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