The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2012-11-26T06:19:45Z Be a Planter for Santa! 2012-11-26T06:19:45Z be-a-planter-for-santa Be a Planter for Santa! Once upon a time, Santa Claus had to cross enormous icebergs and snow-covered forests to make his way Down Under. This year’s Christmas, however, thanks to climate change Santa’s slide might get stuck in a big mud puddle and not make it to the Southern Hemisphere. Luckily we at Greenfleet are prepared! This year, forget about chopping down a Christmas tree; help Greenfleet plant native trees to fight climate change instead!  Get Santa back on track, restore habitat for native wildlife, improve soil and water quality, and much more by planting native forests around Australia. Greenfleet has a range of gifts to give your loved ones and make a positive difference: ·         Greenfleet Gift Certificate When you purchase a Greenfleet Gift Certificate*, Greenfleet will plant 17 native trees** on behalf of the recipient to help offset the emissions of their average medium-sized car for a year. ·          ‘Plant a Tree’ Gift Card If you want something a little different, why not offer a ‘Plant a Tree’ Universal Gift Card***.  This pre-paid VISA Gift Card is the gift that gives twice – it helps you protect the environment by planting a native tree, in addition to allowing the recipient to buy whatever they want in any store where VISA cards are accepted, whenever they wish to shop.   Find out more about these green gift ideas at www.greenfleet.com.au   * The $65 Greenfleet Gift Certificate includes a quality certificate, an introductory letter, a vehicle sticker, and three newsletters per year, postage & handling. Tax deductible donation. ** This number of trees is a reasonable estimate of the number of trees required to be initially planted to sequester the total quantity of carbon purchased and takes into account that not all trees initially planted will survive due to the natural survival rate of trees. Accordingly, trees that do not survive following initial plantation may not necessarily be replanted.  Greenfleet’s commitment to recapture carbon on behalf of our supporters involves the management of native forests across all our planting sites. Greenfleet’s forest pool is forecast to meet its overall carbon commitments to supporters. *** Contact Universal Gift Cards on 1300 128 219 to order your ‘Plant a Tree’ cards Universal Prepaid VISA Gift Cards are issued by Heritage Bank Limited ABN 32 087 652 024 AFSL/ACL240 984.   Australian Biodiverse Carbon Forests – A Shrewd Investment For Carbon Compliance 2012-08-30T03:54:13Z australian-biodiverse-carbon-forests-a-shrewd-investment-for-carbon-compliance “It brings greater simplicity to the scheme; and linking to the more established market means Australia will benefit from the EU experience and Australian carbon project developers can tap into a larger market,” said Greenfleet CEO, Sara Gipton. “We are confident that investment in Australian carbon forests that offer additional biodiversity benefits will continue to rise as liable parties build their carbon management portfolios,” said Ms Gipton. “Forward investment in carbon forests presents liable parties with long term certainty on both price and delivery of carbon,” she said. “In an international carbon market, the price of credits will rise and fall, as it does for any market commodity. Sensible investors will manage this risk by taking a portfolio approach. “The costs associated with planting and managing carbon forests are largely predictable, and therefore offer investors pricing and supply certainty for the future. “Biodiverse carbon forests help build natural landscape resilience to the impacts of climate change, with additional biodiversity and habitat benefits, as well as capturing carbon. All in all, Australian biodiverse carbon forest offsets work harder to help us achieve our ultimate goal – climate change mitigation. “We are confident Australia’s carbon compliance market will invest in biodiverse native forests as part of their carbon risk strategies, due to the predictability in price, long term carbon delivery and environmental cobenefits,” she said in conclusion.About Greenfleet Greenfleet is a recognised leader in forest abatement, offsetting emissions for business and the community since 1997. Greenfleet was the first not-for-profit forestry organisation to become an Approved Abatement Provider under the former Greenhouse Friendly™ programme. Greenfleet has planted more than 7 million native trees to restore biodiverse forests around Australia. We encourage organisations and individuals to AVOID and REDUCE greenhouse gas emissions, then OFFSET any remaining emissions by planting native forests. Greenfleet’s forests take carbon from the atmosphere to tackle climate change, but they also do much more. We plant a variety of native trees in permanent forests that help to reduce salinity and soil erosion, provide essential habitat for native wildlife, and much more. Find out more at www.greenfleet.com.au 4 men, 4 bikes, for charity 2012-07-03T23:39:29Z 4-men-4-bikes-for-charity After riding 2,000 kilometres from Darwin, four intrepid cyclists are making a pit stop in Broome and meeting with Shire President, Cr Graeme Campbell. The team of riders set off from Darwin at the start of June to cycle 18,000 kilometres around the Australian mainland, without any motorised assistance. Their goal: an amazing cycling tour to raise awareness of climate change and environmental issues and raise funds for environmental charity Greenfleet, whose mission is to create a low carbon future for Australia. From bitumen to dirt, road trains and river crossings, the adventure has already proven to be intense for international cyclists: Nick Scaife, Tommy Gurr, Jimmy McGee and Markus Schorn. Speaking for the group, Nick said, “It’s been an amazing ride so far! We‘ve been touched by the fantastic support we’ve received from