Knowledge Centre

Climate change and environmental matters can be quite a lot to sift through. In this Knowledge Centre, we’ll break down what you need to know about trees, carbon and calculating your carbon footprint.

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The Benefits of Trees

There are so many positive benefits from planting trees, from carbon sequestration to increasing biodiversity to improving water quality. Learn more about why we choose to use native trees and shrubs to capture carbon.

COP15: Biodiversity’s time to shine
November 29, 2022

Australia is one of the 17 megadiverse countries, which means our species...

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Nature Positive, Carbon Positive Solutions
November 28, 2022

Achieving a Nature Positive world involves halting and reversing current trends of...

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Understanding Carbon

What is the carbon cycle and how do trees play a role? What’s the difference between ‘carbon neutral’ and ‘carbon positive’? How can I understand my own carbon emissions? We have your questions about carbon covered.

5 Key Takeaways from COP27
December 6, 2022

We were lucky to have two UN climate scientists, Dr. Bill Hare...

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COP15: Biodiversity’s time to shine
November 29, 2022

Australia is one of the 17 megadiverse countries, which means our species...

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Calculating Your Carbon Footprint

Our Australian Carbon Footprint Calculator is a free step-by-step tool that empowers you to reduce your environmental impact. It helps you not only understand your carbon footprint, but also provides facts, personalised tips and practical steps to reduce and offset your emissions. This user-friendly version of Australia’s first carbon calculator is based on Australian emissions factors and provides a transparent and accurate calculation.

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How Can I Become Carbon Positive?
November 30, 2020

To be carbon or climate positive begins by understanding that the earth...

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Announcement: Support from Lotterywest
August 5, 2020

“This support has the potential to transform the Western Australian landscape on...

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We love collaborating with individuals, landholders, businesses and community organisations in our quest to restore Australia.

Trade for Good
November 9, 2022

Trade for Good was set up in 2020 by Alistair Warren and...

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Summer x Salt Markets
November 2, 2022

"I met Catherine at a United Nations SDG event, and we chatted...

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About Us

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 over 5000 hectares, 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!

Carbon Positive Change Maker: Lauren Purcell
February 4, 2022

Lauren Purcell is our Communications & Partnership Coordinator and is the face...

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Carbon Positive Change Maker: Catherine Patterson
October 21, 2021

Catherine Patterson is our Head of Partnerships and has been with the...

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