Reducing & Removing

All About Carbon

We all create carbon emissions by going about our everyday lives. These emissions, often called greenhouse gases, trap heat in our atmosphere and are affecting the world’s climate.

During photosynthesis, trees and plants ‘sequester’, or absorb, carbon from the atmosphere in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2), and turn it into energy. That energy creates new leaves, longer stems and more mass – locking away carbon.

Below, you can learn more about carbon, get tips on how to reduce your footprint, and hear from a Carbon Positive Australia donor and his choice to offset with us.
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Our Offsets

Restoring Australia's native landscape

At Carbon Positive Australia, we capture carbon by planting native trees and shrubs on on degraded farmland. 

These trees remove or ‘sequester’ carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it into organic material as they grow – storing it in their trunks, stems, leaves and roots. Each of our carbon offsets represents the removal of 1 tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) from the atmosphere. 

Our planting sites adhere to methodologies developed by the Australian Government’s
Emissions Reduction Fund and are protected for a minimum of 25 years.  After planting, our projects are monitored regularly by external consultants to assess survival and growth rates, ensuring original sequestration estimates are accurate. 

To ensure offsets are not double-counted, we maintain an internal register (or ‘pool’) of offsets – allocating and retiring each offset as it is sold. 

Every carbon offset you purchase helps us plant more trees and shrubs, restoring the nature landscape and biodiversity of our amazing continent and capturing carbon.

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The Carbon Cycle

Carbon is the backbone of life on earth. We are made of carbon, we eat carbon, and our civilisations – our economies, our homes, our means of transport – are built on carbon.
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Carbon Emissions

We all create carbon emissions by going about our everyday lives. These emissions, often called greenhouse gases, are affecting our climate.
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Going Carbon Positive

‘Carbon neutral’ is a state that occurs when net greenhouse gas emissions are equal to zero. ‘Carbon positive’ means going beyond this and making additional contributions.
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Positive Actions

With Andrew Dallimore

Andrew is a Veterinarian who grew up in the country coastal region of South Australia where he spent a lot of his time outdoors; bush walking, camping, swimming, archery, mountain biking and curling up with a good book under a tree.

He has spent the most of his life doing youth work and caring for people with disabilities and came to the realisation that it was important to care for our country too.

How did your journey start with Carbon Positive Australia?
Effectively because I was feeling so disempowered about what was happening to Australia. I researched many organisations and found Carbon Positive Australia to be the most sincere, transparent, accountable and focussed organisation.

From Our Blog

Carbon Heroes

Arnhem Case Study

”The Carbon Challenge” was a four-week challenge hosted by Arnhem in partnership with Carbon Positive Australia. It called for individuals to calculate their footprint and make small changes to their lifestyle that would have a big impact.

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Trade for Good

Trade for Good was set up in 2020 by Alistair Warren and Ben Galamaga. The co-founders wanted to offer an easy-to-access platform to the Australian market to encourage environmentally conscious and socially responsible investment. Rather than pocketing the trading fee, they allow customers to nominate a charity of their choice and donate 50% of the trading fee.

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Summer x Salt Markets

“I met Catherine at a United Nations SDG event, and we chatted about how their calculator could help us calculate the emissions from our event and that it could be offset via local tree planting projects. The alignment to our purpose was instantly connected.”

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