people we’ve met along the way.” The four adventurers are undertaking this epic trip, the longest any of them have ever contemplated, to raise enough funds to plant 8,000 native trees in Australia with Greenfleet. “This adventure is driven by our passion for cycling and our will to make a positive difference for the environment. We’re very thankful to the people and organisations who have made a donation towards the charity Greenfleet to help plant native trees in Australia,” added Nick. Thanks to the support of generous donors in Australia and overseas, the LIFE team have already raised enough funds to plant more than 870 native trees, which is more than 10% of the way to their ultimate target. Shire President, Cr Graeme Campbell will meet with the cyclists tomorrow to farewell them on their way out of Broome, wishing them well for the remainder of their trip. “The Shire of Broome is really happy to be able to support the four riders and the cause they’re highlighting, and we wish them well for the rest of their journey,” Cr Campbell said. “Climate change is an issue the Shire takes very seriously and we’re introducing a host of initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint including developing a new state-of-the-art waste management facility, auditing our domestic and recycling waste to find ways of reducing the amount going into landfill, and installing solar panels on the roof of the new Broome Multipurpose Arts and Community Venue to power the Shire administration building and library.” Come and meet the team on Thursday 5 July at 9am in front of the Shire Administration, corner of Weld Street and Haas Street, and support their courageous efforts by donating to charity Greenfleet online: http://www.everydayhero.com.au/LIFE Australian carbon pioneer welcomes transition to carbon economy 2012-06-28T01:28:19Z australian-carbon-pioneer-welcomes-transition-to-carbon-economy Australian carbon pioneer welcomes transition to carbon economy Not-for-profit carbon offset pioneer, Greenfleet is busy preparing for the introduction of the carbon pricing mechanism and Carbon Farming Initiative, due to commence this Sunday (1 July 2012). Greenfleet has been providing voluntary carbon offset services to Australians since 1997. “Over 15 years Greenfleet has seen a steady increase in households and businesses wanting to take responsibility for carbon emissions and offset these emissions by planting Australian native forests. We see the introduction of a national carbon price and the Carbon Farming Initiative as a natural progression in the evolution of Australia’s carbon market,” says Greenfleet CEO, Sara Gipton. “We are confident that Australia will continue to operate with a carbon price into the future, regardless of political machinations to the contrary. A carbon price helps value the natural resources used and pollution generated by our lifestyles and businesses, and ensures the sustainability of our society for future generations.” “Greenfleet has been encouraged by recent stories of big business innovation in the lead-up to 1 July, as they work to reduce carbon intensity. This illustrates the intended consequences of a carbon price and these businesses are more likely to be sustainable both economically and environmentally in the long term.” A final, but important step for any business managing carbon is to offset unavoidable emissions. In addition to recapturing carbon, Greenfleet’s biodiverse forest offsets deliver additional benefits to Australia’s landscapes and native wildlife. In preparing for participation in Australia’s mandatory carbon market, Greenfleet has thus far: - Lodged an application to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency to become a Registered Entity under the CFI. - Lodged an application to register to provide financial services in emissions units to the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. - Registered the first Carbon Sequestration and Forestry Rights and Forest Carbon Rights on property title under the Victorian Climate Change Act (2011). Carbon farming pioneer leads the way again 2012-05-11T01:26:02Z carbon-farming-pioneer-leads-the-way-again Not-for-profit organisation, Greenfleet, has successfully registered the FIRST Carbon Sequestration and Forestry Right and Forest Carbon Right on title under the Climate Change Act 2011 (VIC). In total, 122 ha of native revegetation is covered by the agreement, securing an anticipated 30,660 tonnes of CO2 equivalent in the next 20 years* and protecting the forest and associated carbon for 100 years. Greenfleet CEO, Sara Gipton commented “This is a groundbreaking development in sustainable land management. The ability to secure carbon rights for native forests gives investors confidence in the permanence of forest carbon and means there is viable a funding source to help revegetate vast areas of Australia’s degraded landscapes.” “Biodiverse native forests, like those planted by Greenfleet, are obviously important for wildlife habitat but they are equally important for recapturing and storing greenhouse gases and building a natural resilience to climate change.” “Greenfleet forests are funded by thousands of organisations and households around Australia, who choose to offset greenhouse gas emissions and take action on climate change. Securing carbon sequestration rights for our forests will provide additional confidence for these contributors and encourage more people to take action,” said Sara. Landholder for the property, Paul Dettmann, has worked with Greenfleet over a number of years to revegetate several properties and supports the application to secure carbon rights on title. “It is important for both the security of the carbon and the long term delivery of biodiversity outcomes that carbon rights are officially recognised on property title” said Paul. In the coming months, Greenfleet will apply to secure carbon sequestration rights under the Climate Change Act for all eligible revegetation projects in Victoria.