Frequently Asked Questions

For any queries about Future Carbon – please read our Frequently Asked Questions below or alternatively get in touch with us.

What is Future Carbon?

Greening Australia’s Future Carbon plantings enable us to combat the significant climate and environmental challenges facing Australia. By planting trees, shrubs and understorey vegetation we aim to restore native wildlife and reduce carbon emissions in Australia.

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What is Greening Australia?

Since 1982 Greening Australia has been addressing the challenges facing our nation’s unique landscapes. Greening Australia is one of Australia’s leading environmental not-for-profit organisations, with staff and projects based in all states and territories.

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How do you capture carbon?

Greening Australia uses photosynthesising trees to capture carbon from the atmosphere. By planting trees and plants a carbon sink is created and is continually monitored to measure its carbon capture.

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What is biodiverse carbon and biodiversity management?

Biodiversity is the quantity of plant and animal species found in a given environment. On a larger scale, habitat diversity is the variety of places where organisms live. For 30 years Greening Australia has monitored the carbon capture of multiple biodiverse landscapes making them one of the leaders in biodiversity management in Australia.

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How do you calculate my carbon footprint?

Your carbon footprint is affected by many different aspects of living including: efficiency of transport, electricity use, the number people in your house or business and even, which state you live in. You can then compare your emissions to the national average however this figure often depends on its source and location but often falls between 14 and 24 tonnes of carbon per person each year.

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Does every project capture carbon?

Depending on the type of tree, as a forest goes through different phases of growth the trees take up carbon at varying rates. At the planning stage of each project, we assess the carbon capture potential of the site and develop a revegetation strategy based on selecting regionally native species likely to adapt to rapid climate change and the most appropriate planting technique for the site.

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