Sunday, November 27, 2005

# 3 link added: Greenfleet

Real climate change demands real action. Plant a tree or three. Seriously. This will sink enough CO2 to neutralise up to 1 year of your car's emissions. Or pay Greenfleet to plant trees for you. Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted more than two million native Australian trees on behalf of individual motorists and organisations.

Greenfleet's policy is to plant trees to create forests in areas of environmental concern, putting back the mix of native species that had been there originally. The trees are propagated from seed collected in the local area to provide maximum ecological benefits - reducing salinity and soil erosion, and providing essential habitat for native species. The majority of our plantings occur in winter because the rains help to get the trees off to a good start.

It is expected that Greenfleet will continue to grow quickly over the next few years. Currently they plant trees in Victoria, ACT, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia (they are currently seeking sites in Tasmania for 2006). One of their priorities is to become ?Kyoto compliant', so that they have the ability to measure the carbon uptake from our trees to emerging international standards.
carbon neutralise your lifestyle - carbon calculator for car

So there IS something you can do now to fight the rate of climate change. It's not expensive now and very cost efficient for the long run.

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