Reducing & Removing
All About Carbon
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.
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.
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.
With Andrew Dallimore
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.