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.

Corridor Creation for Threatened Nimbin Koalas
September 7, 2021

In a beautiful piece of synchronicity, work will begin on our Nimbin,...

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Biodiversity Break Downs & Break Throughs with Carbon Positive Australia
May 21, 2021

Biodiversity is the needle that threads us all together and is a...

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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.

Life In Plastic – Not So Fantastic
July 12, 2021

It turns out that the band Aqua had it wrong when they...

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Trees, Water and Restoration
April 22, 2021

There is growing recognition of the relationship that trees and forests play...

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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

Becoming carbon positive means making a new set of choices that will...

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Announcement: Support from Lotterywest
August 5, 2020

Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund (CNCF), a WA not for profit organisation whose...

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

Zulu & Zephyr
March 8, 2022

"Working with [you] allows us to combat climate change while restoring degraded...

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Greenstone Drinks (SIMPLE Drinks)
February 2, 2022

SIMPLE is an independent beverage brand in Australia. Everything they make is...

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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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