Your Footprint. Australia’s Trees. Our Future.

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. We need carbon, but that need is also entwined with one of the most serious problems facing us today and that problem is climate change.

The natural cycle

Carbon is in a constant state of movement from place to place.

It is stored in ‘reservoirs’, and it moves between these reservoirs through a variety of processes, including photosynthesis, burning fossil fuels, and simply releasing breath from the lungs. This movement of carbon from reservoir to reservoir is known as ‘the carbon cycle’. 

Because the earth is a closed system, the amount of carbon on the planet never changes. However, the amount of carbon in a specific reservoir can change over time as carbon moves from one reservoir to another.

Carbon cycle natural
Carbon cycle offsetting diagram 2

The impact of humans

The carbon cycle is vital to life on earth.

Nature tends to keep carbon levels balanced, meaning the amount of carbon naturally released from reservoirs is equal to the amount that is naturally absorbed by reservoirs.

Maintaining this carbon balance allows the planet to remain hospitable for life.

Scientists believe that humans have upset this balance by burning fossil fuels, which has added more carbon to the atmosphere and increased the rate of climate change and global warming. 

Our solution

Trees are the most efficient carbon-capture machines on the planet.

Carbon cycle offsetting diagram

Restoration from the ground up

Restore ecosystems

Check out our largest restoration project, Eurardy Reserve, on Nanda County. Restoring a globally significant kwongan heath ecosystem. The team is faced with the mammoth task of replicating one of nature’s most diverse ecosystems…

Capture carbon

Discover our Brookton Biodiverse carbon project, on Ballardong Noongar Country, where we are working with WA landholders to plant trees on marginal land, no longer useful for food production. Capturing carbon whilst restoring County. 

Support community projects

Did you know that native forests grown using the Miyawaki method can be planted in spaces as small as 3m²? We are funding community projects across Australia, find out more about Miyawaki Pocket Forests here.

Deliver educational tools

We were the first organisation in Australia to have an online Carbon Calculator. Our award winning version of this easy to use calculator can be found here. Calculate now to discover your carbon footprint.

Together we’re regenerating Australia

Here is what you’ve helped us achieve: