A greenhouse gas inventory
We're setting up an annual 'greenhouse gas inventory' based on The Greenhouse Gas Protocol – a corporate accounting and reporting standard – so we can voluntarily report emissions in a meaningful and transparent way.
Our conservation work produces positive carbon sequestration and storage, but we're always trying to tip the balance further in favour of nature!
Reducing air travel
While travel is still a necessary part of our work, with many staff living and working across remote locations, many meetings and events are now conducted online, and we have fierce emission reduction targets specific to travel.
Transition to paperless fundraising
We print fundraising materials on FSC certified, 100% recycled uncoated paper, and are transitionaing towards paperless fundraising by 2030.
Sourcing Australian made, recycled paper reduces Australian landfill and carbon emissions from freight.
By shifting our communications to digital channels and encouraging supporters to register for paper-free communications, we can connect without the paper trail.
Upgrading to 100% renewable energy
We're upgrading infrastructure across our reserves so they can run on 100% renewable energy. We're auditing and assessing all power use – from cooking and site electricity, to replacing batteries, and switching to alternative (electric) vehicles as they become available for use in the field.
Recycling and waste
As landowners, property owners and individuals we limit the amount of office waste, household waste and construction waste we produce. This can include anything from paper and printing products to office equipment and household items like cleaners, batteries and plastics. We aim to make our central Melbourne office paperless and to develop and implement recycling and waste management plans for each permanently occupied reserve by 2025.
We encourage water savings by driving a water-conscious culture and building capacity among staff. We're evaluating and upgrading reserve and office infrastructure to be more water efficient – unique to each individual reserve's water needs. And we aim to develop and implement landscape rehydration plans for all our reserves by 2025.
To avoid waste in the first place, we're continually improving the sustainability of our purchasing processes. By choosing values-aligned suppliers for everything from our printers, to toilet paper and tea suppliers, to our caterers at events – we can be confident that all facets of our work are contributing towards our conservation mission.