* Using NCAT models, which tend to be conservative in modelling carbon captured by biodiverse forests.About Greenfleet Greenfleet is a recognised leader in forest abatement, offsetting emissions for business and the community, and was the first not-for-profit forestry organisation to become an Approved Abatement Provider under the former Greenhouse Friendly™ programme. A registered environmental charity, Greenfleet exists to make a difference, not a profit. Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted more than 7 million native trees to restore biodiverse forests around Australia. We encourage organisations and individuals to AVOID and REDUCE greenhouse gas emissions, then OFFSET any remaining emissions by planting native forests. Greenfleet’s forests take carbon from the atmosphere to tackle climate change, but they also do much more. We plant a variety of native trees in permanent forests that help to reduce salinity and soil erosion, provide essential habitat for native wildlife, and much more. Find out more at www.greenfleet.com.au Start a new Christmas Tree tradition, without the pine needle mess 2011-11-04T01:49:50Z start-a-new-christmas-tree-tradition-without-the-pine-needle-mess Environmental charity Greenfleet plants native forests around Australia to help fight climate change, restore habitat for native wildlife, improve soil and water quality, and much more. Greenfleet has a range of gifts to give your loved ones a greener festive season, including: Vehicle Offset Gift Certificate For $60*, Greenfleet will plant 17 Australian native trees as part of a permanent foresttohelp offset the greenhousegas emissions that the recipient's car produces in one year. You’ll both get a great feeling knowing that your gift is helping the environment. Plant a Forest – pre-paid VISA Gift CardIf you want to give someone a little spending money to go with their trees, you can try a ‘Plant a Forest’ Universal Gift Card. Each $100** gift card gives $50 to Greenfleet to plant 15 native trees and $50 spending money to your gift recipient. Find out more about these unique green gifts at www.greenfleet.com.au * Tax deductible donation **A $9.95 premium is charged per card to cover carrier, message, postage and handling. Universal VISA Gift Cards are issued by Heritage Building Society Ltd ABN 32 087 652 024 AFS licence 240 984. About Greenfleet Asa registered environmental charity, Greenfleet exists to make a difference, not a profit. Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted more than 7 million trees to restore biodiverse forests around Australia. We encourage organisations and individuals toAVOID and REDUCE greenhouse gas emissions and thenOFFSET anyremaining emissions by planting native forests. Greenfleet’s forests take carbon from the atmosphere to tackle climate change, but they also do much more. We plant a variety of native trees in permanent forests that help to reduce salinity and soil erosion, provide essential habitat for native wildlife, and much more. Greenfleet are well recognised for their ongoing commitment to revegetating Australian forests, being named finalists in the Biodiversity category (2010 & 2011) and the Meeting the Greenhouse Challenge category (2008) of the UNAA World Environment Day Awards, and the Land and Biodiversity category (2010) of the Banksia Awards. Find out more at www.greenfleet.com.au Welcome to a new era in land-based carbon management 2011-08-24T04:02:09Z welcome-to-a-new-era-in-land-based-carbon-management Greenfleet today welcomes the passage of the Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI) legislation - the much anticipated program to accredit, register and trade carbon offsets from improved land management practices around Australia. The CFI will provide the community and business with confidence in land-based carbon offsets, like Greenfleet’s carbon forests, due to the rigorous standards that will underpin the programme. We have already commenced work to prepare the Greenfleet programme for accreditation under the CFI and will now progress full steam ahead with this work. Greenfleet CEO, Sara Gipton commented, “The passing of the CFI legislation has ended more than twelve months of uncertainty in the carbon market, since the Greenhouse Friendly™ programme ceased in July 2010.” “We will apply for CFI approval for Greenfleet’s forest sink programme as soon as possible, so we can once again demonstrate the real difference that our biodiverse, Australian native forests are making for the climate. It is important that Greenfleet offsets are recognised as a reliable, government-approved form of abatement.” About Greenfleet Greenfleet is a recognised leader in forest abatement, offsetting emissions for business and the community, and was the first not-for-profit forestry organisation to become an Approved Abatement Provider under the former Greenhouse Friendly™ programme. Asa registered environmental charity, Greenfleet exists to make a difference, not a profit. Since 1997, Greenfleet has planted almost 7 million trees to restore biodiverse forests around Australia. We encourage organisations and individuals toAVOID and REDUCE greenhouse gas emissions and thenOFFSET anyremaining emissions by planting native forests. Greenfleet’s forests take carbon from the atmosphere to tackle climate change, but they also do much more. We plant a variety of native trees in permanent forests that help to reduce salinity and soil erosion, provide essential habitat for native wildlife, and much more. Greenfleet have been named as finalists in the Biodiversity category (2010 & 2011) and the Meeting the Greenhouse Challenge category (2008) of the UNAA World Environment Day Awards, and the Land and Biodiversity category (2010) of the Banksia Awards – we hope to also have good news when the 2011 Banksia Awards’ finalists are announced in September.Find out more at www.greenfleet.com.au