Planting trees, saving turtles, living our values—the benefits of Greenfleet

A new initiative being undertaken by Churches of Christ in Queensland to help protect our valuable environment will soon be launched.

We are proud to be supporting Greenfleet on an exciting environmental initiative.

Working with the not-for-profit organisation that is dedicated to protecting our climate by restoring our forests, Greenfleet will plant approximately 7,000 trees in Bundaberg and North Queensland to offset the 1,900 tonnes of carbon emissions produced from our fleet of vehicles each year.

This large planting will not only offset our emissions, it will also go a long way to protecting the majestic turtles at Mon Repos, the home of the largest concentration of nesting turtles on the eastern Australian mainland, as well as protecting the sensitive Great Barrier Reef.  

The offsetting of emissions and direct action of planting trees to help nature ensures we as an organisation are living all of our three core values of modelling unconditional love, behaving with integrity and being good stewards.

Greenfleet is Australia’s most respected source of biodiverse carbon offsets. Just like us, they are a non-profit organisation. They are dedicated to connecting people with real climate action. Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted more than 8.7 million native trees across 425 biodiverse forests in Australia and New Zealand to offset carbon emissions.

As they grow, these native forests capture carbon pollution from the atmosphere, provide vital habitat to native wildlife, conserve biodiversity and generate resilience to climate change in the landscape. Visit greenfleet.org.au to learn more.

Further information on this initiative will be provided in coming months, including details on how you may be able to assist in the tree plantings in 2017.

This partnership is a first for Churches of Christ in Queensland and sets us apart from our peers in the many sectors we operate in.

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Posted December 16, 2016 in Networking blog