will be sent to the email address you provide. This confirmation of your donation will help you when calculating your taxes.

Crypto charitable donations to Carbon Positive Australia are processed quickly and safely with The Giving Block and Gemini Trust Exchange.

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

The Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos are starving due to loss of habitat.
We are fundraising to purchase, protect and further plant land in their foraging area. Will you help?

When we found out about available land in WA’s Northern Wheatbelt that's in an area that provides one of the most significant food sources for Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos, we knew we had to ensure it was protected for generations to come. We need to raise $500,000 by the end of February 2023 to make this happen.

To contribute to protect this land, please use the Impact Area dropdown when you make your donation and choose: Protect Black Cockatoo Habitat.

Crypto FAQ

Crypto Philanthropy is an exciting fundraising avenue for charities like Carbon Positive Australia. With more than 300 million crypto users worldwide and the value of many cryptocurrencies rising, the crypto community is in a position to make significant impacts through philanthropic giving. Donating crypto is also a tax-efficient way for individuals to support the causes that matter to them. We’re excited about what the future holds in the crypto and blockchain space, and believe that we’ve just scratched the surface of its true impact potential.

We currently accept more than 100 cryptocurrencies, including:

Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), 0x (ZRX), 1inch (1INCH), Aave (AAVE), Alchemix (MIST), Amp (AMP), Ankr (ANKR), ApeCoin (APE), API3 (API3), Audius (AUDIO), Axie Infinity Shards (AXS), Balancer (BAL), Bancor Network Token (BNT), BarnBridge (BOND), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Binance USD (BUSD), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bonfida (FIDA), ChainLink (LINK), Chiliz (CHZ), Civic (CVC), Compound (COMP), Curve Dao Token (CRV), Dai (DAI), Decentraland (MANA), DeFi Pulse Index (DPI), Dogecoin (DOGE), Dogelon Mars (ELON), Enjin Coin (ENJ), Ethereum Name Service (ENS), Fantom (FTM), Fetch.ai (FET), Filecoin (FIL), Gala (GALA), Gemini Dollar (GUSD), Injective (INJ), Keep3r (KP3R), Kyber Network (KNC), Lido (LDO), Liquity (LQTY), Liquity USD (LUSD), Litecoin (LTC), Livepeer (LPT), Loopring (LRC), Magic Internet Money (MIM), Maker (MKR), Maple Finance (MPL), Mask Network (MASK), Merit Circle (MC), Metis (METIS), Mirror Protocol (MIR), Moss Carbon Credit (MCO2), Numeraire (NMR), Orchid (OXT), PAX Gold (PAXG), Polkadot (DOT), Polygon (MATIC), Qredo (QRDO), Quant (QNT), Radicle (RAD), Rally (RLY), Raydium (RAY), Ren (REN), Render Token (RNDR), REVV (REVV), Saber (SBR), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Skale (SKL), Smooth Love Potion (SLP), Solana (SOL), Somnium Space (CUBE), Spell Token (SPELL), STEPN (GMT), Storj (STORJ), SushiSwap (SUSHI), Synthetix (SNX), Tezos (XTZ), The Graph (GRT), The Sandbox (SAND), Tune.FM (JAM), UMA (UMA), Uniswap (UNI), USD Coin (USD), Wrapped Centrifuge (WCFG), Yearn.finance (YFI), Zcash (ZEC), Zebec Protocol (ZBC)

If you don’t see a cryptocurrency you would like to donate in, please fill out this form to be connected with our Crypto Philanthropy partners at The Giving Block.

As an Australian charity committed to restoring landscapes, wildlife habitat, biodiversity and more, we are keenly aware of the press cryptocurrency has received, regarding its environmental credentials.

Crypto donors are often part of large online communities that care deeply about the state of the planet and have been pushing for a more energy-efficient blockchain and crypto for years.

In 2022, Ethereum (one of the most popular cryptocurrencies) changed the way it mines tokens, reducing electricity consumption by more than 99.988% and decreasing Ethereum’s carbon footprint by approximately 99.992% (from 11,016,000 to 870 tonnes CO2e per annum). This has set the bar high for other cryptocurrencies.

See: https://ethereum.org/en/energy-consumption and https://decrypt.co/109848/ethereum-energy-carbon-footprint-down-99-percent-merge

In addition, recent studies have shown that traditional banking uses significantly more energy than Bitcoin.

See: https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/research%3A-bitcoin-consumes-less-than-half-the-energy-of-the-banking-or-gold-industries and
https://cointelegraph.com/news/banking-uses-56-times-more-energy-than-bitcoin-valuechain-report

Cryptocurrencies donated to Carbon Positive Australia are used to fund ecologically sensitive reforestation and landscape restoration. As no form of banking (digital or traditional) is wholly energy efficient, we choose to accept donations in cryptocurrency, and use the funds to support nature-positive landscape restoration.

If you have any further questions regarding this, please email philanthropy@carbonpositiveaustralia.org.au

Yes! In Australia, crypto donations are treated in the same way as donations of stocks and shares. For more information please refer to the ATO website or consult your tax professional.

If you are outside Australia, please check with your local Taxation department or tax professional.

Thank you for your interest in supporting our restoration work. To speak to us about making a crypto donation, please email philanthropy@carbonpositiveaustralia.org.au with the subject line, “Crypto Donation.”

All cryptocurrency donations made to Carbon Positive Australia are non-refundable.
We work hard to ensure that every token donated is put to good use as soon as possible. When we receive your donation, we understand that it’s made to support our mission and are grateful for your support. As these donations are immediately converted into Australian dollars, we do not offer refunds on any donations that are made in cryptocurrency. We are not able to give refunds if you changed your mind, sent the wrong cryptocurrency or made the wrong decision. Carbon Positive Australia does not, has not, and will never offer any form of cryptocurrency airdrop, goods or services in return for a donation.

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